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  • Boardwalk Empire Season 4 Episode 8 recap: ‘The Old Ship of Zion’

     
    Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) came to Atlantic City seeking whatever main chance the city's rough underworld might afford him. It initially ran him afoul of the boss of the city's African-American ward, Chalky White (Michael K. Williams). Chalky, like...
  • Officials probe why airport beams toppled

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials are investigating whether a design flaw or procedural error was at play after five enormous concrete runway support beams crashed three stories to the ground on Saturday. Assistant airport...
  • L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding

    L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding
    Two Los Angeles 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...
  • Volunteers drive art center's growth

    Resident artists pooled their resources to create ClaySpace, a nonprofit ceramic arts center. They outgrew a Warrenville location and last month relocated to a larger facility across from the Lisle Public Library. "We're all volunteers," said...
  • How to build a sloping partition wall

    How to build a sloping partition wall
    DEAR TIM: I have an attic space in my home that has small vertical walls that transition to a sloped surface. There's a small, flat surface of ceiling area in between the two sloped surfaces. I need to build a partition wall in this space to create a...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an aggressive new plan to tackle earthquake safety, including how to better protect vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
  • Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge

    Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge
    The order issued by city engineers was formal and clear: demolish the 76-year-old Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge by early spring, clearing the way for completion of a new bridge across the Los Angeles River. The order came after the Los Angeles City...
  • Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas

    Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas
    For an artist who calls her studio Humble Ceramics, it's fitting that Delphine Lippens reduces all of her work to circles and rectangles -- a minimalist binary of O's and I's, she says, simple and clean forms that nevertheless have a complex beauty....
  • Why tiles fall off walls, and how to fix them

    DEAR TIM: The 8-inch by 10-inch wall tiles in my bathroom are bulging out in places. I pushed on them and they moved. Further investigation revealed many are loose and only held in place by the grout between the tiles. The tile has been up for eight...
  • Adam Silverman's unearthly pottery

    "I'm proudly analog," says Adam Silverman, and the Los Angeles architect-turned-fashion-designer-turned-potter isn't kidding. Where most modern travelers might fuss over laptops, tablets or smartphones during their airplane flights, Silverman obsessed...
  • How to repair hardwood floor cracks

    DEAR TIM: I've got cracks between the tongue and groove boards of my hardwood floor in certain places. One of the locations is in front of my refrigerator where the ice maker supply line developed a tiny leak that went undetected for a month. Other places...