| Apr 4, 2014
Vehicles Affected: About 42,000 model-year 2010-2012 Mazda6 midsize sedans manufactured between Sept. 14, 2009, and May 2, 2011, and equipped with a 2.5-liter engine. The Problem: Spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking...
| 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...
| Mar 31, 2013
What kind of regular maintenance should I do to prepare my home for spring?
Jim Embe, Baltimore district manager for Home Depot, suggests these spring chores for around the home.
•Now is the time to put down lawn fertilizer and pre-emergent...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:42 AM
Normally getting a report of a naked man taking a shower with a water hose next to the girl's locker room on a school campas at 1:00 a.m. on a weekend would raise much of an eyebrow.
But Key West High School was hosting band camp last weekend.
| May 11, 2013
It was a long winter. Shorter days, cooler weather and pavement potholes may have taken their toll on you — and an even bigger toll on your car. As flowers bloom and trees grow, it's a good time to give your car a spring cleaning and thorough...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A Glendale police helicopter on Thursday hauled away several hundred feet of the water hoses used last week to fight a 75-acre blaze in Glenoaks Canyon.
The hose lines were left behind on May 3 after more than 200 firefighters battled flames that swept...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:22 PM
There have been several letters published in the News-Press regarding the issue of leaf blowers and their negative effects. I agree with the several writers that the blowers are noisy and create unnecessary dust. Unfortunately, I personally have been...
| Oct 30, 2013
The frost is settling in, a signal that it's time to stow your shovels, trowels, rakes and other gardening hand tools. Spend a few minutes maintaining them now, and they should serve you well for many more growing seasons.
"We still have some rakes...
| Nov 3, 2013
Now that autumn has arrived, I'm looking for advice on how to clean the gutters on my house. When is the best time and what tools are needed?
It's the time of year when gutters fill with falling leaves. But it is an important task, both to protect the...