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  • Mosaic for 210 Freeway sound walls will be La Cañada's largest art installation

    Mosaic for 210 Freeway sound walls will be La Cañada's largest art installation
    As construction crews work to erect sound walls along La Cañada segments of the 210 Foothill Freeway, one locally known artist is in the process of creating an art piece that will grace a portion of the finished project. Miriam Balcazar, a ceramics...
  • How to repair stucco and concrete block

    How to repair stucco and concrete block
    DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a concrete block foundation. I think the outside of the block has decorative stucco on it because the exterior of the block is not smooth. Some of the exterior is crumbling, and I wonder if my foundation is going to fail....
  • How to mix concrete like a pro

    How to mix concrete like a pro
    DEAR TIM: I'm going to do an ambitious concrete project this summer pouring a long sidewalk. My initial results are disappointing. The finish I'm getting on my concrete is rough, and too many stones are at the surface. I wonder if I have my mix...
  • Installing artificial stone veneer

    Installing artificial stone veneer
    DEAR TIM: I was at a spring home show and saw a few displays that featured beautiful stone. When I asked about what type of stone it was, the man said it was colored and textured concrete. I wasn't prepared for that answer! Are these products durable...
  • Review: Isa Genzken, an artist who never sits still

    Review: Isa Genzken, an artist who never sits still
    On the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art right now stands a phalanx of mannequins sporting plaid button-downs, tinfoil bandeaux, flower leis, ski caps and cowboy hats, designer jeans, velvet tailcoats and many less easily identifiable...
  • Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district

    Tower Burbank purchase boosts landlord's dominance in media district
    Office landlord Jeff Worthe is towering over the Burbank Media District these days. That's the busy entertainment hub along the Ventura Freeway with hundreds of media firms surrounded by Universal, Warner Bros. and Disney studios. Worthe's real estate...
  • Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower

    Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower
    Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
  • Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand

    Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand
    Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors. The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...
  • Committee backs amenities for Fairview Park

    The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee's discussions on park additions continued Wednesday, with a majority of the group giving thumbs-up approvals to adding new picnic structures, bike trails with pedestrian paths alongside them, drought-...
  • China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis

    China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis
    You need not go to China to see the famed terra-cotta warriors. Beginning this week, they’re as close as Indianapolis. On Saturday, "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army" opens at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis...
  • Incomplete sets can still have significant value

    Q: Attached are images of pieces from two tea sets. One set, a wedding gift in the early 1930s, is Asian. Another is gold plated from Italy and was a gift around the 1960s. Do either have any value other than sentimental? A: The reader adds that while...