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July 20, 1997
For a different view of their gardens, Victorians peered into silvered balls to get 180-degree panoramas. Colored blue, red, gold or silver, gazing balls are back as garden ornaments. Look into one at your local nursery or at Heard's in Westminster or Sperling Nursery in Calabasas. About $50.
February 5, 1994
Your heartwarming story about Karleen Shields in the Jan. 30 edition caused me a great deal of concern. While I realize Ms. Shields may have a transportation problem, she should be aware, as a caring mother, that she is endangering her daughters by riding three on a bicycle. It is also illegal, as is the lack of helmets on anyone under age 18 on a bicycle. KERMIT HEID Moorpark
December 9, 2007
If your holiday wish list includes re-creating the movie theater experience in your own home, there's a lot more to buy than just the big-screen TV. For the full surround-sound-experience, you need a home theater audio system, which usually consists of at least five speakers and a subwoofer. Cost: as high as about $4,000 and as low as about $80. -- Sources: CNet; ISupply; Hiram Henriquez, South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Additional graphics reporting by David Colker
January 10, 2003 | Leah Ollman, Special to The Times
Dori and Joseph DeCamillis have been on the art festival circuit for years. No, you wouldn't have seen their work at Documenta or the Venice Biennale or Art Basel. We're talking the Lakefront Festival of Arts in Milwaukee, the Gasparilla Festival in Tampa, Fla., the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver.
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