| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Costa Mesa can, for now, keep enforcing an ordinance restricting long-term stays at motels, despite a legal challenge alleging that the regulations unfairly target low-income residents.
Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Lewis denied a request...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Journalism is by nature an art – or a craft, depending on your take – of the present, that old cliché about it being the first draft of history. I see it more as snapshots of time, and it’s interesting sometimes to go back through some...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Getting a "roomie" has become an increasingly popular way to share expenses in a region where rents have continued to increase as wages have generally flattened.
More than 36 percent of working-age residents of Metro Orlando share a house, apartment or...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Acting on a neighbor's complaint, a West Hartford official has asked a homeowner to stop renting rooms through Airbnb. That might be the right response for now, but the Airbnb idea is an intriguing one, and local officials should study it more —...
| Sep 30, 2014
I'm in Padua (just half an hour from Venice, but a world away), and I really like this town. Padua's museums and churches hold their own in Italy's artistic big league; its hotels are reasonably priced and the city doesn't feel touristy.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 6:46 PM
The Ebola virus that infected Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who fell ill in Texas, has sickened at least six others in the sandy neighborhood near the Liberian capital where he lived in a rented room with a plain wooden door.
A chain of confusion...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:09 AM
No question, last-minute travelers can grab great deals. When hotels, resorts, cruise lines and even airlines have unused inventory, they often offer it at deep discounts — sometimes as much as 50 percent and more off original prices.
To be a...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The state's political watchdog dismissed a complaint by Huntington Beach City Council candidate Brendon Kenney, who accused two incumbents of violating conflict-of-interest and gift-limitation laws.
In a brief letter Tuesday to Kenney and council members...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 1:30 PM
What does the novelist do in the face of history? Such a question, notes David Bezmozgis in his essay "The Novel in Real Time," once made Philip Roth worry about contemporary fiction, which he feared might be overwhelmed by "our absurd and almost...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 7:59 PM
An East Moline man has been charged with promoting prostitution after authorities say he rented a room at a Schiller Park motel where he was arranging for clients to have sex with a prostitute.
Jermaine Jackson, 29, was arrested outside a Motel 6 at...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:49 AM
If you’re renting out rooms through Airbnb.com or similar websites in Los Angeles, you could soon get an online warning urging you to collect and pay city taxes aimed at hotels.
City officials were told Monday to start sending such warnings to...