| May 17, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:22 PM
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,&...
| May 8, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 1:03 PM
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-...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK -- “The Lego Movie” this winter reawakened many people to the colorful plastic bricks they hadn’t thought about since childhood. But a raft of people inside and outside the Danish company have been clued in to its pleasures...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors.
The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...