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  • 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...
  • Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings

    Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings
    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. A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
  • 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,&...
  • Quake danger: UC, L.A. officials in standoff over records

    Quake danger: UC, L.A. officials in standoff over records
    Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake. The list is considered a crucial first step in any...
  • 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...
  • Heroes in a concrete jungle

    Heroes in a concrete jungle
    After more than half a million dollars in funds raised – and a few hundred gallons of sweat spilled – Concrete Hero 2013 is a wrap. The event, which is in its second year, started and ended on a balmy Sunday morning at Los Angeles State...
  • Angelenos' vision of their river is created from a made-up memory

    Angelenos' vision of their river is created from a made-up memory
    There's been a lot written on improving the concrete, channelized, litter-strewn Los Angeles River. No doubt the river could use some improving, but there's also a lot of misplaced nostalgia. To hear some people talk about restoring the river, you'd...