June 19, 2012
Re "Santa Monica curbs displays at city park," June 14 As an American, I cherish and defend our right to freely express our beliefs, whatever they may be, and I expect my government to ensure that we are able to do so without censor. But to set aside public park space for the sole purpose of erecting displays of either religious or atheist themes is not only impractical but wrong. Perhaps those who strongly desire to view the Nativity scenes could instead find some lawn space from among the dozens of Santa Monica churches or thousands of Christian property owners.
April 29, 2013 |
Sustainably minded Angelenos can head to Coldwater Canyon on Saturday and TreePeople's Center for Community Forestry, where the environmental nonprofit is hosting workshops on rainwater harvesting, lawn replacement and tree planting. For three decades, TreePeople has been training “citizen foresters” through its quarterly workshops . Like previous TreePeople workshops, this Saturday's event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Although the lessons can be applied to greening a backyard, TreePeople's goal is for participants to apply skills beyond their own property lines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2010 |
L.A.'s new, showcase downtown community green, which turned brown and died within months, appears to be headed for a renewal. The chairwoman of the nonprofit Los Angeles Police Foundation said Friday that she has authorized the immediate release of funds to recondition the 1-acre lawn in the shadow of the new Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. The action came the day The Times published an article about the popular open space, which was a rare, lush expanse of grass when it was dedicated less than a year ago. "We'll figure out when to start work, and we'll get it done," said Cindy Miscikowski, the group's board chairwoman.
October 22, 2012 |
As a cat guy, I've always been baffled by the propensity of dog owners to just walk away from their pooch's leavings, especially when they happen to be on my lawn. Is it laziness? Thoughtlessness? Meanness? Well, if it's just too much hassle for dog owners to clean up after Rover, there's a new product called Doggie Doo Dissolver that aims to make things easier by, yes, dissolving those piles of left-behinds. Dog owners can walk away with a clear conscience. Here's a video of how it's supposed to work.
November 16, 2011 |
Whatever the accomplishments of Occupy L.A. when it finally decamps — or gets evicted — from around City Hall, one positive achievement is already clear: It has killed the lawn. The Times' editorial board has harrumphed about the taxpayer expense of replacing one of downtown's "rare green spaces," and it worries that the "majestic figs" are at risk. Last week, the Department of Recreation and Parks sent an aggrieved letter to the mayor about signs nailed to trees, broken sprinkler heads and compacted soil.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1986
In smoggy Los Angeles and environs, what goes up can come down dirty. That's why the owner of an aerial advertising and rental company decided to ground one of his fleet of 14 balloons used for rooftop advertisements and wash it on his Woodland Hills front lawn on Wednesday. "We wash them about once a year," said Mark Hays, the owner of Aerial Dimensions. "The beautiful Los Angeles air deposits quite a bit of dirt and dust."