Blog Posts - Southern California



Desert Garden at The Huntington: New World

In my previous post I covered the Old World section of the Huntington Desert Garden. It’s located near the top of a rise, adjacent to the Desert Garden Conservatory. From here the land gently slopes downward towards the New World section. On a cold...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 30, 2016

Desert Garden at The Huntington: Old World

The Huntington in San Marino, CA is one of California’s great estates. Established by businessman Henry Huntington in the early 1900s on what was originally a 600-acre ranch, the Huntington comprises a world-class library, art collections and 120 a...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 28, 2016

California Garden at The Huntington

The first time I visited The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA, in December 2014, the entrance area was a construction site. Things looked completely different a year later when I met up with fellow garden b...
by Bamboo and More on Jul 26, 2016

Santa Clarita brush fire makes for dramatic Summer skies in L.A...

San Diego Comic-Con isn't the only place with the action this weekend as an 11,000-acre brush fire rages near Santa Clarita making for some apocalyptic skies in West Hollywood. In fact the whole day has been very overcast and sultry, with soaring...
by Jason in Hollywood on Jul 23, 2016

Where succulents go to university: Pitzer College (2 of 2)

This post continues my visit to Pitzer College in Claremont, CA on New Year’s Day. Click here to go back to part 1. Here is a handy map to help you get your bearings. We’re still at Mead Hall (#11 on the map). It may be one of the older buildings...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 22, 2016

Where succulents go to university: Pitzer College (1 of 2)

Imagine going to college in a place where the sun shines 290 days of the year, where it virtually never freezes, where it’s warm but not unreasonably hot in the summer—and where there are succulents everywhere. Where, in fact, the entire campus i...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 21, 2016

1/1/16: The Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA (2 of 2)

Part 1 of my post about The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California ended in the Baja Palm Oasis. From there I headed towards the Opuntia Garden and the Barrel Cactus Garden. I didn’t try to cover each garden systematically. Instead, I simply took...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 13, 2016

1/1/16: The Living Desert, Palm Desert, CA (1 of 2)

This year it seems I’m forever behind on posts about places I’ve visited. While I’m finally caught on the things we saw during our spring break trip to California’s Central Coast and our three-day trip to Victoria, BC in early April, I still...
by Bamboo and More on Jun 12, 2016

Aldi Opens Ten Stores in California This Week

“Walmart and Smart & Final are off my list,” Marilyn Havey of Buena Park, California said after she discovered an Aldi opening in her neighborhood. The Buena Park location is just one of 10 scheduled to open this week in Cali. Aldi has been r...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Apr 19, 2016

5 Tips for Enjoying a Staycation on a Budget

A few weeks ago, our family headed down to Southern California for a much needed staycation. We only took half of our crew (3 of our 6 kids) this time around, but after our experience with Extended Stay America, we would definitely do it again with a...
by The Mommy-Files on Apr 10, 2016

Architectural Teaching Slide Collection – USC, University of Southern California

Como esas diapositivas que tanto admirábamos, de nuestros profesores de historia de la arquitectura, cuando era un simple estudiante (allá por los lejanos años ochenta) y que custodiaban con tanto... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by ArquitecturaS on Apr 6, 2016

Architectural Teaching Slide Collection – USC, University of Southern California

Como esas diapositivas que tanto admirábamos, de nuestros profesores de historia de la arquitectura, cuando era un simple estudiante (allá por los lejanos años ochenta) y que custodiaban con tanto... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by ArquitecturaS on Apr 6, 2016

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

There are plenty of botanical gardens in California that have a national or even international reputation. Beyond that there is another layer of regional gardens that may not have the same name recognition but are often just as exciting. Case in poin...
by Bamboo and More on Apr 4, 2016

Small Business Entrepreneurship and Doctoral Studies

Last August, I started a doctoral program at the University of Southern California. Thus far, I have really enjoyed all aspects of the program from my fellow students to the incredibly talented professors to the online learning environment that our l...
by JerseySmarts.com on Mar 11, 2016

The California Garden in January

In today's post I would like to talk about everything you can do in your California Garden in the month of January. This month you should:Make sure you start seeds indoors for all your summer vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, eggplantsContinue harve...
by California Gardening Blog on Mar 10, 2016

The Complications of Being Court-Ordered to Get Addiction Treatment

Many men and women who have drug charges are sentenced by the court to get sober. They are forced into addiction treatment because of legal consequences. However, when a person is forced into doing something, he or she will have different feelings ab...
by Recovery Advocates on Feb 17, 2016

Easter seals | Know About It This Easter 2016

Easter Seals gives outstanding administrations, training, effort and support so individuals living with extremely introverted range issue and different handicaps can live, learn, work and play in a Easter groups. To demonstrate their set of knowledg...
by Happy easter 2016 on Feb 13, 2016

Wanna buy a succulent nursery in San Diego County?

Yep, you read that right. If you’ve ever dreamed of relocating to San Diego County (✔) and/or owning a succulent nursery (✔), now’s your chance. This kind of opportunity may never happen again. Just take a look: Dreamy, isn’t it? All photo...
by Bamboo and More on Feb 9, 2016

Los Angeles – The California Cool

Most of us know about Los Angeles and have their own version of the city in their minds. For some its the glamour and glitz of Hollywood, for some its sun, sand and surf; and for others its the luxury of Beverly Hills and Malibu. Having watched shows...
by thevagabondwayfarer on Feb 5, 2016

Today's Natural Healing Health Tips-The Complete Guide to Natural Healing

Natural Healing, Health & Well-BeingFebruary 3, 2016Can Flax Seeds Help Prevent Breast Cancer?  I’ve previously discussed the role of dietary lignans in the reduction of breast cancer... Learn, support and connect with people who hav...
by EPILEPSY YOU'RE NOT ALONE on Feb 3, 2016


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