August 26, 1989 |
As 1989 entered its second half, issuance of permits to build single-family homes slowed to the lowest level since February. The 594 permits issued in June were the lowest monthly total since the month of Cupid. It was also the lowest June number in the last four years. That, combined with the low totals for January and February, also helped to leave 1989's first six months as the lowest first-half in four years.
HOME & GARDEN
April 23, 1994 |
A successful butterfly garden must include plants that meet their needs during all four stages of their life cycle--egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult. "Plants are important to butterflies during each stage of their life cycle. A garden designed with this in mind attracts the largest number and greatest variety of butterfly visitors," states a report from Callaway Gardens of Georgia on how to create a butterfly garden. Rule No.
April 1, 1989 |
The number of permits for new multifamily housing units in Orange County issued during January, 356, was the lowest monthly total in more than 3 years. That number is also a 7% drop from the previous January. The most significant declines took place in the cities of Anaheim and Irvine. On the other hand, there was a large increase compared to January, 1988 in the number of such permits issued for projects in the county's unincorporated areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2006 |
Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve two contracts designed to find permanent housing for homeless families in the county's welfare-to-work program. The Weingart Center Assn. and Del Richardson & Associates will search for rental homes in return for a fee for each successful placement. The program will use nearly $5 million already allocated to the county's welfare services. Officials hope to place 1,488 families in permanent homes in the first year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1996 |
The city's first gated, single-family home tract, an affordable-housing project designed for buyers with moderate incomes, will be built on a 3-acre site on Bushard Street north of Garfield Avenue, city officials said. Under the development agreement, Olson Co. will build the homes, which will sell for about $245,000 for three-bedroom models and $255,000 for those with four and range from 1,798 to 2,052 square feet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1995 |
A fire gutted an Oxnard house Saturday, leaving a family of 10 homeless but causing no major injuries, authorities said. Flames quickly engulfed the single-story, stucco wood-frame house in the 5300 block of Cypress Road but were quickly extinguished by Oxnard firefighters, whose station is only one block away. One firefighter suffered a minor injury when he twisted his ankle fighting the blaze. The fire was reported at 3:40 p.m.
April 20, 1988 |
Construction of single-family homes rose sharply in March for the second consecutive month, the government said Tuesday, offering evidence of a healthy building season this spring. However, a steep decline in apartment construction held the overall level of housing starts to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.54 million units in March, a modest 1.9% increase over the previous month, the Commerce Department said.
May 4, 1986
Los Angeles County is becoming the first "truly multi-ethnic, multiracial" metropolitan area in the nation, but housing discrimination and the lack of affordable rental housing for large families is contributing to racial segregation and is "exacerbating intergroup stress and conflict" in the area. These are among the findings in a report presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors by the county's Commission on Human Relations.