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Reduce glut of occupational licensing laws
Jun 29, 2017 7:06 am
Occupational licensing laws increase costs to consumers, restrict employment opportunities and make it difficult for people to work in other states. While little has been done to curb even the excesse...
?Zombie? buildings could bring a Ghost Ship-like disaster to Southern California
Jun 29, 2017 7:05 am
It has been about seven months since Oakland’s Ghost Ship fire, the nation’s deadliest blaze in more than a decade. The Alameda County district attorney has filed 36 counts of invo...
AUHSD continues anti-parent crusade
Jun 29, 2017 7:04 am
If they gave awards for the most anti-parent school district, the two districts that govern Anaheim’s schools would make a strong case for the dubious distinction. Not to be outdone by the A...
A new adventure and a heavy heart
Jun 29, 2017 7:03 am
Early on Saturday morning, my wife and I will load up our cars and drive from Irvine to begin our new positions, which officially start on that day, at the University of California, Berkeley School of...
Newport Harbor Football 2017: Schedule, Roster, Stats
Jun 29, 2017 7:03 am
NEWPORT HARBOR FOOTBALL 2017 SCHEDULE (All games 7 p.m. unless noted) Date                    Opponent ...
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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.