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  • UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options

    UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options
    Jewish and Muslim student groups at UC San Diego had an idea they could work on together — creating a campus dining spot with both kosher and halal dishes. It was a small but meaningful collaboration amid tensions that have arisen from the...
  • Tips for gardening during a drought

    With the start of summer and more hot weather on the horizon, home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden...
  • New businesses move into downtown Wheaton

    New businesses move into downtown Wheaton
    From a toy store and pizzeria to a yoga studio, home decor shop and brewery, Wheaton residents walking through downtown will see a number of new businesses open in the area. Meanwhile, a homemade ice cream store remains closed with little news of...
  • Made in the shade: Picking the perfect paint color

    Made in the shade: Picking the perfect paint color
    Painting your walls is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your living space. What is not so easy is selecting the perfect colors. The choices are seemingly infinite, and trying to picture how particular shades will look and work together...
  • The surreal silence of an empty nest

    As per Anaïs Nin, I believe only in the intoxication of other people. Silly me. As if that kind of high can ever last. As if people don't come and go. We're in late summer, a time of farewells, broken hearts and parental pangs. Ran into a dad the...
  • Best bets in the Western suburbs, Sept. 6-14

    Best bets in the Western suburbs, Sept. 6-14
    Event highlights for the week of Sept. 6-14 in and around the Western suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: http://triblocal.com/events. Kite Festival in Geneva...
  • The house that home-makeover shows built

    The house that home-makeover shows built
    When "This Old House" premiered on the Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979, few could have predicted it would spawn an entirely new television genre: the home-improvement show. The series that made Bob Vila a household star and inspired the top-rated sitcom...
  • If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive

    If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive
    Are you struggling to sell your house? Did you have a renovation nightmare? Does your dwelling have its own story to tell? If so, you might be a candidate for help from a television home show. But it's not easy. "We are inundated with people wanting...
  • A little editing leads to happy ending for literary agent

    A little editing leads to happy ending for literary agent
    During the 10-plus years I was a single parent, I was consumed by my career as a literary agent. This was the kind of job that involved long-range strategies and 24/7 focus. I didn't have the time or energy left over to date. Instead, I devoted myself...
  • Cramped Valley home is renovated in a modern ranch style

    Cramped Valley home is renovated in a modern ranch style
    Even before Peter and Janet Shurkin moved into their 1950s Valley Village home, the couple knew they needed to make some renovations. "We liked it," Janet says, "but the tiles would fall off and none of the cabinets were working properly." Peter had...
  • So what to do with this last kid in the house? Hop on a roller coaster

    It's early, say 7 a.m., and everything about this school morning seems a little off. The dog needs to go out a third time — he never does that. There are clouds where there's usually sun. The coffee maker is acting up, producing an acrid, socky...