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Free Tuesday at Descanso Gardens is still free but now requires a ticket

On the third Tuesday of every month, Descanso Gardens waives admission to everyone. And people flow through the gates. So much so, that Descanso Gardens is now requiring non-members to reserve their complimentary Free Tuesday tickets up to three weeks in advance. Tickets for the May 21 event become available at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, a savings of $4 to $9 per person so they’re expected to go fast. “We love the fact that so many people are taking advantage of the Free Tuesday program, but we ...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Descanso Gardens, Top Stories LADN, Home + Garden, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Juliann Rooke, Descanso Drive


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, April 19-26

  Sinningia speciosa (Photo by Christer T. Johansson/Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, events and lectures in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   APRIL 19   Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special events. Wildflower hotline: 661-724-1180. Admission $10...
Tags: Garden, Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Hancock Park, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, West Third Street, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Windsor Square, Avenue


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 19-26

  Circus Vargas’ The Greatest of Ease show April 25-May 13 in Woodland Hills. (Photo by Wednesday Aja/courtesy of Circus Vargas)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   We Rock the Spectrum – Rockin’ Resource Fair: The event includes autism and other special needs information and vendors, Easter Egg Hunt and a Find t...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


See inside the 55th Pasadena Showcase House at Descanso Gardens before it opens its doors

Twelve years ago, the Boddy House was the site of the Pasadena Showcase House. Now it’s back on tour. The 1939 Hollywood Regency-style mansion on the grounds of Descanso Gardens opens its doors for the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts’ 55th annual home and garden tour on Sunday, April 21 through May 19. This time, 26 designers from across Southern California have reimagined it as a bright, comfortable space for the young, modern family that enjoys gathering with friends. In the Solarium ...
Tags: Samsung, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Arcadia, Southern California, Northridge, Laura, John McCoy, Studio City, Woody, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, Canoga Park, Hammerton


Garden and home events in the San Fernando Valley, LA areas, April 12-19

  Romneya, also known as matilija poppy. (Photo by Stan Shebs/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, events and lectures in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   APRIL 12   Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special events. Wildflower hotline: 661-72...
Tags: Home, Garden, Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Chatsworth, Local News, Hill, Conejo Valley, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Santa Susana Mountains


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 12-19

    Pastel artist Otto Sturcke demonstrates using pastels on April 15 in Santa Clarita. (Photo of ‘El Musico’ courtesy of Otto Sturcke)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “Protoplanetary Discs – Nursery of Exoplanets,” 8:30 p.m. April 12. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Egg Hunt, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 5-12

    Iris ‘Mary Todd’ (Photo by A. Barra/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic, 1.0 Generic)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, events and lectures in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   APRIL 5   Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve: Park hours: sunrise-sunset daily. The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday during the season and special...
Tags: Gardening, California, Home Improvement, International, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Rose, Hill, Burbank, Conejo Valley, Barbara, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, University of California Irvine


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, April 5-12

  Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 presents “Let Shape Color Form: A Tribute to Stan Johnson” on April 6 in North Hollywood. (Photo courtesy of ADG Gallery 800)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Aging into the Future Conference & Expo: St. Barnabas Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, presents the event th...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 29-April 5

  Pasadena Heritage holds their Spring Home Tour on March 31. (Courtesy photo by Dennis Hill)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   MARCH 29   Tomatomania! at Descanso Gardens: Tomato seedlings, almost 300 varieties, for sale, hands-on demonstrations and lectures, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and also March 30-31. Check the website for lecture times and topics for each day. Admission to the gardens $9; $6 seniors ...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Northern California, Burbank, San Fernando Valley, University of California Irvine, Savio, Descanso Gardens, First Christian Church, Dennis Hill, Pacific Palisades


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 29-April 5

  Brandon Boyd signs his art game ‘Deux Portes Two Doors: An OptiMystic Memory Game,’ based on his ‘Portals’ watercolor series on March 30 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Boyd)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Spring Sky” show, 7:30, and “MarsQuest,” 8:3...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Senior Moments: Sinking into a sound bath and seeing my life pass before my eyes

