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February 15, 1991 | KIM KOWSKY
Cockroaches. Scorpions! TARANTULAS!! Most people wouldn't get near any of them without a rolled-up newspaper or a can of Raid. But a hands-on visit with a few of these remarkably docile critters will open your eyes to a beautiful world that is alive underfoot.
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July 13, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
AN award-winning Canadian music-maker, an effervescent homegrown trio and a zany newcomer add up to play-along, sing-along fun for preschoolers and their favorite adults in the second annual Summer Family Songfest at South Coast Botanic Garden.
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April 22, 1989 | JOAN DRAKE
You may have a little trouble pronouncing the name, but don't let that stop you from admiring the beauty of the epiphyllums on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at South Coast Botanic Garden. The stunning blossoms of these plants are vibrantly colored, have many different shapes and petal forms, and may range anywhere from 2 to 11 inches in diameter. Epiphyllums (also called epies or orchid cactus) are native to the jungle areas of Mexico and Central America. They grow on trees but they are not parasites, using the trees only for support.
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July 30, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Let's play an association game. The subject is: Shakespeare. Quick, what comes to mind? If the answers are tights, gobbledygook language and impenetrable plots, then perhaps a visit to Aquila Theatre Company's staging of "The Comedy of Errors" is in order.
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May 15, 1988 | GERALD FARIS, Times Staff Writer
Visitors to the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are usually asked to enjoy the greenery and colorful flowers, but to leave them where they are. Today, however, you can take the plants home--provided you pay for them first and remove only the ones that are for sale.
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April 15, 1987 | Jack Smith
We made our first visit the other day to one of the many undervalued treasures of Southern California--Los Angeles County's 87-acre South Coast Botanic Garden at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. There is little chance that the garden will be taken over by land developers. Once the site lay under the Pacific Ocean, which deposited untold trillions of microscopic unicellular algae called diatoms on it, thus creating layers of diatomaceous earth. Then 3.
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July 8, 1990 | TIM WATERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Volunteers at the South Coast Botanic Garden say they are off to a fast start in their drive to raise more than $5 million to improve the 87-acre park and boost public interest and attendance. During the past seven months, the garden's trustees and volunteers have raised about $400,000, mostly from individuals and foundations, according to Jane Au, president of the garden's foundation. "We're still on cloud nine," Au said.
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November 29, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The vibrant roses, fragrant herbs and stately trees flourishing in the South Coast Botanic Garden belie the shifting, decomposing nightmare beneath. But superintendent Tak Niiya never forgets it is there. "It's sinking and moving all the time, as much as five feet a year in some spots," he said as he drove a bouncing truck over the rutted and eroding terrain. Tall trees topple easily. The shifting ground occasionally severs electrical lines and disrupts irrigation systems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1995
South Coast Botanic Garden Smack in the middle of elegant suburban homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is a rolling, hilly park where one ambles freely on quiet lakeside paths. Many varieties of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and trees may be found on the grounds. The address is 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
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March 11, 2004 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Everyone agrees it's an unusual place. But is a garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula home to 2,000 endangered species? That is the fear of nervous horticulture lovers who worry that state budget problems could turn the fragile South Coast Botanic Garden into a trash heap. Of course, that's where the showplace garden's roots are. In garbage. Three and a half million tons of it. The 43-year-old garden at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
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May 16, 2001
Ferraris are the stars of the show Sunday at the inaugural Invitational Ferrari Concours d'Elegance in Palos Verdes. The show is sponsored by the Ferrari Club of America's southwest region. More than 40 classic Ferraris spanning the Italian auto maker's 50 years of production have been entered. The show will feature Ferraris from the famed La Carrera Panamerica road races in Mexico. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
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March 16, 2000 | ROBERT SMAUS
* At a special meeting of the Mediterranean Garden Society, there will be a slide lecture on South African bulbs by expert Bob Haller, Saturday, 3 p.m., at Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindano Way, Marina del Rey, (626) 577-7097. Free. * "Fabulous Fuchsias" is the title of a talk on fuchsia growing by nursery owner Jane Deeming, Saturday, 9:30 a.m., at Sherman Gardens, 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, (949) 673-2261. Free.
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September 26, 1999
PLANTS The Fullerton Arboretum hosts a seasonal plant sale. 1900 Associated Road. 1 to 4 p.m. today. Free. (714) 278-3404. AUTHOR Martin Dugard will sign his new book--about a yacht race turned deadly--at the Lido Book Shoppe, 3424 Via Oporto, Newport Beach. Noon Sunday. BONSAI Attend a bonsai show and sale. South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. (310) 544-1948.
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April 15, 1999
ROSES, PART I Friday through April 25, the Huntington Library will celebrate roses in bloom with tours, talks and a sale. Hours, admission: (626) 405-2141. ROSES, PART II Thousands of cut blooms will be shown Saturday and Sunday at a rose show at Descanso Gardens. Mini-roses will be for sale. (818) 952-4401. $5. GARDEN SHOW The 10th annual Spring Garden Show at South Coast Plaza runs Friday through Sunday. 75 vendors. (714) 435-2160. Free.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1995
South Coast Botanic Garden Smack in the middle of elegant suburban homes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is a rolling, hilly park where one ambles freely on quiet lakeside paths. Many varieties of flowers, shrubs, vegetables and trees may be found on the grounds. The address is 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1993 | DON SHIRLEY
Shakespeare Festival/LA is starting to look like a real festival. This summer the organization will present two alfresco plays instead of just one. Following the run of Kristoffer Tabori's staging of "Romeo and Juliet," at the Ford Amphitheatre July 7-25, the company will mount a production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" directed by Deborah Nitzberg. "Verona" will play two venues: South Coast Botanic Garden in Rolling Hills Estates, July 29-Aug. 8, and downtown Los Angeles' Citicorp Plaza Aug.
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