Desert Road

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  • ... have nothing to worry about from Brown Recluses in California . At least that's what the debunkers say. But even though those ... to drop into the 90s, desert dwellers start to come out of their long summer slumber and get some work done. For homeowners, ...
  • ... marshes persists , and thus it's no surprise that one of California's most endangered animals is wholly dependent on those salt ...
  • For too long a myth has persisted that nature and technology don’t mix. For too ... and technology is blamed for commanding too much of our attention. We all need to get out in nature more, especially kids. ... finding more than we can see with our own eyes, peeling back the layers, enriching our understanding of this central place’s ...
  • ... shaped by dynamic visions, both individual and collective. Commentary brings together diverse perspectives on the future of California by looking into its history and generating innovative ...
  • ... are working to prepare the Golden State for the effects of climate change -- while growing our economy and improving the lives of ... yard in the San Fernando Valley with high albedo slurry. Back to the science. Dr. Hall's downscaling study was an essential precursor ...
  • Spring is a season for endings and beginnings. Back in 2010, I wrote about the palms in front of a building down the block that have renewed themselves year after year. ... Palm Trees. Palms have a complicated history in Southern California (as Nathan Masters recounted on this blog). They intersect with ...
  • ... of smuggled tusks. The art of carving ivory dates back to the Shang Dynasty (1800 BCE - 1100 BCE) and later, during the Zhou ... goes against the tradition," writes China Change, a news blog on Chinese issues. It all ...
  • ... lyres, the laurel leaves that crown heroes grinning back at the cheering crowd. And some winners know that the prize most desired ... into a "noble laurel" in Ovid's version of the myth . The somewhat similar tree indigenous to California and the West ...
  • ... like Murray's Dude Ranch in Apple Valley the history of African-American people in the desert mainly involved kicking back , enjoying a break from the grind of mid-20th-century city life and ...
  • ... everything else has been erased, except for the people of Los Angeles. [scald=24646:kl_image_original_context]I've been reading William David Estrada's account of the "sacred and contested space" that has often been at the center of ...

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