| May 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.
L.A.'s survey would focus on...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:22 PM
A reader has suggested that I take time out from exposing the purblind ignorance of that ass Simon Heffer and his ilk to identify some rules and distinctions of usage that are worth observing.
H.W. Fowler had an entry, “sturdy indefensibles,&...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
DEAR TIM: I've got a 5-foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used four-by-four posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete....
| May 4, 2014
| 5:27 PM
It was three days before Christmas when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Central Coast in 2003.
Cracking like a bullwhip from the mountains, the shaking felt like an explosion in Paso Robles' historic downtown. Two women working at a clothing store...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Best way to deal with a house with limited storage space:
"I live in a house with limited storage space, which means I am constantly pruning my possessions. The upside is that I am forced to evaluate every purchase carefully; "Do I really need this...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:20 AM
It's mid-afternoon on a hot summer day. After a full morning at a theme park, energy is running low. While the adults are ready to leave the fun behind for a few hours rest, there are many in the party who don't want to leave.
Legoland has come up...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
| Feb 26, 2014
In the do-it-yourself world, more is usually better — the bigger drill, the mower that cuts a wider swath — but not with pressure washers. Electric models can boost household water pressure of about 50 pounds per square inch (psi) to 2,000...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Q: PennDOT's District 5 website lists the Cold Springs Bridge as a bridge-replacement project. The bridge is located on Second Street over Spring Creek in Whitehall Township. The project status is listed as 'preliminary engineering phase,' with an...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...