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CNNMoney: Home buying: Most affordable in decadesupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 12:10:00

Buying a home is now more affordable than it has been in the last twenty years.

Santa Ana winds whip across Westupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 05:00:00

Santa Ana winds were strong enough to tear apart homes and trucks in Southern California, Colorado, and Utah.

Santa Ana winds return to Southern Californiaupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 05:00:00

Powerful Santa Ana winds will sweep across Southern California once again, bringing gusts of over 60 mph in the mountains on Monday, the National Weather Service predicted.

Authorities warn of fire threats as howling winds hit Southern Californiaupdated: Sun Dec 04 2011 03:12:00

A fire alert was in effect in Southern California until Sunday morning following warnings that the powerful winds pounding the region could ignite fast-moving blazes.

Cleanup continues in California after damaging windsupdated: Sat Dec 03 2011 21:58:00

Southern California residents and recovery crews continued their cleanup efforts Saturday, two days after powerful winds downed power lines, damaged structures and caused other devastation.

140-mph gusts cause damage, outages, delays in Californiaupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 11:57:00

Powerful winds continued to batter Los Angeles, Las Vegas and other southwestern U.S. locales Thursday -- downing trees, delaying flights and leaving hundreds of thousands without power.

Winds in Southern California to weaken but stay strongupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 11:06:00

Gale-force winds are forecast to reach Southern California again Friday night, but are expected to be much weaker than previous hurricane-force Santa Ana winds that uprooted trees, smashed cars and houses, and knocked out electricity there Wednesday night and Thursday morning, CNN Meteorologist Rob Marciano said.

Typhoon affects tens of thousands in Philippinesupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 01:06:00

A typhoon that left at least 18 people dead and thousands displaced in the Philippines was expected to move offshore Wednesday afternoon, the state-run Philippines News Agency reported early Wednesday.

Hacker gets 6 years in prison for 'sextortion' schemeupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 02:53:00

A California man was sentenced to six years in prison for hacking into dozens of computers, stealing personal information and demanding naked images from female victims in exchange for not releasing the stolen information.

CNNMoney: Booming business of fear: Sales of safes soarupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 10:39:00

Amid the market turmoil, sales of security safes and vaults have spiked. While some shoppers sought to protect whatever valuables they had left, others needed a place to stash their newly-acquired safe haven assets such as gold and cash.

Peru's president blames deadly clashes on 'dark political interests'updated: Sat Jun 25 2011 22:26:00

Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Saturday that "dark political interests" were responsible for the recent deadly outbreak of violence in the southern department of Puno.

Angels team OK after emergency landingupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 02:06:00

A flight carrying members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team home from an away game in Missouri made an emergency landing Wednesday after mechanical issues with the plane, a team official said.

CNNMoney: Foreclosures crush home pricesupdated: Wed May 11 2011 15:53:00

Home prices continued to plummet during the first three months of 2011, falling 4.6% from a year earlier.

Suspicious white substance on plane turns out to be toilet paperupdated: Sat Apr 23 2011 15:11:00

A suspicious white substance in an airplane bathroom?

Brazilian day care for elderlyupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 06:23:00

Brazilian day care for elderly helps seniors get back a joy for living. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports

In City of God shantytown, elderly regain lust for lifeupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 06:23:00

His face is crinkled and his health is fading, but Jose Pereira has a teenager's lust for life.

Plane crash in Honduras kills all 14 aboardupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:09:00

A small passenger plane crashed Monday into a hill outside the capital of Honduras, killing all 14 people aboard, officials said.

Police investigate graffiti threat to California governorupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 16:29:00

California authorities were investigating graffiti Friday that threatened the life of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.

Snow, floods, mudslides hit Californiaupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 08:41:00

Northern California is hit with a barrage of bad weather in many forms. KXTV reports.

CNNMoney: Nearly 75% of homes are affordableupdated: Thu May 20 2010 16:03:00

It's prime time for house hunters. Nearly anyone with a decent job and a good credit score can afford to buy in their home towns.

