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By Terri Martin | March 25, 2011
Four seasoned artists present their work at Glendale’s Brand Library Art Gallery, coalescing into their theme the notion of Inside/Out. That concept examines the duality between organic and manufactured, nature and technology, flora and fauna, the results of which turn into interesting comparisons, both literal and figurative, in their pieces. Diane McLeod’s intaglio prints with applied color depict interaction between man and animal, both real and conceived. Laura Larson’s sculptures and sculptural installations marry the organic with the manufactured — pine needles arranged vertically on a plywood base look a little like a reduced-scale model of a ripened crop circle.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 17, 2006
Four artists who interpret nature in their works are exhibiting this month at the Boddy House Gallery tucked on a hill overlooking Descanso Gardens. Watercolorist Vicki Thomas is showing landscapes, fairies and children at play in gardens, along with her favorite florals. A highlight from the collection is the series, "Afternoon Tea," which, she said, offers colorful floral bouquets with teacups and teapots. The scenes are reminiscent of those moments when one steals away to sit and contemplate, she said.
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By Alexandra Duncan and By Alexandra Duncan | October 16, 2013
High atop a hill in La Crescenta, filled with white sage, California sagebrush and wild cucumber, a plot of land serves not only to allow native plants to flourish, but also to educate local children about the nature that surrounds them. Small groups of third-graders work with volunteer docents at the Rosemont Preserve to explore the native plant and animal life, work passed down from generation to generation. “These are kids that have grown up in the community and are giving these other kids this opportunity,” said Erin Atwater, a member of the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve's committee.
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February 11, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Finding wellness through an awareness of nature will be the purpose of an upcoming Descanso Gardens workshop. The workshop will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge. Instructor Julie Cade Bon -- who offers fitness walks and yoga classes Mondays and Wednesdays at the Gardens -- will teach the class how an awareness of nature can help relieve stress.
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By Liana Aghajanian | January 27, 2010
Bethune Theatredanse is celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary in a new city with a tip of the hat to nature. “Silent Roar” was inspired by the marine environmental artist who goes by one name, Wyland, said Artistic Director Zina Bethune, who wrote, directed and choreographed the production coming Feb. 5 to 7 to Glendale Community College Theatre. The performance relays the plight of whales as they travel from Alaska to Baja California with the help of original music, graphics, film and other digital elements, she said.
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By Silva Sevlian | April 29, 2009
Slabs of lumber, used to grow succulent plants, lay in the center of the Glendale Community College Art Gallery floor, welcoming visitors to the latest exhibit “Let the Trees Decide.” The instillation created by Sung Tae Kim, a Los Angeles-based farmer, was inspired by the excess of material left behind during the housing boom, she said. “I wanted to give them a second life, and ideally the roots will grow into the wood form and continue to grow,” Kim said.
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September 13, 2004
Ray Shelton's latest diatribe on Aug. 13 against the "Religion of Environmentalism" raises several provocative points. Unfortunately, as with all of his previous rantings, they serve mainly to emphasize the one between his ears. His is obviously the environmental sensitivity of those who believe that trees cause air pollution (they give off hydrocarbons as well as oxygen). It's natural that he would focus on the ravings of the environmental extremists.
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February 25, 2006
'NATURE IN ALL HER GLORY' I was shooting a soccer game at Occidental College. Though I always look for the unexpected, as I turned around and gazed at the sky during half time, I realized that we were going to have an extraordinary sunset. Although there are times here and there throughout the year when a sunset may be a treat for the eyes, I could feel this one, the colors were so vivid and alive. By the time the game had ended, I turned around and took my last shot. I could see as far as Century City and points beyond.
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September 22, 2006
Young people ages 8 to 12 will discover the fascinating world of nature through the Junior Park Ranger program hosted by the City of Glendale Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department/Park Ranger Section. The program will meet on Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. beginning Oct. 1 at Deukmejian Wilderness Park Ranger Station, at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta. There is a $50 material fee per child. Participants will complete a series of nature courses and outdoor activities in a variety of natural science and cultural related subjects including mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, plants, native cultures, ecology and geography.
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May 2, 2014
For Michael Parker, there would be no better place to carve a 137-foot obelisk into asphalt than a plot of land bounded by the Glendale Narrows of the Los Angeles River, boxy industrial buildings, power lines and the Glendale (2) Freeway. Standing on the massive earthwork - fenced-in on all sides by a 2-foot-deep ditch and piles of infill dirt - visitors are surrounded by a mixture of urban and environmental landscapes, the Los Angeles artist said standing atop his creation this week.
