| Apr 13, 2013
There are visible signs in Costa Mesa that the housing market is recovering.
After a few years of virtually no new residential construction (between 2009 and 2012, Costa Mesa added only 56 new housing units, with zero in 2011), it's heartening to see...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Relief efforts are underway in Glendale for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan as local Filipino organizations collect food and donations to send to the Philippines.
With more than 11 million people affected by the Nov. 8 typhoon — which killed more...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:16 PM
BEIJING — China announced Friday that it would ease its deeply unpopular one-child policy, a high-profile move by new leaders to limit a program that has prevented millions of births but helped create an aging population that could constrict...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Plans to turn a long, thin former cotton mill on the Jones Falls into apartments, offices and shopping space moved forward Wednesday, with a City Council committee endorsing a zoning change to enable Terra Nova Ventures' $19 million project on Clipper...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:00 PM
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Not long ago, the Republican National Committee did something out of the ordinary: The party issued a formal statement marking Diwali, an important Hindu holiday.
"Diwali and the lighting of the Diya celebrate the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The makeover of the mills along the Jones Falls into a hub of trendy restaurants and residences has succeeded so well that parts of the area no longer qualify for the federal tax credit that helped finance some of the work.
A $19 million proposal by...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:16 AM
"Chicago is the drain into which the brains of the Middle West disappear. Moving there is not even an aspiration for ambitious Michiganders. It's the accepted endpoint of one's educational progression: grade school, middle school, high school, college,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:07 PM
As Susana Cruciana strolls down Second Street, she recounts details of a past Laguna.
"There was a roller skating rink on the corner," said Cruciana, 63. Then she turns slightly and points to another site where sits a pale green, two-story Laguna...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Although Orlando is a medium-sized metro, its two main hospital systems rank in the big leagues of top-grossing nonprofit hospitals in the nation, according to a recent report.
With annual gross charges of $8 billion, Florida Hospital came in fourth out...
| May 2, 2013
| 10:04 AM
I was a bit confused by the letter Jeff Nelson wrote regarding the need for a White Student Union at Towson University.
For the record, "white" is how most people would describe me. That's no more a part of my heritage than the fact that my eyes are...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The entire undergraduate student bodies of the Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Naval Academy combined. The population of Bel Air, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The average attendance at a Hershey Bears hockey game (the highest in the AHL)....