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Atlanta is now ground zero for iBuyer war

Will iBuyers like Opendoor go mainstream or stay niche? Keep your eye on Atlanta for the answer. The market has became the first where the major iBuyers -- Opendoor, OfferPad and Knock -- are all going toe to toe, setting up the city...Show More Summary

Ports O’Call shopkeepers facing imminent evictions ahead of big redevelopment

But they aren’t leaving without a fight Over a dozen shopkeepers at San Pedro’s kitschy Ports O’Call are gearing up to sue the Port of Los Angeles over their imminent eviction to make way for the eventual redevelopment of the property...Show More Summary

Majority of voters support state affordable housing bond

A recent UC Berkeley survey of California voters found that a 51-percent majority support a $4 billion housing bond the state Legislature recently voted to put on the November 2018 ballot, the university reported Tuesday, Sept. 19. Just 27 percent of the 1,200 registered voters responding the university’s Institute of Governmental Studies’ online survey opposed […]

Curbed Comparisons: What $600K buys you near transit stops in LA

From a Downtown loft to a bungalow by the Gold Line Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. We've found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $600,000. Show More Summary

Age Well’s Casino Night rolls the dice to support senior services

The Florence Sylvester Memorial Senior Center in Laguna Hills took disguise as a gambling hall to raise money for its programs at its Casino Night on Saturday, Sept. 16. Proceeds from Age Well Senior Services’ 18th annual event go toward the senior center’s programs, including Meals on Wheels. Last year’s blackjack, roulette, craps and poker […]

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN BATON ROUGE, La. — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated. A law enforcement official said authorities found a handwritten copy of […]

Greek Festival brings a taste of Greece to San Juan Capistrano

Every year, St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church in San Juan Capistrano opens its doors to the community for a two-day celebration of Greek food, drink, dance and culture. Roast lamb, dance instruction and a Greek marketplace were among the favorite attractions at this year’s event.

New Galaxy defender Michael Ciani hopes to impress quickly

Michael Ciani arrived in Los Angeles earlier this month looking forward to this new challenge. Ciani, 33, is from France and had spent his career playing in Spain, Italy, France and Belgium. He made his international debut with France in 2010. Ciani was out of contract at Lorient in France and, after turning down other […]

California high-speed rail: Everything you need to know

The $64 billion plan to bring 800 miles of track up and down the Golden State You’ve probably heard that California is trying to build its own shiny and speedy bullet train. After voters approved a 2008 ballot proposition that kicked...Show More Summary

Coming to Aliso Viejo: Painting class, philosophy meeting and more

Job fair A job fair will be held at the Outlets at San Clemente at noon Thursday, Sept. 21 at 101 West Avenida Hermosa. The shops are seeking 1,500 seasonal hires. Applicants are urged to bring resumes and pens for job applications. Free painting class A free watercolor class for children ages 4 and up […]

The best new bike tech for commuters

It’s easier than ever to travel on two wheels The number of bike commuters may still be a small minority, but an increasing number of people from coast to coast are ditching their cars in favor of a bike. Not only does biking provide a healthy way to get to work, but also it’s one of the best things you can do for the planet. Show More Summary

Crystal Cove cottage area touts its unique historic past, but much still to be done for the future

Step onto the sand at Crystal Cove, and you’ll be transported back in time. It’s a snapshot of what ocean towns up and down the California coastline looked like in the ’20s and ’30s, some of the cottages built by vacationers with whatever materials washed up on the beach so they could create permanent homes. […]

Huntington Beach council delays approval of General Plan for future years

HUNTINGTON BEACH The process of creating a 25-year update to the city’s General Plan began in March 2014. So what’s a couple of weeks more? On Monday, Sept. 18, at the suggestion of Councilman Erik Peterson, the City Council voted unanimously to delay a decision on the document for two weeks to allow the city […]

People are shocked that Mexico was hit with major earthquake on the anniversary of the deadly 1985 quake

Central Mexico was jolted with a major earthquake, which had initial reports of being a magnitude 7.1, on the 32nd anniversary of a 1985 earthquake that was had a magnitude 8.1. I survived the earthquake in 1985. Now there is a lot of people who are trapped inside on today’s earthquake #mexicoearthquake — Dr. […]

August Home refreshes smart lock range with three new products

New feature “DoorSense” lets users make sure their door is properly locked August Home, one of the leading providers for all things smart lock, has announced that it’s making a significant update to its line of home access products.Show More Summary

The future of bike share in LA

Where will it go next, and will people actually use it? Over the past year, Metro’s burgeoning bike-share system has put bikes on the ground in four Southern California neighborhoods. Starting with an initial rollout in Downtown LosShow More Summary

Master gardener: Western grape leaf skeletonizer most likely is what’s munching on grape leaves

Control of the western grape leaf skeletonizer in home gardens is best accomplished by the well-timed application of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt).

Anthropologie launches augmented reality feature for its smartphone app

The company is jumping into the AR fray Hot on the heels of Ikea announcing its augmented reality (AR) app, Ikea Place, Philadelphia-based Anthropologie has today launched AR technology in an update to its existing iOS app. Anthropologie...Show More Summary

Tight-knit Newport Harbor looking to improve at South Coast water polo tournament

Newport Harbor’s boys water polo program has improved under Coach Ross Sinclair to the point the Sailors are a team to watch at the South Coast Tournament this weekend. Newport Harbor (4-0) is seeded third in the 32-team event and seeking to reach at least the semifinals for the first time under its third-year coach. […]

Bay Area bridges tolls on the rise

Sacramento passes bill that may raise tolls on our bridges California lawmakers sent so many bills to Gov. Jerry Brown at the end of the legislative session Friday—including affordable housing bonds and a new law that will all but force...Show More Summary

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