Sure September is back to school time, but it’s also the time of year to look up and witness a great migration here in Los Angeles — the Vauxes’ swifts, that for about three weeks, take roost in a downtown chimney. Here’s my post for SoCalWild on the spectacle.
For this month’s Arroyo Magazine, I met Highland Park furniture designer, David Johnson of Sidecar Furniture, a local Highland Park boy who is lost in the midcentury.
I had the most wonderful opportunity to board a whale watching vessel one morning out of Long Beach with staff and biologists from the Aquarium of the Pacific. We were on search for those lovely leviathans of the deep, our summer visitors, the blue whales. Along with photographer friend, Martha Benedict, we captured what it was like to be on a watery expedition. Here’s our featured post for SoCalWild.
As the penultimate soda pop store in the entire world – yes, I will make that claim! – Galco’s of Highland Park is one of those stores you love to visit and love to love. Heart, soul, a good story, good people and good sodas…it’s all here.
When I stumbled upon David Marlos’ wonderful website, “What’s That Bug?”, I didn’t realize that Marlos’ was a neighbor. Only after I submitted a query about identifying a group of bees that every morning clung to a single lavender stalk, did I discover that Marlos lived practically right down the street from my Eagle Rock home. I was happy to profile him in a recent post on SoCalWild.
Our regional paper, the Boulevard Sentinel, contains news stories, events, local happenings and stories. Here’s an article I did for them about a very special canine.
After months of prepping, I have officially launched this month my new wildlife website, Southern California Wildlife, or SoCalwild for short. The website is a mixture of news, information, resources and original content all about the diversity of wildlife we have here in the Greater Los Angeles area. From dolphins to desert tortoises, from falcons [...]
Talking with Joe Domand about the loss of his 22-year-old son Jeff to a car accident was difficult — what parent doesn’t have such fears? Still, Joe and wife Rita, originally from Haiti, decided to turn their grief into a memorial of life for the people of their homeland by sponsoring a school in a rural area. The best turn: the school is located in the house where Joe and his 16 siblings grew up in. Talk about giving folk the “shirt off your own back…”
An American couple on a dream trip — sail the world’s seas, meet new people, share their faith in a friendly not pushy manner, experience all life has to offer. In late February, 2011, this Santa Monica couple was found shot to death after U.S. forces boarded their hijacked vessel.
Here’s the emotional story that I did for the Catholic weekly publication, the Tidings:
“Eight Ideas for Updating Your Kitchen.” All of the stuff I researched and wrote about…I could never, ever, ever afford. I can’t even afford to dream about them!