| Feb 14, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Join Los Angeles Times staff writers Rong-Gong Lin II and Doug Smith for a discussion at 12:30 p.m. Friday on the latest news in Southern California's effort to prevent damage and the loss of life should there be a major earthquake.
| Feb 14, 2014
Inside the Dania Beach warehouse called Gallery of Amazing Things, the art on display does much to reflect the name of its home: 10-foot-tall chandeliers studded with porcelain butterflies, limestone fossils, World War II-era naval binoculars and even the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Santa Monica will become the first city in California to inspect concrete, steel and wood-frame buildings and require seismic retrofitting for those deemed vulnerable during a major earthquake.
The city will spend more than $100,000 over the next year...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:45 AM
We still can't see a whole lot of what's going up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. That construction wall is maddening to anxious Potterheads, who must wait until summer for unveiling and exploration.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:21 AM
When visitors come to the home of Arben Brahaj, M.D., in the Bridge Hampton Crossing community in Farmington, the compliments flow as easily as the home's layout and design.
Everyone says good things, Brahaj says. What they like about the house is how...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reclaimed wood siding provides a visual contrast to the sleek modern finishes at this open-plan house in Venice. The living room, kitchen and dining room open to a side yard with a swimming pool, a spa and a fire pit.
Location: 635 Milwood Ave.,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The typical Lego minifigure stands just 4cm tall, though of course, the popular construction toys hold a much bigger place than that in children's imaginations. "The Lego Movie" understands how fans interact with the brand and answers with a mile-a-minute...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:31 PM
A Lantana man is accused of pocketing $74,000 in payments meant for his employer, a Deerfield Beach roofing company.
Robert Anthony Palmiere, 50, was arrested Wednesday on a grand theft charge.
According to a Broward Sheriff's Office report, the...
| Feb 9, 2014
Now that work on the new entryway at Royal Palm Boulevard is finally underway, Coral Springs city officials and staff have turned their attention to the project that is next in line: the Atlantic Boulevard entrance.
Officials recently got an update on...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
"Why just women?" Pat Kirkham asks in the foreword to the new book "California's Designing Women 1896-1986."
"The point is that we should not have to separate women designers out for special attention in the first place, were there not such a long...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:26 PM
How do you make a light, low-density material without compromising its strength? It’s a conundrum that has plagued engineers and builders looking for tough, durable materials that don’t weigh them down.
Now, using a high-tech 3D printer,...