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  • L.A. Affairs: Third time's the charm for two artists online

    L.A. Affairs: Third time's the charm for two artists online
    Meeting like-minded people in L.A. has always been difficult for me. The city is vast with so many little hubs and communities to explore — and traffic to make cross-city treks unpleasant. That's why I turned to online dating at a fairly young age....
  • A sun that rose in the west and set in the east

    A sun that rose in the west and set in the east
    On our last day in L.A., Michael and I woke up, limbs entangled, in the bleached landscape of our hotel bed. He poured my coffee while wearing nothing but briefs, a delicious sight. We swam in the pool, swallowing up morsels of crystalline sun before...
  • Julie Newmar to give public a look at her Brentwood garden

    Julie Newmar to give public a look at her Brentwood garden
    In a career that has stretched lithely across seven decades, Julie Newmar, the early blooming classical pianist and dancer who grew up to be TV's first feloniously feline Catwoman, has earned a Tony Award for her first speaking role on Broadway and...
  • In the ninth inning of a joyful baseball season

    Hanging out again with the lunatic fringe, a.k.a. the other baseball parents, talking about the brownies Marija donated to the snack stand — an ancient Croatian recipe, she says, handed down from generations of Balkan mamas and now the biggest hit...
  • Experts lay groundwork for higher produce consumption to take root

     Experts lay groundwork for higher produce consumption to take root
    Whether you clear your cabinets for every new diet that promises health and beauty, just grab the bacon-topped cheeseburger or live somewhere in the middle, you must — you just must — know by now that we should all eat more vegetables and...
  • With 'Property Brothers,' twins flip homes and expectations

    With 'Property Brothers,' twins flip homes and expectations
    The brothers are outside shootin' hoops and talkin' trash, like guys in most any suburban backyard across the U.S. — or even Canada. Because these guys are the "Property Brothers," Drew and Jonathan Scott, 36-year-old identical twins from British...
  • Neutra restoration in Long Beach honors time and patina

    If you drive through Park Estates, a traditional Long Beach neighborhood of broad-roofed, mainly one-story houses, you might easily pass right by a modest pitched-roof, two-story home. But the Hafley House and its companion one-story Moore House next door...
  • You can't put a price on a mother's love. Her work's another matter.

    I don't get the big fuss over moms. Seriously, they are the most common things. Most everyone has one. Some people have two or three, depending on marriage, remarriage and re-remarriage. Chipmunks have mothers, horses have mothers, even mothers have...
  • Basements: The underground trend in adding space to homes

    Basements: The underground trend in adding space to homes
    Homeowners Melissa and Trent Overholt and Emily and Etan Cohen faced a similar problem. The Overholts, who own a half lot a block from the sand in Manhattan Beach, had a growing family that no longer fit in their 550-square-foot home. With three children,...
  • Why basements are scarce in Southern California

    Why basements are scarce in Southern California
    For transplants from the Midwest and East, it is downright puzzling why California homes generally do not have basements, a staple in other parts of the country. While houses built here in the early part of the 20th century often included so-called...
  • Newington Electric Branches Out, Takes Cues From Concerns Over Outages, Exhaust

    Newington Electric Branches Out, Takes Cues From Concerns Over Outages, Exhaust
    NEWINGTON — After the Halloween snowstorm that dropped 12 inches of snow on Bradley International Airport in 2011, Newington Electric President Ed Ingalls saw the distress wrought by five days without electricity. "The phone rang off the hook...