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  • L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings

    L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings
    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,...
  • L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits

    L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits
    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...
  • City should sponsor state quake ballot measure, L.A. officials say

    City should sponsor state quake ballot measure, L.A. officials say
    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...
  • Review: Exploring 'The Postwar House in Southern California'

    Review:  Exploring 'The Postwar House in Southern California'
    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...
  • Warby Parker broadens its focus to include physical stores

    Warby Parker broadens its focus to include physical stores
    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...
  • Dining scene: From grilled cobia to grapefruit givre

    Dining scene: From grilled cobia to grapefruit givre
    Salsa Fiesta 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...
  • Courtney Conlogue wins heat at US Open

    Courtney Conlogue wins heat at US Open
    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....
  • Positions set for second half of Open

    Positions set for second half of Open
    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...
  • Columbia dog park could open in fall

    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...
  • Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake

    Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake
    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...
  • How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms

     How a New Zealand earthquake led to building reforms
    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...