| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Los Angeles officials and the University of California were locked in a standoff Friday over whether the city would receive a list of older concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse during a major earthquake.
The list is considered a crucial...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:29 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he was considering a new "chief resilience officer" to oversee preparations for a major earthquake and ensure Los Angeles can minimize the disaster's damage.
Garcetti's suggestion for a top coordinator of earthquake...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:08 PM
A $250-million runway at Los Angeles International Airport, rebuilt six years ago, is riddled with construction defects, including cracks, exposed steel reinforcing bars and deteriorating concrete, according to city officials.
The mounting problems,...
| Oct 27, 2013
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:41 PM
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,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:57 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:40 PM
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....
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:00 AM
"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...