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NEWS
September 16, 1989
For dedicated gardeners, here are suggestions from the California Assn. of Nurserymen: Clean up your garden, spray for insect pests and keep after the slugs and snails. Plant just about anything right now; the warm soil and (we hope) coming winter rains will give it a good chance to get established for a spurt of spring growth and a better chance to survive next summer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1989 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apartment owners in a Sepulveda neighborhood that was barricaded last month to curtail drive-by drug sales have rejected--at least for the time being--a police proposal to erect a guard station to admit only residents and their guests. The proposal was shelved after some of the 40 owners balked at paying a private security firm about $30,000 annually to screen people entering the 12-square-block neighborhood, said Mila Casper, a spokeswoman for the landlords.
REAL ESTATE
October 21, 1990 | STEVE ELLINGSON, Ellingson has been designing patterns and plans for the amateur woodworker since 1948.
If you've shopped around recently for planters, you've discovered that their prices are high (and construction often flimsy). Save money and build sturdy pieces of plant furniture yourself. They are easily constructed by following our detailed instructions with photos and drawings. The materials lists are broken down individually so you'll know what to purchase for each planter.
REAL ESTATE
June 15, 1997
Here's an easy do-it-yourself project that brightens up the yard and provides a handy place to display plants and flowers. This wheelbarrow-style lawn and patio planter features removable trays on three tiers to hold freshly cut blooms or potted plants and flowers. Wheels make it convenient to roll the planter into or out of sunshine or around the yard as desired. This project is an easy and inexpensive one, so it's possible to build two or more planters over a single weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Neighborhoods off Balsam Avenue and East Street will be transformed Saturday with the planting of 100 trees by more than 300 volunteers. ReLeaf Anaheim, a nonprofit group dedicated to planting, preserving and promoting trees in the city, will sponsor the community event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The aim is to beautify the area and improve the quality of life, said Jaide, program coordinator. "We want to renew our neighborhoods and bring a sense of community," she said.
NEWS
May 7, 1988 | MARY ELLEN GUFFEY
When I lived in the Midwest 25 years ago, the word fuchsia suggested only a vibrant color to me. I had no idea there were fuchsia flowers. Then I moved to Southern California, and a profusion of exotic blooms were revealed to me. Fuchsias promptly became my passion, and I packed our patio with "ladies eardrops," as they were once known. Since then, more than 400 varieties have pirouetted through my garden, and this number is only a fraction of the 5,000 or so named fuchsias.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Posted in a Hillcrest plant store next to a bad check for $93.02: "For those concerned, it would be much easier to reach the Dali Lama in Tibet than it would be to get in touch with Carole, who says she now lives around the corner." Like many merchants in San Diego, Ron Brumshagen gets worked up whenever a customer writes a bad check, because police agencies will not investigate unless the offender has a previous conviction or has bounced more than $400 in checks.
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