CNNMoney: Nearly 75% of all U.S. homes are affordableupdated: Wed Feb 17 2010 14:12:00

An amazing turnabout in the U.S. housing market over the past four years has pushed home prices to near record levels of affordability.

Whining for a good dealupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 10:12:00

HLN Money Expert Clark Howard explains how whining could get you a better deal.

CNNMoney: Homes still affordable - really affordableupdated: Wed Aug 19 2009 14:19:00

Homes continue to be more affordable than they have been in nearly two decades.

Man may get death penalty in firefighters' deathsupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 19:26:00

A California jury Wednesday recommended the death penalty after convicting a man on murder and arson charges in the deaths of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who died in a 2006 blaze outside Los Angeles.

Colombia bus crash kills at least 20, officials sayupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 11:48:00

A bus with 32 people on board plunged off a cliff in Colombia on Monday night, killing at least 20 people, a top government official said Tuesday.

Spain's chic hotel chainsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 10:42:00

Thanks to a vibrant design culture and growing tourism industry, Spain now has some of the best boutique hotels on the continent -- including a recent wave of hotel chains that's making chic accommodations affordable.

Wildfires burn in L.A.updated: Fri Oct 24 2008 02:24:00

About 300 firefighters were battling a wildfire in posh sections of Los Angeles early Thursday.

Winds ease, helping California firefightersupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 14:01:00

Mandatory evacuations were lifted Wednesday for many parts of the Los Angeles area threatened by wildfires as diminishing winds made firefighters' jobs easier.

L.A. wildfire destroys homesupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 14:01:00

A Los Angeles wildfire destroyed the homes of residents of a moblile home park. KCAL's Stacey Butler reports.

Time.com: Fire Burns 2,000 Acres Northeast of Los Angeles updated: Mon Oct 13 2008 00:00:00

Fire officials prepared late Sunday for rapid growth of a wildfire blazing 20 miles north of downtown with the expected arrival of strong, dry wind gusts overnight.

Little Tujunga Canyon fireupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 22:19:00

Up to 750 acres have burned in Little Tujunga Canyon, about 20 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. KABC reports.

Time.com: Violations Caused Deadly Calif. Firesupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:50:00

Improperly maintained utility lines were to blame for three wildfires that swept through San Diego County last fall, killing two people and destroying 1,347 homes, state regulators said

Time.com: 911 System Goes Down in Californiaupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 22:00:00

The sheriff's department in southern California's Orange County said the 911 emergency call system shut down for 90 minutes

Time.com: Self-Deportation Program Scrappedupdated: Fri Aug 22 2008 10:00:00

A pilot program allowing illegal immigrants to surrender to authorities and have more control over their deportation has been dubbed a failure

Time.com: Calif. Fines 18 Negligent Hospitalsupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 09:00:00

Eighteen hospitals in California were fined for state health code violations in which patients died from various mishaps

Time.com: Ex-CEO Indicted on Drug Chargesupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 11:00:00

Federal prosecutors may have charged Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III with stock-option backdating, but the drug charges against him were what made headlines

SI.com: Kevin Armstrong: Primetime spotlight comes to New Jerseyupdated: Tue Feb 05 2008 18:13:00

While California enjoyed a full slate of top competition at the Nike Extravaganza in Santa Ana last weekend, the nation turns its eyes to New Jersey this weekend for the Primetime Shootout.

FSB: Can I sue rivals for hiring illegal immigrants?updated: Tue Feb 05 2008 11:49:00

Dear FSB: I recently read one of your stories that hit home ("Blowing the Whistle on Illegal Immigrants," January 2007 ). I'm a contractor who loses half of all residential jobs to firms that hire illegal laborers. They pay them less than I pay my workers and save on taxes plus all the types of insurance I must maintain as a law-abiding business owner. How can I pursue a lawsuit against my competition?

