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  • Her online date isn't the man he used to be

    Her online date isn't the man he used to be
    Dating in Los Angeles is exhausting. At a certain point, this Westside girl realized that it didn't matter how hot the model/actor/writer/bartender was — I was sick of driving to K-town, Sherman Oaks and Silver Lake. I opened an OkCupid account, had...
  • A man and his manopause

    There are moments, at age 57, when I feel stiff and rusty, like something Picasso welded together. For instance, I ate so many marinated mushrooms the other night that I threw out my back. I also cleaned the garage earlier that day, which probably didn'...
  • Renovated 1926 home in Carthay Circle shows its past yet feels modern

    Renovated 1926 home in Carthay Circle shows its past yet feels modern
    Liz Dennery Sanders and husband Peter Sanders had been looking for a corner-lot house in Carthay Circle for more than a year when they saw a For Sale sign go up on their street. "The day I saw that sign I thought 'This is meant to be,'" said Dennery...
  • Being father to a daughter with a boyfriend: Feelings just catapult

    We don't do the beach the easy way. We drive too long, then walk too far, lugging way too much stuff. The way Eisenhower stormed vital sand, so do we. On our most recent beach visit, we had only 80 or so folks join us. A healthy mob, sure, but it could'...
  • The 15 words that brought them together

    The 15 words that brought them together
    Before Internet dating and after phone numbers on public bathroom walls (just kidding), there were personal ads in newspapers. It was 1999, and my best girlfriend bet me that I could meet the love of my life with a personal ad in LA Weekly. I said no....
  • Landscapes and plants in drought: Finding the best options for your garden

    Landscapes and plants in drought: Finding the best options for your garden
      Drought-tolerant trees: Grevillea, an Australian protea relative Jose Manzo, manager of Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria, is a big proponent of Mediterranean-zoned trees, shrubs and perennials, which are less thirsty than other non-natives...
  • Tips for refreshing soil as fall approaches

    Al Renner of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council has been getting dirty as an urban agriculture activist for two decades in Los Angeles, starting with a community garden on an unused lot in Echo Park. Born on a farm, he has a system for preparing...
  • Roses don't need to be sacrificed to drought; teach them to be tough

    Roses don't need to be sacrificed to drought; teach them to be tough
    The perennial rose, symbolic of romance and luxury, is beloved of Southern California gardening buffs who like a front yard stacked with rose bushes. But with the water shortage, should roses be sidelined in favor of cactuses and succulents? Not...
  • Water-wise fall planting

    Water-wise fall planting
    How to tackle fall planting in Southern California during the third straight year of drought and the diminishing likelihood of El Niño storms this winter? At the very least, Los Angeles gardening experts agree that planting in the fall is water-wise as...
  • For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own

    For home-improvement show hosts, a paradox: Every house but their own
    For twin brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, fixing up houses and selling them started when they were 17-year-olds in Canada. Now Drew (the real estate agent) and Jonathan (the licensed contractor) exercise their skills as the stars of "Property Brothers"...
  • In the pretty Eastern Sierra, fish don't bite and dinner doesn't come

    We have found Longfellow's forest primeval, the murmuring pines of the Eastern Sierra. The trees breathe out; we breathe in. Soon I will be up to my ankles in snowmelt, casting out to the most elusive of creatures, the rainbow trout, which eat like...