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July 17, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For me, the thrill of L.A.'s night life has nothing to do with A-list parties at Soho House and everything to do with dusty tracks and coyote calls. Twice a week for the last 25 years, I have been placing my feet along well-pummeled routes in Griffith Park right about the time most people are settling onto the couch to watch "Jeopardy!" Even blindfolded on a dark night, I could make my way up trails nicknamed Razor Back and Cardiac Hill for their challenging terrain. The pitch of the trail, the occasional rocky chute to climb and the whiffs of sage and eucalyptus would easily guide me along the roughly 21/2-mile uphill route to the top of Mt. Hollywood, where thousands of pulsing lights create an indelible 360-degree snapshot of L.A. after dark.
August 25, 1991
The City Council extended a moratorium prohibiting some tree-trimming for five months, until mid-January. A 45-day moratorium was imposed July 2 while the Planning Department staff drafts a tree preservation ordinance. The extension continues a requirement that a city permit be obtained before pruning or removing Engelmann oaks and California live oaks more than 12 inches in diameter, or oaks with trunks larger than 38 inches.
March 24, 2002 | Andre Breton, From "Surrealist Love Poems," edited by Mary Ann Caws (The University of Chicago Press: 120 pp., $22.50
I dream I see your image indefinitely imposed upon itself You are seated on the high coral stool Before your mirror still in its first quarter Two fingers on the water wing of your comb And at the same time You are returning from a trip lingering last in the grotto Streaming with sparks You do not know me You are lying on the bed you wake where you fall asleep You wake where you fell asleep or elsewhere You are naked the elderberry still bounces A thousand elderberries buzz above you So light
November 13, 2000 | JOE GRAEDON and TERESA GRAEDON, Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist. Teresa Graedon holds a doctorate in medical anthropology and is a nutrition expert
Question: Is taking Tylenol PM every night bad for you? It helps me go back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. If I don't take it, I lie awake for several hours. Answer: Some people report that diphenhydramine, the sedating antihistamine in Tylenol PM, leaves them groggy in the morning. But if you wake feeling refreshed and not hung over, there's little to worry about. Side effects to watch for include dizziness, confusion and urinary retention.
July 10, 1999 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
There's no reason to limit your garden's bounty to fruits and vegetables. Some flowers also are tasty, but don't bite into them unless you know they are edible. Some are poisonous, such as delphinium, monkshood and lily of the valley, and no flower should be eaten if it has been sprayed with pesticide. Uses for edible blossoms are myriad.
June 4, 1990 | ANTHONY PERRY
Even in an age of assertiveness, Andrew the Ugly (that's what it says on his business card) stands out. For a dollar, he'll insult the victim of your choice. And not just street-corner, in-your-face insults, but insults with a Monty Python tang or an Olde English flair. Scalding oaths such as, "Go away or I'll unclog my nose at you," or "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries." Or, my favorite, "You're an anal-retentive son of an impotent boil-popper." Andrew, a.k.a.
April 5, 1992 | LEON BARKHO, REUTERS
Iraqis are using the humble chickweed, marigold and stinging nettles to treat their ills because of a drug shortage the government blames on U.N. sanctions. In an exhibition organized here by Iraqi and Jordanian pharmacists, more herbal medicines than chemical drugs are on display. Glossy pictures of elderberries, passion flowers and lemon palms adorn the covers of neatly packed herbal remedies. "Within a year I could prepare herbs for almost 60 diseases," Dr.
June 1, 2008 | Leslie Brenner, Acting Editor
When I travel someplace I've never been, I hit the supermarket straightaway. I have to do it, but not because I forgot to pack toothpaste. It's because we are what we eat. If travel is about understanding people, what better way to soak up culture than hitting the grocery aisles? Around the world, I've seen some pretty compelling stuff.
In tomes touting everything from elderberries to estrogen, America's book publishing industry is cashing in on baby boomers' fear of growing old. In one Manhattan Barnes & Noble bookstore, more than 60 anti-aging titles pepper the aging section alone, plus there's dozens more under fitness, nutrition and diet. And at Dutton's Brentwood Books in Los Angeles, more than half of all aging titles relate to slowing the effects of Father Time.
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