March 21, 2010
Compiled by Jason Gelt Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale More than 200 varieties of tomatoes and 100 varieties of pepper plants will be for sale at the largest tomato and pepper plant sale in Southern California. fullertonarboretum.org. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road Cal State Fullerton Campus, Fullerton. Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (657) 278-3407. The Green Expo Celebrate the environment, healthy living, community and social consciousness at this solar panel powered festival.
February 2, 1996 |
Here, tall dogwoods from little acorns grow. All is not what it seems at California Country Trees in Vista in north San Diego County, where faux (don't call them artificial, please) flora destined for hotels, shopping centers, theme parks and casinos worldwide take root. Proprietors Bennett Abrams and Gary Hanick lead the way down a mossy path through a fake forest into an enormous studio where, under a 25-foot ceiling, artisans are creating olive trees, birches and yuccas.
February 22, 1990 |
Their message was simple: We told you so. Stalinism is dead, socialism is the future, they said. Only days earlier, African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela had been freed. Communist governments had been toppling throughout Eastern Europe.