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  • Why Maria Altmann fought for the 'Woman in Gold'

    Why Maria Altmann fought for the 'Woman in Gold'
    Maria Bloch-Bauer Altmann never wanted a fight. In fact, she never wanted Gustav Klimt's celebrated portrait of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, to leave Austria, the country Altmann had escaped during the Holocaust. Altmann told me so in no uncertain...
  • Dig In: Design Competition And A Bouquet Of Events

    Dig In: Design Competition And A Bouquet Of Events
    The Garden Club of Hartford, in partnership with the City of Hartford Department of Public Works, has issued a design challenge to landscape architecture students: rejuvenate the five entrances to Keney Park. The plans and designs will go on display at...
  • Tips for cutting down garden chores with age

    Tips for cutting down garden chores with age
    How can I cut down on garden chores as I age? I can't keep pruning my ivy and holly forever. Here are some ideas: •Right plant, right place. Match the ultimate plant size and requirements for water, soil and sun to your site, which will mean no...
  • L.A. artist bends time and space in restored 1905 home

    L.A. artist bends time and space in restored 1905 home
    Living large in a small space is not only possible, it can also be beautiful — if Tamra Fago's 900-square-foot home in the Garvanza neighborhood near downtown L.A. is any indication. Though cozy, the artist's space is filled with all sorts of pieces...
  • Seeing L.A. through new eyes as Chicago kin hit Venice Beach

    Second of two parts. PART 1:¬†Blood is thicker than traffic as family awaits in Venice Been over to the Westside several times recently with decidedly mixed results. In particular, I find Beverly Hills to be an experiment that just didn't work —...
  • Home and garden briefs for April 2: Count the birds for the Virginia Living Museum

    The Virginia Living Museum's third annual Birding Cup event encourages people to "go outdoors, breathe in fresh air, walk, look and listen throughout the Peninsula's wild and not so wild areas." The April 10-11 event is a timed search for as many...
  • Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger

    Highland Park cabin is rebuilt better but not bigger
    Todd Segal's tiny 1919 Highland Park home — a 624-square-foot cabin that rests on a 7,500-square-foot hillside lot — was inhabited by squatters when he purchased it five years ago. Looking back, Segal likes to joke that removing the...
  • Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories

    Yard on Theodore Payne tour blooms with native plants, trees, memories
    Eight years ago, Kathy and Andrew Russell's frontyard was like many of the gardens in their Brentwood neighborhood — monopolized by grass. But after Kathy retired from UCLA Medical Center as a surgical nurse, she had the time to tear out the...
  • A chandelier built of bicycle parts? It makes a statement

    A chandelier built of bicycle parts? It makes a statement
    Artist and designer Carolina Fontoura Alzaga turns unlikely trash into beautiful treasure. She collects used bicycle parts — chains, rims and such — from garbage dumps, junkyards and Dumpsters and from bins she's placed at about 80 bike...
  • Cholesterol cops left with egg on their faces

    The egg-white omelet, America's reigning symbol of bland dining and misguided nutritional advice, died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. It was 42. The cause of death was unclear, though longtime fans of the egg-white omelet cited...
  • Spring welcomes the arrival of fun and helpful gardening events

     Spring welcomes the arrival of fun and helpful gardening events
    Spring returns Friday and with it more educational and entertaining gardening events. Here are three local ones I think you will like and can learn from – plein air painting or sketching, Historic Garden Week in Virginia and a new vegetable...