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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...
Walker Warner creates House of Flowers tasting room for California winery - DezeenMonday, April 27, 2020
California firm Walker Warner Architects has transformed a warehouse into a visitor centre for a winery with redwood, cypress and rammed earth.Called House of Flowers, the project serves as a visitor centre and tasting room for Flowers Vineyard & Winery, well known for its chardonnay and pinot noir wines.Started in the 1980s, the company has vineyards along Sonoma County's rugged coast in California. The new visitor facility is located in the town of Healdsburg, which is a popular destination for wine lovers and tourists, and more accessible than its previous location.img alt="House of Flowers winery by Walker Warner Architects" width="2364" height="3152" sizes="(max-width: 2364px) 100vw, 2364px" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1485856 lazyload" src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/house-of-flowers-winery-walker-warner-architects-california_dezeen_2364_col_33-852x1136.jpg" srcset="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2020/03/house-of-flowers-winery-walker-warner-archite... https://www.dezeen.com/2020/03/31/house-of-flowers-walker-warner-architects-california/
A family is leaving flower bouquets on people's doorsteps to spread happiness during the coronavirus pandemic - CNNMonday, April 27, 2020
A family in Winters, California is leaving flower bouquets on the doorsteps of people all over the city in an effort to spread some much needed joy.Mike McClain, his wife Michelle, and their children haven't had the easiest year. Michelle McClain was diagnosed with breast cancer during the third month of her last pregnancy -- and while she's now in remission, the mother of five is still fighting the battle. During McClain's fight against the disease, the family received an overwhelming show of support from their community. They credit the community's kindness as the source of inspiration for their flower project. "We would be home and random acts of kindness would come to our door," Mike McClain told CNN. "We'd get flowers, people would drop off food, people were doing more than anyone could imagine to help us out while we were struggling with what life was giving us.""Everybody needs a little love right now. We got all the attention and love when we needed it so we figured we'll spread some of the love we... https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/us/winters-flower-bouquets-doorsteps-coronavirus-trnd/index.html
5 Best Florists in Los Angeles?? - Kev's BestMonday, April 27, 2020
Urban Florist – a long history of providing satisfactory flower design servicesRoyal Florist – have access to the top-notch quality of locally grown California flowersThe Conservatory Florist – considered to be a Floral and Event StudioFrench FloristFrench Florist is considered to be the top-player florist in the online community as they can provide flowers not just in Los Angeles but across the world. Their services are performing at its best. The shop has partnered with various professionals for delivery service to enable them to provide the same-day flower delivery in Los Angeles as an agency. Making all flower arrangements very expressive and artistic.Ever since 1978, the French Florist is the first choice in Los Angeles of the various entertainment business and even celebrities. They believe that through the blossoming flowers, one can express its emotions to others. Flowers can also be picked up personally at their store. They have comprehensive flower arrangements for any occasions.Products/Services:Birthday Flowers, Sympathy Flowers, Occasions, Plants, Wedding Flowers, Flower DeliveryLOCATION:Address: 8658 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035Phone: (310) 659-7700Website: www.frenchflorist.comREVIEWS:“I would like to thank this flower shop for sending me such a beautiful bouquet. I loved how you guys wrap the flowers. It was so elegant and classy. My husband made a great choice by ordering flowers from your shop. I really loved your flowers. I will definitely visit your shop to see more beautiful flowers.” – Ollie StevensonSonny A... https://kevsbest.com/best-florists-in-los-angeles/
Coronavirus hit California's cut-flower industry at the worst time - Los Angeles TimesMonday, April 27, 2020
It happened this fast: Shoppers frightened by the novel coronavirus ransacked grocery stores. Store managers shifted staff to restock shelves. The floral booth went empty. California’s cut-flower industry imploded.Sure, there are lots of nuances to this tale of tumbling economic dominoes. But at its core is the simple fact that few will buy a perishable luxury item when they fear for their lives. That could spell the end of many farms in California’s $360-million cut-flower industry. Since mid-March, sales have fallen an average of 85% on California’s 225 flower and foliage farms, while the labor force has dropped by a similar proportion, according to the California Cut Flower Commission, a state agency that promotes the industry. “We have companies that won’t be here when it’s over,” said David Pruitt, chief executive of the commission. Advertisement The novel coronavirus has proved as lethal on an economic scale as it is on the human scale, hitting a highly vulnerable industry in the most precarious part of the season. “The cut-flower industry has been battling offshore production for many years, and margins are razor thin; so it’s kind of a tipp... https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-04-04/coronavirus-californias-cut-flower-industry