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APRIL 11 Garden design: Landscape architect Heather Lenkin lectures on "Designing Great Gardens." 3 to 5 p.m. Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. $35 to $40. Registration: (818) 949-7980. Wildflower show: Rancho Santa Ana...
MARCH 28 Cymbidium show: San Gabriel Valley branch of the Cymbidiun Society of America hosts an orchid show with potting demonstrations and an orchid sale. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 and 29. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N....
MARCH 14 Native plants: Bruce Pavlik, professor of biology at Mills College and author of "The California Deserts: An Ecological Rediscovery," lectures on "Ecological Histories of the Desert." 10 to 11:30 a.m. $20 to $30. That is followed by Louise...
MARCH 7 Tree pruning: Arborist Gary Knowlton leads this workshop on ethical tree pruning, emphasizing a holistic approach to tree management. 9 a.m. to noon. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers & Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. $20...
FEB. 7 Backyard retreats: Debra Prinzing, author of "Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways," shares her ideas on how to create a personal backyard destination. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St.,...
JAN. 31 Tiffany lecture: Margaret K. Hofer, curator of decorative arts at the New York Historical Society, will discuss the role women played in the design and manufacture of Tiffany Studios' leaded glass lamps. 7:30 p.m. Art Center College of Design,...
TODAY Native plants: Horticulturist Lili Singer leads a class on California flora. Learn about planting techniques, irrigation, pruning, maintenance and where to see and buy native plants. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35 to $45. Later in the afternoon, James...
FEB. 14 Design class: Landscape designer Laramee Haynes will discuss how to create beautiful spaces using native plants, well-placed shade trees and other more elements. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersAn alleged tax-fraud scheme involving donations of overvalued art to four local museums is part of a larger, unchecked problem with inflated art appraisals that has cost the federal government untold millions, a Times analysis has found. Each year, the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCoordinated raids on four Southern California museums early Thursday suggest that the involvement of art institutions in the purchase of looted objects is far more extensive than recent high-profile scandals have indicated. Even as the country's most...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA federal investigation into looted Asian antiquities at Southland museums has broadened to include a prominent Chicago industrialist and art collector who purchased hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of allegedly stolen artifacts from a Cerritos arts...
SAN DIEGO -- More than 1,300 museums across the country, including 23 in the San Diego area, will be free to families of active-duty military members this summer, the National Endowment for the Arts announced Monday. The organization's second annual Blue...
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