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  • 25 years in the making, a dream house rises in Laguna Beach

    25 years in the making, a dream house rises in Laguna Beach
    If you worked on a house for five years, you'd call it a labor of love, right? What if that process took 25 years? Is there a name for that? This is the story behind architect Paul Zajfen's epic quest in Laguna Beach. Zajfen, a design principal at the...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • 2, 5 freeway connector to reopen after fuel tanker fire caused closure

    2, 5 freeway connector to reopen after fuel tanker fire caused closure
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • L.A. Walks: Cascades of the California Aqueduct

    L.A. Walks: Cascades of the California Aqueduct
    One hundred years ago, water that had traveled from Central California began cascading into the thirsty San Fernando Valley. Today, this unexpected walk is one of the few L.A. hikes that features a close-up view of the great Los Angeles Aqueduct, near...
  • American woman becomes finalist on 'Arabs Got Talent'

    American woman becomes finalist on 'Arabs Got Talent'
    Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame. But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American...
  • L.A.'s downtown dogs spark a sort of turf war

    L.A.'s downtown dogs spark a sort of turf war
    A downtown Los Angeles pooch can enjoy a made-to-order meal at a local pet boutique, tag along for happy hour or spend an afternoon socializing at the cathedral, but what happens when nature calls? Fido may have helped attract droves of new residents to...
  • Concrete cottontails invade park

    Concrete cottontails invade park
    Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes. It's an...
  • How to repair a cracked retaining wall

    DEAR TIM: Thirteen years ago, a long poured-concrete retaining wall was installed when our home was built. We didn't hire the builder, and we have come to discover he built the home and wall using poor construction methods. Believe it or not, there are no...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today
    The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens
    The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
  • Tackling your personal frozen winter wasteland

    Tackling your personal frozen winter wasteland
    Digging through drifts to make paths for people and cars is tough enough. But the really hard part is dealing with the ice underneath. If it's not too cold and windy, you could wait for the sun to remove it. But when the weather doesn't cooperate, there...