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What to know about planters and flowerpots for your plants

When it comes to buying pots for your plants, you have to think like Goldilocks. The container you choose should be just the right size. “You don’t want to oversize the pot for the plant,” said Lou Coy of Boyle Heights shop Latinx With Plants. “People say that when you repot a plant you should put it in a really big pot so that it will encourage it to grow. That’s actually not true, I find. If you put it in a pot that’s too large, it’s going to take longer to drain and dry out, and you risk drow...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, Portland Oregon, San Fernando Valley, Boyle Heights, Garden Party, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Home + Garden


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 1-8

  A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, February 21, 2020, officially opened the 257-acre, $6.7 million Hidden Creeks parkland in the Chatsworth Hills. The space is located in Browns Canyon Road above the 118 Freeway at De Soto Avenue. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all serv...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Gardening, Education, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Voice, Valencia, Oaxaca, Pompeii


Alleged ghost gun maker arrested in Van Nuys, weapons seized in Hollywood

Detectives in Van Nuys tracked a man suspected of making and selling ghost guns to gang members and arrested him on Friday, serving a search warrant that yielded a cache of weapons and weapon manufacturing equipment. Los Angeles Police Department officials said they arrested 30-year-old Dalton Costahaude on Feb. 26, accusing him of one count of possessing an assault weapon and other weapons violations. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department booking records, Costahaude was arrested ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Guns, Police, Sport, Soccer, Nevada, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Sheriff s Department, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Saugus High School, Top Stories LADN


How to protect yourself during winter pruning tasks in the garden

Now that springtime planting season is approaching, many of us gardening types are performing our winter pruning tasks and thinking about how we can justify another round of nursery purchases. Sawing, digging, and weeding are not quite as tough when the outdoor temperatures aren’t in the 90s, but there may still be some hazards lurking in your garden. The recent trend toward water-wise or drought-tolerant landscaping has increased the popularity of succulents and other hardy plants. These plants...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Garden Party, Oleander, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden, San Fernando Valley LA


National Book Award winner Charles Yu discusses his new prize for Taiwanese American writers

In the past, Charles Yu says he occasionally thought about launching a writing prize to encourage young Taiwanese Americans to pursue their creative dreams. “I didn’t know exactly how to go about it, or whether anyone would be interested,” says Yu by phone from his home in Irvine. “But last November, I was lucky enough to win an award,” he says, a modest reference to the National Book Award he won for his latest novel, “Interior Chinatown.” “And I felt that if ever there was a time to use whatev...
Tags: Books, China, Sport, Taiwan, Things To Do, West, Soccer, United States, Columbia University, University Of California, Penguin Random House, Southern California, Yu, Irvine, San Fernando Valley, Redlands


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 21 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 2. The Vanishing Half: Brit Bennett 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 6. A Court of Silver Flames:...
Tags: Books, Matthew Mcconaughey, Neil Gaiman, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Paris, Joan Didion, Ursula K Le Guin, Oscar Wilde, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Douglas Adams


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 22-March 1

  Canoga Park Neighborhood Council meets online on Feb. 24. Lanark Recreation Center is in Canoga Park. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment.   North Hollywood West Neighborhood Council: A board meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Find the Zoom meeting link, ID and phone number on the meeting’s agenda to join the meeting. Voice mail, 818-446-6469. ...
Tags: Books, Gardening, California, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Fema, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Voice, Oaxaca, Graham Greene, Home Gardens, Wendy


How this Redlands professor unlocked the mysteries of ‘Harriet the Spy’ and its author

When the children’s novel “Harriet the Spy” arrived in 1964, Leslie Brody was an 11-year-old on Long Island. That was just a short trip to the Upper East Side neighborhood of the fictional 11-year-old spy and writer Harriet M. Welsch. Yet despite their geographic proximity and shared love of tomato sandwiches on white bread, Brody didn’t discover Harriet and the beloved classic by author and illustrator Louise Fitzhugh until 1988 when the writer’s literary estate hired her to adapt the book for ...
Tags: Books, Virginia, New York City, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Village Voice, Manhattan, Upper East Side, Bronx, Memphis, Southern California, Harriet, Wolf, Regina


