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  • Giving family financial help has hindered her retirement

    Giving family financial help has hindered her retirement
    For years, Cheryl McDonald has been her family's financial rock, always willing to give financial support. In terms of retirement, however, being the rock has weighed her down. "I have been the primary income producer and the primary holder of assets,"...
  • New Yorkers begin voting after volatile primary race for mayor

    New Yorkers begin voting after volatile primary race for mayor
    New York City voters began deciding Tuesday who should become their next mayor after a volatile primary campaign that touched on everything from civil rights to kittens, with no shortage of scandal mixed in thanks to the candidacy of disgraced former Rep....
  • NYC mayoral race narrows as Thompson cedes to De Blasio

    NYC mayoral race narrows as Thompson cedes to De Blasio
    NEW YORK — The race to become New York City's next mayor narrowed Monday as the runner-up in last week's Democratic primary ended his campaign and endorsed Bill de Blasio, the liberal public advocate who has cast himself as the anti-Michael...
  • Century City tower site runs into quake fault questions

    Century City tower site runs into quake fault questions
    When Los Angeles officials approved plans for a 39-story luxury residential tower in Century City, they declared the site suitable for development without a review of underground earthquake faults. Not long after, the Metropolitan Transportation...
  • Finding L.A.'s fault lines before they fail

     Finding L.A.'s fault lines before they fail
    It was troubling to learn recently that three large-scale construction projects in Hollywood may sit closer to the active Hollywood earthquake fault than developers estimated when they submitted environmental reports to city officials. In all three cases,...
  • In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design [Updated]

     In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design [Updated]
    The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole. Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised...
  • Apps guide the way when you go out into the world

    Apps guide the way when you go out into the world
    Has a last-minute travel emergency left you frustrated with logistics such as ground transportation or airport navigation? Do you stress about storm updates when traveling by car? Perhaps an unexpected flight delay has left you stranded and bored. Take...
  • Alhambra declares '710 Day,' reaffirms support for freeway extension

    Alhambra declares '710 Day,' reaffirms support for freeway extension
    Proclaiming July 10 as "710 Day" in the city, Alhambra reaffirmed its support for a controversial tunnel that would connect the Long Beach and Foothill freeways. “We as a city want to raise awareness that now is the time [the 710 freeway] can be...
  • Minority of L.A. County voters quashed transit tax extension

    Minority of L.A. County voters quashed transit tax extension
    A minority of voters living in a daisy chain of small, suburban and relatively upscale enclaves around the county's outer rim were largely responsible for last fall's razor thin defeat of a $90-billion transit tax that received lopsided ballot box...
  • Julian Burke dies at 85; former MTA chief

    Julian Burke dies at 85; former MTA chief
    Julian Burke, a corporate turnaround expert who brought a steady hand and political savvy to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority when it was teetering financially and facing federal scrutiny for poor bus service across Los Angeles County, died...
  • Metro awards rail contract to Japanese firm despite union protests

     
    In a break with L.A.'s powerful organized labor movement, Metro board members awarded a crucial $890 million rail car contract to a giant Japanese firm that unions claim will create fewer jobs than a competitor and might violate federal requirements to...