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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.
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.
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.
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.
June 15, 1999 | From A Times Staff Writer
Kearny Real Estate Co. said it has launched a $30-million remodeling of a 300,000-square-foot office complex in east Pasadena. The first phase of work at Pasadena Corporate Park--which is at Foothill Boulevard and Halstead Street--will include the renovation of a nearly empty 138,000-square-foot building and the demolition of an industrial structure. The renovation of a third building--a 115,000-square-foot structure occupied by Xerox Corp.--is scheduled to begin next year.
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