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Dress up for the holiday at at Hollywood Forever.

Parade and a pumpkin patch at Descanso Festival.

Celebrate the fall harvest at Larchmont Farmer's Market.

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hancock park • windsor square • fremont place • larchmont village • wilshire center • park labrea • miracle mile

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PAUL WILLIAMS CLASSIC $2,399,000

CHIC CRAFTSMAN! $2,059,000

SPANISH ON THE GOLF COURSE! $1,950,000

Miracle Mile. Beautiful gourmet Kosher kit w/apx 5485 sf liv area on apx 7300 sf lot. New construction. Cecille Cohen 323.460.7629

Hancock Park. Timeless English. 4BR/ 3 1/2ba, fabulous family room. Stunning yard. Kathy Gless/Rick Llanos 323.460.7622

Hancock Park. Gorgeously updated & light-filled home. Gourmet eat-in kitchen. 4+3. 3rd Street Sch. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Hancock Park. 4bd/3.5ba w/ fantastic views. Dramatic 2-sty living room w/fpl. Grassy yard & pool. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

SENSATIONAL SPANISH $1,699,000

PRISTINE MEDITERRANEAN! $1,699,000

STATELY FRENCH NORMANDY $1,650,000

WINDSOR SQUARE MEDITERRANEAN $1,499,000

Hancock Park. Rebuilt in 1992 with all the amenities of today & period details of yesterday. 4bds+3.5bas James Hutchison/Linda Hadley 323.460.7637

Hancock Park. 3BD, 2.75 bas. Remod kitchen adjoins fam rm w/access to patio, pool & yard. A beauty! Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

Hancock Park. Quiet Windsor Square neighborhood. Original moldings and hdwd flrs throughout. 3BD/2.5BA. Peggy Bartenetti 323.860.4250

Hancock Park. Center hall-dwn: lvng rm, dng rm, updated kitchen/bkfst, den, powder rm. Up: 4 Bds/2 bths! James Hutchison/ Linda Hadley 323.460.7637

ROMANTIC SPANISH $1,139,000

ADORABLE CRAFTSMAN $699,000

SUPER SLEEK CONDO $620,000

GREAT GREAT POTENTIAL!!! $549,000

Miracle Mile. 4 Bedrooms/3 baths, hardwood flrs, liv rm w/fpl, lush garden & fountain compound. Bob Day 323.860.4221

Hollywood Hills West. Located in historic Whitley Hgts. 3bds, full bth, updated kitch, central AC, lush gardens, James R Hutchison 323.460.7637

Hancock Park. Beautifully updated 2bd/2ba. Lrg open floor plan. New gourmet kitchen w/stainless appls. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626

Mar Vista. Currently being used as a Business. Commercially Zoned (LAR3) & can be SFR or Duplex!! Cecille Cohen 323.460.7629

RARELY ON THE MARKET $549,000

PROBATE SALE NO COURT REQ $469,000

CHARMING TOP FLOOR UNIT $459,000

SENSATIONAL LEASE $18,000/MO

Hancock Park. Spacious 1BR condo overlooking spectacular view of Wilshire Country Club Golf Course. June Lee 323.860.4262

Long Beach. Property is on a corner lot;Five units are currently tenant occupied, one unit is vacant. Cecille Cohen 323.460.7629

Hancock Park. Top flr 2BR in Hancock Pl Ter. B-I bkcases, pvt balc w/treetop vus. Lndry, 24hr sec, pool. Barbara MacDonald 323.460.7633

Hancock Park. Welcome to your private estate park, 35,000+lot. 5 bds+5.5 baths.Over 6,000sq of liv space Ben Shapiro 323.860.4277

SPANISH/MOROCCAN FLAIR $9,500 A MONTH

GRAND MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE $7,499 A MONTH

SPACIOUS 2 STY HOME $5,400 A MONTH

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Hancock Park. Built new in 2002 on golf course w/sparkling pool. Gourmet kitchen & fam rm. 3bds/3bas. John Winther 323.464.9272