How national parks, cultural artifacts and the wilds of the West inspired a crime romp

“I wanted to try something I hadn’t seen before, but more than anything I just wanted people to read a crime novel they can have fun with,” says Todd Robert Petersen, referring to his new book, “Picnic in the Ruins” out now from Counterpoint Press.  The book is a romp populated with a cast of eccentric characters and marked by extreme moments of dark humor, delicious irony and bizarre scenes. It all takes place in the surreal red-rock backcountry and small towns of Utah and Arizona, and in na...
Tags: Utah, Books, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Arizona, Shakespeare, Rick Springfield, Zion, Southern California, National Park Service, Petersen, Bryce Canyon, Southern Utah University, San Fernando Valley


‘Binti’ novelist Nnedi Okorafor reveals how new book reflects back on the pandemic

In her latest work, “Remote Control,” author Nnedi Okorafor notes the 2020 pandemic in passing, referring to it as a moment in history that’s being recalled years later in a fictional future. The award-winning author of the Binti trilogy, the Akata series and works such as “Lagoon” and “Who Fears Death,” Okorafor was finishing up edits on “Remote Control” during a COVID-19 lockdown. “I had that thing that almost every science fiction writer who is writing something set in the future has to conte...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Marvel Comics, Hulu, Ghana, Southern California, Amazon Studios, San Fernando Valley, Fatima, Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor


Tomato growing cheat sheet: Sign up for the Garden Party newsletter

Can’t wait to hop on the pandemic gardening train by planting some tomatoes this spring? Want to know how to grow your favorite tomato varieties even better? The Southern California News Group is putting out a newsletter all about those delicious fruits that are just waiting to be sliced into salads, made into sauce and put in that feta tomato pasta that’s gone viral. Garden Party is a limited run, eight week course-style newsletter to all things tomatoes. Consider it your cheat sheet to growing...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Don, San Fernando Valley, Garden Party, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Home + Garden, Top Stories Breeze


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

  Studio City Branch Library holds book club and other cultural meetings online during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Google Earth)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Los Angeles Police Department Funding Town Hall: NoHo West Neighborhood Council presents the event with area officers discussing funding changes, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Scheduled speakers include: Lt...
Tags: Books, Gardening, Movies, Education, Cancer, James Jones, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, United States, Michelle Obama, Community, Book Club, Local News, Lapd


Falling in love with the plant specimens at California Botanic Garden in Claremont

Sometimes, it’s love at first sight. I am talking about close encounters with plants you have never seen before and then, suddenly, they make the whole world a much more inviting and compatible place. Just to know they exist makes your heart flutter. Take, for example, the Port Orford cedar. When you first lay eyes on it – as I recently did while strolling through the California Botanic Garden – you will not imagine that such a lush green specimen could possibly be a California native. Yet Calif...
Tags: Gardening, California, Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Alaska, San Diego, Pacific, Arcadia, Tijuana, San Bernardino, Catalina, Claremont, San Fernando Valley


Why kumquats are inconsistent and help for a sad tangerine tree

Q: The fruit on my Nagami kumquat this year is variable and somewhat bland. Larger fruit have little to no acidity and can even be mealy, while smaller fruit are closer in tartness to previous years. Is this a result of weather? A: Exposure to freezing temperatures can cause icky, mealy citrus fruit. Kumquats are relatively cold tolerant (for a citrus), but if the fruit is exposed to freezing temperatures, the skin can crack and leave you with a dry, mealy, bland crop. The larger fruit contain m...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden, Top Stories SGVT, San Fernando Valley Feb


Why Mick Herron’s band of ‘Slow Horses’ spies are more ‘The Office’ than 007

By Jill Lawless Like a spy in the night, writer Mick Herron’s success has been stealthy. It took a while for the world to catch up with him. A decade after he introduced a crew of flawed secret agents caught between sinister plotters and cynical spymasters in the novel “Slow Horses,” Herron is a best-selling, award-winning writer who has been called the heir to master of espionage John le Carré. A seventh novel in his spy series, “Slough House,” is out this week, and a TV adaptation is in produc...
Tags: Apple, Books, London, Sport, European Union, Things To Do, Britain, Soccer, United States, House, Oxford, David Bowie, Diana, Boris Johnson, Associated Press, John Le Carre


