| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:28 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 8:20 PM
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,&...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and make reports on the earthquake safety of the city's older concrete buildings.
The motions follow a Times report on concrete buildings that...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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....