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Santa Ana doctor barred from certain surgeries after removing spleen instead of kidney
Mar 23, 2017 6:27 pm
A Santa Ana urologist who mistakenly removed a patient?s spleen instead of a kidney can no longer perform surgeries on his own, according to California Medical Board documents.
An administrative law j...
As 'CHiPs' movie opens, real CHP officers answer 5 questions about the job
Mar 23, 2017 5:03 pm
?CHiPs,? a new film opening nationwide on Friday, pays homage to the original dramedy that ran on television from 1977 to 1983.
It followed the exploits of California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer...
Taco Mesa doubles in size, adds GMO-free tortilla factory in Orange
Mar 23, 2017 4:58 pm
After 20 years in Orange, Taco Mesa on Chapman Avenue is marking the anniversary with a major milestone.
The restaurant, owned by Ivan Calderon, is moving into a larger space in the same center. The n...
Seller takes a risk in auction of oceanfront Laguna Beach house designed by Brion Jeannette
Mar 23, 2017 4:00 pm
An oceanfront house designed by architect Brion Jeannette in Laguna Beach?s gated Smithcliffs community sold for $13.75 million this month after a January auction.
The asking price before the auction ...
California estimates it would lose $24 billion by decade's end under GOP health plan
Mar 23, 2017 1:10 pm
California would lose $24.3 billion in federal funding by 2027 for low-income health coverage under the current Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a new state analysis re...
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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.