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  • The Coastal Gardener: Celebrate California Native Plant Week in your own way

    Spring has finally arrived. The sun is shining, and here in Southern California that means gorgeous wildflower blooms. Our state is home to an amazing array of plant diversity, ranging from redwoods to palms, pines to succulents. California is one of...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: 41 years later we're still in trouble

    "There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." —Marshall McLuhan "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead April 22...
  • Foods at the heart of Easter celebrations in Scandinavia

    Foods at the heart of Easter celebrations  in Scandinavia
    Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
  • Natural Perspectives: Owens Valley slowly recovering

    Vic and I have just returned from a field trip with Sea & Sage Audubon Society to the Eastern Sierras. We went primarily to see the progress on the Owens Lake restoration, as well as to watch sage grouse courtship and to scout out locations for the...
  • Briefly In Education

    El Morro exceeds Jog-a-Thon goal On April 15, El Morro Elementary School students got to taste the fruit of their accomplishments with free ice cream in honor of raising $50,000 with their annual Jog-a-Thon. An ice cream truck came to the school...
  • A cadaver gets under her skin

    A cadaver gets under her skin
    We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels. Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
  • It's A Gray Area: Are we watching? Do we care?

    In the April 18 edition of Newsweek, columnist Philip K. Howard published a "Dear Congress" letter setting forth several national policies that are broken, and demanding that they be addressed and fixed. This is similar to the open letter that was...
  • My Pet World: There's plenty of options for cat owners

    You wouldn't think of allowing your dog to wander freely around the neighborhood, but millions of cats come and go as they please. I doubt a single animal welfare group or shelter in America today would argue with Stephen Zawistowski, executive vice...
  • Assault on environment led by the ill-informed, shortsighted

    Assault on environment led by the ill-informed, shortsighted
    In a moment, I'm going to tell you about plans to gut one of Florida's key environmental programs — one meant to safeguard everything from manatees to the seafood you eat. The program is cheap. Its effectiveness has been touted by politicians on...
  • Mailbag: Those who want open spaces can pay for it

    In short, if you want additional "open spaces," pay for it yourselves and stop trying to loot it from others in the form of a vote in which you hide behind ("Group seeks open spaces," April 22). Regarding the use of a poll to support this drive, I, as...
  • Your turn: What if Mendenhall played for the Ravens?

    Your turn: What if Mendenhall played for the Ravens?
    You have probably seen Rashard Mendenhall's controversial Tweets about Osama bin Laden and chances are you have bashed the Steelers running back while discussing the hot topic with friends, coworkers or your fellow commenters on this site. If you have no...