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  • 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...
  • Gloucester company expanding in Hampton

    Our Daily Press colleague who covers Hampton, Robert Brauchle, filed this report on Monday: A Gloucester-based concrete company is building a plant in Hampton's Copeland Industrial Park. Rappahannock Concrete Group’s new facility will include 10...
  • L.A. earthquake safety plan for vulnerable buildings advances

    L.A. earthquake safety plan for vulnerable buildings advances
    A Los Angeles City Council committee agreed Tuesday to push forward a proposal to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. Reporting to a City Council...
  • Design in Time: One-of-a-kind clocks premiere at Heath Ceramics

    Design in Time: One-of-a-kind clocks premiere at Heath Ceramics
    Heath Ceramics invited eight artists to create 70 one-of-a-kind clay clocks that are premiering in Heath's Los Angeles and San Francisco studios this weekend. The artists and design firms behind the Design in Time clocks are Roger Herman, Geoff...