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  • In Highland Park, a 'newspaper sidewalk' is machinist's legacy

    In Highland Park, a 'newspaper sidewalk' is machinist's legacy
    Leon Rudek loved his newspaper job so much that he constructed a sidewalk in front of his house out of front pages. Pedestrians walking along La Prada Street in Highland Park step back in time as they pass by concrete "editions" of newspapers...
  • Christmas delivery woes stack up for online merchants

    Christmas delivery woes stack up for online merchants
    The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult. Though...
  • Design in Time: One-of-a-kind clocks premiere at Heath Ceramics

    Design in Time: One-of-a-kind clocks premiere at Heath Ceramics
    Heath Ceramics invited eight artists to create 70 one-of-a-kind clay clocks that are premiering in Heath's Los Angeles and San Francisco studios this weekend. The artists and design firms behind the Design in Time clocks are Roger Herman, Geoff...
  • Art review: Adam Silverman's 'Clay and Space' is vessel for inquiry

    Art review: Adam Silverman's 'Clay and Space' is vessel for inquiry
    Before he became a potter, setting aside a longtime hobby for full-time engagement, Adam Silverman trained and practiced as an architect. Clay vessels and buildings are significantly different, in myriad obvious ways. But Silverman sometimes collapses the...
  • Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military

    Stephen Hill's YouTube debate query put focus on gays in military
    An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
  • 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....
  • Adam Silverman's unearthly pottery

    Adam Silverman's unearthly pottery
    "I'm proudly analog," says Adam Silverman, and the Los Angeles architect-turned-fashion-designer-turned-potter isn't kidding. Where most modern travelers might fuss over laptops, tablets or smartphones during their airplane flights, Silverman obsessed...
  • Oakland bike summit: What's next for cycling advocates?

    Oakland bike summit: What's next for cycling advocates?
    What do 200 or so bicycle advocates from all corners of California do over the course of a four-day summit in Oakland? Well, they ride, of course. They ride around Lake Merritt (on its new green super-sharrow bike path), into the hills and across a...
  • Santa Monica offers L.A. a cautionary tale on quake vigilance

    Santa Monica offers L.A. a cautionary tale on quake vigilance
    Amid the wreckage from the Northridge earthquake in 1994, no city took more decisive action than Santa Monica. The City Council ordered its staff to find vulnerable wooden apartment and concrete buildings and require the owners to strengthen or demolish...
  • L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits

    L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits
    Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake. The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city staff...