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Culture MonsterThe latest post in Christopher Hawthorne's Reading L.A. series is on "Eden by Design: The 1930 Olmsted-Bartholomew Plan for the Los Angeles Region"...
John D. Olmsted, a naturalist who led efforts to preserve Northern California nature areas, open space and trails, died of liver cancer March 8 at his home in Nevada City, Calif. He was 73. Inspired by conservationist John Muir, Olmsted spent more than...
Times Staff WriterPARIS had its Baron Haussmann, who in the 19th century redesigned the French capital. New York had its Robert Moses, who before and after World War II redesigned that city's highways, parks and bridges. And Los Angeles? L.A. had the Traffic Commission....
In a city that contains hundreds of miles of recreational walks, routes and trails, the opening of a new jogging path sounds about as noteworthy as a Pinkberry christening or another starlet DUI. But the new scenic path that opened in December along the...
Art CriticThe cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHIS weekend, you could celebrate Earth Day -- which is technically Tuesday -- among L.A.'s stalled freeways, its overbooked apartments and endless arid concrete sidewalks. Or, like the hundreds of thousands of us who trek through Southern California's...
Tags: Earth Day, Travel, Philosophy, Central Park, Sculpture
My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life Witold Rybczynski Scribner: 228 pp., $25 Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A creature of habit, Brian Ouzounian joins a swallow-like migration each summer to this park's glacier-cleaved valley. Ouzounian has camped in Yosemite Valley in nearly every one of his 57 years, setting down stakes a...
Tags: Bodies of Water, Landforms, Glaciers, Death, John Muir
Hartford Courant Staff WriterRegular visitors to New York should bypass the tried-and-true of Manhattan for the city streets less traveled. Just a hop, skip and a borough away lies Brooklyn, ripe for its own exploration. (PHOTOS INCLUDED) Regular visitors to New York should bypass...
Times Staff Writer1880s Isaac Newton Van Nuys, entrepreneur and member of the homesteading Lankershim group, has built the San Fernando Valley's first wood-frame house, its curb appeal immediately driving up prices in an area of adobe structures. Van Nuys' house, which...
Times Staff WriterNew York's secret gardens Surprising, serene refuges soften the city's hard-edged corners, cacophony and crowds. By Susan Spano Times NEW YORK Broadway runs on a diagonal; the D train goes to Yankee Stadium; for bagels, go to H&H on the Upper West...
Times Staff WriterBroadway runs on a diagonal; the D train goes to Yankee Stadium; for bagels, go to H&H on the Upper West Side. There are plenty of guidebooks to tell you things like that. What they don't explain and what many visitors never understand is how residents...
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