| May 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution.
They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C.
Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:57 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Gurnee firefighters were at Six Flags Great America this afternoon after roof shingles caught fire on a structure attached to the park’s new wooden roller coaster, Goliath.
Those shingles, located above the station where passengers eventually will...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Repairs to the Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct are on schedule for mid- to late summer, Park Ridge officials said recently.
Wayne Zingsheim, the city's public works director, said he had not received reports of debris falling onto the roadway since...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Laura Morton is captivated.
While giving a tour of her Los Angeles garden, the landscape designer notices a meticulously crafted bird nest in a Tibouchina tree with two tiny hummingbirds inside. "Look at the pieces of blue in their nest," she whispers...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
When it comes to showing your father how much you care today, cards, ties and tools are nice gestures. But let's face it. The way to your old man's heart is really through his stomach.
So, if you haven't made lunch or dinner plans yet, give dad a day...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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....
| Jun 15, 2014
Over the last seven years, Brazil undertook a countrywide mega-construction project that sparked discontent among the population and led many of the country's widely admired architects to wrinkle their noses in disgust.
The 12 stadiums, built or...