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Youth Sports: Equestrian is an individual sport with a league of its own

Youth Sports: Equestrian is an individual sport with a league of its own

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.” – Linda McCartney My only knowledge about genus Equus is that top fuel funny cars have a representational stampede called horse-power under their hoods (I used to write for “Drag Racer” magazine.) My wife was raised on a Central Illinois farm, and she and […]

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Home Ground: Los Angeles County Arboretum: A library of life, needs protection

Home Ground: Los Angeles County Arboretum: A library of life, needs protection

| March 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

Spring begins March 20 and, at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia, all is well, mostly. The South African aloes are flaming orange and yellow, as they do every spring, pandemic or no. And since it is March, the annual male courtship display of the Arboretum’s peacock flock is in full […]

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On Preservation: They’re back! Spawn of SB50 lives on; the good, bad, ugly

On Preservation: They’re back! Spawn of SB50 lives on; the good, bad, ugly

| March 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

After the collapse of the California Senate’s 2020 Housing Package in November of last year, the seeds of a new attack on the will of Californians to determine their own local housing policy were planted at the end of the last session of the Legislature. The failure to pass SB902 was the third strike in […]

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As Shakespeare says, ‘They are all — all — honorable men’

As Shakespeare says, ‘They are all — all — honorable men’

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

For Valentine’s Day last year (O tempora, o mores!), the inestimable Mrs. F asked me what I would like to do. Rather than dining at one of our favorite restaurants (Petit Greek, Marino, Vernetti), I took the busman’s holiday option of going to the theater. I had read the “New York” reviews for Heidi Schreck’s […]

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Celebrate the Paul Williams legacy in Hancock Park and Windsor Square

Celebrate the Paul Williams legacy in Hancock Park and Windsor Square

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The release of the new book on Paul R. Williams, Angel City Press’ newest volume in its “Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940” series, is an exciting start to 2021’s African American history month. This new work by Bret Parsons, Marc Appleton and Stephen Gee celebrates the life and work of Los Angeles’ and perhaps […]

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Finding hope in small things that can hold greatness

Finding hope in small things that can hold greatness

| December 31, 2020 | 1 Comment

Last month, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission recommended that the City Council designate the former print studio of Sister Mary Corita Kent, the “Pop Art Nun,” as an Historic-Cultural Monument — thus ending the year with a ray of hope. With all the challenges that our fair city has endured in the […]

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