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  • 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...
  • RCH Studios opens notNeutral store in Old Town Pasadena

     RCH Studios opens notNeutral store in Old Town Pasadena
    NotNeutral, the product design division of Rios Clementi Hale Studios — the architecture and design firm known for projects such as Grand Park and Bergamot Station Arts Center — plans to open its third location Friday in the One Colorado...
  • 'Smart' watering systems can help landscapes survive drought limits

    'Smart' watering systems can help landscapes survive drought limits
    With summer heat and deepening drought upon us, the stringent outdoor watering restrictions adopted July 15 by the State Water Resources Control Board present many homeowners with a conundrum: how to keep their landscaping alive while staying compliant....
  • Sunset unfolds its first L.A.-area Idea House in Manhattan Beach

    Sunset unfolds its first L.A.-area Idea House in Manhattan Beach
    Sunset magazine is opening the doors Friday on its first Los Angeles-area Idea House, a 4,500-square-foot, four-bedroom and 5 1/2-bathroom contemporary residence in Manhattan Beach, described as "the ultimate modern beach home." "We wanted a new angle...
  • An answer blowing in the wind chimes

    An answer blowing in the wind chimes
    We met in a ballroom dance class in Pasadena. I was a widow and found dance classes answered some needs. I got some exercise, had an opportunity to socialize and was challenged in learning new steps. Maybe I'd even meet someone special. In two years of...
  • 'The talk' with 11-year-old begins with 'Eww!' but may lead to a 'Sigh!'

    There he is, aging right before my eyes. In the churchy light of early morning, I can see the peach fuzz emerging on his face. Pre-whiskers. What's next? A pimple? Puberty? Dear Gawwwwd. So, I sit my 11-year-old down for "the talk." Like never before,...
  • Contractor feels the 'love' in reviving Williams' Preminger House

    Contractor feels the 'love' in reviving Williams' Preminger House
    Gary Drake of Drake Construction has been the principal contractor on six Paul Williams houses, including the 1925 American Colonial Revival residence Williams originally designed for director Otto Preminger's brother Ingo. Renovation of the 5,500-square-...
  • Architecture of Paul Revere Williams, born 120 years ago, still 'remarkable'

    Architecture of Paul Revere Williams, born 120 years ago, still 'remarkable'
    This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of L.A. architect Paul Revere Williams. If you don't recognize the name, you know the work: The spider-like LAX Theme Building, Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and significant parts of the Beverly...
  • Even Philip Marlowe can't solve this one

    Even Philip Marlowe can't solve this one
    As Philip Marlowe once said somewhere: "Romance and L.A. can be a dicey jig." No argument here. Two marriages and two divorces spanning a couple of decades had burned that double-barreled proof upon the receding tide of my romantic expectations....
  • Modern, vintage and India merge as family expands its space

    Modern, vintage and India merge as family expands its space
    For a decade, Kenny Kapoor and husband Ashim lived in a 900-square-foot fourplex apartment in West Hollywood with their two sons. Today the family lives in a new home that, though just blocks from their former residence, seems light-years away. It's...
  • 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....