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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,...
  • Illinois town hopes its 'Eternal Indian' just lasts until spring

    Illinois town hopes its 'Eternal Indian' just lasts until spring
    The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago....
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • Blue Sky in Palm Springs: Part-prefab house built in 4.5 months

    Blue Sky in Palm Springs: Part-prefab house built in 4.5 months
    As developer and project manager Dave McAdam walks through a newly built Palm Springs house dubbed Desert Two, he lists off the novel design elements: the swimming pool, smartly set in the frontyard instead of the back; the experimental ceiling, an...
  • Q&A: Architect Elizabeth Diller on working with Eli Broad and more

    Q&A: Architect Elizabeth Diller on working with Eli Broad and more
    Architect Elizabeth Diller was in Los Angeles this week for a press event at the Broad, the new $140-million Bunker Hill museum her New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro is designing for philanthropists and art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad. Before...
  • Against the odds, some Syrians rebuild amid the ruins

    Against the odds, some Syrians rebuild amid the ruins
    ALEPPO, Syria — Bakri Sino spends his days combing through the rubble of a Scud attack, putting aside reusable blocks of concrete, twisted metal rods and still-intact doors. On one of the few walls left standing, someone has spray-painted, "Now...