FSB: Finding health care for your employeesupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 11:43:00

Dear FSB: What is a good, affordable way to provide my employees with health insurance coverage? (My business is an insurance company, but we sell auto insurance.) I have a total of three employees.

5 accused of starting Malibu wildfireupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 10:02:00

Five men are accused of starting a massive Malibu wildfire at that destroyed more than 50 homes and forced about 15,000 people to evacuate.

Warrants issued in Malibu wildfire probeupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 10:00:00

Arrest warrants have been issued for five men accused of starting a massive wildfire at Malibu State Park that destroyed more than 50 homes in November, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said.

Time.com: Weather Helping Malibu Fire Fightupdated: Mon Nov 26 2007 10:00:00

Favorable weather and an aerial assault early helped firefighters nearly contain a blaze Monday that destroyed dozens of homes along winding canyon roads

Water too little, too late?updated: Fri Oct 26 2007 07:32:00

Could the wildfire destruction have been limited by earlier help from the air? CNN's Randi Kaye reports

Warmer temperatures tied to wildfires, scientists sayupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 15:57:00

Huge wildfires, such as the ones that have charred more than 460,000 acres this week in Southern California, are becoming more common in the Western United States, and scientists say warming trends and other climate factors may be responsible.

California's fire ecosystemupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 15:57:00

What fuels the fires? CNN's Rob Marciano looks at native plants primed to ignite, the drought and the record heat.

Time.com: The Fire This Timeupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 03:00:00

Vast swaths of California are burning; a million people have been displaced. How did we get here? And what can we do?

Wildfire weather updateupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 17:29:00

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers looks at the weather conditions in southern California.

Personal side of disasterupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 17:29:00

CNN's Sean Callebs has an update on the tragedy in California from inside San Diego's Qualcomm stadium.

'Firestorm' conditions weakening but still a dangerupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 17:29:00

The hot, dry Santa Ana winds were waning Wednesday, a boon for firefighters and Southern Californians who hope the lull in "devil winds" is more than a respite.

Wildfires ravage Californiaupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 01:16:00

Local television stations' coverage of the wildfires that are ravaging much of Southern California.

E-mail from an inferno: The horror of the fireupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 01:16:00

From a back window that overlooks San Diego, the thick layer of smog that blankets the city is overwhelming.

Unrelenting fires char S. California, at least half a million fleeupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 23:05:00

Relentless wildfires roared through Southern California for a third day Tuesday, sending more than half a million residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in their vehicles.

Fire's 'utter devastation'updated: Tue Oct 23 2007 23:05:00

A San Diego fire battalion chief tells CNN's Dan Simon that this is the worst fire he's seen in 36 years.

'Devil wind' stokes Southern California flamesupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 15:19:00

Firefighters battling the Southern California wildfires also are having to deal with the hot, dry Santa Ana winds that fanned the blazes into a firestorm.

FSB: Who would buy real estate in this market?updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 04:34:00

Several months ago Silvia Cuevas took stock of her life, and it was a profoundly unsettling experience. At 40 she had a solid job with a modest salary at the public library in Santa Ana, Calif. She'd carefully squirreled away some savings and bought herself a little house. She was financially secure - and utterly dissatisfied. All around her, Santa Ana throbbed with the feverish energy of recent immigrants eager to cash in on the promises of America. A short drive from Disneyland, Santa Ana boasts one of the highest concentrations of Latinos of any city in the U.S., and these days it is a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. Cuevas, though, felt as conservative, meek, and, well, dull as a church mouse in Vegas. "I was going nowhere," she recalls. "How was I going to find my fortune?" Then a girlfriend introduced her to Nouveau Riche University.

SI.com: Arash Markazi: Behind the scenes with The Huntington Beach Bad Boyupdated: Sat Jul 07 2007 03:56:00

There is a unique nervousness that comes with hopping over the black gate surrounding the massive Big Bear estate of Tito Ortiz. The feelings come at you in waves, pounding against your chest almost as quickly as your heart. It's no doubt the same range of emotions his opponents must feel when they step into the Octagon with "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy."

