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  • Just the facts

    Just the facts
    Just the facts Getting in: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 1928. Admission was free. It started charging admission 13 years ago. Today the cost is $15 (weekdays), $20 (weekends and holidays). Hours:...
  • 'The Canterbury Tales'

    'The Canterbury Tales'
    The Canterbury Tales A New Unabridged Translation by Burton Raffel Geoffrey Chaucer The Modern Library: 624 pp. $35 Chaucer himself was a translator, people forget, his most important work along those lines being "The Romance of the Rose" and...
  • Brian H. Mason dies at 92; scientist known for study of meteorites, moon rocks

    Brian H. Mason, a Smithsonian scientist internationally known for his study of meteorites and moon rocks and who was the first to discover that a rock found in Antarctica came from the moon, has died. He was 92. Mason died of renal failure Dec. 3 at...
  • California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers

    California deserts will soon burst with wildflowers
    The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
  • The season to set down new roots

    ONCE A YEAR THERE IS AN opportunity to plant almost anything — with success nearly guaranteed. In much of the country this occurs in spring. Here it happens about mid-October because nourishing rains come in fall, winter and early spring. If your...
  • A Quick Study of Joshua Tree's Wild Side

    A Quick Study of Joshua Tree's Wild Side
    The line of hikers snaked up the side of the mountain, everyone cautiously following the leader over rugged, rocky terrain. It reminded me of a fourth-grade field trip, but Mrs. Brennan's class was never like this. "Dar, did you see this one?" a hiker...