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  • 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...
  • From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice

    From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice
    Many homeowners like to share their impressive before-and-after stories. Like how they transformed a shabby den into a spiffy new entertainment center or turned a dated kitchen into something refreshingly new. But designer Emily Kovner and her client...
  • Sap on your car? Think again

    Sap on your car? Think again
    Q: I don't have a garage and have to park my black 2007 Buick Lucerne on my driveway. Because there are many trees above, my car has sap deposits on it which are impossible to remove after the sap has hardened. Any suggestions as to what will safely...
  • Art Projects to DIY

    If you're feeling creatively blocked, try one (or all) of these suggestions and let the inspiration come to you: MUNDANE: cook/bake; do laundry; re-pot plants; check out a book, from your local library; go for a walk, sans your phone - maybe bring a...
  • Insurance company balks at covering cost of defective shingles

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: A tornado-like storm occurred a couple of years ago and damaged my roof. The roof was installed when the house was built almost 10 years ago. The roofing shingle is a three-tab, 30-year shingle that has proved to...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Brick Science. Sat., June 7, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10....
  • 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...
  • Smog-busting roof tiles could clean tons of pollution, study says

    Smog-busting roof tiles could clean tons of pollution, study says
    UC Riverside researchers say they have demonstrated an inexpensive roof coating that gobbles up smog-forming pollutants and, if widely adopted, could clean tons of air pollution from Southern California each day. In a laboratory experiment,...
  • Free magic and juggling show at Allentown Library

     
    Join area juggler extraordinaire Al Grout for a free magic and juggling show Saturday. Witness Grout's amazing feats of juggling and mind boggling magic tricks from 2 to 3 p.m. June 7 at the community room at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton...
  • 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...
  • Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday

    Heath Ceramics to host Marmol Radziner design event Thursday
    The celebrated and multifaceted L.A.-based architectural firm Marmol Radziner, known for its fusion of clean-lined, contemporary design with natural and industrial elements, will showcase its many works in architecture, landscape, furniture and jewelry at...