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  • Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities

     Northbrook's Taste of Asia offers new activities
    Demonstrations of Chinese lantern making, Japanese flower arrangement and martial arts will be added to the menu of festivities Sunday at the 10th annual Taste of Asia in Northbrook. The festival, which celebrates Asian-American and Asian cultures and...
  • Business profile: Calico

    Business profile: Calico
    Name: Peter Guercio Age: 48 Hometown: Chicago Name of business: Calico, Deerfield Describe what you do: Interior design retailer selling and designing high-end luxury fabrics, window treatments, bedding and furniture. What sets you apart from...
  • Graham Nash isn't around? New idea: Date an engineer

    I was a single woman in my mid-40s and enjoying the active outdoor life of the South Bay beach communities. The place teems with people having a good time, and I was one of them. Of course, I would have preferred to be in a one-on-one relationship; it...
  • Test driving the new 3Doodler 3-D printing pen

    Test driving the new 3Doodler 3-D printing pen
    After a lifetime of drawing in two dimensions, the ability to lift a pen off paper and watch the line follow straight up is wondrous. So say teenagers who helped test drive the new $99 3Doodler, billed as the world's first 3-D printing pen. "It's...
  • Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase emphasizes sustainability

    Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase emphasizes sustainability
    This year's Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase has downsized from 96 gardens to 39, but its emphasis on sustainability remains greater than ever. The sixth annual free event on April 26 is an alfresco education in sustainability as homeowners, landscape...
  • Michele F. Green, homemaker

    Michele F. Green, homemaker
    Michele F. Green, a homemaker who was known for her floral arrangements and family gatherings, died Monday of heart failure at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 55. The daughter of Robert West and Shirley Jackson, Michele Faye Featherstone was born...
  • 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....