Sales of new U.S. homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

04/23/2014 02:11 PM PDT
he number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in eight months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. 
Tom Van Dyke
04/23/2014 08:23 AM PDT - Since the 1970s, environmental opposition has made it nearly impossible for any major project that would fill or block San Francisco Bay to win approval  
04/23/2014 11:46 AM PDT - Although state law holds homeowners responsible for keeping up the sidewalk, curb and gutter along the front of their property, the city of Oakley now will repair or replace damaged concrete and absorb half the cost.  
04/23/2014 06:11 AM PDT - Proposal for 88 market-rate townhomes, 72 apartments for senior residents and a 15,000-square-foot market.  
04/23/2014 06:20 AM PDT - California home foreclosure starts increased from January through March after plunging to an eight-year low in the previous quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.  
04/22/2014 12:30 PM PDT - City Council members gave tentative approval Monday to a development agreement for a long-delayed plan to transform an empty five-acre lot next to Pittsburg's civic center into a three-story commercial office building.  
04/21/2014 11:52 AM PDT - The San Francisco housing crisis spilled over into Marin County Saturday with a demonstration outside the Strawberry Point home of a landlord protesters accused of being "a serial evictor."  
04/21/2014 10:06 AM PDT - The money would be quite a windfall for the 61 tenants, many of whom live on limited incomes and say they cannot sell their mobile homes because the San Jose park has such a bad reputation for being poorly maintained.  
04/18/2014 07:45 PM PDT - The report calls on the postal service to suspend disposal of historic post offices and relocation of postal services out of historic facilities until it implements the report's recommendations.  
Kristopher Skinner
04/18/2014 09:32 PM PDT - While beset by mounting debt, poor service and low performance grades from federal officials, the Richmond's public housing agency funded a series of trips sending volunteer advisers to conferences to receive training, costs amounting to $79,315 from mid-2008 to 2011.  
(Brendan Smialowski)
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Many teenagers diagnosed with ADHD take medication yet still feel isolated and left to their own devices to figure out how to survive and thrive, particularly in high school, with its added academic and social rigors. We speak to teens, experts, and parents about the resources available, including a new book by a UCSF psychology professor and a free guide by an Alameda teenager with ADHD.