Hancock Park. Center hall plan. 5 beds/4.5 baths + guest Miracle Mile. 4+3, central hall pln, step dwn LR w/fplc, rm w/bath. Hardwood floors. 3rd St School. FDR, updated kit, brkfst, yard w/fruit trees. Lisa Hutchins 323.460.7626 Cecille Cohen 323.460.7629

Hancock Park. Situated on the largest lot in the Melrose Hill HPOZ. 3bd+2ba down. 2bd+2ba + playroom up. Loveland Carr Properties 323.460.7606

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Less cars, more art; ride a bus on ARTmageddon In honor of another 10-mile stretch of the 405 freeway being closed, LACMA is offering half-off general admission on Sat., Sept. 29 and Sun., Sept. 30 to visitors who arriva via an alternate mode of transportation. (To redeem your discount let the Ticket Office

know how you traveled.) In fact, you can walk, bike, skate or ride the Metro to sites countywide for ARTmageddon being held the entire weekend in response to Carmageddon II—the 405 freeway project. At www.ARTmageddonLA.com find listings for art happening

from Santa Monica to Pasadena. ARTmageddon is an arts advocacy campaign made possible by a grass roots network in partnership with LA Stage Alliance, ForYourArt, Green Galactic, Experience LA, the city of Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs and Metro.

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TALMADGE APARTMENT BUILDING, opened 1922 at 3278 Wilshire Blvd. It was built by movie producer Joseph Schenck for his wife, actress Norma Talmadge. Architects were Alan Curlett and Claud Beelman.

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English Tudor Home-Steps from Larchmont Village 222 N Lucerne Blvd $1,345,000

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LOBBY OF THE Wiltern Theater, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., was site of movie premiere in 1929. Morgan, Walls & Clements. The Wiltern was designed by Art Deco architect Stiles Clements.

‘Old Hollywood’ walk brings Wilshire Blvd. history to life Marlene Dietrich shopped here, Gloria Swanson dined here and John Barrymore rode his horse through the Ambassador Hotel. The landmarks where Hollywood celebrities hung out in the 1930s and 40s will be on the first of the monthly “Old Hollywood Art and Architecture Walks” in Wilshire Center starting Thurs., Oct. 25 from 2 p.m. to midnight. Join the self-guided walk which begins at Spanish Fly Gastropub, 3800 Wilshire Blvd., to pick up maps and schedules featuring landmark buildings, art galleries, art stops and food/drink crawls. Guest speakers are scheduled at 2 and 6 p.m. Unwind at Spanish Fly Gastropub’s after-party with a local artist meet-n-greet, round table discussion, and late night happy hour starting at 10 pm “Wilshire Center is one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods, steeped in old Hollywood splendor, dotted with historic

architecture, modern skyscrapers and bustling with ethnic and socio-economic diversity,” says Michael Russell, operations director of the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District. “Wilshire Center was once called the Upper East Side of the West Coast, because of tony department stores like Bullocks Wilshire, and New York-style apartments built for movie stars, when the area was popular with old Hollywood. “There are still about 70 of these apartment structures here which are enjoying a revival of sorts, with developers renovating them to their former glory.” 
 Organizer Susan Park, said “Virtually every major style of 20th century architecture is represented on Wilshire Boulevard. Wilshire Center is where the boulevard began when Henry Gaylord Wilshire cleared a path in his 35-acre barley field.” For more information call 213-412-2992.


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Civil War re-enactment, exhibits at Huntington Observe how soldiers lived during the American Civil War accompanied by music from that period at the Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road in San Marino. The event takes place on Sat., Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3

p.m. The New Buffalo Soldiers will set up a realistic Civil War encampment and demonstrate camp life while the Band of the California Battalion provides authentic period music. Also featured are two

related exhibits, “A Strange and Fearful Interest,” opening Sat., Oct. 13, and “Just Cause: Voices of the Civil War.” Both exhibits close Jan. 14. For more information, go to www.huntington.org or call 626-405-2128.

SOLD: This home, located at 581 N. Arden Blvd., was listed at $869,000.

