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  • 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...
  • L.A. Walks: Cascades of the California Aqueduct

    L.A. Walks: Cascades of the California Aqueduct
    One hundred years ago, water that had traveled from Central California began cascading into the thirsty San Fernando Valley. Today, this unexpected walk is one of the few L.A. hikes that features a close-up view of the great Los Angeles Aqueduct, near...
  • L.A. earthquake safety plan for vulnerable buildings advances

    L.A. earthquake safety plan for vulnerable buildings advances
    A Los Angeles City Council committee agreed Tuesday to push forward a proposal to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake. Reporting to a City Council...
  • Supreme Court refuses challenge by online retailers to N.Y. tax law

     Supreme Court refuses challenge by online retailers to N.Y. tax law
    WASHINGTON — Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers suffered a legal setback on Cyber Monday as the Supreme Court turned away their challenge to a New York law that requires Internet companies to collect sales taxes. Delivered on one of the...
  • L.A.'s downtown dogs spark a sort of turf war

    L.A.'s downtown dogs spark a sort of turf war
    A downtown Los Angeles pooch can enjoy a made-to-order meal at a local pet boutique, tag along for happy hour or spend an afternoon socializing at the cathedral, but what happens when nature calls? Fido may have helped attract droves of new residents to...
  • American woman becomes finalist on 'Arabs Got Talent'

    American woman becomes finalist on 'Arabs Got Talent'
    Jennifer Grout is a 23-year-old blond from Boston with a lovely singing voice and dreams of stardom who, like many an aspiring superstar before her, has turned to a reality TV in a bid for fame. But Grout is not competing on "The Voice" or "American...
  • L.A. officials hopeful of getting earthquake building list

    L.A. officials hopeful of getting earthquake building list
    In a meeting Tuesday with the city's top building official, scientists who have a list of concrete buildings in Los Angeles that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake agreed to work with city officials on how they might use the research...
  • Gift pick No. 9: Ben Medansky's irreverent stoneware

    Gift pick No. 9: Ben Medansky's irreverent stoneware
    Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. “Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
  • 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...
  • City should sponsor state quake ballot measure, L.A. officials say

    City should sponsor state quake ballot measure, L.A. officials say
    Two L.A. 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 that could...
  • 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...