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  • 43 ways to save water during the drought -- while still keeping the lawn

    Ripping up the lawn is the single best way to save water, but doing that can take weeks, if not months, of consideration and planning. And then there's the cost. Many of us are just not ready to take that step. So what else can we do to help fulfill...
  • Master gardener program goes for a crop of volunteers

    When Yvonne Savio switched one basic criterion in the selection process for applicants to the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program in 2001, the results were impressive. Instead of recruiting gardeners interested in volunteering, she started...
  • Regrets linger like smoke after her sensible decision

    Regrets linger like smoke after her sensible decision
    When I was 15, I lived for a year in Iran with my grandmother. Some Friday afternoons, we would steal away from the chaos of Tehran and go to a traditional kebab house outside the city. Sitting on the restaurant's outdoor beds, I would let down my scarf...
  • East Hollywood is a shopping mecca for vintage and one-of-a-kind items

    East Hollywood is a shopping mecca for vintage and one-of-a-kind items
    Although some zealous real estate agents might will the areas around Vermont, Virgil, Melrose and Fountain avenues to meld with Los Feliz or Silver Lake, East Hollywood has always had its own identity. Los Angeles City College, once an early campus of...
  • Dutch designer Marcel Wanders: 'We cannot only be about the surface'

    Over the last 25 years, the provocative and philosophical Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has created home furnishings for dozens of big-ticket European firms, plates and cutlery for Alessi and KLM airlines, compacts for MAC cosmetics and a Christmas...
  • Old-time music at a ranch? It's an American idyll

    Old-time music at a ranch? It's an American idyll
    It is late in the afternoon, that time when the light begins to soften and the orange groves seem to shiver in the breeze. More than six dozen people have piled into a century-old farmhouse in the Santa Clara River Valley for an old-time music concert....
  • How a Hollywood set decorator channeled movie magic into her Altadena garden

    How a Hollywood set decorator channeled movie magic into her Altadena garden
    When Peggy Casey first saw the 1972 film "Silent Running," a science-fiction tale in which all plant life on Earth is extinct, it left an impression that still resonates. "I saw the film when I was a little girl, and it imprinted forever the...
  • After breakup, her crash course in returning to the JDate scene

     After breakup, her crash course in returning to the JDate scene
    I thought I had it all. The perfect Jewish boyfriend, a brag-worthy job that "fit" to L.A. standards and the most amazing potential in-laws a girl could ask for. That is, until a few months ago, when the rug was pulled out from under me without warning....
  • Tim Cook's commencement speech from a cynic's view

    Tim Cook's commencement speech from a cynic's view
    Ironically, corporations now scare me as much as communism once did. So perhaps it's not surprising that I find fault — and a disingenuous slant — in a major chief executive's recent commencement comments. In an address at George...
  • David Wiseman's nature-inspired pieces elicit wonder and even a creeping belief in magic

    Entering one of David Wiseman's immersive installations is like discovering the beautiful landscape of Narnia inside an austere wardrobe, guaranteed to elicit wonder and even a creeping belief in magic. The Los Angeles-based designer has made a name for...
  • Matrimonios fraudulentos: nueva forma de tráfico humano

    Matrimonios fraudulentos: nueva forma de tráfico humano
    Klara Balogova tenía 18 años y estaba embarazada y sin un centavo cuando viajó miles de kilómetros de Eslovaquia a Inglaterra para casarse con un hombre que no conocía. Sabía que él no la quería, ni a su hijo. Se trataba de un paquistaní de 23 años...