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December 6, 1997 | JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
We don't have snow to mark our holiday season, but we have something else--Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera). These eye-catching cactuses--with their orchid-like flowers and flat, jointed, scallop-edged leaves--light up the outdoors and indoors every Thanksgiving through early January. Native to the jungles of Brazil, where they grow on trees, some Christmas cactuses make good hanging-basket plants, while others are upright growers.
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BUSINESS
April 22, 1998 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Competition for Southern California's lucrative home-improvement market got fiercer Tuesday with the announcement that a North Carolina-based home-and-garden chain plans to expand into the region by late 1999. The proposed move by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse is part of a $1.5-billion push to open 100 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada--most of them in the Southland--by 2003. Lowe's said it plans to open the first expansion store in late 1999 in Southern California.
BUSINESS
March 17, 1992 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of California Homes and Lifestyles magazine has unexpectedly fired the magazine's staff and sold the publication to a group of South County investors for an undisclosed sum, the new owner said Monday. The magazine's former owner, Magazine Publishing Co. of Van Nuys, has been beset in recent years by problems, including lawsuits, interoffice disputes and a controversial name change for the magazine. Mark Adams, head of M.A.
BUSINESS
February 16, 1999 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lowe's Cos. today will announce plans to break ground next month on three Southern California home-improvement stores, the first of at least 50 planned in the region during the next three years. The move launches the next big battle in Lowe's nationwide retail war with the home-and-garden supply leader, Home Depot. Lowe's said it will build its first three stores in Long Beach, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula, with plans to open those stores before Christmas.
HOME & GARDEN
August 5, 2004
Is it a lamp or a bench? Or maybe a big-honking plastic golf club? Designer Ross Lovegrove's bench-lamp looks like all three. Dubbed the BdLove Lamp, it was originally designed as a series of works for public spaces. The plastic bench, which comfortably seats two, features a tall, needle-shaped light that is bound to be a conversation piece for any backyard. Priced at $1,874, it is available in beige, white, green and blue. It comes with a one-year warranty on the fixture.
HOME & GARDEN
August 10, 1996 | KAREN DARDICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With so many palm trees soaring above the Southern California landscape, it seems a natural assumption that they're indigenous. But it was settlers from Mexico who brought with them Washingtonia robusta, popularly called Mexican fan palm. With their thin trunks, they soar and sway to heights of 60 feet to 100 feet at maturity and today are the most common in the region.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2010 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Fantasy often mixes with reality in the work life of Deputy Sheriff Robert Hamilton of Humboldt County, the center of California's marijuana outback. It happened again a few months ago in the isolated coastal resort of Shelter Cove, where Hamilton lives and patrols. The deputy came upon nine young men tending a marijuana plantation. They said they'd come from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington and Ohio. They'd rented a few apartments, then bought a half-acre of hillside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1999 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
Not certain that life was worth living before antibiotics and the clothes dryer, I'm the kind of woman who thinks a new dishwasher is a more romantic gift than long-stemmed roses. That world view was reinforced recently when I drove to Tujunga to check out an exhibit at the Bolton Hall Museum on "A Woman's Life in Early Sunland-Tujunga." There to greet me was Mary Lou Pozzo, librarian and former president of the Little Landers Historical Society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1996 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The arrival of spring stirs the passions of John Lenanton, who for 26 years has guided the horticulture program at Orange Coast College. But with spring come mixed emotions for the British-born plant expert, who believes the English reverence for things that grow has been hard to instill in the "mow, blow and go" culture of Orange County.
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