People.com: Al Gore's Son Arrested for Speeding, Drugsupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 08:04:00

Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that that his son, Al Gore III, is getting treatment a day after being arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs in California.

Time.com: Al Gore's Son: An Inconvenient Youthupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 09:35:00

Al Gore's son was pulled over for speeding on a California freeway early Wednesday and arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs

Money Magazine: Make Room for Mom(s)updated: Sun Jul 01 2007 00:00:00

WHEN JOHN AND MARY OWEN went house hunting in Santa Ana, Calif. eight years ago, they looked for a home with enough extra space to accommodate at least one of their elderly parents. That choice proved fortuitous. Shortly after they moved in, Mary's mother, Gerry Cooley, came to live with them for good. In 2000, John's mother, Fern, helped finance a $100,000 renovation to transform half of the Owens' 3,200-square-foot basement into a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, complete with a kitchen and laundry room. Eighteen months ago it became a permanent home for both Cooley and Fern Owen, now 83 and 92. "It's been an adjustment, " says John, "but now I couldn't imagine living any other way."

SuperMax prison is super lax, court cases allegeupdated: Wed Nov 15 2006 02:33:00

Two California court cases are raising questions about whether prisoners in the nation's toughest prison, SuperMax, are continuing to commit crimes by smuggling coded messages out of the high-security institution.

Thousands mourn California firefightersupdated: Mon Nov 06 2006 03:42:00

Thousands of people attended a California memorial service Sunday for five men who died fighting the Esperanza Fire, which investigators blame on arson.

FSB: Sculptor Supportupdated: Tue Oct 24 2006 09:20:00

On an overcast day in June, employees at Chiarini Marble & Stone are working on a limestone staircase, which they will hand-carve and fit to connect the three levels of a large San Diego home. The ...

CNNMoney: Most affordable housing marketsupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 14:49:00

When it comes to affordable housing, no region can top the Midwest: Nine of the top ten of the nation's most affordable housing markets are there, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index.

CNNMoney: Most affordable housing marketsupdated: Thu May 18 2006 15:48:00

Indianapolis was the leader among all major U.S. cities for housing affordability during the first quarter of 2006, according to the latest figures from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo.

Wildfire likely to be contained Monday updated: Sat Oct 01 2005 06:53:00

Firefighters expect to have a massive wildfire burning northwest of Los Angeles under control by Monday evening.

Firefighters gaining groundupdated: Fri Sep 30 2005 03:04:00

Firefighters in Simi Valley made slow headway Friday as they began to gain control of a raging wildfire northwest of Los Angeles that has scorched nearly 24,000 acres. By late Friday, the blaze was 40 percent contained.

Wildfire forces hundreds to evacuateupdated: Thu Sep 29 2005 15:28:00

A fire in Southern California has more than quadrupled in size in 24 hours, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate Thursday, officials said.

EW review: Engrossing 'Devil'updated: Wed Apr 13 2005 10:46:00

Lesson learned from Mo Hayder's dazzling "The Devil of Nanking": Never, ever steal from a yakuza kingpin, especially if he employs a she-male bodyguard called Nurse.

You be the strategist: Advice on star powerupdated: Thu Oct 28 2004 12:50:00

CNN.com asked its users how President Bush and Sen. John Kerry should best use star power during the final days of campaigning.

Money Magazine: Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif.updated: Tue Nov 19 2002 06:26:00

Orange County is nothing if not suburban, but don't call it a suburb of Los Angeles. Two of its cities -- Anaheim and Santa Ana -- are bigger than either Pittsburgh or St. Louis, and both are growing fast enough to rank ahead of L.A. on the MONEY Popularity index.

Fortune: The Big Gamble Have American Indians found their new buffalo?updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

Outside Philadelphia, Miss., a wrinkled man drops coins into a slot machine. He's wearing overalls and a Marine Corps cap festooned with pins, and tendrils of smoke rise from the pipe clamped in hi...

