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Winter Solstice

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  • Fall planting: It's prime time for Southern California gardens

     
    The question comes every spring as our state flower, Eschscholzia californica, blooms. “Is it too late to plant poppies?” The answer is no....
  • November's here, winter looms

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s always bittersweet to see November arrive. The last leaves drop this month, giving way to the bare branches that stand watch until March. Snow enters the subconscious as the average overnight lows drop to freezing...
  • All Hallows' Eve meant the start of winter

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s Hallowe’en, the eve of another “cross-quarter day” – halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. For many of our ancestors, this evening marked the beginning of winter, the...
  • A little spice for your morning coffee

     
    I'm not much of a flavored coffee guy, but for the holidays I'll make an exception -- at least when it comes to Groundwork's Winter Solstice Spice Blend. It's not actually flavored coffee, per se, but rather a ground combination......
  • Try not to forget the real reason for the season

     
    First published 12/5/2006 I've got your "reason for the season" right here, pal. Just outside the window, to be exact: Sunlight. No secret there. Civilizations all over the northern hemisphere have been making merry toward the end of December for......
  • Winter solstice arrived ... looking forward to spring

     
    From The Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night," Steve Martin once said.The winter solstice arrived in Baltimore at 12:30 a.m. At 9 hours, 24 minutes and......
  • Nativity scenes often reflect cultural influences, Baylor scholars say

     
    How the birth of Jesus is portrayed in art has changed over time and often reflects the culture and times of the artists, according to scholars at the Baylor University. In these times, a nativity scene may show Mary exhausted by childbirth while Joseph...
  • Reno takes on SNL’s Seth Meyers -- but Fozzie Bear gets a pass

     
    Reno targets Seth Meyers: Reno residents were not amused by comedian Seth Meyers' recent put-down of their city, though they seem willing to forgive Fozzie Bear of "The Muppets."...
  • Omarr's Daily Astrological Forecast for December 22, 2011

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Chris Carmack was born in Washington, D.C., on this day in 1980. This birthday guy is probably best recognized for his portrayal of Luke Ward on "The O.C." from 2003-04. He's since guest-starred on episodes of "Drop Dead Diva," "NCIS"...
  • Seasonal ales spice up the holidays

    Seasonal ales spice up the holidays
    Believe it or not, there are some thirsty souls in this world who take in the strings of colored lights, the dangling snowflakes and overdressed fir trees and do not think of Christmas morning. They hear the strains of "Good King Wenceslas" or "The...
  • At the Los Feliz farmers market: Asian vegetables, strawberries, mushrooms

    At the Los Feliz farmers market: Asian vegetables, strawberries, mushrooms
    The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...