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  • 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...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti calls for aggressive earthquake safety effort
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced an aggressive new plan to tackle earthquake safety, including how to better protect vulnerable buildings. Marking the 20th anniversary of the destructive Northridge earthquake, Garcetti said Los...
  • Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge

    Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge
    The order issued by city engineers was formal and clear: demolish the 76-year-old Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge by early spring, clearing the way for completion of a new bridge across the Los Angeles River. The order came after the Los Angeles City...
  • L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings

    L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings
    Ending days of mixed messages, the city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake. The professor, Jack Moehle,...
  • L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding

    L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding
    Two Los Angeles City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings...
  • Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas

    Gift pick No. 5: Humble Ceramics' cazuelas
    For an artist who calls her studio Humble Ceramics, it's fitting that Delphine Lippens reduces all of her work to circles and rectangles -- a minimalist binary of O's and I's, she says, simple and clean forms that nevertheless have a complex beauty....
  • 25 years in the making, a dream house rises in Laguna Beach

    25 years in the making, a dream house rises in Laguna Beach
    If you worked on a house for five years, you'd call it a labor of love, right? What if that process took 25 years? Is there a name for that? This is the story behind architect Paul Zajfen's epic quest in Laguna Beach. Zajfen, a design principal at the...
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire to reopen Friday
    A key Los Angeles freeway connector will reopen Friday, nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, sending flames shooting through the air and dumping 8,500 gallons of gasoline that sent a “burning river of fuel” down the L....
  • 2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today

    2, 5 freeway connector damaged by fuel tanker fire reopens today
    The underpass connecting the northbound 2 Freeway to the northbound 5 Freeway in Elysian Valley just north of downtown is scheduled to reopen by noon Friday -- nearly six months after a gas tanker crashed and caught fire, severely damaging the tunnel's...
  • Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says

    Shingles can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, study says
    As if the fiery rash and painful blisters of shingles were not punishment enough, the average patient who suffers a resurgence of the dormant chickenpox virus known as herpes zoster -- or shingles -- has a higher risk of heart attack or mild stroke two...
  • 5 Freeway tunnel reopens, evidence of inferno is erased

    5 Freeway tunnel reopens, evidence of inferno is erased
    Tony Brake had seen tunnel fires before, and given the tower of black smoke and what he could see of the flames, he feared this one was going to be bad. On a Saturday morning in July, a tanker truck carrying 8,700 gallons of gasoline flipped over, and...