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  • Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings

    Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings
    Santa Monica on Tuesday took a significant step in boosting seismic safety by agreeing to hire a top earthquake engineering firm to help the city identify older buildings potentially at risk of collapse in a major temblor.   The City Council...
  • L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake

    L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor. L.A.'s survey would focus on...
  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop

    Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop
    Laura Morton is captivated. While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers...
  • Lots of fun on tap for kids at Mayfair

     
    Mayfair returns for the second year to Allentown Fairgrounds and the Agri-Plex Friday through Monday with lots of artistic fun for kids. Kids also can create their own mini-masterpieces on small canvas boards provided by The Baum School of Art from 11:...
  • Towson Library celebrates 40 years at current site on May 17

    Today the Towson Library is an impressive three-story brick and concrete bastion of literacy with a tower-like rotunda, a faux dragon in a faux fish pond, and enough space to accommodate the administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library...
  • 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....
  • 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 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...
  • Warm reception planned for piece of Cold Springs Bridge

    Q: PennDOT's District 5 website lists the Cold Springs Bridge as a bridge-replacement project. The bridge is located on Second Street over Spring Creek in Whitehall Township. The project status is listed as 'preliminary engineering phase,' with an...