Described by some as “the new way to chill,” a sound bath, roughly speaking, is a meditation using Tibetan singing bowls, gongs and other instruments. The sound vibrations are said to make it easier to experience a deeper meditative state. The ultimate stress reduction. With that thought in mind, I positioned myself on my back on the pale green mat provided at the Descanso Gardens sound bath event. Someone put a pillow under my head and handed me a purple satin eye shade weighted with lavender. ...
Tags: New York, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Montreal, Greenwich Village, Harold Hill, Descanso Gardens, Patricia Bunin


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, March 15-22

  Ipomoea alba (Photo by Ed!/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   MARCH 15   Tomatomania! at Tapia Brothers: Tomato seedlings, almost 300 varieties, for sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, and also March 16-17. Check website for daily lectures on growing tomatoes. 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino. 818-905-6155. www.tomatomania.com Santa Barbara Internationa...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Busch Gardens, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, Glendale Ave, Adolphus, Adamson House


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 15-22

  Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale perform on March 21 at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. (Courtesy photo by Preston Thalindroma)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Pioneer Cemetery tours: San Fernando Valley Historical Society docents discuss the property, the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando V...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Senior Moments: A phone call brings the memories flooding back

“So, you are renewing your membership for you and your husband?” the pleasant-voiced man at Descanso Gardens asked on the phone. I am silent for a long time. I want to tell him that George and I had a tradition of moonlight kisses at Descanso. How we attended the summer concerts every year and sometimes would wander off on a walking path and dance to the music. I want to tell him how we enjoyed picnicking under “our tree,” a massive oak that has a trunk shaped like a bear’s claw. I want to tell ...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gardens, George, Descanso Gardens, Descanso, Patricia Bunin, Rose Garden Gazebo


7 home tours offering an inside look into Southern California’s most beautiful houses

Ah, spring, when people fling open their doors to welcome the fresh air … and in a few cases, complete strangers. Private home tours, most often organized by heritage, community and charity groups as fund-raisers, give those of us in the public the chance to see the inside of unique, charming, historic and impressive dwellings as inspiration and aspiration. Those on the tour can also get to know a community and satisfy their curiosity. Those on last year’s Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour...
Tags: Home Improvement, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Mediterranean, Southern California, Old Town, Santa Ana, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Descanso Gardens, La Canada, Tustin


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area

    Time to plan a tomato patch in your garden. Tomatomania! event with advice and sale of seedlings on March 15-17 at Tapia Brothers in Encino. (Photo courtesy of Ottillia ‘Toots’ Bier)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   MARCH 9   Armstrong Garden Centers class: “Grow Your Own Strawberries,” 8 a.m. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada ...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Santa Barbara, Southern California, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 8-15

  Vox Femina Los Angeles performs on March 10 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Vox Femina Los Angeles)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Fred Hall Show – The Ultimate Outdoor Experience: Boating, fishing, hunting and travel exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and seminars, 1-9 p.m., March 8; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, March 1-8

  Vegetable seed packets. (Photo by ParentingPatch/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   MARCH 2   Summer Vegetable Garden: 1-2 p.m. Home Depot, 6345 Variel Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-716-9141. Look, Ma, No Lawn!: Steve Gerischer discusses the topic, 1:30 p.m. Fee $35. Reservations required. Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue, Top Stories LADN, Pacific Coast Highway Malibu


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


How Tomatomania can help your garden output during extreme weather

Spring is almost here, and you know what that means – it’s time for Tomatomania! The annual traveling sales event, which kicks off its 29th year at Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar and runs March 1-10, is devoted to making tomato growing fun with more than 250 varieties of tomato and pepper seedlings. Other local stops include Fig Earth Supply in Los Angeles (March 8-10), Tapia Brothers in Encino (March 15-17) and Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge (March 29-31). For the first time, some ...
Tags: Gardening, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Gardens, Black, Southern California, Roger, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Ojai, La Canada Flintridge, Encino, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 22-March 1

