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  • Tomatomania sales and other events that can jump-start spring gardens

    Tomatomania sales and other events that can jump-start spring gardens
    In Southern California, spring is a good time for gardeners to start thinking about planting vegetable beds and perusing the hundreds of tomato varieties that are available.
  • Arborists cut to the chase in pruning season

     Arborists cut to the chase in pruning season
    Certified arborist Rick Wheeler stands beneath a persimmon tree in a Torrance backyard and surveys the bare branches. Then he raises his shears and carefully starts snipping. He spots a crossing branch. "We'll get rid of that," he says. Then he lops off...

    Through the woodcarver’s eyes: A moment with Charles Dickson

     
    I met sculptor Charles Dickson, 66, while he was working on the piece, “Dance of the Wood Nips,” at his studio in Compton. The sculpture, made from a rare piece of Monkey Pod tree, captures women holding up a portal to the sky. “In...

    Review: A Gershwin fest from Michael Feinstein and Pasadena Pops

    Review: A Gershwin fest from Michael Feinstein and Pasadena Pops
    The magic of the Gershwin songbook swept the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, when Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, together with guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Tom Wopat, closed the 2013 season in glossy, old-school...

    A double-dose of Gershwin from Pasadena Pops and L.A. Phil

    A double-dose of Gershwin from Pasadena Pops and L.A. Phil
    By George, half a century on it’s still a good thing when Gershwin music is front and center. During the next few days two Southern California orchestras are turning their focus to brothers George and Ira. On Saturday, Michael Feinstein conducts...