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Sleigh rides and caroling took place in the neighborhoods.

Masters of American West Fine Art at Autry exhibit.

Curbside collection among options for Xmas trees.

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Hancock Park. 5 bedrooms + 4.5 bathrooms. Lush backyard w/ pool.

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Hancock Park. Family room addition by architect John Lautner in 1953. 5 beds/4.5 baths. Huge lot w/pool.

Hancock Park. Charming, remodeled 1924 Spanish home features private landscaping from front to back.

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Methods on how to curb coyote attacks (Continued from page 1) secured in an outdoor kennel. Environmental factors can affect the time a coyote may appear. If your yard does not have a fence, use a leash while on your property to keep your pet

close to you. You may carry something with you for protection such as an air horn, whistle, walking stick or cane. Confine small animals and birds that you cannot keep indoors to covered enclosures constructed of a heavy gauge

wire mesh. Coyotes can break through chicken wire. Put all trash bags inside the trash cans and keep all outdoor trash can lids securely fastened to the containers. Place trash bins inside sheds, garages or other enclosed

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structures. Do not allow pets to roam Pick fruit from trees as from home. soon as they ripen and pick Do not set your trash out up all fallen fruit. Cut low until the day of pickup to rehanging branches to avoid duce attracting predators in the coyote feeding from trees. the middle of the night. Trim ground-level shrubbery. Coyotes are wild animals Vegetable gardens should be protected within heavy-duty garden fences or enclosed by a greenhouse. Check with your local plant nursery to see what deterrent products are available, or you may find some NO MATTER how they may seem, coyotes are items online. wild animals and should be treated cautiously. your Keep property well lit at night. and should be treated as such. Close off crawl spaces un- Never leave small children under porches, decks and sheds. attended. Coyotes use such areas for Do not throw food into an resting and raising young. open compost pile. Share this information with Deterrents and scare tactics your neighbors. Your efforts include banging pans, blowing may be futile if someone is an air horn or whistle, using providing food or shelter for a bullhorn, waiving an open coyotes. Remember this is a umbrella, raising your arms above your head and stompneighborhood effort. Do not feed wild animals. ing your feet while shouting It is illegal to feed predatory at the animal, or using a preswildlife in the City of Los An- sure water sprayer. geles. (L.A.M.C. Sec. 53.06.5) Spray a little ammonia in Do not leave pet food or your trash can several times a water bowls outside if your week to cut the odor of food. companion animal is not out- Place mothballs or mothdoors. Local law requires that ball cakes in areas where coyfood and water be available to otes sleep or hang out to deter your companion animal when them from staying. it is kept outside. However, Motion-activated devices bring in the dishes when your such as lights, strobe lights and sprinklers can be useful. pet is inside. Alternate the deterrents to prevent the coyote from getting used to one method. For further information, contact the department’s Wildlife Division at Camera traps in Griffith Park are snapping pictures of mountain lions and coyotes. Johnie’s ‘Googie’ Learn about the program during a odiscussion Fri., Jan. 10 at style 50s diner ld s the Natural History Museum, deemed historic 900 Exposition Blvd. It’s official. One of the finest “Tracking and Trapping examples of Googie architecL.A.’s Wildlife,” a tour that tural style is in our own backshows the city’s ever-changing yard: Johnie’s Coffee Shop, diversity, is at 5, 5:30 and 6 at Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax p.m. Ave. A discussion with Dr. Bar The L.A. Conservancy bara Natterson-Horowitz and d nominated the 50′s diner for l author so Kathryn Bowers fola Los Angeles Historic-Cullows at 6:30 p.m.: “What Ditural Monument, and the City nosaur Cancer, Drunken StalCouncil recently approved the lions and Obese Dragonflies honor for the bright red-andCan Teach Us About Being blue building. Human.” The historic designation The line-up is part of First protects the coffee shop from Fridays 2014: L.A. Stories, demolition and alterations in a program through June 6. the future, according to the (The debut is not technically L.A. Conservancy. a “first” Friday, due to New Meanwhile, the MetropoliYear’s holidays.) tan Transit Authority plans to A DJ and live music are feabuild a temporary constructured throughout the evening. tion easement on the site—up Visit to 10 years—for a new subway for tickets and more informastation at the corner. tion.

