| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Ending days of mixed messages, the city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
The professor, Jack Moehle,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake.
The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city staff...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
What makes an L.A. house an L.A. house?
That question -- a more slippery one than it might appear -- is the driving force behind “Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California,” an exhibition running through Friday at...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When online eyewear purveyor Warby Parker launched its website in February 2010, the goal was simple: to leverage the power of the Web to offer designer-quality eyewear at less than $100 directly to the masses.
Three years later, Warby Parker has sold...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:14 AM
35 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-763-3436, SalsaFiestaGrill.com
This fast-casual Mexican chain in Broward and Miami-Dade counties has opened its fourth location, the first one to offer breakfast.
Morning selections include...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — About halfway through the second heat of the Women's competition at the Vans US Open of Surfing Tuesday, Courtney Conlogue said a thought crossed her mind as she waited out the surf at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
About halfway through the second heat of the Women's competition at the Vans US Open of Surfing on Tuesday, Courtney Conlogue said a thought crossed her mind as she waited out the surf at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
"I had caught a...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Columbia could have its first dog park as early as September if the Columbia Association Board of Directors approves $55,000 additional funds for the project, CA's Director of Community Building and Sustainability Jane Dembner said.
Dembner and Dennis...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis.
By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 toppled buildings, upended roads and even liquefied the ground under some communities, causing them to sink. The historic city saw the soaring brick spire of the...