Granada Hills Flower Shop News
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...
Mexican man who generates $5million in annual sales could be deported after driving infraction - Daily MailTuesday, March 19, 2019
Undocumented immigrant florist who has lived in California for two decades could be deported after accidentally driving into Canada when got lost 18 years agoGualterio Santos emigrated from Oaxaca, Mexico, and settled in New York City where he sold flowers off a supermarket cart During a road trip in 2000 the Mexican businessman did not have a road map and got lost, driving across the Michigan-Canada border U.S. immigration officials briefly detained him and made him sign documents - he was to report to a Detroit ICE agency for a hearing but completely forgot Santos applied for a permanent residency in 2017 - he met with an immigration judge in August of last year and was informed of the deportation orderOn October 19, Santos was almost deported at the Tijuana-San Diego border but he was taken back to Los Angeles and released by ICE on October 23ICE has given Santos 60 to 90 days to leave the countryBy Adry Torres For Dailymail.com Published: 23:25 GMT, 9 November 2018 Updated: 00:13 GMT, 11 November 2018... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6372739/Mexican-man-generates-5million-annual-sales-deported-driving-infraction.html
One Creative Couples Wedding at an Los Angeles Antique Shop - BridesTuesday, March 19, 2019
Facebook in March 2014, and were soon messaging, then texting, and then chatting before they realized that, yes, something was there. The only problem: Claire was living in California, while Eric was in Delaware. "Long distance had been something we’d both tried to avoid, so a 3,000-mile distance barrier seemed daunting," Claire says. "Nonetheless, we fell for each other! So after a few months of back-and-forth trips, it felt like the easiest decision ever when Eric packed up his car and his beloved dog, Etta, and we drove cross country all together to move him to L.A.."After settling into Los Angeles, the couple continued their relationship there—and even bought a house—before Eric popped the question at Claire's favorite bar on her birthday, September 23, 2016. "Eric got down on one knee and proposed in a massive backyard full of random 20-somethings," she recalls. "All I remember saying was “F*#& yes!” and then a few of my closest friends jumped out of the bushes and started celebrating with us. It was an epic night." Of course, the couple chose to marry in Los Angeles as well, and found Big Daddy's Antiques, an authentic shop that doubles as an event venue, as the place to house their 205 guests. "We stumbled upon it almost by accident, but walked in the door and knew it was perfect," Claire explains. "Our relationship is a lot like Big Daddy’s, which has some of the most unique, priceless antiques in town but also s... https://www.brides.com/story/one-creative-couples-wedding-at-an-los-angeles-antique-shop
How To Build A Blooming Business Without Experience - ForbesTuesday, March 19, 2019
How did you get into the flower business? Farbod Shoraka: Funny enough I didn’t really have a background in flowers or e-commerce. It was actually my aunt who was a local florist in Irvine, California. She was going out of business. She was having trouble with her flower shop and not getting any customers. She kept relying on these big brokers like 1-800- Flowers, FTD and Teleflora to get orders, but they weren’t really coming in at a profitable rate. Those guys take so much fees off the top that it was really hard for her to make any money, and a lot of people have stopped walking into flower shops. She was in a really tight situation where she didn’t know how to get her own orders from online. So, I was working in investment banking. I was doing mergers and acquisition advisory. I was actually helping a client in the floral space and I started learning a lot about it. I realized there was a big problem. I decided to quit my job and start this company that will kind of fix the floral industry, which is about a $30 billion dollar industry. Ultimately, I helped my aunt survive and keep her shop open. Blount: When did you decided to quit your job? A lot of entrepreneurs have that moment when they have a day job, and they want to take the leap into doing the thing they love full- time. Shoraka: I was working, because I was on a deal. The client I had at the time was in the industry. I was lucky. It give me enough understanding and fire power to leave and just dive in head first into the start-up. Some people start off with getting their feet wet, and doing it at night. I was lucky enough to be able to do it all in. At the same time, I was making enough money where I could quit my job and not have to worry about supporting myself or taking that risk. Blount: I heard that your business partner, David, won $30,000 in a poker game to help get the company started. Was $30k enough to start BloomNation? Shoraka: That was really interesting. We didn’t have the background to make this work. Three guys with no experience in technology, e-commerce or flowers should n... https://www.forbes.com/sites/joresablount/2018/07/09/how-to-build-a-blooming-business-without-experience/
Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup - CTV NewsTuesday, March 19, 2019
Inquirer reports the designers will have to tackle surprise challenges and create over-the-top floral arrangements, everything from creating a hand-tied bouquet or setting a table for two. California-based florist Katharina Stuart will represent the U.S. in the competition, which has been held every four to six years since 1972. This will be its first time back in the U.S. since 1985. Preliminary rounds will take place on March 1-2, and five finalists will continue on to March 3. Any show attendees can watch the florists duke it out. https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/florists-to-duke-it-out-in-philly-at-interflora-world-cup-1.4256457