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Photo: Water lilies at Skirball Cultural Center via #instagram

June 17th, 2014 Comments off

Skirball water lily

See the original Water Lily photos on A Gardener’s Notebook

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Categories: Garden, LA, Los Angeles, Photos Tags:

Check out my Los Angeles Board on Pinterest and more!

June 16th, 2014 Comments off

Pinterest recently added location specific pins on their service, so I have been linking my Los Angeles (and Sicily and UK) pins to their geographic locations.

Looking for something cool to do in LA? Check out this Pinterest board!

Pinterest:DouglasEWelch:Los Angeles, California (and surrounding area)

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Noted: 10 great L.A.-meets-Naples Margherita pizzas via Los Angeles Times

June 16th, 2014 Comments off

10 great L.A.-meets-Naples Margherita pizzas via Los Angeles Times

Napoli pizza

It’s hard to write about Los Angeles pizza without getting a little defensive. Non-Angelenos love to hate our city, and after they exhaust the topics of traffic and Hollywood, they accuse us of having no pizza. This is a preposterous accusation. Los Angeles may not have a storied regional style of pizza, but we have enough delicious pies to overwhelm any glutton with a Yelp account. The scene has become almost crowded with quality in recent years, with several new restaurants boasting wood-burning ovens and buffalo mozzarella. 

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Noted: The 10 Best Los Angeles Hikes For The Summer from LAist

June 13th, 2014 Comments off

The 10 Best Los Angeles Hikes For The Summer from LAist

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They’re close to L.A., they’re free or inexpensive, dogs are usually welcome and they won’t get kids begging for all the latest swag on the ride home. What are they? The hiking trails of Southern California.

L.A. might not be known for nature, but in a year-round climate, with elevations ranging from sea level to 10,000 feet, the great outdoors of SoCal provides many opportunities for exploration.

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“Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts.

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Photo: Burghers of Calais, August Rodin, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

June 8th, 2014 Comments off

Burghers of calais

Burghers of Calais, August Rodin, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

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Food: MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. Opening Soon in Van Nuys!

June 7th, 2014 Comments off

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., 14741 Calvert Street, Van Nuys, CA 91411

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We were walking around Van Nuys, visiting the Post Office and dropping off a utility bill on Friday, so we decided to take a short detour by MacLeod Ale Brewing Co to see if there was any signs of progress. The door was propped open, so we stuck our nose in to get a quick look and say Hi!.

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Luckily Alastair, Jesse and Andy were taking a short break and invited us in for look around. They showed us the new tasting area and the brewing area where beers are already fermenting and racking away. They will be having some private, pre-opening meetings, but hope to be open to the public starting Sunday, June 22, 2014.

We are greatly looking forward to having a microbrewery in walking distance from the house. It is a great addition to the neighborhood and is yet one more sign that things are looking up here in our area of Van Nuys. I plan on having an LA Friday Coffee meetup at the brewery once it opens and I foresee other meet ups as the months progress.

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The brewers told us that they are planning for 4 regular brews and 4 seasonal brews each year, ranging from light ales for Summer to heavy porters (my favorite) for the holiday season.

You can follow the progress and events at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. via their regularly updated Facebook page at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.

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Event: Spend the Summer with the Independent Shakespeare Company in Griffith Park

June 4th, 2014 Comments off

We have been enjoying the free Shakespeare in Griffith Park by The Independent Shakespeare Company  for several years now. We have seen The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing. The Independent Shakespeare Company always puts on an excellent and entertaining show, especially on lovely Summer nights under the star (and often with the coyotes calling from the surrounding hills.)

2014 Productions

Taming shrew

Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival returns on Thursday, June 26 with:

  • New productions of Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew
  • Players in the Park/Teatristas en el parque family workshops
  • The Salon Series, discussions at the intersection of Shakespeare and contemporary culture
  • Festival Arts Partners, pre-show performances by a cross section of Los Angeles performing artists
  • An evening of Shakespeare and music produced in association with Symphony In The Glen.

Why not join us in seeing these shows this Summer? No tickets (or money) required (although tips are gratefully accepted to fund the company). Bring your chairs and your dinner. Come early and enjoy the sunset and a great show. I know we’ll be there.

 

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Video: Photo Montage Santa Cruz Island Trip with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014

May 7th, 2014 Comments off

Scenes from our May 2014 trip to Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion BayChannel Islands National Park with the Friends of the Island Fox.

You can find a complete set of photos from this event in this earlier blog post, Photos: Trip to Santa Cruz Island with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014. See a video of this trip in this post, “Video: Santa Cruz Island Trip with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014

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Animal and plants in this video:

  • Catalina Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)
  • Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis insulicola)
  • Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
  • Wild Morning Glory (Calystegia macrostegia)
 

 

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Video: Santa Cruz Island Trip with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014

May 6th, 2014 Comments off

Scenes from our May 2014 trip to Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion BayChannel Islands National Park with the Friends of the Island Fox.

You can find a complete set of photos from this event in this earlier blog post, Photos: Trip to Santa Cruz Island with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014.

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Animal and plants in this video:

  • Catalina Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia)
  • Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis)
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis insulicola)
  • Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans)
  • Wild Morning Glory (Calystegia macrostegia)
 

 

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Photos: Trip to Santa Cruz Island with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014

May 5th, 2014 Comments off

Scenes from our May 2014 trip to Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion Bay, Channel Islands National Park with the Friends of the Island Fox.

You can find a video montage from this trip by visit this blog post, Video: Santa Cruz Island Trip with Friends of the Island Fox – May 3, 2014.

Channel Island Fox on Santa Cruz Island

Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littorals) (view entire photo set)

Keri Dearborn of Friends of the Island Fox answers questions Hillside scene on Santa Cruz Island On the trail

Panorama on Santa Cruz Island

View all the photos in this slide show (view entire photo set)

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