| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR TIM: I live in a house with a concrete block foundation. I think the outside of the block has decorative stucco on it because the exterior of the block is not smooth. Some of the exterior is crumbling, and I wonder if my foundation is going to fail....
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Mayfair returns for the second year to Allentown Fairgrounds and the Agri-Plex Friday through Monday with lots of artistic fun for kids. Kids also can create their own mini-masterpieces on small canvas boards provided by The Baum School of Art from 11:...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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.”
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:19 AM
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,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Michael Marchesano gazed out the window of his third-floor office in downtown Los Angeles and didn't like what he saw. In a far corner of an excavated pit, five stories deep and the size of a city block, stood a mound of dirt as big as a small house. It...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Last fall, when Dennis and Misty Glorioso renovated the Sykesville home they bought from Misty's father, one of their immediate priorities was to add hardwood floors.
The house, which was built in the early 1980s, was chopped up into several small rooms...