Life & Style

Life & Style

UNITED STATES—“It’s nearly noon.” “That’s amazing. I hadn’t realized,” Suzanne said. “Sunday morning evaporates.” Everyone was clustered at the door of the café and Daniel had to...

UNITED STATES—When I was in high school, I went through a period of emotional ups and downs. I know a lot of teenagers struggle...

UNITED STATES—It might seem creepy to think about what spring bulbs are doing right now out in the garden. Like victims of a horror...

UNITED STATES—In “The Summing Up” W. Somerset Maugham rawly states, “I have never kept a diary. I wish now that during the year that...

UNITED STATES—Water is no more scarce in California than it has been in recorded history. The problem with it is that it is a...

UNITED STATES—The Palmer House got all gussied up with the help of a threat from the city. Then came the big day of the...

UNITED STATES—It is probably no coincidence that certain berries and small fruits are so colorful through winter while colorful flowers are relatively scarce. Like...

UNITED STATES—If your hair feels and looks fried and brittle, it’s probably suffering from heat damage. Another sign of heat damage is if your...

WESTWOOD—On Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, the Hammer Museum on Wilshire Boulevard will feature a “performative lecture” by artist Simone Leigh and...
New Year's Resolutions

UNITED STATES—New Year’s Resolutions. Everybody’s got ’em. Nobody executes ’em. We tell ourselves we’re going to start eating healthy, we’re going to finish whatever...

UNITED STATES—The revamping of the Palmer House, a fleabag of over 100 rooms, didn’t just occur out of the blue. Nothing ever did in...

UNITED STATES—Stormy winter weather always reminds some of us that our trees need some attention. Wind can break limbs. If the weather gets really...

LOS ANGELES—Options will be available to Los Angelenos to celebrate the New Year. The Bungalow Santa Monica will be hosting a Black Tie NYE bash...

UNITED STATES—Winter is officially here; and although it can be full of fun with the holidays, it can also come with some cons when...

UNITED STATES—The Wylie Empire included a hotel in a prime location on Skid Row—the elegantly named Palmer House on Wall St. (conveniently around the...

UNITED STATES—Without specialized pruning while they are bare and dormant in winter, many deciduous fruit trees would be overburdened by their own fruit next...

UNITED STATES—The New Year is right around the corner and you're probably going to want to look your best in 2017. So, I'm going...

WESTWOOD—The Westwood branch of the Los Angeles Public Library will be hosting several events in the coming months. On Tuesday, December 20, “Death Cafe”...

UNITED STATES—There I was a few weeks ago in my hometown, up north, trying to get waited on in a doughnut shop. A man...

UNITED STATES—Why wait until the New Year to start accomplishing your goals? According to statisticbrain.com, about 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions...

ENTERTAINMENT

HOLLYWOOD—Well, the mob is back in a big way on the ABC soap “General Hospital.” Just when you suspect someone from the past is...