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Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty artwork is completely exposed in the West's drought.
Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty on Utah's Great Salt Lake is completely exposed in the drought.
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One of the gorgeous tulips I saw at Descanso Gardens.
Tulips at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, California.
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Got a byline today :) How I spent my "on-call" day: edited a Metro cover story, wrote the sale of a local landmark retailer, caught a video, managed wires and the biz web page. Multi-tasking is the new journalism.
Arden Group , parent of upscale Encino-based grocery chain Gelson's Markets, said it has agreed to sell itself to investment firm TPG for $394 million. ;
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I got a special tour of Descanso Gardens with Executive Director David Brown, who took me behind the gates to see the restoration project for the backside to what it might have looked like centuries ago. Here's a video I made using a Go-Pro, 5D Markii and Zoom H4N.
The highlight of my year in blogging was a tour of Descanso Gardens Friday with Executive Director David Brown. He took me behind the gates to the backside of the gardens, which is being developed ...
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Tulip at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, California
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Chrysanthemum at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, California.
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Here are some of my favorites from last weekend’s Turkey Trot cyclocross race at Verdugo Park in Glendale.
Here are some of my favorites from last weekend's Turkey Trot cyclocross race at Verdugo Park in Glendale.
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Big photo of small Chrysanthemum
Small chrysanthemum at Descanso Gardens.
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Bikes and bike racing photography are my passion, not my job, so here's a disclaimer. I work at the Los Angeles Times in the Business section. I don't have anything to do with bike racing or photography at work. But you'll find a little bit of both on my Google+ account.
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Latina bicyclists answer macho bike culture with their own chain gang
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