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  • Bob Hope Airport launches brick fundraiser

    Bob Hope Airport is officially in the commemorative brick business. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday received a look at www.skiesoffreedom. com, the website launched by the airport to handle orders of the mementos to be included...
  • A river -- again -- in Los Angeles

    A river -- again -- in Los Angeles
    In the late 1930s, in response to a pair of deadly floods, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the unruly Los Angeles River, which had, over millenniums, shifted its course innumerable times on...
  • White roofs aren't so cool

    White roofs aren't so cool
    One of the latest trends in home energy efficiency is the white roof, as described in a recent Sun article ("Push urged for more cool roofs in Baltimore," Oct. 15). Indeed, they can be useful in certain climates, but I would urge careful consideration...
  • Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings

    Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings
    The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake. A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
  • L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings

    L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings
    Ending days of mixed messages, the city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake. The professor, Jack Moehle,...
  • L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits

    L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits
    Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake. The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city staff...
  • Regreso a clases: No pague impuesto a las ventas este fin de semana

    Regreso a clases: No pague impuesto a las ventas este fin de semana
    Esa computadora portátil — o refinada tableta — que su hijo insiste, una y otra vez, que necesita para la escuela, podría adquirirla este fin de semana sin tener que pagar el impuesto estatal a las ventas. Por primera vez equipos como...
  • New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake

    New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake
    Tony Unruh and Keith Sidley had much in common. Both were Jewish architects from South Africa transplanted to the same Los Angeles neighborhood. Both had married non-Jewish women from Maryland, and both had two young kids. Perhaps most important, both had...
  • From family sorrow, a garden sprouts in Quiet Waters

    Butterflies danced around the pink coneflowers, much to Kathryn Feldmann's delight. "Look at the pretty butterfly," she said, pointing as she admired blooms in the garden in Quiet Waters Park outside Annapolis. The garden, named Garrett's Light,...
  • Latest 5K runs are more for laughs than laps

    Latest 5K runs are more for laughs than laps
    To cheers and techno music, Electric Run competitors gathered after sunset with glow sticks and neon spandex, fuzzy hats and face paint to run the 5K night course, accompanied by a light show. "The atmosphere was charged and energetic, and I had a great...
  • I-95 South: From Big Apples to oranges

    I-95 South: From Big Apples to oranges
    Artist Johnny Laderer's fruit stand in the window display at ArtCenter/South Florida carries an attractive bundle of colorful lemons, limes and oranges, and one other detail that may give Lincoln Road shoppers some pause. Every piece of fruit in...