March 11, 2010
Sockeye salmon with green garlic and favas Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Sockeye salmon is available from fish markets and select well-stocked markets. Green garlic is available seasonally from farmers markets and select well-stocked supermarkets. 2 pounds whole fava beans 4 (5-ounce) skin-on fillets sockeye salmon Salt and pepper 1/2 cup olive oil 2 cups thinly sliced green garlic, from about 4 stalks cleaned and sliced crosswise (both white and green parts)
March 11, 2010
Whole wheat spaghetti with green garlic and fried egg Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Green garlic is available seasonally from farmers markets and select well-stocked supermarkets. 1/2 pound whole wheat spaghetti 8 stalks green garlic, halved lengthwise, washed, dried and sliced thinly lengthwise 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided 4 eggs, at room temperature Coarsely grated black pepper Sea salt 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the spaghetti until just al dente, about 9 minutes, or according to the instructions on the package.
October 7, 2013 |
The fluorescent green Spring Street bike lane that bicyclists and downtown residents loved but film location scouts and production managers hated has been stripped off the street. It's been repainted a darker shade of green. In fact, it looks more turquoise than green. That should make the film folks happy -- or at least, happier than when Spring Street, one of the most filmed and photographed locales in Los Angeles, featured a 1.4-mile strip of green so bright that under lights for filming it bounced off and tinted everything it touched, including actors' faces.
May 24, 2013 |
The fading yet controversial green bike lane that stretches through downtown Los Angeles on Spring Street may be getting a fresh coat of paint that all - including the temperamental asphalt - can live with. Bicyclists and downtown residents love the highly visible 1.4-mile bike lane that runs from Cesar Chavez to 9th Street. But film and TV location scouts hate the fluorescent green ribbon that runs through the heart of the most popular filming location in Los Angeles. Under bright lights, this particular green bounces off every surface it hits (including actors' faces)
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January 15, 2009
March 30, 2013 |
Location scouts are once again red-faced over the bright green bicycle lane in downtown Los Angeles. City officials painted a 1.5-mile strip of Spring Street neon green in 2011 for a bike lane as part of larger effort pushed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to make streets safer and more inviting to cyclists. But the bike path still rankles location scouts and filmmakers, who see it as another hurdle to filming in Los Angeles. Their concern: The bright color would be a distraction to viewers, doesn't belong in period movies and makes it harder for L.A. to do what it does best: play other cities.
August 13, 2009 |
Interest in the environment is heating up as fast as global warming. Contributions to the Sierra Club soared 33% last year, homeowners are installing solar panels, and even preschool children are recycling. At the same time, nonfiction filmmakers are trying to shape the ecological conversation, turning out an abundance of critically acclaimed, Earth-friendly documentaries. But three years after "An Inconvenient Truth" won over moviegoers and Oscar voters, many new works are suffering the same fate plaguing other intellectually engaging films: moviegoers would rather hug Transformers than trees.
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October 4, 2013 |
First it was bright green. Now it's darker. City officials said this week that crews were in the middle of reapplying the green paint that once boldly defined the 1.5-mile long bike lane that runs down Spring Street from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 9th Street in downtown Los Angeles. Bicyclists claimed the bright-green lane was helpful in defining the path to motorists. But after a prolonged bout with some in Hollywood who claimed the lane's bright color made location filming difficult, and with new marching orders from the Los Angeles City Council, the lane is now being painted a bit differently and in a darker shade of green, a type of forest green.
August 8, 2008
Located in northern Beijing, the Olympics complex is not just green in name. Many of its newly built structures have been designed to be more energy-efficient than traditional buildings. -- Source: 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics