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  • Tips for gardening during a drought

    With the start of summer and more hot weather on the horizon, home gardeners in drought-stricken Southern California face a challenge: How to keep landscapes looking good while cutting back on water use. For ideas, we're talking to landscape and garden...
  • 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...
  • Made in the shade: Picking the perfect paint color

    Made in the shade: Picking the perfect paint color
    Painting your walls is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your living space. What is not so easy is selecting the perfect colors. The choices are seemingly infinite, and trying to picture how particular shades will look and work together...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more

    Home designs with pet projects: dog doors, built-in bowls and more
    Gayle Plessner and her husband love their dogs, but the sound of the rain on the roof of their Westlake Village home made them lament winter, the season of muddied paws, in 2012. "I remember thinking that it would be great if we had a mud room for the...
  • An inadvertent masterwork turns 31 (or 29)

    She is turning 31 and is full of blarney, with a flash of summer lightning in the eyes. On the way to her birthday bash, she notes that Santa Monica is a dangerous mix of tourists and locals — too slow and too fast — making driving here...
  • 5 Questions: The Muji catalog of life and design all about simplicity

     5 Questions: The Muji catalog of life and design all about simplicity
    As president of Muji, the Japanese retailer that takes its name from a term that means "no-brand quality goods," Masaaki Kanai has worked with designers such as Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. But you...
  • A Marine inspires a faithfulness to serve others

    I preferred thick-crust pizza and ending my meals on a sweet note — not flushing down a gluten-free dinner with a green tea smoothie. After making a new home in Southern California, I felt inferior, with all the healthful food choices here and the...
  • 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....