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date 11,000 of the total under the plan which never made it past the preliminary phase. But these good feelings did not last. In the 1940s the L.A. County Traffic committee found the tunnels were a magnet for crime, grime and vandals. By the 1960s, residents complained they were mag-


nets for “sex deviates and drunks.” In one tunnel under the San Diego Freeway, motorcyclists roared through the graffititagged tube terrorizing pedestrians. A number of tunnels were equipped with convex metal mirrors to allow children to see entrances clearly, as many had 90-degree turns.

In recent times many of the tunnels have been filled in or closed off with locked gates, a forlorn reminder of the often dangerous relationship between pedestrians and cars in Los Angeles. And, our efforts to do something about it. Excerpted from the L.A. Historical Society Newsletter, November 2013.

With Much Gratitude For your continued trust and confidence in us INSTALLATION of a safety mirror at Van Ness Avenue School tunnel in the 1960s drew Councilman John Ferraro, Chronicle copublisher Dawne Goodwin and principal Molly Ham.

‘Tunnels for tots’ created safety for pedestrians In the 1920s, as the growing city of Los Angeles made room for a network of streets and cars, safety for school children became a concern. In response to appeals to the city council by teachers and neighborhood parents, engineers and city planners installed an experimental pedestrian tunnel near Micheltorena School in Silver Lake in 1924. It measured 76-feet long, six-feet wide by seven-feet high and ran 12 feet under the street to clear gas mains and service lines. 1920s state-of-art design The $11,000 cost included electric lights and drains to prevent flooding. It eliminated accidents at the Sunset Blvd. school and influenced a 1925 bond issue for $350,000 to fund 40 more school tunnels.

By 1940, 100 subterranean paths bored their way under the cityscape near schools. Located mid-block and away from intersections, the tunnels allowed kids to pass safely under busy streets. Police officers once assigned to student crossings above ground were reassigned to other duties resulting in a cost savings to the city. Concerns about crime were not significant. Havens in case of air raids During World War II nervous Angelenos viewed them as havens against potential air raids. A city engineer revived Engineering Bureau plans from the 1940s which estimated 208,700 citizens could be sheltered in the city’s storm drains and tunnels. Pedestrian and street railway tunnels would accommo-

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Rios Clementi’s Grand Park is a top 10 award winner

DOWNTOWN VIEWS were among winning features of Grand Park.

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Larchmont-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ made the top 10. Its Grand Park design in downtown Los Angeles has been designated as one of the nation’s Great Public Spaces for 2013 by the American Planning Association (APA). The APA singled out the 12acre, four-block park in Bunker Hill for its collaborative redesign, architectural features, accessibility and downtown views.  “With such a broad expanse of space, we wanted to create an interconnected, distinctive, and inviting public garden to complement downtown LA’s neighboring cultural and civic landmarks,” said architect Mark Rios. Grand Park celebrates diverse world cultures through its entry totems welcoming visitors in 25 languages and the global pageant of plants, he added.    The design is also the recipient of the Los Angeles Architectural Award in the Community Impact category from the Los Angeles Business Council as well as the 2013 Design Award and Public Open Space Award from the Westside Ur-

ban Forum. This is the second time Rios Clementi Hale Studios has won the APA award.  In 2010, the firm was recognized for its contribution to Main Plaza in San Antonio, Texas.

Stop Millennium holds New Year's fundraiser Jan. 11 Dress up to step back in time at a historic-style New Year fundraiser to stop the Hollywood Millennium development on Sat., Jan. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. Countertenor Don Krim will entertain, and a 1920’s menu will be served at the event which celebrates the Gallery House. Built in 1924 as the Kanst Art Gallery, it was the first home built on Mulholland Highway. Tickets are $100 and sponsored by the Beachwood Canyon Neighborhood Association and, which aims to curb a mixed-use development adjacent to Capitol Records on Vine St. Location of the event will be revealed upon donation.

