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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • In streets of Brazil, the soul of soccer is a long way from World Cup

    In streets of Brazil, the soul of soccer is a long way from World Cup
    Yuri Peterson has the speed and elusiveness of a top striker and the vision and touch of a playmaking midfielder. But what really marks the tiny 11-year-old as a soccer player are his feet. The skin on the sides of his big toes has been rubbed away by...
  • How to replace missing roofing shingles

    How to replace missing roofing shingles
    DEAR TIM: A powerful rain and wind storm damaged the asphalt shingles on my home. My neighbors are telling me I need a new roof. I think it can be repaired. The wind blew off a few shingles here and there. The roof is only three years old, so I don't feel...
  • Review: Isa Genzken, an artist who never sits still

    Review: Isa Genzken, an artist who never sits still
    On the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art right now stands a phalanx of mannequins sporting plaid button-downs, tinfoil bandeaux, flower leis, ski caps and cowboy hats, designer jeans, velvet tailcoats and many less easily identifiable...
  • What size fence posts are best?

    What size fence posts are best?
    DEAR TIM: I've got a 5-foot 6-inch tall wood privacy fence with very little gap between the vertical wood pieces. When I built the fence I used four-by-four posts in between the wood panels. The posts were buried 2 feet down and surrounded by concrete....
  • From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena

    From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena
    Greg and Jerilyn Chun found their ideal home 20 years ago while still engaged. "I know we said we'd wait, but I think I found the one," Jerilyn recalls telling her soon-to-be husband. Her find was a 918-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960 kit...
  • 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...
  • Saving Jamestown's historic church tower

    One of English America's most iconic early colonial structures may have dodged a potentially disastrous cold-weather wrecking ball this past winter when near-record freezing temperatures caused new lime mortar joints to fail instead of splitting off large...
  • Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art

    Hawaii: Restoration of Waikiki mural is a work of art
    A towering rainbow of mosaic tiles once again glitters at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki.   The original mural, which soared 31 stories up the side of the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, was unveiled in 1968....
  • Dr. James McCauley appointed to Harford CC Board of Trustees

    Dr. James W. McCauley was sworn in July 1 at the Harford County courthouse as a new member of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees, serving as representative for county council District F. The HCC board also announced the re-election of Dr....