A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Giving Back: FarmLink

College kids transporting farm produce to cities during Covid supply chain disruption
7.1.20

Covid Coping: Birdwatching

It’s been so quiet during the pandemic that I wake up to birdsong and am comforted by the busy sounds all day long. At my home office desk, I can turn and see hummingbirds and towhees flitting into the bushes …

4.25.20

2020 Goals: The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked …

3.23.20

The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked the first 11 miles, and our goal is to do the whole route before the year is over.
2.29.20

Secret Staircase Adventure in Hollywoodland

Los Angeles has a web of short, steep staircases built into hilly neighborhoods. While it may be the case that the staircases are not so "secret" anymore, that doesn't actually seem like a bad thing.
10.11.18

RARE EVENT: Super Blue Blood Moon + How to Catch It

Set the coffee pot to brew early, and plan to spend a little extra time with what NASA is calling a "Super Blue Blood Moon" - on Wednesday, January 31.
1.28.18

Bucket List: Over the Rainbow in Kauai

I have traveled to Hawaii over the years for family vacations, including for my honeymoon. The two or three times we’ve gone with big kids over the past several years, we’ve gone to Big Island because we can love it’s …

1.10.18

Original Malibu – History and a Visit to Adamson House

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle For Paradise, written by David K. Randall, unlocks the mystery and provides a fascinating glimpse of life in early Los Angeles.
7.28.17

Pumas in our Midst

I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …

5.1.17