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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,...
  • 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...
  • Spillway improvements spring forth on Schantz Road

    Q: Why has there never been a guide rail erected at the hard curve on Schantz Road at the Schantz Spring reservoir to protect the spillway from wayward vehicles? PennDOT rumble-stripped the center line last year, but no guide rail. Also, repeated runoff...
  • Hijacked phone number disrupts life in Nazareth

    Hattie Doto was receiving calls by the dozen, many of them vile. People were angry because they had received repeated phone calls from her number. Some of those were robocalls making shady sales pitches for a roofing contractor. Others seemed to be...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,&...
  • Apps that come in handy for homebuyers, sellers

    Apps that come in handy for homebuyers, sellers
    As perhaps the most technologically challenged person you'll ever know, I nonetheless am an enthusiastic follower of the apps and other innovations that make buying, selling and living in our homes a little easier. A sampling of the new and novel,...
  • 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...
  • Committee backs amenities for Fairview Park

    The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee's discussions on park additions continued Wednesday, with a majority of the group giving thumbs-up approvals to adding new picnic structures, bike trails with pedestrian paths alongside them, drought-...
  • 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...