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High school notebook: Vaughn Flowers stepping in larger role for Rolling Hills Prep boys basketball team - The Daily BreezeTuesday, February 27, 2018
Southern Section Open Divisions are on Saturday.The L.A. City Section semifinals start at 1 p.m. at Roybal Learning Center (1200 Colton St., Los Angeles) with the two girls games, El Camino Real-Granada Hills Charter and Fairfax-Westchester, at 3 p.m.The boys games start at 5 p.m. with Taft taking on Fairfax, followed by Westchester-Granada Hills Charter.The Southern Section semifinals will take place at California Baptist University. The first girls game is at 2 p.m. (Mater Dei-Windward, followed by Etiwanda-Harvard-Westlake). Bishop Montgomery opens the boys schedule at 6:30 p.m. against Sierra Canyon, followed by Etiwanda-Mater Dei.San Pedro’s Barrios heading to stateSan Pedro sophomore Sydney Barrios finished second at 143 pounds at the L.A. City Section wrestling finals on Saturday to qualify for CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships Friday and Saturday in Visalia.Barrios will join Mira Costa’s trio of Sasha Medvidovic (150), Allysa Nocum (121) and Viviana Ramirez (189) as South Bay wrestlers competing. Wrestling begins Friday at 9 a.m.Mira Costa water polo moving onThe Mira Costa girls water polo team advanced to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs with Saturday’s 8-4 win over Rosary.The fourth-seeded Mustangs (20-10) will take on top-seeded Harvard-Westlake (23-4) in the semifinals on Wednesday at the William Woollett Aquatics Center (4601 Walnut Ave., Irvine). http://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/02/20/high-school-notebook-vaughn-flowers-stepping-in-larger-role-for-rolling-hills-prep-boys-basketball-team/
Gardening: Pink powder puffs are not always that particular color - San Bernardino County SunTuesday, February 27, 2018
This year, for the first time, we have a single white bloom among the red. It’s quite unusual. I have attached pictures. Can you explain this?— Antonia Salzman, Granada HillsAnswer: Your plant is Calliandra haematocephala or pink (even though flowers are more red than pink) powder puff. I believe the white flower came from a “sport” which, in botany, refers to a mutation in a chromosome within a leaf or flower bud that results in an unexpected leaf, flower, or fruit. Nectarine varieties, for example, began as peach tree sports. Nectarines are fuzzless peaches, identical to peaches in every way except for a single mutated chromosome.If you cloned or took a cutting from the stem from where your white flower is growing, you could possibly grow a plant with only white flowers. In fact, there is a white-flowered variety of your Calliandra species known as ‘Alba’ that was probably produced from a sport mutation just like yours.This variegated Schefflera foliage has reverted to green. (Photo by Joshua Siskin)Many plants with variegated foliage are sports. Often, however, the mutation that caused the sport is not strong enough to endure as the plant grows. The result i...
Santa Clarita florist Steve Hanauer dies at 76 - Santa Clarita Valley SignalTuesday, August 15, 2017
Steve had been a friend of Jan’s father, and Jan had been a student in a Regional Occupational Program floral design class at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills.In 1986, Jan called to order flowers, “and we were both newly single,” Jan said. “He had a certain charm, a way of joking with people. And he was tall, and I’m tall, so that helped.”When they started dating, Steve sent Jan a single rose the first day, two the second day, and more each day until she received a dozen.Steve Hanauer, owner of Steve’s Valencia Florist, died Wednesday at age 76. Courtesy photo.By that point, Steve Hanauer had been running the shop on Lyons Ave. for twelve years, having moved up from San Fernando, where he’d also run a flower shop.Hanauer got started in the flower business in junior college, when he and a friend got jobs driving a florist’s delivery truck. The friend ended up going into business selling supplies to florists, and Steve ended up becoming one.Hanauer made the move to Santa Clarita because “I think he liked the small town feel that existed here back then,” Jan Hanauer said. “It was just Newhall and Saugus really, but it was growing, and it was just nice out here.”Over the years, Steve’s grew with the community, adding a second store on Bouquet Canyon Road, which he sold in the early ’90s and a third, which closed in 1996, in the V...
