Descanso Gardens Adds Prehistoric Plant Collection to Garden Experience

Descanso Gardens Executive Director David R. Brown and Director of Horticulture  and Garden Operations Rachel Young in the new Ancient Forest. The newest addition to Descanso Gardens in La Cañada will take visitors back to the age when dinosaurs walked the earth. Ancient Forest features plants that have been around since the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods including a new collection of cycads – the oldest living seed plants – consisting of nearly 175 plants representing 66 species. Read More

Salute to Our Veterans: Dennis Kneier

Dennis Kneier Circa 1960s More than five decades ago it was about defending a nation, as San Marino veteran Dennis Kneier and hundreds of others donned full battle gear and stood on 24-hour notice at Ft. Lewis, waiting to see if they would be deployed during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Read More

Heavy Weekend Traffic Expected in LA, Pasadena

Anyone planning to be on Southland roads this weekend should consider planning ahead  and leaving early, with a series of potentially traffic-snarling events on tap -- highlighted by a 6 1/2-hour visit by President Barack Obama. Read More

Southland Struck With Another Heat Wave

The Southland slipped into the grips of another heat wave on Thursday, when temperatures will return to the 90s in some valley areas on their way to the 100s on Friday, National Weather forecasters said. Read More

2 ArtCenter Students’ Designs Lauded by Jaguar

Hyun Jun (Richard) Yoh, a student at ArtCenter College of Design, explains a model of his ‘F-SPACE’ project for Jaguar. The luxury car company Jaguar chose the design work of ArtCenter College of Design students Hyun Jun (Richard) Yoh, 22, of Singapore and Eirik Stensrud, 23, of Norway, as representative of the spirit of a Design Challenge launched by the company this past summer. Read More

Warming Trend Expected Over Next Weekend

A slight chance of rain hung over the Southland on Monday, Oct. 5 at the start of a week expected to be marked by a significant warming trend, sending highs past the century mark in some valley areas next weekend. Read More