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Charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on a treelined street. This traditional home includes a living room, formal dining room and a family room all on a 6,251 sqft lot. The nicely sized kitchen includes a breakfast bar and a walkin pantry. This gem has a great floorplan and lots of closet and storage space.

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Two-story 3bdrm/3.5ba traditional Dramatic for entertaining and relaxing. Lushly 4 BD/3BA Mediterranean w/original upscale home. Extensively renovated in landscaped backyard withintegrity a pool/spaintact plus modern convenience. 2008. LR w/fplc., FDR, Large gourmet kit, Large foyer to formal LR. FDR. Gourmet Kit. and recreation room/cabana, bonus! family room. Pool. Breakfast room. 3 car garage & attached studio. Landscaped yard w/mature trees. Information contained herein deemed reliable although not guaranteed. Keller Williams does not

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Horse-drawn carriages, song and snow at holiday events in the 'hood'

BELGIAN DRAFT HORSES were a big hit with Brookside children at the annual holiday caroling event.

Horse-drawn wagon brings holiday cheer to Brookside More than 50 neighbors and friends bundled up and hopped on a festive horse-drawn wagon last month to spend the evening caroling around their community in Brookside. Organized by the neighborhood’s non-profit, Friends of Brookside, the third annual caroling and wagon ride took place the evening of Dec. 19, and was a smashing success. Parents and children strolled through the streets, drinking hot chocolate and warm bourbon cider as they sang Christmas and Hanukkah classics to attentive homeowners in their doorways.

“It’s a fun and unique thing that you don’t see much of in L.A.,” says organizer Roy Forbes, “so it’s great to get together with the neighbors for some song, friendship and holiday spirit.” Sturdy Belgian draft horses were a big hit with Brookside’s children. “The best part of the night was seeing all of my friends and singing, and the great big horses,” said Gus Sepenuk. The event wrapped up with lots of laughing and promises to continue to strengthen the already close-knit community.

CAROLING, top right, and Santa visits brought cheer to families during the annual Larchmont Village Open House.

LARCHMONT VILLAGE youngsters got their first taste of snow.

A SLEIGH RIDE with Santa was a big hit with Harlow and Wyatt Thompson, above with dad, Cooper, at the recent Ridgewood/Elmwood/Wilton Neighborhood Holiday Party. Annie Goepel (above) and husband Tom hosted the festivities at their Ridgewood Place home; Paramount Studios provided a staging area for the horse’s truck and trailer.

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Sumner Spaulding, Architect 155 S Plymouth Blvd, Windsor Square Thoughtfully renovated 1922 traditional. Graciously proportioned with abundant natural light. Close proximity to Larchmont Village. In Escrow Represented by Max Nelson | 323.578.5221

Modern Restoration by Built Group 306 S Mansfield Avenue, Hancock Park Adjacent Open, bright plan with sleek modern lines. Master suite features spa bath and built-in office area. Tropical, minimal landscape and detached architectural pod. In Escrow Represented by Stephen Parisi | 310.488.7653

1928 Mediterranean Duplex 6341-43 W 6th Street, Beverly Grove Both units boast 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, A formal dining, breakfast room and updated kitchen. Hardwood floors, period wall sconces and French windows. Sold with Multiple Offers in Under a Week Represented by Michele Sanchez | 323.863.3998

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Exhibit invites visitors to travel the Silk Road The most celebrated trade route in history is making its west coast debut at the Natural History Museum for a limited time run now through

April 13. The exhibit, called “Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World,” was organized by the American Museum of Natural

History in New York. Evocative sights, sounds, objects and interactive displays transport visitors to ancient cities to tell the story of

the peoples and cultures of the route’s golden age, from 600 to 1200 A.D. The exhibition explores a time when the information superhighway was a network of land routes


Wishing You A Happy & Prosperous 2014 New Year! If you’ve been planning the best time to sell your home, learn how the optimism of the New Year combined with our current dynamic market can make your resolution come true! Please call me for a complimentary property evaluation of your home and to discuss how to sell your property at the highest market price possible. Best, Greg Moesser 310.770.9014

