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February 1, 1998 | SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
Ashley Bryan used to pray every night for a loving father who wouldn't down beers for breakfast or smoke speed late into the night. Before drifting off, she would ask God for something good to happen in her life. For now, for today, her prayers seem to have been answered. By all accounts, Calvin Holloman has begun placing the needs of his two children--Ashley, 11, and Kevin, 9--above his rocky romance with alcohol and drugs.
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BUSINESS
March 18, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
Current builder confidence in the market for new homes fell this month, according to a survey by the National Assn. of Home Builders, which said demand was not the problem. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released Monday, blamed a limited supply of ready-to-build-lots, rising materials and labor costs, along with the tougher credit and appraisal standards that prevail in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Quiz: How much do you know about mortgages? The survey touched on builders' frustrations at a time when Americans are feeling more confident about the economy and housing.  "Many of our members are reporting increased demand for new homes in their markets,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. Despite the current dissatisfaction, the longer-term picture is improving, the group said.
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BUSINESS
March 18, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
Current builder confidence in the market for new homes fell this month, according to a survey by the National Assn. of Home Builders, which said demand was not the problem. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, released Monday, blamed a limited supply of ready-to-build-lots, rising materials and labor costs, along with the tougher credit and appraisal standards that prevail in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Quiz: How much do you know about mortgages? The survey touched on builders' frustrations at a time when Americans are feeling more confident about the economy and housing.  "Many of our members are reporting increased demand for new homes in their markets,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. Despite the current dissatisfaction, the longer-term picture is improving, the group said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2012 | Martha Groves
The Los Angeles Jewish Home, a leading provider of senior housing in the L.A. area, has bought 2.5 acres at Playa Vista and plans to establish its first Westside facility, officials said Saturday. Plans call for developing a senior care community that would become the hub for a network of related services. Now in its centennial year, the Jewish Home opened in 1912 in Boyle Heights to give shelter to five residents. For the next few decades, Boyle Heights -- named for Andrew Boyle, an Irish immigrant -- served as the hub of Jewish life in the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1999 | TONY LYSTRA
The mayor, a former council member and the Libertarian Party have come out against a county proposal to build a 24-unit affordable housing complex on Patricia Street. Critics have blasted Ventura County Area Housing Authority officials for proceeding with plans for two dozen western Simi Valley apartment units, which would rent for below-market rates. At issue is the authority not placing the project up for a citywide vote, as required by state law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Three Los Angeles nonprofit organizations working together have won a $1.1-million grant to provide housing and services to low-income people with AIDS, the Clinton administration announced Friday. The West Hollywood Community Housing Corp., in conjunction with the Trinity Learning Center of Project New Hope and the Hollywood Community Housing Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Irvine announced Thursday that it would sue a regional government group that had demanded that the city plan for 35,660 new homes in the next seven years to accommodate regional growth. Many of the homes would be designated low- and moderate-income housing. City leaders say Irvine lacks the land to meet the goals that had been mandated in a housing plan that was approved this month by the Southern California Assn. of Governments.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A key auto industry group Monday endorsed a House proposal to increase gas mileage standards for new passenger vehicles to at least 32 miles per gallon by 2022, calling it a more reasonable approach than a Senate plan approved last month. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and DaimlerChrysler, said it would build support for the House plan.
REAL ESTATE
December 30, 2001
The National Assn. of Realtors is closing the Realtors Housing Relief Fund that provided housing assistance to 1,223 families in 11 states and Washington, D.C., after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The association raised and distributed nearly $8.2 million during the fund's nearly three-month duration. NAR is encouraging families that are still in need of housing assistance to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which operates a database of housing relief sources.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1991 | PAUL PAYNE
Sespe Creek, the last major free-flowing river in Southern California, should not be dammed for any reason, the director of a Ventura County-based conservation group told members of Congress on Thursday. Speaking before the House subcommittee on national parks and public lands, Alasdair Coyne of the Keep the Sespe Wild Committee asked to have the entire 55-mile stretch of the waterway protected as a wild river. The designation, under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act written by Rep.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2010 | By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau
As both political parties worry about the growing federal deficit, an unlikely proposal is returning from last year's divisive healthcare debate: the "public option." Creating a major government health insurance program was roundly rejected last year, but 128 House Democrats are pushing to reconsider the idea, contending that it would hold down federal spending. Their bill, which faces long odds, would allow Americans who do not get insurance at work to choose a government health plan starting in 2014.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2010 | By Richard Simon
The Senate jobs bill, passed this week in a rare bipartisan vote, is running into resistance in the House because it is too generous to California and a few other states, critics said. A bipartisan group of House members is complaining that the measure would steer more than half of a nearly $1-billion pot of highway money to California, Illinois, Louisiana and Washington state, while 22 states would receive nothing. California, the home state of Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, chairwoman of the Senate committee that oversees public works, would receive $278 million, more than any other state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Irvine announced Thursday that it would sue a regional government group that had demanded that the city plan for 35,660 new homes in the next seven years to accommodate regional growth. Many of the homes would be designated low- and moderate-income housing. City leaders say Irvine lacks the land to meet the goals that had been mandated in a housing plan that was approved this month by the Southern California Assn. of Governments.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A key auto industry group Monday endorsed a House proposal to increase gas mileage standards for new passenger vehicles to at least 32 miles per gallon by 2022, calling it a more reasonable approach than a Senate plan approved last month. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which represents General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and DaimlerChrysler, said it would build support for the House plan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2005 | Daryl Kelley, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Clara River, which snakes 84 miles from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Ventura County coast, is one of two California waterways that rank among the nation's most threatened for 2005, according to an environmental group that annually compiles a list of endangered rivers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2003 | Nita Lelyveld, Times Staff Writer
Harry Bartron toured the country with his one-man pantomime show. He worked as an extra in more than 100 movies. Now at 85, his working days are over and he's forced to make ends meet on $798 per month. He likes that his subsidized senior housing is in the historic Knickerbocker Hotel, and he's grateful that his rent is only $223 per month. But Bartron, who is gay, isn't openly so at the Knickerbocker, where he's not sure that all his neighbors would be accepting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1991 | PSYCHE PASCUAL
A nonprofit Thousand Oaks group announced Friday that it has closed a deal on a house that will be used as a daytime drop-in center for the homeless. Roger Toft, chairman of the Conejo Homeless Assistance Project, said an offer on a five-bedroom house at 3046 Crescent Way was accepted this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1993 | JILL LEOVY
A Porter Ranch-based homeowners group has questioned plans for a large cluster of housing tracts submitted as part of the giant 1,230-acre Porter Ranch Development Co. project, contending that needed traffic mitigations may have been overlooked. Four proposed tract maps for about 875 new housing lots in Porter Ranch will be considered by the Los Angeles City Deputy Advisory Agency on Wednesday.
NATIONAL
September 17, 2003 | Vicki Kemper, Times Staff Writer
A small but crucial bloc of House Republicans, whose late-night votes in June kept alive the prospect of a Medicare prescription drug benefit, is threatening to vote against any compromise bill that does not meet its conservative demands. The group's conditions, to be presented at a news conference today, comprise the latest in a series of lines in the sand seeking to influence the House-Senate conference committee that is working to hammer out differences between competing bills.
REAL ESTATE
December 30, 2001
The National Assn. of Realtors is closing the Realtors Housing Relief Fund that provided housing assistance to 1,223 families in 11 states and Washington, D.C., after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The association raised and distributed nearly $8.2 million during the fund's nearly three-month duration. NAR is encouraging families that are still in need of housing assistance to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which operates a database of housing relief sources.
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