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  • 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 calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an aggressive new plan to tackle earthquake safety, including how to better protect vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
  • L.A. vows to take big step in earthquake protection

    L.A. vows to take big step in earthquake protection
    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...
  • Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge

    Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge
    The order issued by city engineers was formal and clear: demolish the 76-year-old Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge by early spring, clearing the way for completion of a new bridge across the Los Angeles River. The order came after the Los Angeles City...
  • You can judge his book covers by their design

     You can judge his book covers by their design
    Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home décor objects that have been featured in Elle Decor magazine and are sold at Harbinger on La Cienega Boulevard. Let's cut...
  • 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...
  • In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings

    In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings
    In a reversal, University of California researchers 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, announced Friday, is significant...
  • App offers advice on hurricane safety

    App offers advice on hurricane safety
    A smartphone app that recently won early rounds of funding in Orlando aims to help Floridians check out the hurricane safety of their homes in much the same way they look up vehicles' crash-test results. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes awarded a...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    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....
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss earthquake safety, older concrete buildings

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss earthquake safety, older concrete buildings
    Join Times staff writer Rosanna Xia for a discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles. The release of the data marks a key step in L.A.'s efforts to improve...
  • Supreme Court refuses challenge by online retailers to N.Y. tax law

    WASHINGTON — Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers suffered a legal setback on Cyber Monday as the Supreme Court turned away their challenge to a New York law that requires Internet companies to collect sales taxes. Delivered on one of the...