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  • 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...
  • L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan

    L.A. apartment tenants would pay full quake retrofit costs under plan
    A Los Angeles City Council member wants to allow owners who seismically retrofit apartment buildings to pass on the costs to tenants. Councilman Bernard C. Parks said he wants the city to explore exempting these apartment owners from the city's rent-...
  • New life for skateboards

    New life for skateboards
    It used to be that when a skateboard had shredded its last empty pool or hopped its last handrail, it took a one-way trip to the great halfpipe in the sky. But thanks to a Long Beach-based company called Art of Board, there's now new life for some of...
  • Need it clean? Apply just a little pressure

    Need it clean? Apply just a little pressure
    In the do-it-yourself world, more is usually better — the bigger drill, the mower that cuts a wider swath — but not with pressure washers. Electric models can boost household water pressure of about 50 pounds per square inch (psi) to 2,000...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
  • How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd

     How Lego earned the wrath of the 'gender-neutral toys' crowd
    There's a war against Legos. I know what you're thinking: How could anyone have a beef with those colorful, plastic toy bricks with which you can build cities, stage your own Bible stories or reenact the Trojan War, the Civil War or Star Wars? And hasn'...
  • How to install a new laminate floor in hours

    DEAR TIM: My husband wants to create a man cave for himself, and I have my eyes on a corner of our basement for a craft room. I'm not a fan of harsh concrete floors and want to install laminate flooring. I've got very little experience with all things...
  • Film Review: 'Concrete Clouds'

    Economic and personal crises come together in "Concrete Clouds," a respectable helming debut from editor Lee Chatametikool. Produced by some of his better-known collaborators including Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Anocha Suwichakornpong, the pic is...
  • Extra cash in city coffers being put back into community

    New locker rooms and restrooms will be built at the Corona del Mar High School pool, just one of many back-burner projects benefiting from extra city funding recently made available. The $338,000 contribution to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District,...
  • Q&A with Remodelista

    Q&A with Remodelista
    Best way to deal with a house with limited storage space: "I live in a house with limited storage space, which means I am constantly pruning my possessions. The upside is that I am forced to evaluate every purchase carefully; "Do I really need this...
  • Challenger takes on two incumbents in Will County Dist. 11 GOP race

    Challenger takes on two incumbents in Will County Dist. 11 GOP race
    Two Will County Board incumbents are being challenged by a newcomer in the Republican primary in District 11. Board members Suzanne Hart and Chuck Maher are on the March 18 ballot with Mike Strick. The top two vote-getters will run in the general...