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  • Once-tired PacMutual Plaza is prime office space again

    Once-tired PacMutual Plaza is prime office space again
    In a sign that the definition of prime office space is undergoing a dramatic shift, an old downtown Los Angeles office complex — once considered second rate — is now outperforming many of its newer, glitzier competitors. PacMutual Plaza,...
  • Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken

    Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken
    When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters...
  • Property of the Week: Northwoods of Colchester

    Property of the Week: Northwoods of Colchester
    North Woods of Colchester’s newest residents Kathy Regan-Pyne and Roy Pyne didn’t really need to move to their single-floor ranch-style home. But like so many other residents, they chose to move as a lifestyle upgrade and are delighted that...
  • Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum

    Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum
    As Judy Greiner strolled through San Francisco's Chinatown in the mid-20th century, she couldn't help noticing that the bespectacled Jewish bubbes and tattooed Asian gamblers were eyeing one another with wary respect. You wouldn't want to meet a...
  • L.A. River cleanup project sends a current of pride through volunteers

    L.A. River cleanup project sends a current of pride through volunteers
    The Los Angeles River that runs through Andrea Iniguez's Boyle Heights neighborhood looks exactly as it does in the movies, with just a trickle of water, graffiti spray-painted on the concrete walls and no wildlife. But Saturday, the 15-year-old...
  • Finding a 'pathway' to Common Core math

    Finding a 'pathway' to Common Core math
    The seventh-grade boy looked down at his blank work sheet, unsure how to begin solving the multistep algebraic equation that the teacher had written on the white board. After a moment's hesitation, he began building the equation, X + -2 = -6, with...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks rating system for buildings' seismic safety

    Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety as part of an ambitious plan to help residents understand the earthquake risks of their office buildings and apartments. Garcetti announced what would be the...
  • Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River

    Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...