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  • Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views

    Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views
    For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance. The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...
  • Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs

    Village officials: Leaning tower needs repairs
    West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.     It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
  • Baby's body found in bag of concrete in Fresno canal

    Baby's body found in bag of concrete in Fresno canal
    The body of a baby buried in a bag of cracked concrete was found this week in a Fresno canal, police said. The baby's mother, Stephanie Saylor, and her live-in boyfriend, Joseph Castro, were arrested Thursday on unrelated charges, but they told...
  • One year after deadly tornado struck, city tries to move on

    One year after deadly tornado struck, city tries to move on
    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...
  • How to mix concrete like a pro

    How to mix concrete like a pro
    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...
  • Offices of Freemark Financial Celebrate Airy, Post-Modern Makeover

    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...
  • Hail storm brings deluge of roof repairers

     Hail storm brings deluge of roof repairers
    Roofing contractors have descended on Lake Zurich in what officials are warning is a "feeding frenzy" about possible damage from last month's hail storm. Rob Pollack estimates about 50 contractors have knocked on his door. "It is disgusting," said...
  • Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners

    Liability for quake losses a big concern for L.A. property owners
    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...
  • Sturdy defensibles

    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,&...
  • China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis

    China's terra-cotta warriors are as close as Indianapolis
    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...
  • Take your path a step up

    Take your path a step up
    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...