| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
It used to be that when a skateboard had shredded its last empty pool or hopped its last handrail, it took a one-way trip to the great halfpipe in the sky.
But thanks to a Long Beach-based company called Art of Board, there's now new life for some of...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:11 PM
New locker rooms and restrooms will be built at the Corona del Mar High School pool, just one of many back-burner projects benefiting from extra city funding recently made available.
The $338,000 contribution to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Jim Trefz and Ron Fanelle have brought the orange groves and avocado trees and brilliant sunshine of California to their new home in Madison and given it all a mid-century modern flair.
When the longtime California residents bought the 1,600-square-foot...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: This has been the winter from Hades. I own a house in Connecticut and my parents have one in sunny Florida. The ice and snow has ravaged my front sidewalk, and the concrete patio at the Florida home could use a makeover. I attended a spring home...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Builders showcase their best design and handiwork in a model home. They try to include every option and every detail that a buyer might want. In addition to the dazzling array of amenities found at 1 Monticello Circle in Ellington, the house has another...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:04 AM
A major construction project on Interstate 95, set to begin Sunday, will impact traffic in Baltimore for the next two years — shifting and narrowing lanes and forcing ramp closures and detours.
The $66 million project to remove and replace the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials.
When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
My thinking on earthquakes goes something like this:
If Lucy Jones won't do something, I won't either.
She once refused to consider buying a house that was in a fault-study zone. And here's another no-no from Earthquake Lucy.
"I would not live in an...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Glendale Community College officials unveiled a donor wall Monday afternoon that has already raked in $21,000 for the college’s Garfield campus that hosts continuing education and certificate programs.
The wall, located in the courtyard of the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:06 AM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...