| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
An in-ground sprinkler system dispenses the exact amount of water your lawn or garden needs, when and where it needs it. The sprinklers are connected by hoses, and a controller directs valves to open and close much like a faucet turning on and off. A...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
You may have heard that you should drain and flush your water heater periodically, but you might be wondering why you need to do that, and more importantly — how?
As to the why, the answer is sediment, which is small bits of dirt, rock, and...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Prosecutors say a 15-year-old boy was handcuffed to a table saw and beaten for a week by his father and godfather after he stole money from one of the men.
At one point during the ordeal in the basement of an Albany Park business, the boy was forced to...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:02 PM
I found a shiny green bug in my yard, and I'm afraid it is the emerald ash borer that is killing ash trees in Maryland. What should I do about my ash tree?
The emerald ash borer beetle is rarely seen. It's about 1/2-inch long with a tapering silhouette....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Tough new statewide regulations restricting outdoor water use took effect Tuesday, the same day millions of gallons of water gushed from a ruptured water main near the UCLA campus.
Under the emergency conservation restrictions, which were approved July...
| Aug 8, 2014
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I do not use detergents containing bleach, yet my towels are coming out permanently speckled, as if bleach somehow got in the water. A friend told me this is because so many toothpastes now use bleach whitener, and someone in...
| Aug 2, 2014
Motor for pool filter and lawn mower parts: Dennis of Bethlehem is looking for an electric motor for a Waterway pool filter. He's also still looking for parts for a Snapper Lawn Mower, especially the removable dock plate.
Diet recipe: Bob of...
| Jul 7, 2014
Vehicles Affected: About 860 Lotus sports cars, including model-year 2008-11 Lotus Elises and Exiges manufactured between November 2007 and July 2011, and 2011 Evoras manufactured between September 2010 and September 2011 The Problem: The oil cooler...
| Apr 28, 2014
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,589 model-year 2013-14 versions of the XF sedan. Only cars manufactured May through October 2013 and equipped with 2.0-liter engines are affected. The Problem: The charge air cooler's hose clamp could loosen and fall out...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Lifeguards, Cullin Brown will have you know, do not laze around beaches, lakes and pools.
"There's a stereotype that we sit in the sun and tan," said Brown, a 19-year-old lifeguard at Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland.
State park lifeguards...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:32 AM
BOULEVARD, Calif. -- It's what everyone always says, Jim DiMaggio's neighbors agreed: He seemed like a nice guy.
James Lee DiMaggio moved into the two-road neighborhood in Boulevard -- a dusty, quiet stretch of San Diego County about five miles north of...