| 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 27, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Santa Monica on Tuesday took a significant step in boosting seismic safety by agreeing to hire a top earthquake engineering firm to help the city identify older buildings potentially at risk of collapse in a major temblor.
The City Council...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday took the most aggressive action on earthquake safety in nearly three decades, instructing building officials to find apartment buildings vulnerable to collapse in a major temblor.
L.A.'s survey would focus on...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When it's hot outdoors, it's hotter in your attic. A hot attic is bad for several reasons. High temperatures inside your attic shorten the life span of shingles. Excessive heat deteriorates items you store in the attic and can cause moisture problems in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:14 AM
10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7800.
•All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes.
•Brick Science. June 7, 2 p.m. Experience science with LEGO bricks. Ages 6-10. Registration...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Keith Kratz grew up in White Hall in northern Baltimore County with happy memories of visits to the general store just across the two-lane street from his home.
"It was a mom-and-pop convenience store back then," he said. "There was even a gas pump...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For many Floridians, living in the tropics just isn’t enough. Many homeowners love to bring the outside in and infuse their homes with a taste of the tropics.
“The people who live down here love to put in tropical touches,” says Janet...