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  • What size fence posts are best?

    What size fence posts are best?
    DEAR TIM: I've got a 5-foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used four-by-four posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete....
  • Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings

    Santa Monica will have earthquake engineers identify older buildings
    Santa Monica on Tuesday took a significant step in boosting seismic safety by agreeing to hire a top earthquake engineering firm to help the city identify older buildings potentially at risk of collapse in a major temblor.   The City Council...
  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake

    L.A. to list structures that could be at risk in quake
    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor. L.A.'s survey would focus on...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Brick Science. June 7, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Registration...
  • How to repair stucco and concrete block

    How to repair stucco and concrete block
    DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a concrete block foundation. I think the outside of the block has decorative stucco on it because the exterior of the block is not smooth. Some of the exterior is crumbling, and I wonder if my foundation is going to fail....
  • Towson Library celebrates 40 years at current site on May 17

    Today the Towson Library is an impressive three-story brick and concrete bastion of literacy with a tower-like rotunda, a faux dragon in a faux fish pond, and enough space to accommodate the administrative offices of the Baltimore County Public Library...
  • Mosaic for 210 Freeway sound walls will be La Cañada's largest art installation

    Mosaic for 210 Freeway sound walls will be La Cañada's largest art installation
    As construction crews work to erect sound walls along La Cañada segments of the 210 Foothill Freeway, one locally known artist is in the process of creating an art piece that will grace a portion of the finished project. Miriam Balcazar, a ceramics...
  • Baby's body found in bag of concrete in Fresno canal

    Baby's body found in bag of concrete in Fresno canal
    The body of a baby buried in a bag of cracked concrete was found this week in a Fresno canal, police said. The baby's mother, Stephanie Saylor, and her live-in boyfriend, Joseph Castro, were arrested Thursday on unrelated charges, but they told...
  • One year after deadly tornado struck, city tries to move on

    One year after deadly tornado struck, city tries to move on
    The big chunks of broken concrete stood out in the tall prairie grass of Glenn Orr's horse farm. This was it, Orr said, driving up to the pile of concrete on a golf cart. This was the base that once held a 12,000-gallon water tank. A year ago, a...
  • How to mix concrete like a pro

    How to mix concrete like a pro
    DEAR TIM: I'm going to do an ambitious concrete project this summer pouring a long sidewalk. My initial results are disappointing. The finish I'm getting on my concrete is rough, and too many stones are at the surface. I wonder if I have my mix...