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  • Gloucester company expanding in Hampton

    Our Daily Press colleague who covers Hampton, Robert Brauchle, filed this report on Monday: A Gloucester-based concrete company is building a plant in Hampton's Copeland Industrial Park. Rappahannock Concrete Group’s new facility will include 10...
  • L.A. earthquake safety plan for vulnerable buildings advances

    L.A. earthquake safety plan for vulnerable buildings advances
    A Los Angeles City Council committee agreed Tuesday to push forward a proposal to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. Reporting to a City Council...
  • Design in Time: One-of-a-kind clocks premiere at Heath Ceramics

    Design in Time: One-of-a-kind clocks premiere at Heath Ceramics
    Heath Ceramics invited eight artists to create 70 one-of-a-kind clay clocks that are premiering in Heath's Los Angeles and San Francisco studios this weekend. The artists and design firms behind the Design in Time clocks are Roger Herman, Geoff...
  • Orange settles suits with payment to Hodges Brothers Roofing

    Orange settles suits with payment to Hodges Brothers Roofing
    The Orange County School Board has agreed to pay more than $375,000 to settle two lawsuits with a former roofing contractor. The settlement with Curtis Hodges, president of Hodges Brothers Roofing in Orlando, will initially cost the district $425,000,...
  • How to reinforce concrete block

    DEAR TIM: I'm building a new home, and two concrete block piers toppled over when a ladder was leaned against one. The one pier crashed into the second one. Why did this happen and what could have prevented it? I thought concrete block was the smart...
  • 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...
  • Incomplete sets can still have significant value

    Q: Attached are images of pieces from two tea sets. One set, a wedding gift in the early 1930s, is Asian. Another is gold plated from Italy and was a gift around the 1960s. Do either have any value other than sentimental? A: The reader adds that while...
  • Repairs to begin to Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge

    Repairs to begin to Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge
    Metra and the Union Pacific Railroad will begin patchwork repairs in about two months to the Touhy Avenue viaduct in Park Ridge, railroad and Park Ridge officials confirmed recently. Representatives from the Union Pacific Railroad and Metra met with...
  • Move over Flappy Bird: The latest gaming craze is 2048

    Move over Flappy Bird: The latest gaming craze is 2048
    The (Flappy) Bird is no longer the word -- the latest craze is all about a puzzle game called 2048. The game, which can be played through the Web, requires that users pair tiles containing similar numbers together to create tiles with larger figures....
  • Orange Crush

    Orange Crush
    Jim Trefz and Ron Fanelle have brought the orange groves and avocado trees and brilliant sunshine of California to their new home in Madison and given it all a mid-century modern flair. When the longtime California residents bought the 1,600-square-foot...
  • Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix

    Park Ridge demands railroad bridge fix
    Engineers from Union Pacific were in Park Ridge this week inspecting for the second time a railroad viaduct called a "public safety hazard" by city officials after a chunk of concrete fell from the viaduct and reportedly cracked a resident's windshield...