| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:02 AM
The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat.
She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either.
But that's OK, because...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:47 PM
Tony Brake had seen tunnel fires before, and given the tower of black smoke and what he could see of the flames, he feared this one was going to be bad.
On a Saturday morning in July, a tanker truck carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline flipped over, and...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:49 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake.
The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:18 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Q: The Hamilton Boulevard bridge over the Turnpike near Minesite Road needs some tender loving care. Previous cracks in the concrete have now turned into holes, and cracks are developing in other sections. It may be time to lock the door before the horses...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The Orange County School Board has agreed to pay more than $375,000 to settle two lawsuits with a former roofing contractor.
The settlement with Curtis Hodges, president of Hodges Brothers Roofing in Orlando, will initially cost the district $425,000,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I'm building a new home, and two concrete block piers toppled over when a ladder was leaned against one. The one pier crashed into the second one. Why did this happen and what could have prevented it? I thought concrete block was the smart...