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  • Book calendar events for the week of August 14, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Georgia Jones-Davis and Hilda Weiss: The poets will read and sign their respective new collections, "Blue Poodle" and "Optimism About Trees." Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310)...
  • Gary Hammer dies at 57; plant hunter and horticulturalist

    Gary Hammer dies at 57; plant hunter and horticulturalist
    He had been called the Indiana Jones of horticulture, breaking his leg while hanging from a cliff in Mexico to collect bromeliads and facing down the rifles of Ecuadorean soldiers who mistook him for a spy. Nurseryman Gary Hammer "risked life and limb,...
  • Pacific Standard Time: Sam Maloof and his communal 'House'

    Pacific Standard Time: Sam Maloof and his communal 'House'
    Sam Maloof's home was a haven for art. The master furniture-maker filled his sprawling redwood house in Alta Loma, east of Los Angeles, with a profusion of pieces that he created in his adjoining workshop or collected with his first wife, Alfreda. Many...
  • Neglected Whittier mural by F. Carlton Ball gets noticed

    Neglected Whittier mural by F. Carlton Ball gets noticed
    A large but little-noticed mural that a noted ceramic artist, F. Carlton Ball, created in an alcove of a public library branch in Whittier is having its moment in the spotlight after what may or may not have been a near-brush with the wrecking ball....
  • Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs

    Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs
    It's 1922 and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it. But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a crew has just started putting up some kind of stadium. On Pepper Street,...
  • Art review: Unearthing a rare treasure at Huntington Library

    Art review: Unearthing a rare treasure at Huntington Library
    The San Gabriel Mountains rise to imposing heights behind a tiny rural outpost. An alpine lake in the Sierra lies still in a frame of snowdrifts, rocky peaks and moss-covered stones. A narrow path disappears into a field of yellow flowers stretching...
  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links,......
  • Times Past: For couch potatoes on the move

     
    From the Los Angeles Times archives: West magazine, March 26, 1972 It wasn't 3D-ready. It wasn't even cable-ready. It wasn't Energy Star-qualified. No USB or HDMI connections. No six-color processor — no color at all (unless you were counting on......
  • Engelmann oaks, better than beautiful

     
    The former librarian at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden doesn't remember exactly when the visitor wandered into her office and let drop that he was a descendant of George Engelmann. What Joan De Fato does remember is......
  • Times Past: Doing our part to recycle

     
    From the Los Angeles Times archives: West magazine, Feb. 20, 1972 An inspired West magazine cover — the recycling issue — had Angelenos pegged: environmentalist car-lovers with a sense of whimsy. Inside were other amusing recycling ideas, includi...
  • Huntington's big inheritance was top arts gift in 2010, but donors continued to flag overall

     
    Annual study of America's most charitable citizens cites Huntington's big inheritance as the top arts gift in 2010, but overall gifts from the wealthiest are found lagging...