    Pelargonium quercifolium (Photo by Dinkum/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.     FEB. 23   Clipper Maintenance – A Must for All Gardeners: Louise Guerin discusses the topic, 1:30 p.m. Fee $18. Reservations required.  Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. www.theodorepayne.org   FEB. 27   Montrose African V...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Matt, Barbara, Ventura Blvd, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue, Top Stories LADN


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 22-March 1

    Mayuka Yamamoto’s “Little Dog Boy,” part of “Animal Boys” exhibit opens Feb. 23 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Mayuka Yamamoto)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Conscious Life Expo: Lectures, panel discussions and workshops on body and mind alternative healing, spiritual and...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 15-22

    Pelargonium graveolens (Photo by Eric Hunt/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   FEB. 16   Theodore Payne Foundation classes: “Irrigation Practices for Native Plant Gardens,” with Tim Becker, 9 a.m. ($40) and “Native Plants for the Birds,” with Lili Singer and Steve Gerischer, 1:30 p.m. ($35). Reservations required. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Vall...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Southern California, Matt, Barbara, San Fernando Valley, Native Plants, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Eric Hunt, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

    Lynne Fearman’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Fearman demonstrates her oil painting techniques on Feb. 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association in Santa Clarita. (Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, an...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Homeless, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

  Washingtonia filifera (California fan palm), the only palm species native to California. (Photo by Shijan Kaakkara/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   FEB. 9   Landscape and Garden Design: Steve Gerischer, owner of Larkspur Garden Design, discusses the topic at a meeting of the San Fernando Valley Rose Society, 10 a.m. Wilkinson Multipurpose ...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Palm Springs, Flora Grubb Gardens, San Fernando Valley, First United Methodist Church, Native Plants, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Pacific Palisades, Fallbrook


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 1-8

  Queen of Angels iris. (Photo by Andrey Korzun/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   FEB. 2 Theodore Payne Foundation class: “Right Plant, Right Place,” with Lili Singer, 1:30 p.m. Fee $35. Reservations required. 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. 818-768-1802. www.theodorepayne.org Los Angeles Native Wildflower Project: Nominate a native Los Angele...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Local News, Feb, Flora Grubb Gardens, San Fernando Valley, First United Methodist Church, Native Plants, Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Pacific Palisades


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 25-Feb. 1

  African violet (Saintpaulia cultivar). (Photo by Mk2010/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   JAN. 26   Armstrong Garden Centers classes: “Growing Your Own Berries,” 9 a.m. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818-790-2555); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-152...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, South Africa, Club, Local News, Steve, San Fernando Valley, Lili, First United Methodist Church, Native Plants, Descanso Gardens, Pacific Palisades, Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike


Garden events in the San Fernando Valley area, Jan. 19-26

  Container gardening ideas. (Photo by Shakespeare on English Wikipedia/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here is a sampling of upcoming garden classes, lectures and events in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area.   JAN. 19   Rose Pruning with the San Fernando Valley Rose Society: The society will show beginners how to prune rose bushes as they do their work, 9 a.m.-noon. Rain does not cancel. Bring clippers, gloves and shears. Minnie Hill Palmer Hom...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Club, Shakespeare, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Descanso Gardens, Eric Olsen, Pacific Palisades, Adamson House, Huntington Botanical Gardens, Avenue, Top Stories LADN


Descanso Gardens launches series of evening events at the La Cañada Flintridge botanical garden

If you’ve ever wondered what happens at a botanical garden after the sun goes down, here’s your chance. Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge is launching, NightGarden, a series of evening events, including guided tours, talks and entertainment. There will be a different theme explored 5:30-8:30 p.m. on a select day each month February through May. “Campfire Stories” will be the focus for the first NightGarden Feb. 9. There will be live insect viewing, crafts, music, a puppet show and a star ...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Disneyland, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, LA Blooms, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Descanso Drive La Canada Flintridge, Norco Louis Posen of Van Nuys Hopeless Records