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  • Coastal currents: creating waves of style

    Coastal currents: creating waves of style
    The homes of the Mid-Atlantic's waterfront communities epitomize coastal style. Whether on the beach in Ocean City or a creek on the Eastern Shore, the look is casual and calming, creating a style that makes its owners feel like every day is a vacation....
  • L.A. design firm Wrk-shp brings lightness to concrete

    L.A. design firm Wrk-shp brings lightness to concrete
    “Warm” and “delicate” are not adjectives commonly associated with concrete, but new lighting and tables from the Los Angeles design studio Wrk-shp ask you to reconsider. Ryan Upton and Airi Isoda, the designers behind Wrk-shp,...
  • Roof flashing done right

    Roof flashing done right
    Asphalt, wood shakes, slate and other overlapped roofings are fine until they meet an obstruction. Up against a dormer, a vent pipe, a chimney, they need flashing — a patchwork of metal sheets, and sometimes rubber, that bridges the gaps and keeps...
  • Lifeguard HQ project sees first concrete pouring

    Lifeguard HQ project sees first concrete pouring
    The city's new lifeguard headquarters took another step toward completion Thursday. Workers poured 220 cubic yards of concrete — the largest volume at one time for the project — for the one-story structure's foundation, said project...
  • Attention, e-shoppers: E-commerce is growing in sales and influences

    Attention, e-shoppers: E-commerce is growing in sales and influences
    Futuristic fabrics and high-tech garments are just one way technology is affecting the fashion landscape. Another, e-commerce, was the topic of discussion at Fashion Digital Los Angeles, a recent day-long conference in Hollywood. Some 450 registrants...
  • Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup

    Businesses, residents near train derailment face heavy cleanup
    As Rosedale residents and business owners began to clean up after the fiery train derailment, federal officials said Wednesday that a chemical, sodium chlorate, had likely exploded in one of the train cars. Investigators with the National Transportation...
  • Fire can't stop this Burbank business

    Richard Raad was running on the treadmill when he heard the news, and for a split second, he thought it was a bad joke. When he realized the call was no joke, Raad raced to his car and drove down to the carpet and flooring business he's had for decades....
  • New roof for community center

    New roof for community center
    After years of using tarps and trash cans to shield the building from rain, the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge is upgrading its 60-year-old roof. The center on Chevy Chase Drive offers nearly 150 classes a week, from ceramics to yoga. They...
  • The how-to behind the Land of Nod's rainbow wall

    The how-to behind the Land of Nod's rainbow wall
    Earlier this week we posted one more sign of the American retail recovery, the expansion of the Land of Nod at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Times photographer Allen J. Schaben's shot of the brick wall at the checkout counter prompted us to ask Land of...
  • 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...
  • Regreso a clases: No pague impuesto a las ventas este fin de semana

    Regreso a clases: No pague impuesto a las ventas este fin de semana
    Esa computadora portátil — o refinada tableta — que su hijo insiste, una y otra vez, que necesita para la escuela, podría adquirirla este fin de semana sin tener que pagar el impuesto estatal a las ventas. Por primera vez equipos como...