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2017 NFL draft position preview: Defensive backs
Apr 24, 2017 7:44 pm
An NFL team in search of immediate secondary help through this week’s NFL draft will find good news in the first round. And the second round. Third and fourth rounds, also. Suffice to say, i...
Coachella 2017: 25 things we?ll remember about the festival
Apr 24, 2017 7:35 pm
These are the best things about the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Angels acquire David Hernandez to add to bullpen depth
Apr 24, 2017 7:10 pm
The Angels, whose bullpen has been beset by injuries and overworked, acquired veteran reliever David Hernandez from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named on Mo...
Southern California bankruptcy filings at 10-year low
Apr 24, 2017 7:10 pm
New personal and company bankruptcy filings in California's Central District fell to 9,415 in the first quarter, down 7 percent in a year and the lowest number of filings in a year's first three month...
Western Digital moves headquarters to San Jose from Irvine
Apr 24, 2017 7:06 pm
Western Digital, the world’s largest disk drive maker with annual revenues of $13 billion, has moved its headquarters to San Jose from Irvine. The tech firm, which was founded in 1970 in San...
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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.