FSB: Sign on the Digital Line Digital signatures may unlock more complex e-commerce transactions.updated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

There's nothing like a fat purchasing agreement to bring on a nasty case of writer's cramp. But someday soon your John Hancock may well consist of bits and bytes on electronic documents. Just as a ...

Fortune: Temping As Career Choice Voices From The Outsourced Economyupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

As a temp you won't get the corner office. Or employee stock options. But who cares? Professionals choose the temp life for different rewards. They want to try a second career or indulge their wand...

Money Magazine: If I buy my ex-wife's share of our home, will I forfeit a major tax break?updated: Thu Jul 01 1999 00:01:00

Q. My wife and I are divorcing. Originally, I planned to buy my wife's share of the house for $300,000 and continue living there with our daughter. (We purchased the house for $200,000 but it's now...

Money Magazine: I'M 61 AND HAVE TWINS TO SEND TO COLLEGE. HOW DO I SAVE FOR RETIREMENT?updated: Fri Aug 01 1997 00:01:00

Q. I plan to retire in 12 years, when I'm 73. The problem is, for the past 17 years I've been educating seven kids, which means I haven't been able to save much money for my own future. And I still...

Money Magazine: Smart ways to renovate your house Investing at home: Three smart ways to renovate your houseupdated: Mon Aug 01 1994 00:01:00

Hey, it really is tool time! Americans will spend a projected $117 billion on home improvement this year, a whopping 20% more than in 1991. While kitchen and bath overhauls remain perennial favorit...

Fortune: SPORTS CARS LOW ON GASupdated: Mon Jun 27 1994 00:01:00

Flashback: Heads turn, necks snap, and traffic respectfully slows when two- seater sports cars zoom by. Small, fast, and sexy, they are the quintessential car-toy. Dealers can't stock them fast eno...

Fortune: MORE LIFE IN HOME PRICESupdated: Mon May 16 1994 00:01:00

If you're looking to buy a home, give the housing market a cheer. If you're selling, give it two cheers. Home prices have been rising modestly, about 3% to 4% during the past year, and they're like...

Money Magazine: YOU VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT MEDICAL CARE AND DRUG COSTS updated: Wed Sep 01 1993 00:01:00

The July article "How to Size Up a Doctor Network" overlooked a critical measure of the quality of a health-care institution. Yes, the equipment and medical staff are very important, but the ancill...

Money Magazine: SMART WAYS TO SHOP THE NEW RENTAL-CAR RATESupdated: Thu Apr 01 1993 00:01:00

With prices virtually flat for the past 10 years, rental cars have been the last great travel bargain. But hang on to your steering wheel: Big changes in the industry mean you're going to pay about...

Fortune: HIP FAMILIES DRIVE A DETROIT SUCCESSupdated: Mon Jul 13 1992 00:01:00

Sport-utility vehicles like Chrysler's Jeep Cherokee and Ford Motor's Explorer are becoming increasingly popular among younger parents who don't want the dowdy image of a station wagon or the respe...

Money Magazine: finding the right location for your business It always took luck and intuition. Now it takes those plus updated: Wed May 15 1991 00:01:00

At Sonic Industries Inc., an Oklahoma-based chain of 1,043 fast-food drive- ins, hunting for a superior location used to be about as scientific as using a divining rod to find water. ''Some of the ...

Fortune: A $100,000 MERCEDES-BENZupdated: Mon Jul 30 1990 00:01:00

Until now, cars with pricetags over $100,000 have had the aura of collector's items. Superluxury automakers -- Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and their ilk -- count annual production in the hun...

Fortune: Up from Serendipity, How to Blow a Billion, Relaxing in Leningrad, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 03 1986 00:01:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A convict said Saturday he hitchhiked across the United States to California and stole a credit card so he could be arrested and sent to one of the state's ''country club'' pri...

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