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  • Santa Monica offers L.A. a cautionary tale on quake vigilance

    Amid the wreckage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, no city took more decisive action than Santa Monica. The City Council ordered its staff to find vulnerable wooden apartment and concrete buildings and require the owners to strengthen or demolish...
  • How to install radiant electric floor heating

    DEAR TIM: I'm remodeling a small room that has no heat. Radiant heating is really appealing to me because it's so comfortable. I've seen mats that go under ceramic tile or laminate flooring. Are these electric radiant heating mats reliable? Are they...
  • Install a marble floor

    Install a marble floor
    It's no surprise that marble floors are featured in high-end homes and have been the gold standard in fine restaurants, retail centers and commercial buildings. Their enduring quality can't be matched, and their elegance makes a statement whether in a...
  • Concrete cottontails invade park

    Concrete cottontails invade park
    Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes. It's an...
  • How to repair a cracked retaining wall

    DEAR TIM: Thirteen years ago, a long poured-concrete retaining wall was installed when our home was built. We didn't hire the builder, and we have come to discover he built the home and wall using poor construction methods. Believe it or not, there are no...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today
    The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens
    The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
  • Tackling your personal frozen winter wasteland

    Tackling your personal frozen winter wasteland
    Digging through drifts to make paths for people and cars is tough enough. But the really hard part is dealing with the ice underneath. If it's not too cold and windy, you could wait for the sun to remove it. But when the weather doesn't cooperate, there...
  • 5 Freeway tunnel reopens, evidence of inferno is erased

    5 Freeway tunnel reopens, evidence of inferno is erased
    Tony Brake had seen tunnel fires before, and given the tower of black smoke and what he could see of the flames, he feared this one was going to be bad. On a Saturday morning in July, a tanker truck carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline flipped over, and...
  • Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened

    Piece of history to be saved when Orlando's round building flattened
    Downtown Orlando's iconic round building will soon be torn down — most of it, anyway. The old American Federal Building, which is owned by the city, will be demolished to make way for the plaza of the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing...
  • 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...