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REAL ESTATE
June 11, 2000
If you would like to have your remodeling project--large or small--considered for use in the Pardon Our Dust series, please send before and after photos (copies only, please; we cannot return the pictures) and a brief description of the project, including costs, to Real Estate Editor, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053. Please include a daytime phone number.
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REAL ESTATE
April 28, 2002
U.S. spending on home remodeling fell less than 0.2% in the first quarter from a year earlier, a sign that the recession was ending, a Harvard University report said. Homeowners spent $106.5 billion on renovation supplies such as tile, lumber and kitchen sinks, compared with $106.7 billion a year earlier. Spending rose from $103.7 billion in the previous quarter, according to the university's Joint Center for Housing Studies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2000
The Anthony Quinn Library will undergo extensive renovations that will give it a new look, county Supervisor Gloria Molina announced Tuesday. Named after the actor, who grew up on the Eastside, the library will close for renovations this Sunday through Nov. 15. Molina has committed $500,000 to fund the project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1993 | DEBRA CANO
City firefighters have a new home away from home. Built in 1967, the city's second fire station, on Newhope Street, was recently remodeled. "It's where firefighters live--they spend half their lives there, and now it's like a new house for them," said Battalion Chief Larry Hammer, who oversaw the remodeling. But the upgrades offer more than mere aesthetic improvements: The station now has fire sprinklers to bring it up to city codes. "Fire stations burn down every year," Hammer said.
REAL ESTATE
August 14, 2005 | David Bradley, Associated Press
The garage may be the final frontier for homeowners smitten by makeover mania. It's hard to pick a household space with, at least to neighbors and passersby, a more public persona. Nowhere do mess and clutter speak louder about the occupant's organizational skills and tastes, or lack thereof. With more than 65 million one-, two- or three-car garages in the United States, according to the Census Bureau, the potential for residential eyesores is enormous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1993 | WILLSON CUMMER
The YWCA will remodel two houses this summer using a $35,000 federal grant to provide affordable temporary housing for 10 to 12 single women. Director Beverly Glen said the North Orange County YWCA wants to house women for six to 18 months and will help women who are "at risk of being homeless," rather than already on the streets. "What we are trying to do is prevent homelessness," Glen said.
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