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June 20, 2009 | W.J. Hennigan
Recreational vehicle sales have fallen off a cliff this last year, but that didn't stop Pomona from going full speed ahead with its fourth annual RV and Travel Show. Also, a boat show. And a home and garden show, spa and pool show and computer fair. They're all together at the Pomona Fairplex this weekend, providing tapped-out shoppers with a chance to do some conspicuous consumption on the cheap.
March 3, 2005 | Paula L. Woods, Special to The Times
It was just a Spanish house, like all the rest of them in California, with white walls, red tile roof, and a patio out to one side. It was built cock-eyed. The garage was under the house, the first floor was over that, and the rest of it was spilled up the hill any way they could get it in. -- James M. Cain "Double Indemnity" * It's a common fantasy, wondering how other people live in Los Angeles.
May 9, 2004 | Susan Heeger
In 1999, after months of house-hunting in the Hollywood Hills, chef Fred Eric happened to drive through the flats of Eagle Rock. There, on a shady street lined with vintage bungalows, he saw a 1903 Japanese-inspired Craftsman and decided on the spot to buy it. Even its chopped-up rooms, linoleum floors, acoustic tile ceilings and heavy window blinds didn't change his mind. Or the absence of any vistas in a garden that consisted of a pair of fruit trees and a scrap of grass that marked the path to the garage.
February 3, 2003 | David Bauder, Associated Press
A poll conducted last year for HGTV revealed that television viewers considered "Trading Spaces" one of their favorite shows on the cable channel. One problem: It's on TLC, not HGTV. "Trading Spaces," the remodeling show in which neighbors impose their decorating tastes on neighbors, was the most popular show on basic cable last week, eclipsing professional wrestling and "SpongeBob SquarePants." It has spawned imitators and transformed home-improvement television.
January 5, 2003 | Susan Heeger
Take a 1928 house, lift its lines into the next century, slap it with color and surround it with palms. Voila, it's South Florida in West Hollywood, Modernism in the tropics. Owner Steve Isaacman, a psychotherapist, is so enamored of palms that he drove a rare pritchardia palm all the way from San Diego in his Honda, its head poking out his window. ''I love the tropics but I like to keep things simple,'' he says. Isaacman bought the English-style cottage on a small 45-by-130-foot lot in 1993.
May 19, 2001
EVENTS Arboretum Plant Sales. Every Saturday and Sunday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road. (714) 278-3579. Spring Flower Show. Today. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. UCI Arboretum, one block south on Campus Drive from Jamboree Road, on UC Irvine's north campus. (949) 824-5833. Free to members of Friends of the UCI Arboretum and $2 per person for non-members. Laguna Antiques and Garden Show. June 9 and 10. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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