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  • Wildfire protection should be a homeowner priority

    Summer might mean warm sunshine and balmy breezes, but this time of year also brings with it the threat of devastating, fast-moving wildfires — a threat that only worsens as the season moves along. Wildfires can strike anywhere, with very little...
  • Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks

    Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks
    The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project. The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including...
  • PennDOT detours concrete barriers for Basin Street

    PennDOT detours concrete barriers for Basin Street
    Q: There was news last year about a series of safety improvements planned for Basin Street between Union and Auburn streets in Allentown. Is that still going forward, and if so, what is the time frame for that much needed work? — Samuel C....
  • Visually dyslexic artist Kimberly Watters opens Mount Dora Center for the Arts exhibit

    MOUNT DORA — When artist Kimberly Watters reads, she doesn't see the words the way most people do. She is visually dyslexic, meaning words in the text might blur or jitter. Surprisingly, she was delighted to receive the diagnosis. "I said,...
  • Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway

    Getting Around: Old shingles get new life on O'Hare runway
    While a runway at O'Hare International Airport that opened last year is sometimes called the "cemetery airstrip'' because part of it sits on a former graveyard, the next runway set to debut in late 2015 could earn the nickname "Shingles,'' and not because...
  • Paint aluminum siding

    When the surface becomes dull and faded, aluminum house siding is showing its age. While it was originally intended to be maintenance-free, age and the elements often make painting it a much better and less costly alternative than replacing it with new...
  • 5 home design tricks to add that tropical touch

    5 home design tricks to add that tropical touch
    For many Floridians, living in the tropics just isn’t enough. Many homeowners love to bring the outside in and infuse their homes with a taste of the tropics. “The people who live down here love to put in tropical touches,” says Janet...
  • Take dad to Paradise

    When it comes to showing your father how much you care today, cards, ties and tools are nice gestures. But let's face it. The way to your old man's heart is really through his stomach. So, if you haven't made lunch or dinner plans yet, give dad a day...
  • Jerry Rothman, sculptor who pushed artistic limits, dies at 80

    Jerry Rothman, sculptor who pushed artistic limits, dies at 80
    Sculptor Jerry Rothman, a member of a rebellious group of Los Angeles artists in the 1950s who took ceramics far beyond functional pieces, died June 5 in a hospital near his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He was 80. Rothman had been battling...
  • Unpaved roads create rough rides, many questions

    Q: I would like to know why PennDOT milled and failed to repave Cedar Crest Boulevard at the Tilghman Street intersection and beneath the I-78 bridge last fall. The section under the bridge is decaying rapidly due to winter damage, requiring PennDOT to...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...