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  • Mustache or no mustache? It's one of a dad's many stressing questions

    The 'stache might finally have to go. "Who has a mustache anymore?" notes the younger daughter. "I do," I say. The last, worst reason to have a mustache is that everyone else has one, as they did in the 1970s, when I first grew mine. TV detectives,...
  • 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...
  • New businesses move into downtown Wheaton

    New businesses move into downtown Wheaton
    From a toy store and pizzeria to a yoga studio, home decor shop and brewery, Wheaton residents walking through downtown will see a number of new businesses open in the area. Meanwhile, a homemade ice cream store remains closed with little news of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Just where is her husband's home?

    He handed me his smartphone so I could wish my mother-in-law a happy Mother's Day. There it was, in large print on the screen, the identity of the place my husband, Ron, had telephoned. "Home." Calm down, don't make a scene. It's Mother's Day, I...
  • Less is more in home design: Simple is today's trend

    Less is more in home design: Simple is today's trend
    Sometimes, less is indeed more Interior designers are noticing a new trend. Homeowners today, whether they are setting up a second home, buying a new first home, or re-decorating their current home, are not just focusing on the things they want to put...
  • Test driving the new 3Doodler 3-D printing pen

    Test driving the new 3Doodler 3-D printing pen
    After a lifetime of drawing in two dimensions, the ability to lift a pen off paper and watch the line follow straight up is wondrous. So say teenagers who helped test drive the new $99 3Doodler, billed as the world's first 3-D printing pen. "It's...
  • Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase emphasizes sustainability

    Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase emphasizes sustainability
    This year's Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase has downsized from 96 gardens to 39, but its emphasis on sustainability remains greater than ever. The sixth annual free event on April 26 is an alfresco education in sustainability as homeowners, landscape...
  • Michele F. Green, homemaker

    Michele F. Green, homemaker
    Michele F. Green, a homemaker who was known for her floral arrangements and family gatherings, died Monday of heart failure at her Northeast Baltimore home. She was 55. The daughter of Robert West and Shirley Jackson, Michele Faye Featherstone was born...