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Larchmont Chronicle that stretched 4,600 miles across blazing desert sands and snowy mountain passes. NHM will host a series of programs to tie in with the exhibit, including public workshops on tea, spices and other items traded via the Silk Road, as well as music, performances and demonstrations.Visit

Survivors to speak at Rememberance Day event Jan. 26 Survivors from Auschwitz concentration camp are expected to speak at a commemoration in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sun., Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust, 100 S. Grove Dr., in Pan Pacific Park. The annual event is a memorial for all victims of the Holocaust and marks the date in 1945, when the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated. Lectures, tours and other events are also planned. Visit

Israel ensemble to perform at Wilshire Temple The newly-renovated Wilshire Boulevard Temple is the site of the Southern California debut of Israeli vocal ensemble Profeti della Quinta hosted by the Da Camera Society on Thurs., Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. The group specializes in the music of 17th century Jewish master Salomone Rossi, who composed amorous Italian madrigals as well as music appropriate for worship in temples and synagogues. Profeti della Quinta will be featured in a pre-concert screening at the temple on the Erika J. Glazer Family Campus at 3663 Wilshire Blvd. Visit

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Health, study skills and art of speaking are scheduled FAIRFAX LIBRARY 161 S. Gardner St. 323-936-6191 Adults L.A. Quiltmakers Guild: Hands-on demonstrations. Beginners welcome. Meets Sat., Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Art of Speaking: Taught by Molly Brandenberg on Sat., Jan. 4 and 18 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. RSVP to TV Writers Group: Discuss and critique your scripts on Sat., Jan. 11 and 25 at 3:30 p.m. New members must submit a script to join. Contact Barbara Gallen at joyfulwun@ Friends of the Library: Meeting to discuss ways to help the library on Tues., Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. MOMS Club of MidWilshire: Support group for Moms meets on Fri., Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. Historical Novel Society: Los Angeles Chapter meets Sat., Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. Third Saturday Book Sale: Sponsored by the Friends of the Library on Sat., Jan. 18

from noon to 5 p.m. Computer Comfort: Handson training on the computer on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. Healthier Living: Class is open to adults 50+ on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Jewish Family Services and Dept. of Aging. Book Sale: Wednesdays from 12 to 4 p.m. FREMONT LIBRARY 6121 Melrose Ave. 323-962-3521 Children Preschool Storytime: Kids to 5 years old can hear stories, sing songs, and act out rhymes. Call branch for dates and times. Adults Friends of the Library Book Sale: Book and cd deals. Call branch for information. Meditation Workshop: how to de-stress Learn through meditation. Call branch for dates and times. MEMORIAL LIBRARY 4625 W. Olympic Blvd. 323-938-2732 Children Storytime: Children can (Please turn to page 11)

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Western art on sale, exhibit and cocktails at Autry will be sold by a drawing.   All of the artwork in the show will remain on exhibit through Sun., March 16. Visit

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature artist talks and a chuckwagon luncheon and awards presentation. The event continues into the evening with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and fine art sale. Patrons and artists will join in festivities, and approximately 275 works

The “Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale” opens Sat., Feb. 1 at the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park. The exhibit includes works by 82 new and established artists. The opening-day program

PHOTO page 1: Last year's winner was "Moki Canyon Reflections" by Jim Wilcox.

Here’s to a Healthy & Prosperous 2014! FOR SALE | 122 S. Van Ness

IN ESCROW | 122 S. Norton SOLD: This home, located at 340 S. McCadden Pl., was listed for $3,175,000.

