You've only got a few weeks left to take in a quintessential summer experience: Street Food Cinema, an inspired combo of outdoor movies, gourmet food trucks and music. Since our summer is notoriously endless, you’ve got ‘til November 4.
For the first time, wireless Internet is among the ten outdoor items homeowners want most, says a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Outdoor WiFi has gone far beyond surround sound, lighting and security to controlling outdoor kitchen appliances, adjustable shading and more — taking indoor Smart Home conveniences outside.
The survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects clearly showed that more Americans want to take their plugged-in lifestyles outside: about 70 percent of landscape architects said they expected clients to request this feature.
Still, the most popular outdoor elements tended to be tried and true and focused on sustainability. Native, drought-tolerant plants both received about 83 percent of the vote, followed by low-maintenance landscapes (79 percent) and vegetable gardens (76.5 percent). The remainder of the list was filled with eco-friendly features, from permeable paving (over 76 percent) and reduced lawn area (nearly 73%) to drip/water-efficient irrigation (71percent) and rainwater/graywater harvesting (over 70 percent). Only fire pits/fireplaces (71.5 percent) were outside the technology and ecology categories. But then, fire has topped man’s most-wanted list since the dawn of time.
Since it began in DTLA’s Grand Avenue Arts District in the ‘80s, Grand Performances has emerged as one of SoCal’s major free performing arts presenters. Next up: the LA Chamber Orchestra 50th season debut and an intimate talk with Art Garfunkel.
After incredible job growth in July, which rose to 84,500 positions, August data from the California Employment Development Department was mixed, showing a decline of 8,200 jobs. However, there are some discrepancies between the overall state number and California’s combined metropolitan...