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 627 S. Hudson Ave. 81 Fremont Pl. 180 N. McCadden Pl. 415 S. Irving Blvd. 133 N. Las Palmas Ave. 267 S. Windsor Blvd. 446 S. Van Ness Ave. 215 N. Arden Blvd. 400 S. Sycamore Ave. 528 S. Van Ness Ave. 729 S. Orange Dr. 950 S. Longwood Ave. 561 Lillian Way 346 N. Gower St. 213 N. Windsor Blvd. 542 N. Plymouth Blvd. 355 S. Mansfield Ave. 581 N. Arden Blvd. 385 N. Wilton Pl. 561 N. Arden Blvd. 601 N. Gower St. 921 S. Rimpau Blvd. 862 Gramercy Dr. 510 N. St. Andrews Pl.

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Scavenger hunt, haunted house tour marks Halloween at its best Explore one of the oldest neighborhoods in L.A. or tour museums that will be dressed up in their ghoulish best for Halloween. The Los Angeles Conservancy will host its 4th annual “Haunts of Angelino Heights” tour on Sat., Oct. 20 and Sun., Oct. 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Armed with a flashlight and digital camera, groups of two to six people receive information, clues and trivia regarding the tour, then off they go. While on the hunt, participants can check out some of Angelino Heights’ Queen Anne-style Victorian homes, like the house from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. Tickets are $30 per person. To register or for more information, go to outoftheboxevents.com. Team up to uncover the haunting secrets of Tinseltown

VISITORS CAN PARTICIPATE in a funeral during Mourning Tours at the Heritage Square Museum.

at the 6th annual Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunt. It stars the ghosts of the Roosevelt and Knickerbocker hotels, as well as many theaters

and other secret locations revealed during the hunt.. Costumes are encouraged; starting location will be revealed upon registration. The

top three teams receive prizes. Hunts take place on Oct. 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at outoftheboxevents.com. Heritage Square Museum hosts its eighth annual Halloween and Mourning Tours program on Sat., Oct. 27 and Sun., Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. at 3800 Homer Ave. Set among Victorian-era houses, visitors will explore traditions practiced 100 years ago. On Saturday, learn about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside one of the historic homes On Sunday, children ages two to 12 can play period games, make 19th century harvest crafts, choose a pumpkin from the patch and hear spooky stories in the Ford

House by the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers. The Greasy Weiner food truck will sell hot dogs and sausages from noon to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children six to 12. Go to www. heritagesquare.org. The 1898 Grier Musser Museum will be decked out for a Haunted House Tour on Sun., Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition to guided tours beginning at 1 and 2:30 p.m., a Halloween movie will be screened and refreshments served at the museum at 403 S. Bonnie Brae St. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children. Call 213-4131814.

PUNK ROCKER Johnny Ramone is buried here.

Tour Hollywood Forever with Art Deco Society

A pre-Halloween tour people are dying to take is at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., on Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. The two-hour guided walking tour explores the early pioneers who mapped Hollywood and tells stories of actors and movie moguls including Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Tyrone Power and C.B. De Mille. Among others who are resting there are punk rocker Johnny Ramone, agent Maxwell Smart portrayer Don Adams and Windsor Square’s own Mr. Blackwell. Tourgoers will also get an historical perspective of Hollywood within the 113-year-old cemetery from the Victorian, Art Deco and Modern tombstones. Tours depart every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. until noon from the fountain inside the main gate. The last group leaves at noon. The tour is free to ADSLA members; non-members, $20. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, go to adsla.org or call 310-6593326.


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Workshops, tours, show and sale highlight Craftsman Weekend Bus, driving and walking tours of historic neighborhoods and homes are the highlight of Pasadena Heritage’s annual Craftsman Weekend Fri., Oct. 19 through Sun., Oct. 21. Friday activities The event kicks off with a bus excursion to the historic city of Glendora. Architects William W. Ellinger III and John Heller, specialists in historic preservation, will lead the docent-guided bus tour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore Historic Highlands, a Pasadena Landmark District, on walking tours from 9 to 11 a.m. or 10 a.m. to noon. Later, tour the Madison Heights neighborhood with homes designed by Greene & Greene, Heineman & Heineman, Hunt & Gray and more from 1 to 3 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. Workshops Four workshops will be held on Friday at the Lincoln Clark III House, designed in 1907 by Frederick Roehrig. Textile curator, collector and teacher Ann Chaves will lead a class on Arts & Crafts embroidery from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the same time will be a Craftsman restoration workshop that demonstrates

