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June 22, 2000 | DEEPA BHARATH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 25 jacaranda trees lining Rose Drive and Bastanchury Road in Yorba Linda will get a chance to bloom again next spring. The City Council spared the ax Tuesday in a 3-2 decision rescinding an earlier vote to have the trees removed. Residents clashed in a heated late-night debate, with those living near the trees demanding they be removed, and others pleading with council members to save them.
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May 12, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
The drive down Pasadena's Del Mar Boulevard under a canopy of ultraviolet-blue jacarandas has lost none of its effect on Roland Clements after all these years. Clements first saw the blooming trees that gracefully line the boulevard in 1984 when he moved here from central Florida. He dreamed then of making his home on the postcard-perfect roadway. Five years ago, the real estate agent moved into a restored Craftsman with an inviting front porch.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a trivia question for the start of summer: What do Nairobi, Buenos Aires and Sherman Oaks have in common? If you answered "main streets lined with jacaranda trees," then put a purple flower in your cap. As for the rest of you, it's time to learn to appreciate that exotic tree hanging overhead, the bad and the beautiful of the plant kingdom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
When Los Angeles' purple reign turns to a purple rain, some see red -- and others feel blue. That's the jacaranda season for you. The flowering jack is back, and its lavender canopy is casting brilliant splashes of color over neighborhoods throughout Southern California. With its almost fluorescent blossoms set against delicate, fern-like foliage, the jacaranda tree is an annual signal that spring is ending and summer is on its way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001
Jacaranda trees waited late this year to bloom-- True Laker spirit. Lynda Lou Bouch Van Nuys
OPINION
June 4, 2004
With the daily barrage of bad news on all fronts, the good news is that Los Angeles is blessed this season with the most bountiful blossoming of gorgeous jacaranda trees seen in years, all over town. Dick Littlestone Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995
We are in the time of year when the blazing canopy from the yearly blossoms of the jacaranda trees dot the horizon, and their fallen flowers softly carpet the ground in their splendid purple. Los Angeles should have a yearly Jacaranda Festival, as Washington has the Cherry Blossom Festival. If we do, we can show the world that despite other natural occurrences not always to our liking, the beauty of these flowering trees are a constant. The city needs to acknowledge that the flowering jacarandas are something to look forward to, a beauty to behold and cherish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000 | Deepa Bharath, (714) 520-2513
The city will cut down the 25 jacaranda trees lining Rose Drive and Bastanchury Road in about two weeks, said Roy Stephenson, the city's public works director. Council members voted 4 to 1 last month to chop down the trees after receiving complaints from residents that the jacaranda flowers littered their yards and choked their spa filters. Stephenson said his staff is looking for replacement trees.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
After two weeks of learning about trees, second-graders at Wilton Place Elementary School put their knowledge to use last week, helping plant 10 jacaranda trees in their school's front lawn. The event was the first in the Korean Youth and Community Center's Koreatown Greening Program. "It's good to see more trees around here," said Alex Cordova, 7. The students needed little encouragement as they dug their hands into the soil to break up large chunks and mix in peat moss and compost.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER
Jacaranda trees, with their wispy, fern-like foliage and showy clusters of lavender-blue flowers, are highly visible in the Southern California landscape during the late spring and the summer. Usually, jacarandas are in bloom from May through July, but some blossom as late as September. This year, the unseasonably warm, dry weather has caused many of the trees to shed their flowers and leaves already. Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) was imported from its native Brazil.
OPINION
June 4, 2004
With the daily barrage of bad news on all fronts, the good news is that Los Angeles is blessed this season with the most bountiful blossoming of gorgeous jacaranda trees seen in years, all over town. Dick Littlestone Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001
Jacaranda trees waited late this year to bloom-- True Laker spirit. Lynda Lou Bouch Van Nuys
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2000 | DEEPA BHARATH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The 25 jacaranda trees lining Rose Drive and Bastanchury Road in Yorba Linda will get a chance to bloom again next spring. The City Council spared the ax Tuesday in a 3-2 decision rescinding an earlier vote to have the trees removed. Residents clashed in a heated late-night debate, with those living near the trees demanding they be removed, and others pleading with council members to save them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000 | Deepa Bharath, (714) 520-2513
The city will cut down the 25 jacaranda trees lining Rose Drive and Bastanchury Road in about two weeks, said Roy Stephenson, the city's public works director. Council members voted 4 to 1 last month to chop down the trees after receiving complaints from residents that the jacaranda flowers littered their yards and choked their spa filters. Stephenson said his staff is looking for replacement trees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1999 | SHAWN HUBLER
One day, maybe two weeks ago, I caught myself concocting reasons to drive up and down this certain street near my home. It's an ordinary street, really, lined with little ranch houses of the sort that sport jaunty porch flags. I don't know a soul on it. Still, vaguely driven, I drove. I drove it on the way to the jeweler to see whether my pearls were restrung yet. I drove home, pearl-less, via the same route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1995 | JON D. MARKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a trivia question for the start of summer: What do Nairobi, Buenos Aires and Sherman Oaks have in common? If you answered "main streets lined with jacaranda trees," then put a purple flower in your cap. As for the rest of you, it's time to learn to appreciate that exotic tree hanging overhead, the bad and the beautiful of the plant kingdom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
The drive down Pasadena's Del Mar Boulevard under a canopy of ultraviolet-blue jacarandas has lost none of its effect on Roland Clements after all these years. Clements first saw the blooming trees that gracefully line the boulevard in 1984 when he moved here from central Florida. He dreamed then of making his home on the postcard-perfect roadway. Five years ago, the real estate agent moved into a restored Craftsman with an inviting front porch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
When Los Angeles' purple reign turns to a purple rain, some see red -- and others feel blue. That's the jacaranda season for you. The flowering jack is back, and its lavender canopy is casting brilliant splashes of color over neighborhoods throughout Southern California. With its almost fluorescent blossoms set against delicate, fern-like foliage, the jacaranda tree is an annual signal that spring is ending and summer is on its way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1995
We are in the time of year when the blazing canopy from the yearly blossoms of the jacaranda trees dot the horizon, and their fallen flowers softly carpet the ground in their splendid purple. Los Angeles should have a yearly Jacaranda Festival, as Washington has the Cherry Blossom Festival. If we do, we can show the world that despite other natural occurrences not always to our liking, the beauty of these flowering trees are a constant. The city needs to acknowledge that the flowering jacarandas are something to look forward to, a beauty to behold and cherish.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
After two weeks of learning about trees, second-graders at Wilton Place Elementary School put their knowledge to use last week, helping plant 10 jacaranda trees in their school's front lawn. The event was the first in the Korean Youth and Community Center's Koreatown Greening Program. "It's good to see more trees around here," said Alex Cordova, 7. The students needed little encouragement as they dug their hands into the soil to break up large chunks and mix in peat moss and compost.
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