[KEEN TO BE GREEN] Sharing the Bounty

I moved to Southern California from the UK almost 20 years ago now, and I am still awed every time I pass a tree laden with lemons, oranges or juicy figs. We are blessed...

[STARGAZING]

Autumn begins in the northern hemisphere at 1:02 p.m., PDT on September 22nd. Spring begins in the southern hemisphere at the same moment. Autumn will end with the winter solstice on December 21st. Saturn,...

[KEEN TO BE GREEN] The Last Straw

When I first moved to the US from the UK, I found it odd that so many adults here drink using straws. I thought straws were to help kids drink without making a mess....

[STARGAZING] Safely View the Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse will occur on August 21st. It will be a total eclipse for a 70-mile wide path that will cross the country starting at the Oregon coast and touching 13 other states,...

[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...