THE 1921 LEMON HOUSE, designed by the Foss Designing and Building Co., will be featured on the Sunday house tour.

hands-on techniques for stripping and staining wood. A tilemaking workshop is from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., as is a research and photography class. Reception The 1905 Blinn House is the site of an opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Guided tours will be available and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. On Saturday A behind-the-scenes tour of the James Allen Freeman House will be led by contemporary woodworkers James and John Ipekjian. Guests will take an in-depth look at the unique style of Arthur and Alfred Heineman

during the “Great Architects” bus tour from 9 to 11:30 a.m. A presentation from noon to 1 p.m. by Julianna Delgado and John G. Ripley, highlighting their new book “Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven,” will precede a bus tour from 1:30 to 4 p.m. which will explore some of Pasadena’s 22 landmark districts. Walking tour destinations include Orange Heights from 9 to 11 a.m. or 10 a.m. to noon, and Ford Place from 1 to 3 p.m. or 2 to 4 p.m. A presentation and tour of a garden featured in the book “Outside the Bungalow” is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Lectures and workshops

Mike Danial, Stickley’s cor- tive house and the 1912 Lindporate historian and restora- ley House, as well as a restored tion specialist, will discuss home in Orange Heights and retail furniture selling at the two other bungalows that turn of the century from 10 to represent Pasadena’s Arts & 11 a.m. He will share stories Crafts style. on identification, value, care Exposition/auction and restoration of original An antique and contempoStickley items from 1:30 to rary furnishings and decora2:30 p.m. tive arts show and sale will be A hands-on workshop led by held at the Pasadena Convenhistoric architect William El- tion Center on both days from linger and civil engineer David 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 70 Gaines explores tracing the exhibitors will feature Craftsevolution of a house and re- man-era and period-inspired storing and reversing change furniture, textiles, pottery using architectural forensics and tiles, metal work, wallpaand research pers, stencils and from 1:30 to 4 books. p.m. In addition, Reception free demonstra The James tions and presenAllen Freeman tations by exhibiHouse, recenttors are schedly added to the uled throughout National Regisboth days of the ter of Historic show. A silent Places, will be auction will inopen to the clude Craftsmanpublic for the related decoraSTAIRCASE at the James first time at a tive arts and Allen Freeman House. reception from more on Satur6 to 8:30 p.m. day from 10 a.m. Sunday house tours to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from The Craftsman House Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will features five homes from 9 benefit Pasadena Heritage. a.m. to 4 p.m. Among them Call 626-441-6333 or go to are the Woodworth specula- pasasdenaheritage.org.


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Buster Keaton estate to open for benefit An Evening at the Buster Keaton Estate will benefit the Los Angeles Conservancy on Sat., Oct. 6. A cocktail reception  starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at
8:30 p.m. The exclusive location is the 1926 Keaton Estate in Beverly Hills, a Mediterranean Revival palazzo that is one of the last remaining mansions built for silent movie stars.  It is especially fitting that this year’s benefit is in Beverly Hills, which has made great strides in historic preservation over the past year, a Conservancy spokesman said. The legendary comedian built the 10,000 square-foot home shortly after completing his masterpiece, “The General.”  The adventure classic was received poorly and lost money at the time which lead to a deal with MGM that cost him his artistic independence and set in motion a downward spiral in his work and family life. He later recovered and was honored in his later years. The estate was later owned by Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant and James Mason.  By the mid-1990s it had fallen into disrepair. It was purchased by a pair of pres-

ENTRY COURTYARD of the 1926 estate. Photos by Richard Langendorf

ervation-minded buyers who undertook a major restoration effort. Tickets at $300 include a three-hour cocktail and hors d’oeuvres party and a rare tour of the house and its grounds. Sponsors at the $2,500 level and above will enjoy an al fresco dinner on the estate grounds.  Event co-chairs are  Linda Bruckheimer, Maxine Greenspan, Diane Keaton, and Lauren King.  Visit laconservancy. org.

