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  • Sturdy defensibles

    A reader has suggested that I take time out from exposing the purblind ignorance of that ass Simon Heffer and his ilk to identify some rules and distinctions of usage that are worth observing.  H.W. Fowler had an entry, “sturdy indefensibles,&...
  • 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...
  • Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners

    Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners
    It was three days before Christmas when a magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked the Central Coast in 2003. Cracking like a bullwhip from the mountains, the shaking felt like an explosion in Paso Robles' historic downtown. Two women working at a clothing store...
  • Tribeca 2014: In 'Beyond the Brick,' Lego as cultural juggernaut

    Tribeca 2014: In 'Beyond the Brick,' Lego as cultural juggernaut
    NEW YORK -- “The Lego Movie” this winter reawakened many people to the colorful plastic bricks they hadn’t thought about since childhood. But a raft of people inside and outside the Danish company have been clued in to its pleasures...
  • 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...
  • City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair

    City, schools have differing views of tennis court repair
    Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees are sticking with their goal of getting a bid for a more extensive tennis court repair project after hearing the city's proposal for a less-expensive solution. Trustees met with City Council members and...
  • 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...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks rating system for buildings' seismic safety

    Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety as part of an ambitious plan to help residents understand the earthquake risks of their office buildings and apartments. Garcetti announced what would be the...
  • Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River

    Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad...