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  • What it takes to be a good friend

    What it takes to be a good friend
    Friends. Some just drift away, tethered to us only by the occasional Christmas card or graduation announcement. Others stick. Jack sticks. A distant friend my first year in college, he rescued me when I forgot to renew my dorm contract after sophomore...
  • Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center

    Tour of Schindler-designed homes in Silver Lake to benefit MAK Center
    Six private Silver Lake-area homes designed by R.M. Schindler and rarely open to the public are being featured in a May 18 tour benefiting the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. A highlight of the tour is the redwood-and-concrete How House, which...
  • Trivia night ends with the right answer: Irene

    I had been back from Seattle for two months. I had moved to the Northwest from my native San Fernando Valley to escape the pain of my first true heartbreak. The beauty and splendor of the Emerald City had done just enough to help me start over again in...
  • L.A. home decor firms head to New York for NYCxDesign

    L.A. home decor firms head to New York for NYCxDesign
    Though Los Angeles hosts numerous design events throughout the year, dozens of Southern California home decor manufacturers hoping to make a national and global impact have headed east this weekend to show their work during NYCxDesign. The annual event,...
  • A house where come-and-go is a constant and it snows wiffle balls

    There are still signs of life in this old house. The basketball nesting in the sunny new mums. The scratches the dog leaves on the front door, where he paws to get in every time someone starts to cook bacon. In the bathroom, there is toothpaste where...
  • Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views

    Couple builds a Silver Lake hillside home with views
    For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance. The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...
  • One year after college graduation, a degree of reality

    As dynasties go, my family takes its cues mostly from the Habsburgs, whose empire was based on superior fecundity and well-placed bribes. I remind my kids of this every day, as I treat them to yet another grand breakfast. Mostly, they just ignore me....
  • L.A. County Arboretum's wildflowers are in bloom for SpringTopia

    L.A. County Arboretum's wildflowers are in bloom for SpringTopia
    Last October, as one of the 50 participating sites in Wildflowering L.A., the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia tore out nearly an acre of lawn and planted native wildflower seeds. Now tidy tips, clarkia, California poppies, lupine, yarrow and...
  • Fewer branches don't add up to a safer tree

    Fewer branches don't add up to a safer tree
    I want to prune branches out of a tree so the wind will blow through it and it won't fall on my house. Is that possible? The answer is actually counterintuitive. One would think fewer branches would offer less wind resistance, but time lapse photography...
  • Make sure pesticides don't harm helpful pollinators

    Make sure pesticides don't harm helpful pollinators
    How can I save pollinators like honeybees and still use pesticides when I need them? Some pesticides, such as horticultural oil or soap, are effective and have low impact on beneficial insects. Call the Home and Garden Information Center for tips on...
  • Nurture or Nazi — the perils of extreme parenting techniques

    I'm nothing if not a futurist, so as we explore here the nuances of postmodern parenting, we look ahead to what kind of parents our own offspring will one day be: well-meaning pushovers or total tyrants? "I'm going to be such a Nazi," the daughter of...