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  • A dozen South Florida restaurants cited by state inspectors

    A dozen South Florida restaurants cited by state inspectors
    Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at 12 South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations. Antojitos...
  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened

    Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened
    Downtown Orlando's iconic round building will soon be torn down — most of it, anyway. The old American Federal Building, which is owned by the city, will be demolished to make way for the plaza of the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti to push for greater earthquake safety

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti to push for greater earthquake safety
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to tackle earthquake safety, including a new effort to strengthen vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
  • Volatile compounds can be irritants

    Volatile compounds can be irritants
    Q: We have just installed oak hardwood flooring in our family room, and purchased the unfinished kind because we will be matching the color to some existing hardwood flooring. Although we brought it home and installed it immediately, it will not be...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Prevent nuisance animals from entering home

    Prevent nuisance animals from entering home
    Brian Briggs can't resist looking for trouble. Driving down a residential street, he'll slow to peer at rotted siding or point to some suspicious dark streaks under an attic vent. Even from a distance, he can tell that some form of wildlife has made its...
  • Police blotter

    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park •Three Chicago youths were arrested at 7:05 p.m. Oct. 18 for a robbery and aggravated battery that happened in the 300 block of South Lombard Avenue. They were turned over to their...