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  • New LAX runway cracking, city sues airport contractors

    Four major contractors that built the $250-million south runway at Los Angeles International Airport are the target of a new city lawsuit that alleges that widespread construction flaws are causing the runway to wear out prematurely. The city of Los...
  • L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy

     L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a tangle of unforeseen political and legal challenges as he grapples with what action the city should take to identify and reinforce hundreds of old concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse in a major...
  • How safe are L.A.'s concrete buildings?

     How safe are L.A.'s concrete buildings?
    Concrete structures may look sturdy and durable, but the ones built without steel reinforcing bars, known as rebar, are actually brittle and run the risk of collapsing in a strong earthquake. That's a problem Los Angeles cannot continue to ignore....
  • Mayor Garcetti vows action on earthquake safety issues

    Mayor Garcetti vows action on earthquake safety issues
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he was considering a new “chief resilience officer” to oversee preparations for a major earthquake and ensure Los Angeles can minimize the disaster’s damage. Garcetti’s suggestion for a top...
  • $250-million runway at LAX falling apart, lawsuit contends

    A $250-million runway at Los Angeles International Airport, rebuilt six years ago, is riddled with construction defects, including cracks, exposed steel reinforcing bars and deteriorating concrete, according to city officials. The mounting problems,...
  • Mayor Garcetti suggests czar for earthquake preparedness

    Mayor Garcetti suggests czar for earthquake preparedness
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he was considering a new "chief resilience officer" to oversee preparations for a major earthquake and ensure Los Angeles can minimize the disaster's damage. Garcetti's suggestion for a top coordinator of earthquake...
  • Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from L.A., officials say

    Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from L.A., officials say
    A team of scientists has declined to give the city a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake, the mayor's office said. Los Angeles city officials said this week that they requested the data from the researchers, who,...
  • Quake danger: UC, L.A. officials in standoff over records

    Quake danger: UC, L.A. officials in standoff over records
    Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake. The list is considered a crucial first step in any...
  • Regreso a clases: No pague impuesto a las ventas este fin de semana

    Regreso a clases: No pague impuesto a las ventas este fin de semana
    Esa computadora portátil — o refinada tableta — que su hijo insiste, una y otra vez, que necesita para la escuela, podría adquirirla este fin de semana sin tener que pagar el impuesto estatal a las ventas. Por primera vez equipos como...
  • New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake

    New life for Gregory Ain house in Silver Lake
    Tony Unruh and Keith Sidley had much in common. Both were Jewish architects from South Africa transplanted to the same Los Angeles neighborhood. Both had married non-Jewish women from Maryland, and both had two young kids. Perhaps most important, both had...
  • From family sorrow, a garden sprouts in Quiet Waters

    Butterflies danced around the pink coneflowers, much to Kathryn Feldmann's delight. "Look at the pretty butterfly," she said, pointing as she admired blooms in the garden in Quiet Waters Park outside Annapolis. The garden, named Garrett's Light,...