Real Estate Sales* Mediterranean Revival Restored Listed at $2,949,000

Chic Windsor Square French Colonial Listed at $2,595,000

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(Continued from page 9) come hear stories and sing songs on Wed., Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. Babies and Books: For children ages infant to 1 year to share stories, songs and rhymes on Wed., Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. Teens Fun & Games: All Ages. Meet Wed., Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from noon to 5 p.m. to play Chinese mah jong, Scrabble, Battleship, checkers. Arts and Crafts: Create crafts on Thurs., Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. Chess Club: All skill levels welcome to come play chess on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Adults Tuesday Night @ the Movies: Come see a classic or new movie on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Free popcorn. Call branch for title. Sahaja Meditation: Learn meditation on Wed., Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. First Friday Book Club: "Murder as a Fine Art." Meets on Fri., Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. Computer Comfort Class: Computer basics on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. or go online: Knitting Circle: Meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. All skill

levels welcome to come spin a yarn. Hatha Yoga: Meets Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. Wear comfortable clothing, bring yoga mat or heavy towel. WILSHIRE LIBRARY 149 N. St. Andrews Place 323-957-4550 Children Baby's Sleepy Story Time: Bring your infant or baby up to 2 years old in their pajamas for 15 minutes of a quick story and a lullaby on Mon., Jan. 6, 13 and 27 from 6 to 6:15 p.m. LACMA Art Class: Families and people of all ages can join Jennifer Reid art educator create a work of art inspired by LACMA's collection on Tues., Jan. 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Preschool Storytime: Kids ages 3 to 5 years can hear stories, sing songs and check out picture books on Wed., Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Teens Study Skills 101: Build better study habits and learn how to take better notes on Tues., Jan. 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. For grades six and above. Adults Computer Class: Computer and internet basics workshop on research and social media on Tues., Jan. 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.



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Lunar New Year, 'Bullitt' and milkshakes KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER—Three families are portrayed in "Family Ties," 2006, screening Thurs., Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Free. RSVP. 5505 Wilshire Blvd., 323936-7141. LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART—"Futbol: The Beautiful Game" opens Sun., Feb. 2, celebrating the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Works by some 30 artists from around the word are featured. Ends July 20. • "David Hockney: Seven Yorkshire Landscape Videos, 2011" features 18 cameras fixed to the artist's car recording Yorkshire’s landscape. Ends Jan. 20. • "Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic," exhibit installation designed by architect Frank Gehry, ends July 27. 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 323857-6000; PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM—Create a kooky car calendar for the New Year at a monthly children's drop-in arts and crafts family workshop Sat., Jan. 4 from 11 to 2 p.m. L.A. BookPALS read stories at 2 p.m. • Cruise-In honoring Carroll

"FAMILY TIES" are tested at film screening this month at KCCLA.

Shelby (of Mustang fame) is Sat., Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. • "Movies & $1 Milkshakes: Bullitt" is Wed., Jan. 15. Showtime of the Steve McQueen clasics is at 7 p.m. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., 323903-2277; JAPAN FOUNDATION— Exhibits, classes and films featured. 5700 Wilshire Blvd., 323-761-7510. www.jflalc. org. CRAFT AND FOLK ART MUSEUM—Assemblage artist "Timothy Washington: Love They Neighbor" opens Sat., Jan. 25. Ends April 27. • "Displacements: The Craft

Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin" opens Sat., Jan 25. Photographs from Iran provide material for multimedia works. Ends April 27. 5814 Wilshire Blvd., 323937-4230; ZIMMER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM—Celebrate The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis' birthday Jan. 5 as part of the Sunday drop-in program. All are from 3 to 4 p.m. Peruvian Native Luis will sing songs Jan. 12. In rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Dreaming our Way to a Better World!" is Jan. 19. Lunar New Year of the Horse (Please turn to page 15)


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Native and edible plants Garden Club topic on Jan. 13 Horticulturist Lili Singer will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Los Angeles Garden Club on Mon., Jan. 13. The topic is “Perfect Partners: Natives and Edibles.” Singer wears many garden hats, including garden writer and director of special projects and adult education at Theodore Payne Foundation. She also heads the Thursday Garden Talks at the L.A. County Arboretum.

She will discuss how best to combine natives and edibles in the home garden, why the partnership is rewarding for both the gardener and chef as well as for wildlife, and which plants make the best companions. The meeting, at the Griffith Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., begins with refreshments at 9:15 a.m. Presentation starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call Anne Haque at 323-663-5450.

