| Jun 19, 2013
| 10:49 AM
A sign partway up the front steps of the Baltimore Museum of Art directs people away from that stately spot to a much less grand visitors' entrance on the far east side of the building. Things are about to get a lot more welcoming. The BMA's $28 million...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 1:39 PM
A Laguna Beach City Council subcommittee appointed to craft an ordinance dealing with view loss has been meeting since February and was still hearing passionate arguments at a meeting Tuesday.
The subcommittee has the job of creating the ordinance...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For decades it was a missing relic of the "Star Wars" era: an Arthurian tale about a knight returning from the crusades who is transported to a mystical realm where he must rescue a princess.
Called "Black Angel," the 25-minute movie was written,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:14 PM
The restoration has begun of the J.C. Davis, No. 600, an 1875 Baltimore & Ohio steam engine that was a casualty of a roof collapse at the B&O Railroad Museum's roof during the 2003 Presidents Day snowstorm.
The work, which is being conducted at the...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
Plaster chips and crumbles to the touch. Mortar sealing together thousands of bricks and stones is deteriorating into sand. A mildewy odor fills...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall.
For about two years the...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington have seen the iconic Washington Monument don a blanket of scaffolding while it undergoes repairs from an earthquake. Soon they will see a similar look at the opposite end of the National Mall.
For about two...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:44 PM
The 1993 Laguna Beach fire disintegrated Ken Frank's silverware and bowling ball and his sons lost their baseball card collections, trophies and gloves.
"[I lost] everything personal, but financially it turned out to be a windfall for me," said Frank,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to help educate Baltimore families about the risks to young children of lead poisoning, which despite progress made in reducing exposure over the years still affects nearly 3,000 youngsters...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...