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  • Nextdoor, a free social network site, links neighbor to neighbor

    Nextdoor, a free social network site, links neighbor to neighbor
    I had no idea a flasher plagued my Los Feliz neighborhood –– until I joined Nextdoor, a free social network website geared to individual neighborhoods. I was, in fact, ignorant of considerable activity, all within blocks of me: a rash of car...
  • Catch a whiff of Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

    Catch a whiff of Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
    The scent of lavender will be in the air June 28 in downtown Ojai as the annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival returns to Libbey Park. Vendors will be selling plants, soaps, lotions, art and jewelry. Music, food and speakers on aromatherapy, sustainable...
  • Designer blooms where he's planted

    Designer blooms where he's planted
    LEESBURG — Laid out before him were six pink roses along with yellow lilies, a packet of orange snapdragons, green buttons, blue thistle and peach and white hypericum. Then Bob Tucker worked magic, transforming the flowers into three impressive...
  • READER SUBMITTED: 2014 Healium Ball - Bringing Back Lux

    The 2014 Healium Ball, hosted by ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation, was held on June 7 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The event raised more than $315,000 to benefit the DeQuattro Cancer Center Fund, the Meg Bert Owen Survivorship...
  • Garden clubs retool for a new generation

    MINNEAPOLIS You don't have to have gray hair to join a garden club, but you probably have a few silver strands if you belong to one. The average age of a garden club member is "about 75 ... maybe a little older," said Rene Lynch, president of the...
  • Kirk Douglas looks back at 60 years of marriage

    In 1953, I was a successful movie star arriving in Paris for the first time. I knew no one and spoke no French. It wouldn't be a problem. Beautiful Parisians might love to be seen with Kirk Douglas, the Hollywood leading man, even though they never...
  • Chocolatiers Hasty and Jacques Torres create tasteful West Coast home

    Chocolatiers Hasty and Jacques Torres create tasteful West Coast home
    With businesses based on two coasts and intensely busy schedules, chocolatiers Hasty and Jacques Torres craved a calming and inspiring environment in their Beverly Hills condominium. They also wanted their West Coast residence, purchased in 2010, to...
  • Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself

    Brendan Ravenhill manufactures a design business for himself
    Los Angeles-based designer Brendan Ravenhill creates furnishings, lamps and accessories that are surprisingly elegant given that they are driven by manufacturing processes. Ravenhill describes himself as someone who "chases simplicity" in his designs....
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Peruvian Amazon cruise package Rainforest Cruises is offering a six-day riverboat cruise and Treehouse Lodge package including an Amazon River cruise with overnight...
  • 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...
  • 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...