[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Long Hair and Loving Hearts

One of the most heart-warming “recycling” stories I’ve heard recently is that of a Silver Lake boy who decided to grow his hair long just so that he could donate it to a child...

Rapper Nas Opens Sweet Chick on Fairfax

He may be the self-proclaimed King of New York but Nas may be rapping “They cookin’! Aw, made you look! You a slave to a page in my recipe book!” these days. That’s because...

[STARGAZING] July In the Stars

Earth’s orbit is slightly elliptical, and in early July, we are at the most distant point from the sun, the part of the orbit called the aphelion. This year, the aphelion happens on July...

[SENIOR MOMENTS] Hopping on the Bus

Living in L.A., I have been part of a culture that regards the automobile as the only means of getting around—as not only a convenience, but also a sign of independence. Being in my...

[MOTHER OF INVENTION] The Real Cost of Summer

Recently, I started wondering what the true cost of summer was for parents. In Los Angeles, even the cheaper day camps price out at around $400 and up per child (often for only a...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Great Taste with Less Waste

I just returned from a work trip to Japan, where I was reminded how enjoyable it is to eat food and drink tea out of beautiful ceramic dishes and cups. On my return here,...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Earth Day 2017 – Science not Silence!

Since Earth Day was established in 1970, environmental and community groups have held events on April 22nd to draw attention to environmental issues and encourage sustainable practices like recycling, composting and banning plastic bags....

[STARGAZING] April Meteor Showers

This year, the Lyrid meteor shower benefits from the lack of interfering moonlight. The shower’s peak will occur during the night and early morning of April 21st to 22nd. Lyrid meteors can be seen...