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Fiberglass decks and acoustic ceilings

Dear Robert,

September 19, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux For The Signal | Your Home

Brent’s magic carpet ride

You wouldn't necessarily make the connection, but rising oil prices have increased the cost of carpet.

September 19, 2008 | By Jim Walker Signal Senior Writer | Your Home

Creating a water garden in a tub

Water gardening has become very popular in the last 20 years. Many homeowners have installed small ponds or water features to grow a wide variety of plants, and to enjoy the ambiance that water provides. But you don't need a large yard or tons of time and energy to build a water garden. If you don't have the time, money, or ambition to create a large water feature, you can build a water garden in a tub.

September 19, 2008 | By Charlie Nardozzi For The Signal | Your Home

Descanso Gardens holds summer events

Learn all about bees and other pollinators at a three-session seminar at Descanso Gardens today from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants may register for one, two or all three sessions conducted by Gordon Frankie, professor of insect biology at UC Berkeley and Robbin Thorp, professor of entomology, natural history of insects and insect classification at UC Davis.

September 19, 2008 | Courtesy Descanso Gardens | Your Home

Night walk in the garden

Docent Jim Jackson will lead another popular night walk at Descanso Gardens on Friday, July 25 starting at 7:15 p.m.

September 19, 2008 | Courtesy Descanso Gardens | Your Home

Cool plants for hot places

The long, hot days of summer provide the perfect time to think about some cool plants that love hot places.

September 19, 2008 | Courtesy Descanso Gardens | Your Home

Squeezing more miles out of your car

Sick of watching the numbers on the gas pump top the $60 and even $70 mark during your visit to the gas station? It's a common feeling among all sorts of drivers, and even with high gas prices taking a toll, we still have to pay those gas bills.

September 12, 2008 | By Tammy Marashlian Signal Staff Writer | Your Home

Who needs a staircase when you can have a fireman's pole?

Hello Robert,

September 12, 2008 | By Robert Lamoreux | Your Home

A few tips for a greener home

Whether you were one of the first to jump on the green-wagon, or were dragged there, kicking and screaming, by government regulations, the simple facts are that conservation of natural resources and reduction of pollution have become homeowner responsibilities. And while we all realize that hosing-off the neighborhood or burning our trash in the back yard are environmental faux pas, we still may be polluting, and wasting resources, in other ways. Surprisingly, it may be happening via our plumbing.

September 05, 2008 | By Jim Walker | Your Home

Homeowner wants a telephone line in the bathroom


September 05, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Planning your vacation around your pet

Cat Ford, 17, is going to Lake Havasu for the Fourth of July weekend, and she's taking her two pit bulls and dachshund with her.

"I (will) need a lot of bones - a lot of bones, a lot of food, a lot of water and a lot of toys," said Ford, who works at Valencia's Pet Depot. She explained that her dogs are too rambunctious to leave at a kennel or with a pet-sitter.

August 29, 2008 | By Jessica Selva For The Signal | Your Home

What do you do when your pool skimmer breaks?

Hello Mr. Lamoureux,

First time, long time.

August 29, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

Garage floor resurfacing may not be worth the hassle

Hello, Robert,

August 22, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

The cure for road rage

Has another driver ever suddenly cut in front of you on the freeway and you felt a surge of retaliation?

August 15, 2008 | By Jeff Zhorne For The Signal | Your Home

Ever had a re-bath?


August 15, 2008 | By Robert Lamoureux | Your Home

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