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  • UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings

    UC quake researchers give L.A. list of old concrete buildings
    The University of California has released to Los Angeles city officials a list of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during an earthquake. The release was significant because it gives city officials the first...
  • You can judge his book covers by their design

     You can judge his book covers by their design
    Interior designer Brian Gennett turns old book covers into striking mosaics for wall coverings, penny-tile surfaces and home décor objects that have been featured in Elle Decor magazine and are sold at Harbinger on La Cienega Boulevard. Let's cut...
  • UC releases list of 1,500 buildings; big step for L.A. quake safety

    UC releases list of 1,500 buildings; big step for L.A. quake safety
    The University of California’s release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city’s efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins. University of California...
  • For Los Angeles, list is a first step toward improved quake safety

    For Los Angeles, list is a first step toward improved quake safety
    The University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city's efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins. UC researchers spent several years compiling...
  • A mosaic-loving family's journey of many tiles

    A mosaic-loving family's journey of many tiles
    The transformation started simply enough, with a molded ceramic tile of a flower framed by Celtic tracery. Neither Aziz nor Louise Farnam can recall now where they found the periwinkle square, but, at their son Amiel's urging, they glued it to the...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss earthquake safety, older concrete buildings

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss earthquake safety, older concrete buildings
    Join Times staff writer Rosanna Xia for a discussion at 9 a.m. Monday about the University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles. The release of the data marks a key step in L.A.'s efforts to improve...
  • Google, Lego bring bricks to the Web with Build With Chrome

    Google, Lego bring bricks to the Web with Build With Chrome
    Building a Lego creation is now as easy as opening your Web browser. Google and the Danish toy company have teamed up to create Build With Chrome, a website users can visit using the Chrome Web browser to build Lego models. The site can be accessed...
  • In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings

    In reversal, quake researchers to turn over list of concrete buildings
    In a reversal, University of California researchers will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move, announced Friday, is significant...
  • A river -- again -- in Los Angeles

    A river -- again -- in Los Angeles
    In the late 1930s, in response to a pair of deadly floods, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the unruly Los Angeles River, which had, over millenniums, shifted its course innumerable times on...
  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti to push for greater earthquake safety

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti to push for greater earthquake safety
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an ambitious plan to tackle earthquake safety, including a new effort to strengthen vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...