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  • Californians Celebrate Pot on 4/20 Marijuana Holiday

    Californians Celebrate Pot on 4/20 Marijuana Holiday
    Forget Hippie Hill. For thoroughly modern marijuana smokers in the San Francisco Bay area, the hip place to celebrate their movement's high holiday this year was the inside of a stretch Hummer parked outside a pot gardening superstore where...
  • Getting your 15 minutes

    The Orange County Museum of Art has issued an open invitation to the public to come create, be heard and be celebrated for 15 minutes of fame. Two new exhibits opened Sunday at the Newport Beach museum: "15 Minutes of Fame: Portraits from Ansel Adams...
  • Polluted paradise

    Polluted paradise
    Up here, atop Beetle Rock, a precipice more than one mile high in the Sierra, air at dawn is clear, invisible, exactly as it should be. Two mule deer bucks in velvet saunter through the forest, and a sow bear and cub scratch out bugs from a big tree...
  • Speculation surrounds Sears' fate

    It may seem far-fetched that a retailer as massive as Sears, Roebuck and Co. could ever be dismantled to tap the underlying value of its real estate. After all, the Hoffman Estates-based company is an American icon. It has $9.5 billion in market value,...
  • Sellers Bound to Contract

    Question: When a buyer and seller sign the contract, the buyer risks losing the deposit for canceling the sale. But what binds the seller to complete the sale? After the buyer goes through the work of obtaining a mortgage, what happens if the seller...
  • There's No Sure Way to Avoid Buyer Lawsuits

    Question: Is a home seller free from future lawsuits and liability problems after the sale closes? Is full and honest disclosure enough to assure no future legal problems? Answer: Unfortunately, in today's litigious world, sellers and their agents are...
  • To Save Money, Close Escrow Late in Month

    Q: I recall that you once mentioned the best day of the month to close a home purchase to keep closing costs down, but I forgot it. My son is buying a townhouse. What day of the month should he close the purchase? A: The best day of the month to close...
  • Change of Heart Can Be Costly

    Several years ago, I contracted to buy a house from an elderly couple who owned it free and clear. Sensing an opportunity for seller financing, I offered 10% down and 90% financing from the sellers. They accepted, with a 30-day closing. About a week...
  • Termites, the Surprise New-Home Pest

    It's not uncommon to find considerable damage from termites or dry-rot--wood decay caused by fungus--in an older home, particularly if maintenance has been put off. For instance, a shower that isn't properly caulked can leak, which can cause dry-rot in...
  • 'I Will Eat Your Dollars'

    As patient as fishermen, the young men toil day and night, trawling for replies to the e-mails they shoot to strangers half a world away. Most recipients hit delete, delete, delete, delete without ever opening the messages that urge them to claim the...
  • Texas death renews debate over violent rap lyrics

    Popular music is back in the courtroom--on a murder charge. Six weeks after Time Warner Inc. and Ice-T pulled the controversial "Cop Killer" song off the market, an unprecedented legal battle over another album released by a Time Warner subsidiary...