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  • Monster Mash: Huntington Library to receive $100-million-plus gift; more 'Spider-Man' safety issues

     
    Windfall: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino is expected to receive a gift exceeding $100 million from the estate of the late Frances Brody. (Los Angeles Times) Safety first: State inspectors were scheduled to...
  • Old becomes new again with this urban gardening project

     
    Today's enthusiasm for urban agriculture — or, to put it more romantically, kitchen gardens — would seem more than familiar to millions of Americans who lived during the world wars. "We're just going back and claiming our heritage," Rose Hayden-Smith,...
  • Times Past: When macramé was a head-turner

     
    From the L.A. Times archives: Home magazine, July 3, 1977 Does anything say "1970s" quite like macramé? Would you call this owl a piece of art? Craft? Hideous waste of twine? However your answer, consider this challenge: We're wondering if......
  • 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......
  • Frances Brody estate sells for $14.8 million

    Frances Brody estate sells for $14.8 million
    The Brody Estate in Holmby Hills has sold for $14,888,000. The proceeds from the sale of the A. Quincy Jones house will go to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. In mid-November, the Huntington received a gift...
  • Around & About

    CLASSES Rose pruning — Saturday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m. Rose horticulturist Amanda Everett teaches why rose pruning is necessary, what tools to use, the best time to prune and pruning techniques for different types of roses. The class meets in the Rose...
  • Housing crisis hasn't touched San Marino

    Housing crisis hasn't touched San Marino
    With its wide tree-lined streets and stately mansions set on manicured lawns, San Marino has long boasted the best property values in the San Gabriel Valley. Now it has a new claim to fame: It's the Southland's only wealthy residential community that...
  • Coffee-table books

    Coffee-table books
    Art Nouveau Norbert Wolf Prestel, $75 The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
  • 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...
  • Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet

    Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet
    For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already. So a year ago, I turned my...
  • Visit L.A. area museums -- free

    Visit L.A. area museums -- free
    It's been said that there's no such thing as a free lunch -- but a free feast for the eyes is within reach at an L.A.-area museum. The tally hereabout, not counting special exhibitions, can get as high as the $20 weekend adult admission at the Huntington...