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October 4, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
With the heat of the embers still glowing from one of the worst wildfires in California history, it's difficult to imagine anything beautiful coming out of such destruction. Artist and native Angeleno Joy Feuer grew up witnessing the ruin and constant threat of fires in her hometown, and in 2007, after leaving a career in the music industry and as fires raged from Central California down the coast to San Diego, she was inspired to form ART From the Ashes. The nonprofit organization, whose philosophy is "Making a Sense of Loss Through Art," takes its mission to help individuals, businesses and organizations affected by wildfires by transfiguring fire site debris into works of art. This Saturday the group will hold its second exhibit and benefit art sale at The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, which was devastated by the 2009 Jesusita Fire that burned more than 8,700 acres of land and destroyed 80 homes.
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NEWS
October 8, 2009
Botanic garden: An article in Tuesday's Section A on an upcoming art show to benefit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden gave the wrong name for the garden's vice president. She is Nancy Johnson, not Nancy Franklin.
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NEWS
October 8, 2009
Botanic garden: An article in Tuesday's Section A on an upcoming art show to benefit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden gave the wrong name for the garden's vice president. She is Nancy Johnson, not Nancy Franklin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2009 | Steve Chawkins
When a wildfire swept into the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden last May, it left behind a smoldering mountain of debris. Except for one shovel, flames destroyed every tool the gardeners had accumulated over 83 years. Thousands of plants were gone, and thousands of botanical volumes too. A century-old, 9,500-square-foot house, eight of the garden's nine vehicles, the director's home, the split-rail fences lining tranquil paths -- all were turned to cinders. Until a Los Angeles nonprofit, ART from the ashes, saw a transforming opportunity, it was rubble without a cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is planning to donate some of its seeds to a Marine Corps sergeant working to revitalize Iraq's decimated gardens. The facility agreed to make the donations after receiving an e-mail from Sgt. Viridiana Ibarra-Wilkerson, who wants to restore the Za'faraniyah Botanical Garden near Abu Ghraib prison.
REAL ESTATE
July 28, 1996
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will sponsor a tour of Santa Barbara-area gardens on Aug. 4. Tours will be from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and reservations are required; call (805) 682-4726, Ext. 102. The cost is $20 a person.
REAL ESTATE
June 29, 1997
Walks, Talks, Shows and Special Sales Saturday: "Succulents in the Landscape," a private tour of Santa Barbara gardens led by landscape designer Lynn Woodbury, 1-5 p.m., sponsored by the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara. Cost: $25; reservations required; call (805) 682-4726, Ext. 102. Saturday-July 6: National Cactus & Succulent Society show and sale with more than 1,500 plants on view, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | JOHN McKINNEY, McKinney is the author of hiking books and a regular contributor to The Times
Move over, John Jakes. The best-selling author of "California Gold" has some home-grown competition in the form of a series of California historical novels by Santa Barbara writer Robert Easton. Easton's multigenerational, multivolume California series began a few years ago with the publication of "This Promised Land," which told the stories of the Chumash Indians, Spanish explorers and missionaries and the resultant clash of cultures.
HOME & GARDEN
June 2, 2005 | Lili Singer, Special to The Times
For Marsha Stout, heucheras are a passion. She has grown many, lost many. She trolls nurseries, plant sales and garden shows for more. "I'm not a designer," she says of her eclectic plant-plump garden in Santa Monica. "I'm a collector." Stout isn't alone in her love of heucheras, pronounced HOY-ker-ahs, HUE-ker-ahs or WHO-ker-ahs, depending on one's horticultural tongue. These tidy perennials -- also known as alum root or coral bells -- are about as hot as any garden plant can be.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2000
* Garden--The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, will host an installment of its Community Free Day today to mark the arrival of winter. The garden celebrates the first day of every season with free admission. The 65-acre garden offers more than five miles of paths that meander through eight different habitats representing various regions of California, including redwood forests, oak and canyon woodlands, meadows and deserts. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 682-4726.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
With the heat of the embers still glowing from one of the worst wildfires in California history, it's difficult to imagine anything beautiful coming out of such destruction. Artist and native Angeleno Joy Feuer grew up witnessing the ruin and constant threat of fires in her hometown, and in 2007, after leaving a career in the music industry and as fires raged from Central California down the coast to San Diego, she was inspired to form ART From the Ashes. The nonprofit organization, whose philosophy is "Making a Sense of Loss Through Art," takes its mission to help individuals, businesses and organizations affected by wildfires by transfiguring fire site debris into works of art. This Saturday the group will hold its second exhibit and benefit art sale at The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, which was devastated by the 2009 Jesusita Fire that burned more than 8,700 acres of land and destroyed 80 homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is planning to donate some of its seeds to a Marine Corps sergeant working to revitalize Iraq's decimated gardens. The facility agreed to make the donations after receiving an e-mail from Sgt. Viridiana Ibarra-Wilkerson, who wants to restore the Za'faraniyah Botanical Garden near Abu Ghraib prison.
HOME & GARDEN
June 2, 2005 | Lili Singer, Special to The Times
For Marsha Stout, heucheras are a passion. She has grown many, lost many. She trolls nurseries, plant sales and garden shows for more. "I'm not a designer," she says of her eclectic plant-plump garden in Santa Monica. "I'm a collector." Stout isn't alone in her love of heucheras, pronounced HOY-ker-ahs, HUE-ker-ahs or WHO-ker-ahs, depending on one's horticultural tongue. These tidy perennials -- also known as alum root or coral bells -- are about as hot as any garden plant can be.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2000
* Garden--The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, will host an installment of its Community Free Day today to mark the arrival of winter. The garden celebrates the first day of every season with free admission. The 65-acre garden offers more than five miles of paths that meander through eight different habitats representing various regions of California, including redwood forests, oak and canyon woodlands, meadows and deserts. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 682-4726.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2000 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a state with no death penalty, Kristen Gilbert is on trial for her life. Four patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in nearby Northampton died at Gilbert's hand in 1995 and 1996, the federal government contends. The 33-year-old former nurse and mother of two also is charged with attempting to murder three additional veterans. Because the deaths occurred on federal property, Gilbert could face the federal death penalty--the first capital case in Massachusetts since 1984.
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