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  • Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress

    Prevent further stress for suffering Leyland cypress
    My row of Leyland cypresses suffered terrible winter burn this year. Will fertilizer help them recover faster? A couple of them look dead. Is that possible? Some Leyland cypresses were killed by this severe winter or are still in the process of dying...
  • Off the Saw wood shop is launched in downtown L.A.

    Off the Saw wood shop is launched in downtown L.A.
    Inspired by what she describes as a "return to craft," Los Angeles furniture maker Laura Zahn has launched Off the Saw, a collaborative wood shop for furniture makers. Woodworking collaboratives are not new. In 2010, Los Angeles furniture designers...
  • Best way to take a selfie? Maybe don't. Maybe look at someone you love

    Selfies. Leonardo da Vinci produced one of the first, in 1512, followed by Rembrandt, who did dozens of self-portraits. Perhaps Norman Rockwell's self-portrait, which shows him painting his selfie by looking in a mirror, did the most to lead the way...
  • 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...
  • Finding an exotic local in L.A.

    "Great news! This amazing guy's wife just left him," Sarah chirped one January morning. She was calling from her Hollywood office, where she and Amazing Guy were writers on the same TV show. "I'm gonna give him a few months to be sad, then I'm introducing...
  • Doyle Lane's Midcentury ceramics the star of Reform Gallery show

    Doyle Lane's Midcentury ceramics the star of Reform Gallery show
    A dozen years after Doyle Lane's death, the work of the Los Angeles Midcentury ceramist (1925-2002) has caught the eye of such luminaries as actress Jodie Foster, Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière and artist Takashi Murakami. Lane's...
  • Modern quilters are putting a fresh spin on an old tradition

    Modern quilters are putting a fresh spin on an old tradition
    When Alissa Haight Carlton and Latifah Saafir organized the first Modern Quilt Guild meeting in Silver Lake in October 2009, they hoped they would find a few other like-minded quilters who wanted to get together. They weren't alone: The modern-...
  • From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice

    From 'flophouse' to fabulous in Venice
    Many homeowners like to share their impressive before-and-after stories. Like how they transformed a shabby den into a spiffy new entertainment center or turned a dated kitchen into something refreshingly new. But designer Emily Kovner and her client...
  • L.A. Conservancy chief rolls film on efforts to preserve past

    L.A. Conservancy chief rolls film on efforts to preserve past
    As executive director of the Los Angeles Conservancy, Linda Dishman leads the fight to preserve architecture that has shaped the life and legacy of Southern California. Preservation for Dishman is about maintaining the narrative: "It's telling the story...
  • Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters

    Little Green Fingers is sowing a new crop of gardeners, healthy eaters
    Chloe Aguilar was on her way to jujitsu class inside the Villa-Parke Community Center in northwest Pasadena, but she had to stop and water the corn at the courtyard entrance first. Chloe, 11, is a gardener at Villa-Parke's new community garden, where...
  • 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...