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Stunning comeback doesn't pay off for Villa Park in state title game
Mar 25, 2017 5:20 am
The Register has photos of the action and drama from Villa Park?s overtime loss to Mission of San Francisco in the Division III game of the CIF State boys basketball championships.
The Spartans made a...
Orange County Democrats call on GOP to help fix Obamacare
Mar 25, 2017 4:01 am
While glad to see Republicans? proposed health plan withdrawn Friday, Orange County Democrats in Congress acknowledged shortcomings of Obamacare and said they hope to work with Republicans to improve ...
Orange Coast College anti-Trump instructor accepts top faculty honor after all
Mar 24, 2017 11:03 pm
COSTA MESA ? Orange Coast College instructor Olga Perez Stable Cox does plan to accept a top honor bestowed by her colleagues. But she still won?t speak at commencement.
A college spokesman said Frida...
Eric Clapton postpones this weekend's Forum shows
Mar 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Eric Clapton's much-anticipated shows at the Forum in Inglewood on Saturday and Sunday got postponed until this fall due to the singer-guitarist's illness, a spokeswoman said Friday.
Clapton, who play...
Should San Clemente erect a 12-foot-tall statue of the late actor Paul Walker?
Mar 24, 2017 9:14 pm
Detroit has RoboCop. Philadelphia has Rocky. According to two men at the latest San Clemente Council meeting, the city needs Paul Walker.
A 12-foot-tall statue of the late actor at least.
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Install a New Fireplace Surround and Gas Logs
Mar 9, 2017 6:12 pm
Dear James: It's a mess carrying firewood indoors, so I want to modernize my old brick fireplace with one that uses gas logs. Are there any tips on how to do this project myself? -- Kathy H.
Select and Work with a General Contractor
Feb 23, 2017 2:52 am
Dear James: An architect is almost finished with the plans for my house. I need to select a good general contractor, but have heard of many potential problems. What is the best way to insure a good jo...
Select Room Wall Colors to Impact Room Size
Feb 16, 2017 1:51 am
Dear James: We are downsizing to a new house. We are trying to determine the best colors to paint the rooms to make it look more spacious. What do you recommend for various rooms? -- Renee K.
Install a Ceramic Tile Floor
Feb 9, 2017 3:20 am
Dear James: We have vinyl kitchen flooring which is badly worn. We think a ceramic tile floor would look good and wear well. Can this be put over any old floor and what are some installation tips? -- ...
Eliminate Drywall Shadow Lines on Walls
Feb 2, 2017 3:00 am
Dear James: I am remodeling two rooms. I hung and finished drywall in one room, but there are shadow lines at many joints. Do you have any joint finishing tips to create flat, hidden joints? -- Steve ...
Collecting Rain Water
Jan 26, 2017 4:36 am
Most local residents are grateful for the recent rains, despite the many problems that it caused, such a flooding and auto accidents.
Repair Old Wooden Windows
Jan 26, 2017 4:02 am
Dear James: The wood frame windows in my vintage house are pretty deteriorated. I want to repair them, not replace them, to maintain its character. What repairs to them can I do myself? -- Don H.