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Bishop of Newport Beach church speaks out about sale, lockout at hearing
Mar 30, 2017 3:18 am
PASADENA -- An attorney representing a Newport Beach Episcopal congregation that has been locked out of its church for about two years said Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno had the intention...
Did Orange County Sheriff's Department shred jailhouse informant documents? Hearing focuses on that question
Mar 30, 2017 1:46 am
In recent months, as he?s presided over hearings related to the role that jailhouse informants played in the case of admitted mass murderer Scott Dekraai, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goe...
Laguna Beach to crack down on bad behavior at Thousand Steps and other nearby beaches
Mar 30, 2017 1:07 am
LAGUNA BEACH -- City officials are stepping up plans to deal with illegal parking, rowdy behavior and trash ? problems that have plagued South Laguna residents who live near Thousand Steps, West and T...
Meat-centric Foodbeast festival and 5 new tenants coming to MainPlace
Mar 29, 2017 10:03 pm
Five new tenants are coming to the MainPlace mall in Santa Ana, which will be the site of a one-day, meat-centric festival in late April.
On Wednesday, Foodbeast and SPAM announced plans to throw a pr...
Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Napalm Girl' photographer Nick Ut retires after 51 years
Mar 29, 2017 9:45 pm
After 51 years with the Associated Press, mostly in Los Angeles, staff photographer Nick Ut retires Wednesday.
Best known for his 1972 Vietnam War photograph titled, "The Terror of War," of ...
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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.