These captivating short stories in ‘Wild Swims’ reveal strange, haunted characters

By Ann Levin “Hygge” is the Danish word for a sense of coziness and comfort that is supposedly characteristic of that Scandinavian country. In her latest collection of short stories, “Wild Swims,” the Danish writer Dorthe Nors puts to rest any notion that her compatriots are happier or more content than the rest of us. Indeed, the story titled “Hygge” starts out in a cozy sort of way with a woman making coffee and “one of those chocolate cakes that are soft in the middle.” But it quickly turns d...
Tags: Books, New York, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Denmark, Copenhagen, Rick Springfield, Southern California, Jutland, Manitoba, San Fernando Valley, Dorthe Nors, Kristin Hannah, Graywolf Press


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended Feb. 7 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Four Winds: Kristin Hannah 2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue: V.E. Schwab 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. Hamnet: Maggie O’Farrell 5. Mexican Gothic: Silvia Moreno-Garcia 6. The Vanishing Half: Br...
Tags: Books, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, David Bowie, Joan Didion, Mike Nichols, Rick Springfield, Brit Bennett, Pond, Southern California, Frank Herbert


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 8-15

  Workers at the soon to be open Chandler Street Tiny Home Village in North Hollywood, CA., Thursday, January 28, 2021. The Chandler Street Tiny Home Village will have 40 homes and 75 beds for the unhoused and be the first tiny home facility to open in Los Angeles County. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrich...
Tags: Google, Cooking, Books, Gardening, Movies, Supreme Court, California, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Lunch, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Higher Education, Long Beach


How and when to prune a mango tree

Q: We really enjoyed your article about fruit trees. We have a 23-year-old mango tree which is about 15 feet tall and 15 feet wide, it definitely bears more fruit every other year. We have never trimmed it. We are wondering if we should have it trimmed and when is a good time to do it? We usually start seeing mangoes in July and they are edible by the end of August. Can you recommend anyone to trim this tree? We are in Irvine. A: Since your tree has never been trimmed, you definitely want to hir...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Irvine, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, International Society of Arboriculture, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden


Suspect leads police on 6-hour chase in L.A., San Gabriel Valley, Inland areas

LOS ANGELES — A driver Tuesday night led police on a hours-long chase the turned into a crawl at times from South Los Angeles to San Pedro, downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys and the Inland Empire. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Division gang unit began chasing the driver, who was accused of having a gun, about 7 p.m., said Officer William Cooper of LAPD. Finally, after more than six hours, the bizarre slow-speed pursuit comes to an end...
Tags: News, Nbc, Guns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Martin Luther King, Police Chase, Lapd, San Pedro, Ontario, San Bernardino, Daily News, San Fernando, San Gabriel, South Los Angeles


Suspect leads police on hours-long chase in L.A., San Gabriel Valley, Inland areas

LOS ANGELES — A driver Tuesday night led police on a hours-long chase the turned into a crawl at times from South Los Angeles to San Pedro, downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys and the Inland Empire. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Division gang unit began chasing the driver, who was accused of having a gun, about 7 p.m., said Officer William Cooper of LAPD. #LIVE: Chase now in its fourth hour as suspect continues to flee police on 10 Free...
Tags: News, Guns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Martin Luther King, Police Chase, San Pedro, San Bernardino, San Fernando, San Gabriel, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, East Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Baldwin Park


Suspect leads police on hours-long chase in L.A., San Gabriel Valley areas

LOS ANGELES — A driver Tuesday night led police on a hours-long chase the turned into a crawl at times from South Los Angeles to San Pedro, downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Street Division gang unit began chasing the driver, who was accused of having a gun, about 7 p.m., said Officer William Cooper of LAPD. #LIVE: Chase now in its fourth hour as suspect continues to flee police on 10 Freeway https://t.co/Vv...
Tags: News, Guns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Martin Luther King, Police Chase, San Pedro, San Bernardino, San Fernando, San Gabriel, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles Police Department, East Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 1-8

