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  • Reviving the L.A. River

    Reviving the L.A. River
    The prospect of restoring the Los Angeles River as wildlife habitat, recreation opportunity and civic amenity may have once sounded like a whimsical notion whipped up on the spur of the moment by a handful of dreamers. If it ever was, it's certainly not...
  • 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...
  • Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from L.A., officials say

    Quake danger: List of at-risk buildings withheld from L.A., officials say
    A team of scientists has declined to give the city a list of older concrete buildings that may collapse during a major earthquake, the mayor's office said. Los Angeles city officials said this week that they requested the data from the researchers, who,...
  • Stanford calls in tech firepower for solar Start.Home

    Stanford calls in tech firepower for solar Start.Home
    It's ironic that the 2013 Solar Decathlon is taking place in a land of glassy office parks, big box stores and sprawling housing developments that too rarely use solar -- or other strategies of sustainable design. But that hasn't stopped the teams here...
  • UC quake researchers refuse to share building data with L.A.

    UC quake researchers refuse to share building data with L.A.
    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...
  • Mayor Garcetti suggests czar for earthquake preparedness

    Mayor Garcetti suggests czar for earthquake preparedness
    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...
  • $250-million runway at LAX falling apart, lawsuit contends

    $250-million runway at LAX falling apart, lawsuit contends
    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,...
  • Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake

    Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake
    More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis. By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss L.A.'s hidden earthquake risks

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss L.A.'s hidden earthquake risks
    Join staff writers Ron Lin and Rosanna Xia at 9 a.m. Monday for a discussion about the Times' report on the risks facing Los Angeles residents who live and work in hundreds of old concrete buildings.  According to the analysis, more than 1,000 old...
  • Your home's wildfire risk may be higher than you think

    Your home's wildfire risk may be higher than you think
    Wildfires like the one this summer that killed 19 elite firefighters near Yarnell, Ariz., can't be stopped. But there's plenty homeowners can do to protect their properties. If you don't think you should take remedial action, think again. One-third of...
  • 'Labour and Wait' displays the melding of art and craft

     'Labour and Wait' displays the melding of art and craft
    SANTA BARBARA — Speaking recently to a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, noted British ceramic artist Grayson Perry held forth as his alter ego, Claire, in a pageboy blond bob and a satiny yellow frock dotted with cheerful coffee...