HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 |
Once you're resolved to use gravel as ground cover, the questions stack up. Where to buy it? How to choose it? How much is enough? Leaving aside glam rock, the best all-around garden choice is usually pea gravel. This term means two things. First, as the name suggests, an individual piece is roughly the size of a pea. Second, when quarry or building supply merchants use it, it is also often the name for a rugged gravel that, at $30 or so a ton, is keenly priced but sharp-edged.
February 3, 2002
Fred Couples appears to be in a quandary about how to hit his second shot on the par-three 12th hole at Pebble Beach Saturday after the ball came to rest on a folding chair near the green.
HOME & GARDEN
October 1, 2011
On the cover In October 1951, the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine cover featured some forward-thinking designs of the day along with a headline that declared: "What Makes the California Look. " Sixty years later, the Home section is adding a question mark: "What Makes the California Look?" We took key elements of the 1951 vignette — indoor armchair, patio chair, planter, fire feature and so on. With those categories as our guide, we identified California designers and manufacturers who embodied modern living in some way, be it through technological innovation, craftsmanship, sustainable materials, inspired form or smart function.
November 9, 1986 |
Judy Blume, New York author of such best sellers as "Iggie's House," "Super Fudge" and "Forever," writes about the most personal problems anyone can face. Her books explore such traumas as being a fat preteen, having a first period, masturbating and premarital sex. But there's one problem she hasn't written about--overweight and over-watered potted trees. It's a problem for her because she owns a Manhattan penthouse.
January 15, 1987 |
We drove over to Puerto Santo Tomas on Friday morning. It is two miles over a very bad road to the port, which is nothing but a fishing camp, a collection of shacks and immobile trailers, a defunct and indescribably squalid motel and a barren store that is rarely open. There is something mysterious about the port. It is in the Twilight Zone. It clings to a dark stony point that crumbles down to a starkly beautiful cove on the open sea, and curves protectively around a harbor in the bay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2013 |
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - The two sisters boarded the morning bus to the Happy Isles trail head, ice cream cones in hand. For 50 years, their tradition has been to start a day on Mist Trail with some mint chocolate chip. Before they left on this year's trip, friends told Patty Frehler, 67, and Suzanne Barovick, 66, "Don't go over the falls. " And they weren't entirely joking. On June 1, Aleh Kalman, 19, was swimming above Nevada Fall and the current carried him over the precipice.