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Rescue groups help old dogs find new homes
Apr 22, 2017 7:55 pm
By Karin Brulliard The Washington Post. When a German shepherd rescue organization posted Elmo’s photo online last fall, it made no effort to mask the dog’s problems. He wore a con...
Home runs by Hill, Lopez help Katella crush Century
Apr 22, 2017 7:49 pm
SANTA ANA >> Katella powered past Century using something it hadn’t used in the teams’ previous meetings this season – a high-octane offense. Michael Hill and Angel...
Knott?s opens new ?Sol Spin? thrill ride
Apr 22, 2017 7:33 pm
BUENA PARK – Riders were spun up in the air, turned upside down and spun around on the new “Sol Spin” ride at Knott’s Berry Farm. The farm quietly opened the ne...
Swim: Dana Hills? Trent Pellini shatters O.C. record in breaststroke at Foothill
Apr 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Dana Hills senior Trent Pellini shattered the Orange County record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a touch of 53.66 seconds in the finals of the Foothill Swim Games on Saturday. The Purdue-bound sen...
Photo do?s and don?ts for home sellers ? and their agents
Apr 22, 2017 7:01 pm
Apparently, not every home seller and Realtor in Orange County reads this column. Don’t get me wrong. Several of you enjoy this little shot of real estate reality and occasionally are...
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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.