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  • Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand

    Wood floors grow in popularity as options expand
    Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors. The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...
  • 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...
  • It's a big task for Lucy Jones: preparing us for the Big One

    It's a big task for Lucy Jones: preparing us for the Big One
    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...
  • Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson

    Lacrosse a big hit for Doyle family of Towson
    In a city steeped in the lore of the game, the Doyles are greenhorns, a first-generation lacrosse family. But the Towson brood is catching up fast. Four Doyle siblings have earned college lacrosse scholarships, and two — Jack and Conor —...
  • Burbank homeowners' wood roofs must be replaced

    Burbank homeowners who have yet to comply with a decades-old ordinance that would require them to remove and replace their wood roofs have just a few months left to do so. Residents with exposed wood shakes or shingles on the roofs of their homes have...
  • Property of the Week: Flanders Woods in Coventry

    Property of the Week: Flanders Woods in Coventry
    Mark Lavitt, who has a degree in landscape architecture, is a Coventry-based designer, builder and developer. He envisioned Flanders Woods to be a community of “green” homes in harmony with the landscape. Passive solar designs combine with the...
  • Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower

    Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower
    Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
  • Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat

    Best Defense Against Advancing Sea? Retreat
    When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
  • Flooring trends offer more than hardwood

    Flooring trends offer more than hardwood
    The single biggest visual element in a home is the floor. It sets the mood of a room and ties a space together. According to trend scouts, this year's line-up of new floor introductions could not be more warm and inviting. Here is a glimpse of what's...