| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:33 AM
With the scorching heat, derecho storms and power outages, keeping your home cool this summer is looking like a brutal challenge.
Hundreds of thousands of homes in the Baltimore-Washington region lost power from the ferocious storm in late June. That was...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:49 AM
Larry Dean, owner of Bel Air Liquors, and builder Todd Hoffman, owner of Innovative Building Solutions, were recognized at a joint U.S. Green Building Council Harford County Green Business Network event recently at the site of the new store along Main...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:06 PM
Elaine Popkin took off her shoes and poured herself a cup of hot coffee -- milky brown from all the cream -- after claiming a cot at Glendale’s winter shelter earlier this week.
“Let’s put it this way -- it’s home. For me, this...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 10:05 AM
The architect Cheryl Mohr craves natural light so much that even when the sun is bouncing off the nearby South River and streaming through the 22-foot-tall wall of windows that surrounds her living room, Mohr can't bring herself to lower the blinds....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:58 PM
There are a few ramshackle stretches of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach cluttered with tired buildings and bad imagination.
You become immune, driving by in a daze because there's nothing much to look at.
But then you notice the curve. It's an organic,...
| Feb 24, 2013
Pink and the Hives front this week's live-music lineup, performing Monday at the BB&T Center. Although the unfortunate combination of these acts conjures thoughts of shingles and other skin ailments, the Hives' noisy rock is a fitting opener for the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:34 AM
I liked the planets.
It was hard not to like a lot of things during the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade. On a winter day as warm as the Fourth of July, the town was in full bloom Saturday.
Funny how parades do that.
It's as if we have the license...
| May 6, 2011
You many have noticed the signs at local drugstores, offering the shingles vaccine to anyone over the age of 50. The trend comes as result of a recent move by the Food and Drug Administration to expand the age eligibility for the shingles vaccine,...
| Nov 30, 2011
Storybook cottages Silver Lake: Fans of storybook architecture will find a charming example on the 2900 block of Griffith Park Boulevard, where Ben Sherwood designed courtyard homes called the Snow White Cottages or the Seven Dwarf Cottages by locals....
| Nov 28, 2011
La Cienega shopping: A guide to L.A.'s hottest design district, which includes newcomers such as Harbinger, expansions by Hollywood at Home and Downtown, decorator favorites such as Kristen Buckingham and old favorites such as Lee Stanton....
| Dec 3, 2011
Lisa Ling house: With guidance from Marco DiMaccio of Punchouse Ecodesign Group, Lisa Ling and Paul Song have built a Santa Monica house that not only expresses their love of modern architecture but also serves as a concrete, wood and glass prism of their...