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Police locate 12-year-old boy who was reported missing after leaving Irvine hospital
Jun 24, 2017 5:48 pm
A security guard at a Target store in Mission Viejo spotted Michael Edward Roman shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday.
HOA Homefront: Architectural enforcement ? two views
Jun 24, 2017 2:00 pm
The board?s job is to protect and preserve the common area. Work with your association, as you expect your neighbors to do the same, for the protection of all the neighbors.
Mighty mountains depict local market?s peaks and valleys
Jun 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Noble ranges depict the typical housing market patterns displayed each year.
The downside of an off-market commercial real estate deal
Jun 24, 2017 1:30 pm
In rare instances, brokers find a willing seller, which creates an ?off-market? deal. Great! But, what are the problems with such a transaction?
Whicker: Alex Wood opens the gate, Dodgers run free again
Jun 24, 2017 7:16 am
LOS ANGELES — The pitchers have been fine these days. It’s not like they have to be. They are pretty much a trigger mechanism. Get everything started, sit back and let the Dodgers&...
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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.