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  • Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides

    Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to persistent herbicides
    All of the leaves on some of my tomato plants have curled down, except a few twisted in all directions. They were growing great for a while. It looks contagious because they're all together. What is this? Tomato plants are like canaries in the coal mine...
  • West Coast meets Eastern Bloc in 'Competing Utopias' exhibition

     West Coast meets Eastern Bloc in 'Competing Utopias' exhibition
    When California Midcentury Modernism confronts its Eastern Bloc Cold War counterpart, are they really so very different? "Competing Utopias: An Experimental Installation of Cold War Modern Design From East and West in One Context," which opens...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Business profile: Calico

    Business profile: Calico
    Name: Peter Guercio Age: 48 Hometown: Chicago Name of business: Calico, Deerfield Describe what you do: Interior design retailer selling and designing high-end luxury fabrics, window treatments, bedding and furniture. What sets you apart from...
  • L.A. Conservancy chief rolls film on efforts to preserve past

    L.A. Conservancy chief rolls film on efforts to preserve past
    As executive director of the Los Angeles Conservancy, Linda Dishman leads the fight to preserve architecture that has shaped the life and legacy of Southern California. Preservation for Dishman is about maintaining the narrative: "It's telling the story...
  • On the Road pop-up events make splash for young architects and artists

    On the Road pop-up events make splash for young architects and artists
    One sunny Palm Springs weekend in February, what looked like an epic pool party — two days of follies — was underway at the midcentury getaway the Amado. A 12-foot-diameter wire-frame beach ball rolled down the hotel roof and splashed into...