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By Alexandra Duncan | February 26, 2014
Peter Gick was just trying to get an edge on his knife-sharpening business when he started carving tikis. It wasn't his first project. He built his own hang glider from pipes he bought from the hardware store when he was 19. Once building was complete, he brought out his homemade hang glider and jumped off a cliff. When he did this, two things happened. “One, I realized my own mortality,” said Gick. “And two, my dreams about flying stopped.” Gick, a La Crescenta native, attended the Arts Center College of Design in Pasadena for photography.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
Lisa Gonzalez ducked under a tent used to catch bugs in a Glendale backyard and reached her arm into a small bottle at the tip of the trap. She pulled out what looked like a clump of dirt. As the insect expert began to unravel the bundle, dozens of bug carcasses spewed into her hand as she picked through a crumpled-up spider web. Spiders often set up camp in the 30 bug-catching tents the Natural History Museum has erected throughout Los Angeles, Glendale and Burbank for a three-year project studying insects in the urban environment.
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By Alexandra Duncan and By Alexandra Duncan | October 16, 2013
High atop a hill in La Crescenta, filled with white sage, California sagebrush and wild cucumber, a plot of land serves not only to allow native plants to flourish, but also to educate local children about the nature that surrounds them. Small groups of third-graders work with volunteer docents at the Rosemont Preserve to explore the native plant and animal life, work passed down from generation to generation. “These are kids that have grown up in the community and are giving these other kids this opportunity,” said Erin Atwater, a member of the Friends of the Rosemont Preserve's committee.
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By Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha | June 7, 2013
It was 1985 and the Southland was in the grip of fear as a series of grisly killings committed by a man police called "the Night Stalker" continued to scar the calendar, setting the region on edge. Among Richard Ramirez's victims were a traffic supervisor, an accountant, a pizzeria owner, a parking lot attendant and an auto mechanic. On July 20, Maxon and Lela Kneiding were added to the list after their mutilated bodies were discovered inside their Glendale home. Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz was a 20-year-old rookie cop working the graveyard shift when he was dispatched to the Stanley Avenue home where the Kneidings had been shot, stabbed and nearly decapitated.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | April 23, 2013
Some of Los Angeles County's top public officials urged residents to spend more time enjoying local natural areas during Saturday's annual Arbor Day celebration in La Crescenta. More than 100 people gathered at Two Strike Park on Rosemont Avenue for a program celebrating the various wooded open-space areas in the foothills and efforts to care for them. "We are in the paradise part of the County of Los Angeles right here, with these fabulous trees," said keynote speaker Sheriff Lee Baca, who encouraged locals to develop "an athletic mind and body" by taking time out of busy schedules to walk, jog or run under bountiful canopies.
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October 24, 2012
The odor of natural gas wafting across Central Glendale prompted multiple evacuations Wednesday morning as firefighters worked to determine the source. The Glendale police department and City Hall complex, as well as the Los Angeles County Superior Courthouse on Broadway, were temporarily evacuated as a precaution. Reports of a “strong odor” of natural gas were reported from the 200 to 800 blocks of North Brand Boulevard, and east to the City Hall complex on Broadway and Isabel Street, city spokesman Tom Lorenz said.
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By Katherine Tulich | April 15, 2012
It's a long way from the comforts of Burbank to the wilds of the remote Ivory Coast in Africa, and Don Hahn, executive producer of Disneynature's new film, “Chimpanzee,” laughs at the comparison. “Luckily for me, I got to stay home and sit in warm edit suites right here in Burbank looking at this amazing footage our filmmakers shot,” says the congenial producer. It wasn't that he preferred to be an armchair traveler, it's also a matter of practicality. “Chimpanzee” follows the story of an amazing and very lucky infant chimpanzee named Oscar and his family group.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 15, 2012
Final arguments have been filed in a second legal battle between Glendale and Charter Communications, which is alleging that the city is illegally using company-owned fiber optic strands and laundering access fees for purposes that violate state law. In closing arguments, filed in briefs with the court last week, Charter contends that it never agreed to allow the city to use the fiber optics at no charge, even after its local franchise obligation to...
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By Lisa Dupuy | February 10, 2012
For 10 years, I was a vegetarian. Then I got pregnant. Suddenly my true carnivorous nature took over, and I never looked back. But I still have a place in my heart for plant-based vittles. If you feel the same way, pay a visit to Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen in South Pasadena. Grassroots is not strictly vegetarian. They serve hormone-free chicken, turkey, pork and eggs. But what makes this place so special is the alarming variety of non-animal proteins that grace their buffet.
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