CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2011 |
To the students at Dwyer Middle School in Huntington Beach, the grassy area below the stairs is the spot. For Nina Nguyen, 13, it was where she was asked out by a boy for the first time. For Mark Elvidge, 12, it's where he met his first friend at the school. It's where students socialize before and after class, where physical education classes are held and where middle school culminates for the eighth-graders. The annual promotion ceremony has been held on the lawn since the school was built in 1933, parents say. But future memories might be dimmed because the Huntington Beach City School District plans to install solar panels on the front lawn.
HOME & GARDEN
October 16, 2010 |
With water supplies dwindling and sustainable design gathering steam, Janet and Larry French of Hungtington Beach gazed out at their front lawn and decided to replace it. With what, they didn't really know. So they hired Culver City architect Adam Wheeler to brainstorm a smart alternative. Wheeler, who worked for Frank Gehry before starting his firm six years ago, recognized the flat, featureless lawn for what it was: wasted space that could be more functional and attractive as an extension of the interiors.
May 31, 2010
MUSIC Jazz Reggae Festival New York rapper Nas and reggae artist Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley (the youngest son of Bob Marley), who recently collaborated on the album "Distant Relatives," headline this student-run celebration of music and culture. Additional performers include Barrington Levy, Cham and Etana. UCLA Intramural Field, 405 Hilgard Ave., L.A. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $35. (310) 825-9912. http://www.jazzreggaefest.com. MUSIC Miike Snow The Swedish trio brings its sneakily addictive synth pop to the second show of a sold-out, three-night run in Los Angeles.
August 24, 2009 |
Aweek ago Sunday, my husband and I spent the day knocking on doors and apologizing to our neighbors. The night before, I had called 911 for an ambulance to transport our schizophrenic son to the hospital. Again. He didn't want to go. Again. He pushed me away from the phone and began raging at the 911 operator as we ran from the house. Almost immediately, there were two police officers on our front lawn. Our son stood in the kitchen, shouting at them to leave. They called for backup; four, then six officers on the front lawn.
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2009 |
One would be hard-pressed to find anything traditional about Matt and Erin King's new house in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, just north of Venice Beach. Its dynamic design stands out so much from its suburban neighbors that local kids have dubbed it the "James Bond house." But more significant than the home's modern looks is the way it greets the street.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2002 |
Anti-Semitic fliers appeared on dozens of front lawns this week in heavily Jewish neighborhoods, Los Angeles police said Wednesday. About 20 residents near Chandler Boulevard and Coldwater Canyon Avenue have turned fliers over to police, although many people may have just thrown them away, Det. Ted Knott said. A white supremacist group claimed authorship of the fliers. Police are investigating the distribution of the fliers as a hate incident, Knott said.