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Dishman honored for two decades with Conservancy Executive director of the Los Angeles Conservancy Linda Dishman was honored last month for 20 years of service with the nonprofit historic preservation organization. Under her leadership, the Conservancy has doubled its membership, tripled its staff, and increased its budget fourfold—all toward the goal of preserving the historic places of L.A. County. Downtown developer Tom Gilmore hosted the event at Vibiana, the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana. The 1876 landmark was nearly demolished in the 1990s; the effort to preserve it was one of the toughest battles—and greatest successes—in the Conservancy’s 34-year history. Saved from the wrecking ball by the Conservancy and purchased in 1999 by Gilmore, the former cathedral now thrives as a special event venue.   The program included live entertainment from musician Dean Mora, remarks by host Gilmore and Conservancy president Stephanie Kingsnorth, a toast by past Conservancy presidents, and tributes from elected officials includ-

ing City Councilmember José Huizar. Proceeds from the event benefit the Conservancy’s Preservation Advocacy Fund.

Clark Library hosts concerts by lottery in intimate setting Hear musicians play in an ornate hall modeled after Doge’s Palace in Venice during the 2012-13 season of UCLA Clark Library, 2520 Cimarron St. at West Adams Blvd. The Paris-based Parisii Quartet perform an all-French ensemble Sun., Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are received through a lottery which closes Oct. 8. The Israeli Chamber project will play works by Brahms and Schumann Sun., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m; the lottery closes Oct. 29. For information on lottery submissions visit www. c1718cs.ucla.edu. Tickets are $25. The rare book library was donated by copper fortune scion William Andrews Clark Jr. For information call 310206-8552.

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414 N. Kilkea Drive, Miracle Mile $1,699,000 Stunning Ibizian 2 bed/3 bath home plus den/media room. Chef’s Larissa kitchen 3438 Dr. $749,000 11549 Dilling St., $1,595,000 with Viking stove and carrera marble Private hilltop 2bd/2ba oasis Studio City counter tops. Sound system throughout Designed in 1995 by noted architect Beautifully restored 4 bd/2ba1938 for entertaining and relaxing. Lushly Gustavo Gubel. Open floor plan, 2-story Cape Cod gleams with original landscaped backyard with a pool/spa Lushly landscaped grounds. charm and modern updates. Guest House. and recreation room/cabana, bonus! Sparkling pool and spa.

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The Saturday screenings take place in Barnsdall Park at 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Golden Road will pour craft beers and City Sip will serve artisan wines from 5:30 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. when the movies begin. Sponsor 100.3 the Sound will spin tunes during the

tasting; food trucks will be onsite. “Gattaca” is the movie on Oct. 6, “Sunset Boulevard” on Oct. 13, “Laurel Canyon” on Oct. 20 and “House on Haunted Hill” on Oct. 27. Guests must be 17 or older to attend the screenings. Tickets are $25 for the movie and

tasting; $10 movie only. Proceeds benefit Barnsdall Art Park Foundation programs including Free Sunday Art Classes and renovations of the Hollyhock House. For more information and a full schedule of events, go to www.barnsdall.org or call 323660-4254.

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Timeless Paul Williams classic. Gracious entry. Dramatic living room, dining room w/leaded windows. Fabulous family room w/wet bar and fireplace opens to stunning landscaped yard. 3 bedrooms + bonus room/2 baths up. Maid’s, bath and powder room. French windows & doors, coffered ceilings & moldings. 3-car garage.

Warm & inviting traditional on a great Windsor Square block. First time on market in 50 years. Center hall plan on large wide lot. 5 bedrooms/2 baths up. Maid’s, bath & powder room. Generous size yard w/pool & pool house. 4-car garage.

ENJOY COOL fall evenings at movie nights at Barnsdall Park.

Wine, beer tasting, movie screenings at Barnsdall Park of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Movie Nights in October.

