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  • Art review: Adam Silverman's 'Clay and Space' is vessel for inquiry

    Art review: Adam Silverman's 'Clay and Space' is vessel for inquiry
    Before he became a potter, setting aside a longtime hobby for full-time engagement, Adam Silverman trained and practiced as an architect. Clay vessels and buildings are significantly different, in myriad obvious ways. But Silverman sometimes collapses the...
  • Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
  • 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...
  • Extra-alarm fire destroys Northwest Side warehouse

    Extra-alarm fire destroys Northwest Side warehouse
    Chicago firefighters battled an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a concrete warehouse in the Hanson Park neighborhood this morning. The fire started inside the Advanced On-site Concrete Inc. warehouse, 1945 N. Latrobe Ave., just after 9 a.m. and was...
  • 25 years in the making, a dream house rises in Laguna Beach

    25 years in the making, a dream house rises in Laguna Beach
    If you worked on a house for five years, you'd call it a labor of love, right? What if that process took 25 years? Is there a name for that? This is the story behind architect Paul Zajfen's epic quest in Laguna Beach. Zajfen, a design principal at the...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • 2, 5 freeway connector to reopen after fuel tanker fire caused closure

    2, 5 freeway connector to reopen after fuel tanker fire caused closure
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • 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...