DEAR JAMES: My baby boy is at the crawling stage, and I want to make my house more child-safe with gates at the stairs and room doors. What is the best type to get, and do you have any other tips for safety? -- Yvonne L.
LOS ANGELES -- Southern California was just beginning to develop a taste for suburban sprawl in 1923 when an enterprising property owner built a charming Craftsman home in the Venice neighborhood using plans and materials ...Read more
FALLBROOK, Calif. -- Developers were showing interest and the residents of Fallbrook's Gird Valley were scared.
The 56-year-old Fallbrook Golf Club closed for good in early 2016, another North County golf course that had ...Read more
The number of owner-occupied homes in California rose by 182,000, or 2.6 percent, from 2016 to 2017, the largest increase in at least 12 years, new Census Bureau estimates show.
About 54.8 percent of households in ...Read more
Debt consolidation is the conversion of high-rate debt into lower-rate debt in order to reduce total interest costs. Homeowners with large amounts of credit card debt who have unused borrowing power on their home have a ...Read more
Q: I own half of a property with my ex and want to get the value out. However, he is refusing to sell. What can I do? -- Patricia
Q: I got the house in our divorce years ago. Now it is time to sell, but I am told he is ...Read more
Maintenance and home repair are a never-ending reality for just about everyone -- homeowners and renters alike. But it doesn't have to be painful or expensive. The secret to making it easy is to fix stuff as it happens -- ...Read more
Politicians and advocates have long touted homeownership as the best way to build wealth, saying that over the long term, home values go in only one direction: up.
But since the dawn of the 21st century, that promise has ...Read more
(UPI) Authorities in California shared photos of a mountain lion that gave an employee a scare when it wandered into a bakery.
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office Deputy Evan Vaughn said deputies responded with California ...Read more
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A Newport Beach surgeon was charged Wednesday with drugging and raping five more women as prosecutors added felony kidnapping counts and increased bail for the celebrity doctor to $1 million.
Dr. ...Read more
Q: My pumpkin vine only has a few small pumpkins on it. It is too late this year, but what can I do next year to get better pumpkins?
A: Pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, melons, cantaloupes, watermelons and gourds are all ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As the deadlines for early college admission get closer, many parents dream of big scholarships for their star athletes or academically gifted students.
They argue that they didn't need to save. Instead, ...Read more
Our daughter brought back a dog from Hong Kong about three years ago. She has become our dog now. She's a lovely "village" dog, looks like a dingo, and is about 6 years old.
About 18 months ago, she developed...Read more
(UPI) The U.S. Embassy in the Australian capital apologized after sending out an email featuring a pajama-clad cat eating cookies.
The embassy in Canberra confirmed it sent an email to multiple recipients with the subject...Read more
(UPI) Customs officials at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport said a K-9 beagle sniffed out a roasted pig head in a traveler's luggage.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Hardy, a CBP Agriculture ...Read more
Recently, in my seemingly never-ending quest to organize my home, I came across the half-full case of baby wipes I'd purchased more than three years ago when our younger grandson was born.
My first thought was that since ...Read more
You've probably noticed that gourmet ice cream is more popular than ever. Small artisanal shops are springing up everywhere, serving frozen confections made in small batches with amazing combinations of flavors using the ...Read more
Recently I seemingly awoke from a daze while driving Interstate 85 north of Columbus, Ga., beautiful Pine Mountain was in the distance and a sea of yellow orange lavender and pink was almost iridescently glowing in the ...Read more
Auto industry observers say Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen would be an ideal marriage as the two carmakers engage in serious discussions about a potential partnership with unlimited potential.
"Something big is brewing," ...Read more
This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.
Sunday..............9:50 p.m......Read more