Carolyn is an Americana music junkie, garden nerd, vintage-loving pet fiend who loves the written word almost as much as her cat.
Dazey LA fashion brand founder Dani Nagel transformed her dingy home to darling with Dunn-Edwards paint.
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Heartfelt documentary 'The Biggest Little Farm' tells the story of a couple's journey turning 200 acres of arid dirt an hour north of Los Angeles into a fertile paradise using traditional farming methods.
Not just relegated to a potted plant, cactus decor is front and center in home motifs. Sisters Andanette Valderrama and Daniella Carrasco, owners of Los Angeles specialty cactus shop Ponderosa, walk us through how to decorate with the sculptural desert flora.
Article on poufs as a multi-tasking furniture piece for interior design
The world of country music is pretty exciting right now. A crop of new artists have joined the ranks of country's biggest luminaries, electrified the airwaves with an exciting new energy and sound. But, no matter how successful these artists are becoming, they'll never replace those who came before them.
Country music has long celebrated the spoils of life, love, and friendship, making it the perfect genre to blast at any party-especially if said soirée happens to take place before your favorite sporting event. But with so many songs at your disposal, it can be hard to even know where to start when putting together the perfect tailgating playlist.
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I interview Meike Kopp on what it's like to live – and be inspired – by the century old trolley car station she calls home.
Edited introduction, journal chapters, inspirational quotes, suggested new writing prompts
Manifest Destiny Debuts Hauntingly Beautiful and Evocative Candle Line Collections at NewYorkNow Gift Show Los Angeles, Calif., August 9, 2014 - Manifest Destiny debuts two new luxury candle collections during the NewYorkNow Gift show (BOOTH 13017), held on August 16 - 20,Lux Aeterna and Orbit Travel Wax, that tell a story of the past as seen from the future, creating a retro-modern, one-of-a-kind experience.
Los Angeles Times-La Cañada Valley Sun
It's got a name, it's got a view and it's got a famed architect who echoed the work of Frank Lloyd Wright in his design. And it's on the market. The Endicott home, named for the first family that lived there, was designed in 1966 by noted local architect Jack Simison.
St. Francis students grauate from high school.
Girl Scouts are honored on attaining the highest award, the Gold Award and giving hours of service to community projects.
The beautiful Lanterman House is the backdrop for artists' work.
Photo exhibition at local café features the work of three photographers.
Students celebrate Chinese New Year at Community Center.
Parents remember their deceased children in a candlelit vigil.
As the city's free summer concert series wraps up, regulars call for beverage and food vendors.
Los Angeles Magazine
Alfred Wertheimer, an unknown photographer, spent a few days snapping photos of Elvis, who at 21 years old, was still flying under the radar. What emerged from those sessions are some of the most iconic photographs of Elvis.
A tribute to the storied career of journalist Walter Cronkite.
Q&A with renowned session musciain and touring member of The Beach Boys band, Scott Bennett.
Interview with acclaimed ex-LA Times crime reporter-turned best-selling-author-Michael Connelly.
Prominent KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin spills about his favorite LA things.
How to pick a ripe peach.
Round up of holiday ice-skating arenas in Los Angeles.
Exploring the newborns at Los Angeles Zoo.
A piece for the fashion section of LAMag.com.
The Dervaes Family harvests hundreds of pounds of produce on their 1/10 acre lot, all while conserving water.
As people downsize and move in with roommates or non-pet friendly housing, they forfeit their pets, creating a burden on overflowing animal shelters.
Baby-Boomers and recent retirees are stuck in a bad economy, sandwiched between taking care of their young adult kids who can't find work and their own ailing parents who are living longer than expected.
Pasadena hosts a conversation on the possibility of single-payer health care.
Bicycle activists and community officials seek to make bicyclists feel comfortable riding on Pasadena streets.
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Slabtown is one of Portland's oldest bars, and serves up vintage arcade games, underground rock music and alcohol.
Move over coffee, beer and wine. Tea is Portland's new hot brew.
VFW grants scholarships to youths
Portland International Film Festival screened acclaimed foreign and independent films in 2008 that would go on to win many awards.
Film Center screens films that focus on global issues.
Ever wonder who books the great music at McMenamins White Eagle Saloon and Crystal Ballroom? Here, I interview music bookers, Jimi Biron and Alex Wideman.
Kenton Firehouse gets an environmentally concious update, with a rooftop of solar panels.
Beaverton resident wins Jazz Fest raffle.
Kenny and Zuke's is Portland's Jewish Deli, complete with homemade bagels, cured meats, delicious sandwiches and old fashioned sodas.
Northwest Film Center hosts a film series where human rights and governmental policy converge.
Local theater company leads storytelling and acting intensive.
Community members learn disaster preparedness skills.
Port of Portland seeks to annex West Hayden Island for more employment opportunities.
The Cathedral Park Jazz Fest is almost here.
Port seeks to annex West Hayden Island for development opportunities.
A visit after the Tool Library opens to the North Portland community.
A new café-restaurant-coffeehouse-music venue opens in North Portland.
Trees are cut in consideration for levee structural integrity.
Community gets a look at new apartment complex design.
Sole survivor of car crash leaves hospital.
North Portland community members are invited to weigh in on the future of Cathedral Park.
Community residents will be able to rent and borrow tools for building projects.
Car prowls and home burglaries are up in NoPo as the summer heats up.
Piedmont community weighs in on designs for a new Bryant Street Bridge.
Kenton Firehouse installs solar panels to cut down on energy use.
Neighborhood members in dismay over rezoning building heights.
North Portland community celebrates the 75th anniversary of the St. Johns Bridge.
Community members discuss plans for wheelchair ramps in historic rose garden.
Civilian and officers are awarded after they rushed to save a trapped passenger from a car crash and fire.
Port of Portland continues its bid to annex 825 undeveloped acres.
University of Portland breaks ground on a new dorm facility to accomodate its influx of larger Freshman classes.
University of Portland Beacon