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September 3, 2006
LACMA's Decorative Arts Council celebrates sustainable design with Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks.
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NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
It's ironic that the 2013 Solar Decathlon is taking place in a land of glassy office parks, big box stores and sprawling housing developments that too rarely use solar -- or other strategies of sustainable design. But that hasn't stopped the teams here from incorporating technologies that are ahead of their time. The Bruce Jenner of this decathlon arguably is Stanford, a school that wouldn't surprise anyone with its engineering prowess. And even if you like to root against a favorite -- one that is competing in the Solar Decathlon for the first time and yet exhibiting just the slightest air of cockiness -- you'd have to admit this team has delivered with its Start.Home.
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HOME & GARDEN
June 25, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
At first glance, there's little about this modern Mount Washington house to indicate its extreme sustainability. Beyond the small frontyard xeriscaped with succulents, the short driveway leads to a yellow, three-story house with a windowed garage door. To see the radical conservation mandate, you have to look more closely. Beneath the desert landscaping lies a cistern that can store 1,500 gallons of rainwater. Behind the garage door are controls for a solar water heater, photovoltaic panels and gray-water system — the first to receive a permit from the city of Los Angeles after California updated its gray water regulations in August 2009.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more than 150 exhibitors on hand to discuss green design, including modular housing, rammed earth building, solar power and water conservation. Among this year's highlights: Larry Santoyo of the permaculture design company EarthFlow will answer questions about sustainable landscaping, composting and raising chickens.
NEWS
November 13, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Young lovers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have reportedly split up, due to the conflicting demands of their busy careers. [Los Angeles Times] The news broke on the day Gomez was being honored as one of Glamour's Women of the Year at a fete in New York's Carnegie Hall, where Ethan Hawke presented her with the Independent Spirit Award. Among other honorees were actress Lena Dunham, photographer Annie Liebovitz, J. Crew's Jenna Lyons and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
NEWS
January 15, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Dig out your derby, find your fedora and put on your porkpie -- Tuesday is National Hat Day! In honor of the headgear holiday, the folks at Yahoo have provided us with some hat-related search intel, including that Stetson was the top-searched hat brand on Yahoo in the last year (New Era was No. 2), and that the top-searched hat-related term of the past month was, thanks to the recently ended lockout, "NHL snapback. " In other National Hat Day related news, (and really, how often do you hear that?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 | DAVID WHITE, David White is a leader of the Ojai Permaculture Guild. Contact him at 646-9809 or artdetour@mac.com
Globalization--the specter of rampant capitalists raping the Earth--as an environmental issue made it onto the radar screens of many people through the World Trade Organization demonstrations last year in Seattle. Many of the activists there were seeking to stop or reverse the current trends of global pillage, exemplified by fossil fuel energy use, exposure to toxics and habitat destruction. One antidote to globalization is localism. This stresses positive actions toward our environment.
NEWS
September 30, 2013 | By Sam Lubell
It's ironic that the 2013 Solar Decathlon is taking place in a land of glassy office parks, big box stores and sprawling housing developments that too rarely use solar -- or other strategies of sustainable design. But that hasn't stopped the teams here from incorporating technologies that are ahead of their time. The Bruce Jenner of this decathlon arguably is Stanford, a school that wouldn't surprise anyone with its engineering prowess. And even if you like to root against a favorite -- one that is competing in the Solar Decathlon for the first time and yet exhibiting just the slightest air of cockiness -- you'd have to admit this team has delivered with its Start.Home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1999 | DAVID WHITE, David White is a leader of the Ojai Permaculture Guild. Contact him at 646-9809 or artdetour@aol.com
Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. The word itself is a contraction of "permanent agriculture," but it also implies a permanent culture. For our culture to survive in the long term, we need to develop sustainable practices. We use incredible amounts of polluting, nonrenewable fossil fuels to meet our daily needs. Our immediate requirements are met in the short term using methods that are nonsustainable in the long term.
HOME & GARDEN
July 19, 2007 | Nan Sterman, Special to The Times
SOMETIMES you have to travel halfway around the world to solve a problem in your own backyard, a point Southern California gardeners may want to note as they face drought, limited water supplies and air pollution, not to mention threats posed by encroaching development, invasive plants, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers -- our list of woes goes on and on.