Book maps, guides hiking in Los Padres National Forest Named for the Spanish padres who left a legacy of missions along California’s coast, the Los Padres National Forest encompasses nearly 2 million acres—almost half is federally-designated wilderness. “Hiking and Backpacking Santa Barbara and Ventura,” recently published by Wilderness Press, features this great hiking and backpacking destination. Author Craig Carey leads readers through the fern-clad grottoes of the Santa Barbara county to the sweeping vistas and granite-clad ridges of the Chumash Wilderness. The routes range from easy, family-friendly day hikes to 20mile multi-day backpacking treks. Each trip entry includes a detailed route summary and instructions, including trail conditions, navigational conSHIRE

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‘Search for Cleopatra’ is on at California Science Center “Cleopatra: The Search for which reveal new and fascinatthe Last Queen of Egypt” con- ing details of Cleopatra’s life,” tinues off the Mediterranean said Jeffrey Rudolph, president coast and at the California Sci- and CEO of the California Science Center. ence Center. More than 150 artifacts in Her rule and life in ancient the exhibit illuminate the life Egypt during the Ptolemaic of Cleopatra VII, who became period ended after Egypt sucqueen at the age of 17 and bore cumbed to Roman forces, and children with two of Rome’s Cleopatra famously took her most powerful leaders, Julius own life following the suicide of her lover Mark Antony. Ceasar and Mark Anthony. Colossal statues, jewelry, The Romans attempted to coins and items from her wipe her legacy from the pages sunken palace of history, and in Alexandria her final restand other aning place is cient sites are one of Egypt’s among items great unfound from solved mystwo presentteries. The day searches story of her on land and life and time sea. The arunfolds in a tifacts weigh dramatic setin at about 30 ting with high tons in total, definition including two multimedia 16-foot granand original ite statues of soundscapes, a Ptolemaic including a king and ITEMS found on land and sea. complimentaqueen from ry audio tour. The exhibition is organized the 4th – 3rd centuries B.C. “The exhibition will help by National Geographic and our guests explore the science Arts & Exhibitions Internaof archaeology and the process tional, with cooperation from of recovering these artifacts the Egyptian Supreme Coun-

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cil of Antiquities and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM). The galleries display items recovered in two on-going explorations by Franck Goddio, French underwater archaeologist and director of IEASM, and by Zahi Hawass, former Minister of State for Antiquities of Egypt, with Kathleen Martinez, who is searching for Cleopatra’s tomb in the desert at Taposiris Magna. Goddio’s underwater search is off the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. Remnants found are from the grand palace where she ruled and the sunken ancient cities of Canopus and

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Fall plant sale, orchid show, ice cream workshop Fall kick-off sale at Two Dog Nursery Get 10 percent off all certified organic seedlings, EarthBoxes, Smart Pots, soil, composts, fertilizers, books and more at Two Dog Organic Nursery, 914 S. Cloverdale Ave., on Sun., Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among fall seedling offerings, available in 3 ½ inch pots or six packs, are beets, chard, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, leafy greens,

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Fall is in the air, and includes everything from a harvest festival to gardening workshops at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge. Snuggle up in Little Owls Reading Nest with your little ones ages two and older to hear stories on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Exhibits, art classes Seven area artists explore the possibilities of wood and trees at Elemental-ArborEssence, now through Sun., Nov. 25 in the Sturt Haaga Gallery. Jay R. Ewing teaches a sixweek series of watercolor classes that teach the finer points of painting the natural world beginning Sat., Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-garden festival A variety of activities make up the Garden Before the Gardens Festival on Sat., Oct. 6. A self-guided story walk, the Yamino-Kwiti Adventure Trail will show how life would have been like for a Native American boy living hundreds of years ago on the land that became Descanso Gardens. A basketry demo will be led by Eva Salazar from the California Indian Basket Weavers Assoc. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baskets will be on display and for sale. Garden manager Rachel Young explores the practical uses of California native plants

Edible landscape expert John Lyons will offer tips on organic gardening at the monthly meeting of the Los Angeles Garden Club on Mon., Oct. 15 at the Griffith Park Visitors Center Auditorium, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr. Lyons, owner of The Woven Garden, will present “Incredible Edibles: The Winter Veg-

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Fig and thyme jam 1/2 cup sorghum syrup or honey 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 2 sprigs thyme Pinch of sea salt 1 pound fresh figs, stemmed, quartered Place sorghum syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add orange zest, thyme sprigs, and pinch of salt. Simmer sorghum mixture for 1 minute. Add figs. Continue to simmer, gently stirring occasionally, until figs are soft but still hold their shape, 5–10 minutes, depending on firmness of figs. Let jam cool. Jam can be made 2 weeks ahead. Transfer to a jar. Cover and chill.

