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  • 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...
  • Offices of Freemark Financial Celebrate Airy, Post-Modern Makeover

    Accounting offices aren't supposed to be this zen, are they? But the newly designed headquarters of Freemark Financial, located in the east Beverly Hills nexus where Wilshire Boulevard, San Vicente and La Cienega collide, is rendered with the kind of...
  • 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...
  • 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,&...
  • China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis

    China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis
    You need not go to China to see the famed terra-cotta warriors. Beginning this week, they’re as close as Indianapolis. On Saturday, "Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army" opens at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis...
  • Take your path a step up

    Take your path a step up
    To guarantee no shifting, cracking or sinking, you could set walkway stones in mortar on a reinforced concrete slab. But that catapults the project into contractor territory with forms, gravel, concrete, rebar and expensive pallets of cut stone. The...
  • Committee backs amenities for Fairview Park

    The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee's discussions on park additions continued Wednesday, with a majority of the group giving thumbs-up approvals to adding new picnic structures, bike trails with pedestrian paths alongside them, drought-...
  • Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop

    Scents, hues, even nests create a scene in Garden Conservancy tour stop
    Laura Morton is captivated. While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers...
  • Chili Pepper Chad Smith Picks Up Venice Pied-a-Terre

    BUYER: Chad Smith LOCATION: Venice, CA PRICE: $2,755,000 SIZE: 2,800 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Several of the Red Hot Chili Peppers have been in the mood to change up their residential property portfolios lately. Last...
  • U.S. Open of Surfing finale approaches

    The athletes who will claim prestigious championship trophies at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing will be revealed this weekend as the competition in surfing, skateboarding and BMX comes to an end at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. The field of...
  • Producer Graham King Nabs Pacific Palisades Villa

    BUYER: Graham King LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, CA PRICE: $5,475,000 SIZE: 5,505 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Looks like Tom Cruise and Rita Wilson have a new neighbor and both Yolanda Yakketyyak and Lucy Spillerguts told...