NEWS
January 15, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Dig out your derby, find your fedora and put on your porkpie -- Tuesday is National Hat Day! In honor of the headgear holiday, the folks at Yahoo have provided us with some hat-related search intel, including that Stetson was the top-searched hat brand on Yahoo in the last year (New Era was No. 2), and that the top-searched hat-related term of the past month was, thanks to the recently ended lockout, "NHL snapback. " In other National Hat Day related news, (and really, how often do you hear that?
NEWS
November 13, 2012 | By Susan Denley
Young lovers Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have reportedly split up, due to the conflicting demands of their busy careers. [Los Angeles Times] The news broke on the day Gomez was being honored as one of Glamour's Women of the Year at a fete in New York's Carnegie Hall, where Ethan Hawke presented her with the Independent Spirit Award. Among other honorees were actress Lena Dunham, photographer Annie Liebovitz, J. Crew's Jenna Lyons and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
HOME & GARDEN
June 25, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
At first glance, there's little about this modern Mount Washington house to indicate its extreme sustainability. Beyond the small frontyard xeriscaped with succulents, the short driveway leads to a yellow, three-story house with a windowed garage door. To see the radical conservation mandate, you have to look more closely. Beneath the desert landscaping lies a cistern that can store 1,500 gallons of rainwater. Behind the garage door are controls for a solar water heater, photovoltaic panels and gray-water system — the first to receive a permit from the city of Los Angeles after California updated its gray water regulations in August 2009.
HOME & GARDEN
March 13, 2008 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
ALLISON ARIEFF wrote the book "Prefab" in 2002, chronicling the history of prefabricated houses and mapping the possible future of environmentally responsible modular home design and fabrication. "When I told people what I was doing, they giggled," says Arieff, one of the founders of Dwell and formerly the magazine's editor. "Like, why would anybody write a book on this really mundane ugly architecture?" Since then, the laughable increasingly has become laudable.
HOME & GARDEN
July 19, 2007 | Nan Sterman, Special to The Times
SOMETIMES you have to travel halfway around the world to solve a problem in your own backyard, a point Southern California gardeners may want to note as they face drought, limited water supplies and air pollution, not to mention threats posed by encroaching development, invasive plants, synthetic pesticides and fertilizers -- our list of woes goes on and on.
HOME & GARDEN
March 29, 2007 | Morris Newman, Special to The Times
BOB BEITCHER says he and his wife, Carol, want their newly built home in Santa Monica to be a showcase of sustainable practices "without being granola-y, if you know what I mean." Their house off San Vicente Boulevard has been carefully designed by architect Warren Wagner to optimize solar energy and the use of recycled and renewable materials. Yet the modernist dwelling seems more about the panache of architectural possibilities than the virtuousness of green design.
NEWS
May 9, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Learn more about sustainable design and green living as Altbuild, the Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo, opens Friday at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Architects, builders and landscape designers will be among the more than 150 exhibitors on hand to discuss green design, including modular housing, rammed earth building, solar power and water conservation. Among this year's highlights: Larry Santoyo of the permaculture design company EarthFlow will answer questions about sustainable landscaping, composting and raising chickens.
HOME & GARDEN
March 13, 2008 | David A. Keeps, Times Staff Writer
ALLISON ARIEFF wrote the book "Prefab" in 2002, chronicling the history of prefabricated houses and mapping the possible future of environmentally responsible modular home design and fabrication. "When I told people what I was doing, they giggled," says Arieff, one of the founders of Dwell and formerly the magazine's editor. "Like, why would anybody write a book on this really mundane ugly architecture?" Since then, the laughable increasingly has become laudable.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2006
LACMA's Decorative Arts Council celebrates sustainable design with Lawrence Scarpa and Angela Brooks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2000 | DAVID WHITE, David White is a leader of the Ojai Permaculture Guild. Contact him at 646-9809 or artdetour@mac.com
Globalization--the specter of rampant capitalists raping the Earth--as an environmental issue made it onto the radar screens of many people through the World Trade Organization demonstrations last year in Seattle. Many of the activists there were seeking to stop or reverse the current trends of global pillage, exemplified by fossil fuel energy use, exposure to toxics and habitat destruction. One antidote to globalization is localism. This stresses positive actions toward our environment.
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