  A red-winged blackbird lands on the hand of Emilija Delgadillo at Balboa Lake in Lake Balboa on Friday, January 22, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. ever...
Tags: Cooking, Facebook, Gardening, Movies, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, United Kingdom, Arizona, Community, CalTrans, Book Club, Local News, Voice


Denise Hamilton talks setting writers loose on ‘Speculative Los Angeles’

In “Speculative Los Angeles,” 14 writers explore the fantastic in short stories that crisscross L.A. county, taking readers into alternate pasts, supernatural presents and dystopian futures. “I’ve always thought that Los Angeles was just ground zero for speculative fiction,” says crime writer Denise Hamilton, who edited the collection, by phone from her home in Glendale. Hamilton,  the author of the Eve Diamond series of novels and a former Los Angeles Times reporter, assembled a stellar gro...
Tags: Books, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jaguar, Los Angeles Times, Hamilton, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, La Puente, San Fernando Valley, Aleister Crowley, San Gabriel Valley, Akashic Books, Ben H Winters


Folk music matriarch Ellen Harper of Claremont finds there’s ‘Always a Song’

Folk music is meant to bring ordinary people together, and so when Ellen Harper was writing her memoir, she assumed a publicity tour would kick off at her family’s store, the Folk Music Center in Claremont. She could read from her book, take questions, perform a few songs. Instead her tour is being done remotely from the store, including an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross for “Fresh Air.” To pull that off the 73-year-old had to buy a new smartphone that would accommodate the required app. Durin...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Music, California, White House, Boston, Pete Seeger, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Soccer, Bob Dylan, Mother, Npr, Ellen


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

  Los Encinos State Historic Park on Moorpark Street in Encino is open for walking the grounds, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Pandemic rules include wearing a mask, social distancing and no picnics. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Books, Gardening, California, Trees, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Nasa, Soccer, Veterans, Libraries, Community, Local Politics


These 13 books make up California’s literary canon

California has been a stage for celebrated works of fiction, its lyrical landscapes the proscenium and often the star. And the state’s urban rivals, Los Angeles and San Francisco, elbow each other for attention, whether you take your words hard-boiled or gussied up with literary lather. Paging through books where California is the context writ large or small, a few truly great volumes deserve to be considered part of a canon of our golden state. Let’s try to see if we can boil down this canon to...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Colorado, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Things To Do, West, Soccer, Stockton, Joan Didion, Camilla, Dave Eggers, Oakland, Monterey


Why this new examination of trees is worth its weight in gold

24 karat gold. It is the measure designated for pure gold. But where does it come from? Ironically, it is derived from the seeds of a carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua), an arboreal species that you could hardly call glittery or glitzy. Carob tree flowers are drab and barely noticeable, and since the carob is an evergreen species, its leaves do not change color. As noted by Max Adams, author of “Trees of Life” (Princeton University Press, 2021), “Twenty-four carob seeds came to be the standard weigh...
Tags: Gardening, Japan, China, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Malaysia, Morocco, Princeton University Press, Van Gogh, Southern California, Walnut, Adams


What to look for when purchasing bare root trees and how to plant them

To many gardeners, January is shopping season. Every day, it seems, we find a new seed or plant catalog in our mailboxes (both snail and e-mail). These catalogs offer a wealth of information on all kinds of fruit and berry plants. When making your wish list, keep in mind your climate zone, available space, and personal energy level. Although you might want to try one of each variety, prepare to make some tough decisions. The good news is that this is the best time of year to buy and plant fruit ...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden


‘The Hate U Give’ novelist Angie Thomas talks new ‘Concrete Rose’ and planned Harry Potter-inspired fantasy

Novelist Angie Thomas has built a huge readership with her two award-winning, best-selling young adult novels, 2017’s “The Hate U Give” and 2019’s “On The Come Up,” and she has a message for her largely young audience. “I want them to know they have value and a voice, and to use their voice. They have the ability to change the world, simply by changing the small world that’s right around them,” said Thomas, whose debut was made into a 2018 film and her follow-up is set to film later this year. T...
Tags: Books, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Black, Southern California, Hermione, Thomas, Maverick, Maverick Carter, San Fernando Valley, Jackson Miss, Gregg Hurwitz, Russell Hornsby



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