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Garden talks Thursday Garden Talks with Lili Singer kick off the New Year on Jan. 9 with “Bulletproof Interior Plants” led by Dave Lannom, professor of horticulture at Mt. San Antonio College. Kazi Pitelka, home orchardist and gardener, leads “From Bananas to Cherries: Selecting and Tending Fruit Trees in the LA Garden” on Jan. 16. Marilee Kuhn of Comfort Zones Landscape Design speaks about “Garden Design: Shaping Spaces Around Your Plant List” on Jan. 23. Ernest Miller, chef and UC Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver, addresses “The Rise, Decline and Rise of Food Preservation” on Jan. 30. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Ikebana Learn about Japanese cultural traditions while practicing techniques at an eightweek series of ikebana classes on Fridays beginning Jan. 10. Advanced students meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; beginners from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hypertufa pots Learn to make your own “instant antique” from hypertufa, an artificial medium with absorbent properties similar to tufa—or crumbling granite st a workshop on Sat., Jan 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. Writing workshop The connection between storytelling and landscape is the inspiration for “Seeing is the Seed” on Sun., Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. L.A.-based food and garden writer Paula Panich will lead the writing workshop. “No one will be put on the spot to share their words,” promises Panich. Instead, “it will be a chance to find some surprising things within yourself.” Call 626-821-4623 or go to

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Birdhouses added to landscaper’s local perch Native garden basics, wildflowers Learn all about native plants including wildflowers at the Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St. in Sun Valley. The basics on gardening with California flora are covered at a class taught by award-winning horticulturist and garden writer Lili Singer on Sat., Jan. 11 from 8:30 a.m.

to 12:30 p.m. The authors of "Wildflowers of Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains" will present their field guide filled with thousands of photographs on Sat., Jan. 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A booksigning follows. For more information, go to or call 818768-1802.


plumbing, inc. BIRDHOUSES sold at Robert Fisher’s landscape store are made of reclaimed wood from barns and old houses.

Dennis pulled up behind Fisher’s store the next week to unload his birdhouses, and to Fisher’s surprise, there were dozens of them. “I wasn’t expecting so many!” laughs Fisher, “but I loved them so much that I brought them all in. Now they are all over the shop and they are absolutely beautiful.” Many people don’t quite know what to do with a birdhouse. Fisher recommends that homeowners install them in trees or any place you would typically find a bird nest. “Put them somewhere with


the least amount of traffic. Birds like to be hidden.” The birdhouses sell from $65 to $175, and they come in small, medium and large. “I just love them,” says Fisher. “They correspond with nature and would look great in anyone’s yard.” For more information, go to, or call 323-934-3722.

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By Sondi Toll Sepenuk Bet you didn’t know you needed a birdhouse, did you? Well, after seeing the abundant display of birdhouses at Robert Fisher’s local landscape store at 407 S. Fairfax, Root 2 Bloom, you may wonder how you ever lived without one. “They are works of art,” says Fisher. “They’re so incredibly unique.” The birdhouses, crafted by local artist and carpenter Steve Dennis, are made of reclaimed antique wood from 19th century barns, old Victorian houses and a variety of other antique wood sources. “Steve uses really interesting things for the perches, too,” says Fisher. “Things like an antique handle, hose bib, doorknobs, spades and spigots.” Fisher and Dennis met unexpectedly, but their business alliance was fate. “I was at the hometown fair in Manhattan Beach, and I saw these birdhouses and was just amazed by them,” says Fisher. “They come in all different sizes, shapes and colors and they were each so unique. I had never seen birdhouses that looked like that.” Dennis, who lives near the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, had been meaning to contact Fisher about selling his birdhouses through his Fairfax store, so the chance meeting ended in an unexpected new business deal.

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Home & Garden Let city pick up Xmas tree and recycle into mulch

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WINTER IS rose-pruning season. Get expert guidance at a workshop on Sat., Jan. 18.

