| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Using publicly available data, The Times computed poverty rates for the approved Los Angeles Promise Zone and two alternative zones following the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development methodology detailed below.
The Times first identified all...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:46 PM
State Sen. Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, the chairwoman of Baltimore's Senate delegation, announced her retirement Monday, effectively ceding her seat to Baltimore County Del. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam after the state merged their districts.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:21 PM
A proposed 89-unit assisted living facility cleared another hurdle before the Highland Park plan commission recently, despite continued resident complaints that their scenic neighborhood would be disrupted by noise, traffic and an obstructed view of a...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses.
Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2013
Ah, safe home Chicago: The murder rate has fallen by nearly half. Unless, that is, you live on the blood-drenched streets where violent crime rates have actually increased. Until we end that concentrated slaughter, this city again risks losing its...
| 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,...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When the stylish New Genesis Apartments opened last year on skid row, residents and advocates were pleased that the project would provide housing for dozens of homeless people, as well as support services aimed at tackling addiction and mental illness....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France.
From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres — where Stone Canyon and...