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Chapman University mumps outbreak now up to 7 students
Mar 28, 2017 7:12 pm
An outbreak of mumps at Chapman University has grown to seven cases and students are urged to make sure their vaccinations are up-to-date.
The Health Care Agency said there are four confirmed cases of...
Laguna Hills Meals on Wheels programs reflect nationwide concerns over Trump budget cuts
Mar 28, 2017 7:11 pm
On a recent morning, a woman holding a shopping basket filled with cereal, Polish sausage and Caesar salad, walked upstairs to a condo unit in Laguna Woods.
As usual, Kim Roberts, 62, and her cat, Sco...
Del Taco near Disneyland among 4 restaurants closing in Orange County
Mar 28, 2017 2:31 pm
The latest round of Orange County restaurant closures includes a Del Taco forced to close to make room for new development near Disneyland. The restaurant?s last day open is today, March 28.
Why Orange County homes cost triple the national norm
Mar 28, 2017 1:20 pm
Last year, you could buy one typical Orange County single-family home or get one home each in, say, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Richmond, Va.
Or one each in Phoenix, Chicago and Durham, N.C. Pick any t...
Former Spitzer aide sues Orange County over supervisor's 'raging temper,' alleging wrongful termination
Mar 28, 2017 1:20 pm
A former aide to Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer has sued the county and her ex-boss alleging that Spitzer?s ?raging temper? toward employees caused her health problems and that when she request...
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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.