Explore mushrooms, get pruning tips, view camellias Learn about the fungus that flourishes in parks and gardens, plan a spring garden or get tips on pruning roses at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge. View camellias and related demonstrations and purchase plants at the Pacific Camellia Society Show on Sat., Jan. 18 and Sun., Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Explore Descanso on four Saturdays beginning Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Instructor Virginia Hein will teach sketching techniques using a variety of art media. Winter is rose-pruning season in Southern California. Get expert guidance in this essential gardening task on Sat., Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Plant with a plan for an amazing spring garden using tips offered at a lecture on Tues., Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.

Kids ages 2 to 4 years old, along with an adult, are invited to bundle up and enjoy outdoor storytime, crafts and a snack at Toddler Treks with Acorn Bear on Fri., Jan 24 at 10 a.m. Mushroom expert Florence Nishida of the Natural History Museum discusses the many local mushrooms found in local green spaces as well as the important role they perform in the ecosystem at “Meet the Mushrooms” on Sat., Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m. Learn to clone your favorite plant through propagation methods including grafting and layering on Sat., Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. Admission to Descanso Gardens is $8 general, $6 seniors/ students with I.D., $4 for children 5 to 12; children 4 and younger are free. Some activities charge additional fees. Go to


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The city's Bureau of Sanitation offers curbside collection of Christmas trees. Residents can either use the green bin to recycle their tree, or if it is too big, they may simply place it next to the green waste bin on collection day. The trees will be turned into compost and mulch and made available for residents to use in their gardens. Another option is to bring the tree to a city Recreation and Parks Dept. drop-off site on Sun., Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The nearest site is the L.A. Zoo in Griffith Park. Trees can also be dropped off for recycling at fire stations, including #29 at 4029 Wilshire Blvd. and #82 at 1800 N. Bronson Ave. Ornaments, lights, tinsel and stand must be removed. If placing in a green waste container, the tree may not protrude more than a foot above the top of the bin. Starting at $25, California Christmas Tree Recycling will come to your home, drain the water stand, remove the tree, vacuum the floor and take the tree to a recycling center where it will be mulched and used in future plantings. A portion of the proceeds goes to TreePeople, an environmental non-profit. Pick-up dates and times can be reserved online at or by calling 310-584-6589. For more information on the city of L.A. Christmas tree drop-off and recycling program, visit

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Salt’s curse may be undone with a special maneuver Why is “spilling salt” considered bad luck? ponders Evelyn Mason. Spilling salt was held to be an unlucky omen first by the Romans, and the superstition remains. But remember, ill fortune may be averted if he who spills the salt throws a pinch of it over the left shoulder with the right hand. In da Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper Judas is even identified by the saltcellar knocked over by his arm. Ancient superstition claimed the left side was evil and the right side was good. This belief was so strong, that if any child exhibited left-handed physical preference, they were quickly converted into righties. Where was I? Oh, yes...salt. It was always believed that Satan hated salt because it gave flavor to man’s life. To ward off the devil, salt was routinely



scattered about outside dwellings and was even placed in coffins. The condiment was also used in sacrifice by the Jews, the Greeks and the Romans. It was an emblem of purity and a sanctifying influence of a holy life owing to its preservation quality, and is still used for the preparation of holy water. The bad luck inherent in spilling such a valuable and incorruptible commodity should never be taken lightly. *** Why is the left-hand side of a ship called the “port” side? ponders Joe Hinton. This is my month for lefthanded questions. Originally,


the left-hand side of a ship as you face forward was called the larboard side, but it was finally changed in the early 19th century because it was too easily confused with the starboard or steerboard side. In the early days of sail, the steerboard or rudder was carried over the right-hand side, and it was therefore necessary to always come alongside a dock or other ship from the larboard or, in the more modern usage—the “port” or harbor side. *** Why is the place where baseball pitchers warm up called the “bullpen?” wonders Adrian Musgrave. Two reasons. The enclosure resembles a pen where bovine males are commonly held and secondly, “bull” most accurately describes the quality and quantity of the dialogues which take place among the pitchers and catchers who inhabit said compound. Professor Know-It-All is the nom de plume of Bill Bentley, who invites readers to try and stump him. Send your questions to


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