HOME & GARDEN
September 1, 2005
RE "Sound and Fury in the Garden" [Aug. 18]: Letter writer Sally Johnstone is concerned about the dust that leaf blowers deposit on people's cars, homes, pools and birdbaths, but she left out the single most important dust catcher of all: our lungs! JAYCIE INGERSOLL Beverly Hills
March 3, 2004
I wanted to comment on Leslee Komaiko's Caesar salad bit in Restaurant Journal ("Render Unto Caesar That Which Is Leafy," Feb. 25). I have strong opinions about the Caesar salad and know a little about it as a result of my being from Tijuana, my dad having owned a Caesar-serving steakhouse there in the 1960s, and my having done research in Tijuana, as a freelance food writer, for various food stories. I too have noticed a lot of whole-leaf Caesars (WLCs) out there, and as far as I'm concerned, this is good news.
October 28, 2004
I was so disappointed in Randy Lewis' pedestrian piece, "Exploring New Frontiers" [Oct. 21]. My gosh, he missed what makes "Has Been" great: humor! Folds and Shatner have created a masterpiece that creatively balances the gravity of real life and its absurdity. What about the comic "I Can't Get Behind That," in which Shatner and Henry Rollins trade heated gripes about leaf blowers and Valley girl talk to a wonderfully orchestrated Folds cacophony? Even if Shatner and Folds didn't intend this result (which I can't believe)
February 15, 1998
by Robert Graves I had long known the diverse tastes of the wood, Each leaf, each bark, rank earth from every hollow; Knew the smells of bird's breath and of bat's wing; Yet sight I lacked: until you stole upon me, Touching my eyelids with light finger-tips. The trees blazed out, their colours whirled together, Nor ever before had I been aware of sky. From "Erotic Poems," selected and edited by Peter Washington (Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf: 286 pp., $10.95)
October 1, 2003
"Air Board Cracks Down on Lawn Mowers, Diesel Trucks" (Sept. 26) raises a question about statistical accuracy. I own a lawn mower, one of 14 million in use in California, according to the California Air Resources Board. The board goes on to state that these small-engine machines emit "152 tons of smog-forming fumes daily." I use my mower about twice a month during the summer, less in the winter. Is the board suggesting all 14 million mowers are used daily? And, just how does it weigh the fumes?
November 29, 2012 |
Now that Thanksgiving is past, it's time to start thinking about end-of-the-year festivities and special holiday treats. You might want to check out what Valerie Confections has in store this year at the Los Angeles-based confectionary company's fourth annual fall open house. On Thursday (today), the Westlake neighborhood shop (near the corner of Virgil Avenue and Beverly Boulevard) will host tastings of tea-infused truffles . On Friday, owner Valerie Gordon will present her premium loose leaf teas in flavors such as Blushing Betty, Toasted Fig and Blood Orange & Black along with petits fours to complement them.