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It's also great slathered on toast in the morning.

Outside the home Patio furniture: Prior to putting the patio furniture in storage for the year, clean it to remove dust, dirt and grime. Wood furniture: Direct and in-direct sunlight causes wood to dry out, become brittle and fade. Clean wood furniture with a product that contains natural oils to restore the wood’s natural oils lost during sun, wind and rain exposure.  Grills: Whether or not you store your grill during the cooler months, take some time this fall to remove summer’s barbecue leftovers.  Windows Clean exterior windows using a squeegee (squeegees with a 10- to 12-inch blade work best) and a no-drip glass cleaner to keep the solution and moisture from seeping into windowpanes, frames and sills.  A screw-on-squeegee extension and ladder will help you reach higher windows.   Inside the home Windows and blinds: Opening windows allows the fresh air to flow in, but it also brings dust, dirt and mold into the home. Be sure to clean your windows, blinds and drapes before the colder months arrive. Start by vacuuming windowsills, blinds and drapes to remove dust and dirt. Make a cleaning solution by adding one-cup water and one-tea-

spoon dish soap into a spray bottle. Using a soft cloth or paper towel, clean windowsills. Clean windows with a streakfree, no-drip glass cleaner. Heating vents: Clean heating vents prior to use to reduce the spread of allergens throughout the home. To clean, remove the vent and gently vacuum in and around vent opening. Carefully wash the vent using a micro-fiber or soft cloth with warm soapy water. Dry and replace vents. Keep vents free of dirt, dust, pet hair and dander by dusting, mopping or vacuuming around them weekly.   Stoves: Take time before the busy holiday season to thoroughly clean the stove and oven. Before cleaning, make sure the stove and oven are cool. To clean the stove, use a non-abrasive cleaner. Then, use a soft cloth or paper towel to buff the surface. For regular, non-self-cleaning ovens, sprinkle a thick layer of baking soda on the bottom of the oven. Use a spray bottle filled with water to wet baking soda until it is damp (do not saturate the baking soda with water). For a few hours, continue to wet the baking soda as it dries out. Afterwards, simply scrape the baking soda, food particles and carbon from the oven.  Be sure to remove all the baking soda before using the oven.  


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In dog days of fall stay cool, Greek sailors navigated with lots of water, shade between monster, whirlpool If those dog days of summer are moving into fall, and it is hot for you, remember it is even hotter for pets. Dogs and cats do not sweat, but rather cool themselves by panting or TOO MUCH heat can be fatal for pets. rapid breathing, which little through the pads of their means more work to stay cool, feet. Cats do not appreciate according to Brenda Barnette, water added to any part of general manager of L.A. Ani- their body, but dogs often enmal Services. joy having cool water on their  Too much heat can be ex- feet and even lying in a child’s tremely dangerous or even fa- wading pool. tal, especially for shorter nose Too hot in a car pets, like Persian cats and It is dangerous to leave your bulldogs.  dog or cat in a car for even five Rapid, noisy breathing and minutes. If he cannot go introuble swallowing could be side at every stop with you, he a sign of a heatstroke. Cool is safer at home on hot days. off your pets—remove them Car interiors heat very quickly from the heat, apply cold, wet in the hot sun, even with the towels to the back of the head, windows open. If it is 85 debetween the back legs and on grees outside, it will climb to the belly—and then take them 102 degrees inside your car to the vet immediately. within minutes. Plenty of water While walking your dog out Always make sure your pets doors, play particular attenhave plenty of fresh water to tion the hot pavement or sidedrink. A bucket that holds a walks that make your dog’s gallon or more of water will lower to the ground walking stay cool longer than water in space hotter and can even a shallow pan. Some dogs con- burn his feet. Early morning sider ice cubes a treat. and later evening walks will be Dogs and cats do sweat a more comfortable.

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