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  • Q&A with Remodelista

    Q&A with Remodelista
    Best way to deal with a house with limited storage space: "I live in a house with limited storage space, which means I am constantly pruning my possessions. The upside is that I am forced to evaluate every purchase carefully; "Do I really need this...
  • At the Gallery of Amazing Things, Rimpley's believe it or not

    At the Gallery of Amazing Things, Rimpley's believe it or not
    Inside the Dania Beach warehouse called Gallery of Amazing Things, the art on display does much to reflect the name of its home: 10-foot-tall chandeliers studded with porcelain butterflies, limestone fossils, World War II-era naval binoculars and even the...
  • Santa Monica to ID vulnerable buildings, order earthquake retrofits

    Santa Monica to ID vulnerable buildings, order earthquake retrofits
    Santa Monica will become the first city in California to inspect concrete, steel and wood-frame buildings and require seismic retrofitting for those deemed vulnerable during a major earthquake. The city will spend more than $100,000 over the next year...
  • They'll be pouring it on at New Wilshire Grand site

    They'll be pouring it on at New Wilshire Grand site
    The latest addition to the Los Angeles skyline — the New Wilshire Grand, the tallest structure to be built west of the Mississippi — takes a major step forward Saturday when more than 2,000 truckloads of concrete are driven through downtown...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Santa Monica's earthquake building safety survey

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Santa Monica's earthquake building safety survey
    Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Rong-Gong Lin II and Doug Smith for a discussion at 12:30 p.m. Friday on the latest news in Southern California's effort to prevent damage and the loss of life should there be a major earthquake. Santa Monica...
  • Festivities planned for New Wilshire Grand's 20-hour concrete pour

    Festivities planned for New Wilshire Grand's 20-hour concrete pour
    What is being billed as the world’s largest continuous concrete pour will kick off Saturday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles with a parade featuring concrete trucks, members of the USC marching band, mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials....
  • Nancy Holt dies at 75; her art interacts with the land and sky

    Artist Nancy Holt's best-known work, "Sun Tunnels," is outdoors, huge and open to the public — but only a relatively small number of people have seen it in person. It sits on 40 acres of land she bought in a desolate part of the Great Basin Desert...
  • New Wilshire Grand concrete foundation in place after record pouring

    New Wilshire Grand concrete foundation in place after record pouring
    The concrete has been poured. That was the word from an enormous hole in the ground in downtown Los Angeles, where crews were cleaning up after a marathon, overnight session building a record-breaking foundation for a future high-rise building. Dubbed...
  • Legoland theme park and hotel built for kids

    Legoland theme park and hotel built for kids
    It's mid-afternoon on a hot summer day. After a full morning at a theme park, energy is running low. While the adults are ready to leave the fun behind for a few hours rest, there are many in the party who don't want to leave. Legoland has come up...
  • Exhibit of contemporary Japanese ceramics opens at the Walters

    Exhibit of contemporary Japanese ceramics opens at the Walters
    A new exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum is an homage to unsteady hands and uncertain tempers, to chips and nicks, to the inconsistent and unfinished. In "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics," many of the 60 vases on...
  • Tenants could pay part of earthquake retrofitting under proposal

    Tenants could pay part of earthquake retrofitting under proposal
    A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs of earthquake strengthening to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore giving these apartment owners...