Stylist Dani Michelle Wore Four Dresses to Her Wedding at Casa del Mar - VogueTuesday, July 09, 2019
European feel at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica,” Dani says.The search for a wedding dress was even more extensive. “I tried on dresses in designer houses from California, New York, London, Paris, and Israel,” Dani admits. “I had sketches done by designers and created my own. I had a clear image of how I wanted to feel, and it was when I saw these one-of-a-kind hand-draped macrame puff sleeves from Vera Wang, with Old World–style lace, that I knew I had found my dress. But it didn’t exactly exist yet, so I worked with the amazing team in New York and Los Angeles to recut the sleeves and incorporate them into one of their crepe mermaid gowns that we then customized.” They used the same kind of lace to create an extended cathedral veil and did fittings in L.A., New York, and then back in L.A. again to make sure everything felt perfect. “But it didn’t end there, because in the process I fell in love with another amazing dress by Galia Lahav, who also worked to customize a look with me,” Dani explains. “It had this incredible diamond bow from my collarbone to the floor, and I wanted to wear it for the party. With a high slit up my whole leg, built off a tight, gathered hourglass corset, it was the perfect party dress!”A third dress entered the picture when Dani did a Sex and the City–inspired wedding dress try-on session for @vogueweddings’s Instagram Story. “I tried on the most unique, asymmetrical Viktor & Rolf gown, and Ian fell in love with it,” she says. “I asked the team if I could hold on to it to wear it at my wedding—and it subsequently became my third dress. It was the classic dream of a large, full tulle ballgown. It was uniquely graphic and fashion.”For those who are having trouble keeping up, a recap: the bride wore Vera Wang for her wedding ceremony, a Viktor & Rolf ballgown for her first dance, and the Galia Lahav look for her party. “But it didn’t totally end there,” the fashion fanatic admits. “I designed a final dress with my tailor that I wore for the after-party. Yes, I wore four wedding dresses that night!”To keep the spotlight on this epic array of fashion, jewelry was kept minimal. The bride wore vintage diamond drop earrings from her late grandmother and her new... https://www.vogue.com/article/dani-michelle-kourtney-kardashian-stylist-ian-morrison-wedding-vera-wang-dress
Finding Balance With Florist - StereogumTuesday, July 09, 2019
I ended a pretty serious relationship that I was in. It felt like life just started unraveling in a very specific way. I knew that I always really wanted to live in California from touring there, and I knew I had a good handful of friends out there, and it just felt like the right time. Like I needed to go somewhere drastically different to discover new parts of myself. STEREOGUM: A lot of the album is about surrounding yourself in a different environment from what you’re used to. How did changing what’s around you help you to figure things out? SPRAGUE: I think location is a huge part of what input you’re getting into your brain. I think it was less about physically being in a different place and more what the different place represented. When I moved to California, my lifestyle changed a lot. I started surfing, and that became a huge part of my life. I started doing a lot more ambient music, being with different friends within that group … Really, being out in the sun more — it changes a lot. But I was also incredibly depressed for the first six months to a year that I lived there. Writing the album was the thing that finally was the culmination of all those feelings, the thing that finally released it all. I lost my mom, who was my best friend, and I lost this relationship that was a huge source of stability that I leaned on a lot. When those two things were gone, it felt like the structures that I had in my life for the last five years all just came crumbling down. I found myself in this completely new place where I just felt like the only way to survive was to find the power within myself. There’s a saying, in I guess psychology, about having a sense of self and that being the source of how you can build healthy relationships. “You’re the only one who will never leave you.” That was one of the core ideas of all of these songs. I wanted to explore this sense of loneliness, and really find out what’s strong about that and what’s beautiful about that and create that same stability that I had from these external relationships within myself.Obviously, the lead-up to those feelings and realizations is incredibly hard. The album is definitely meant to be listened to within this void of the self, or within a void of the mind. It’s like if you were to go into somebody’s brain and really just be the only thing in there — it’s about that sense of self. STEREOGUM: Is that why you decided to record the whole album by yourself? SPRAGUE: I was writing all of these songs about this specific journey that I was on, and I had been living in LA for a year and my experience there was alone in a lot of ways. Basically, what was going to happen was we were going to record in January in Los Angeles, but, logistically, it just wasn’t going to work out. Everybody wasn’t going to be able to do it, it was the wrong time for everyone. I was sort of in this intense flow state of writing, and all of the things that I was writing felt very isolated from the rest of the band. They’re produced the way that they are because I wanted them to be very obviously just Emily — this is just the songwriter of this project recording these things and it’s really about the songs and the lyrics and the feeling of listening to the album and getting very sucked into the same vacuum, a sort of isolated feeling.It became the concept of the album — that it was part of the timeline of Florist, because the way it exists is because of the band, and because that’s a part of the whole narrative: We couldn’t be together because of life. I moved to LA because of everything that was happening in my life. Recording it alone was a hard decision because I didn’t want it to come off as it seeming like Florist is only m... https://www.stereogum.com/2048286/florist-emily-alone-interview/franchises/interview/
A Perfumer’s Fragrant Flower Salad - The New York TimesTuesday, July 09, 2019
I find when I make edible-flower food that it has this crazy energy to it,” he says. “I know that’s woo-woo, but we’re in California, so it’s fine.”Image“Most flowers have a mild vegetal flavor,” Woods says. “Sometimes they’re a little spicy, like arugula.”CreditJulia StotzEzra’s Flower SaladFor the salad1 head of butter lettuce or red lettuce Any edible flowers (such as pea tendrils, hibiscus petals, rosemary flowers, nasturtium or calendula)Pink and/or black pepper to tasteZest of 1 citrus fruit (such as Meyer lemon, yuzu or bergamot)For the dressing3 tablespoons infused olive oil or grapeseed oil (such as lemon or pumpkin)p clas... https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/t-magazine/ezra-woods-flower-salad.html
Field to vase - Home and Garden - Place - July 4, 2019 - Sacramento News & ReviewTuesday, July 09, 2019
Certain flowers don’t travel well at all.”Among those fragile flowers are such favorites as iris, gerbera daisies, larkspur, delphiniums, stock, tulips and some lilies.“We work with California growers from Arcata to Carlsbad,” Relles said. “We’re pretty lucky. California growers can generally grow these products year round.” ... https://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/content?oid=28354887