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Winter Solstice

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  • Jasmine, the fragrant harbinger of spring

    Jasmine, the fragrant harbinger of spring
    It might happen tonight. Or tomorrow. But it won't happen gradually. It will come all at once. All over Los Angeles, the first pink buds of jasmine will erupt into sprays of new white flowers. The display will be chaste enough for a wedding arbor -- until...
  • Natural Perspectives: Life in our urban farm

    Thanksgiving is upon us. Traditionally, this is a time to celebrate the season's harvest. In our yard, we grow fruit, vegetables and eggs. But unfortunately, our November garden is not providing Vic and me with the feast that we had hoped for this year....
  • Travel calendar

    NAPA, CALIF. Truffle Festival When, where: Friday to Dec. 12, Westin Verasa Hotel Highlights: This inaugural event will pair top chefs with some of the world's foremost truffle scientists. In addition to tastings, attendees will have the opportunity to...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of December 5, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
  • Calendar

    YOUR WEEKEND FRIDAY: The romantic musical "Daddy Long Legs" continues its world premiere run at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Performances Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.; Thursday...
  • Outdoor Calendar

    CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $15 day-use parking fee. The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail...
  • Texting campaign surrounds lunar eclipse

    Texting campaign surrounds lunar eclipse
    Science, like many things in life, can be more fun when you share it with others. With that in mind, JPL has launched a new Internet and text message campaign to help those viewing Monday night's lunar eclipse share the experience with the world....
  • Winter solstice video: Time-lapse of the shortest day of the year

    Winter solstice video: Time-lapse of the shortest day of the year
    The winter solstice is actually a moment in time, when the Earth's tilts farthest away from the sun on its axis. Each year, it happens on Dec. 20 or Dec. 21 in the Northern Hemisphere. In 2010, it occurs today, and it's the shortest day of the year, in...
  • The Dry Garden: New 'Tree Rings' book puts climate change in terms young readers can understand

     
    As the United Nations Climate Change Conference concludes in Copenhagen, what is a smart kid to make of the riots? That we’re all going to die -- Santa first? That in a few years down the road, discussion of climate is best had wearing a clown’s...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars & SAG send out ballots | Kennedy Center kudos lineup | Significance of 'Avatar'

     
    • Nomination ballots for the 82nd annual Oscars were mailed Monday to the 5,777 voting members of the academy. As per the news release: "Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. PST on Jan. 23. Ballots received after the...
  • Okay: NOW it's winter; solstice arrives at 12:47 p.m.

     
    It may have looked like winter to you for several days. But officially, if you buy the tradition, winter arrived today - Monday, Dec. 21 - at 12:47 p.m. - with the winter solstice.The winter solstice is the moment when......