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Best Earth Changers

Seafood for the Future, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainable seafood program The brain: Melissa Carrasquillo, program director at the Long Beach aquarium. Do something! Area markets, distributors, and restaurants...

Best Home Owner Apps

HomeKeeper provides a list of maintenance jobs that are often forgotten, such as resealing bathroom countertops and cleaning the air-conditioning filter. Personalize a to-do list with dates and shopping...

Best MOCA Store Finds

1. The neighbor’s Dalmation never stops howling. The renter’s bichon fries executes sneaky squats on the front lawn. Bribe both with the My Sweet Dog Pull Toy from Yoshitomo...

Celebrity Picks

Suzanne Goin Chef-Owner A.O.C., Lucques, Tavern   You’re married to David Lentz from the Hungry Cat. Where do two top chefs and the parents of three sneak off to? ...

Desert Fires

Anyone attending Burning Man—the gathering that draws tens of thousands to the Nevada wilderness around Labor Day—knows that function trumps fashion. Attire there has always been influenced by the...

Every few weeks I see these Highway Patrol cars swerving back and forth across the freeway. At first I figured there might be an accident up ahead, but then the cars exit the freeway, and normal traffic resumes. What gives?

Ponch and Jon are not showing off—these maneuvers are for your safety. When a motorist reports a wayward sofa or refrigerator on the freeway, officers perform this back-and-forth tactic,...

Every time I drive to Santa Monica, I pass under that metal arch above Wilshire Boulevard at Franklin Street. Is it supposed to mean something?

Excuse me, but that is no mere arch—that’s art! Tony DeLap’s sculpture, called Big Wave, marks the border between L.A. and Santa Monica. DeLap says he was inspired by...

Is there a free or low-cost antiques appraisal service located anywhere in the city?

I’ve got a cache of estate sale finds and frequently tune into Antiques Roadshow to shout out guesstimates as if I were watching The Price Is Right. Some of...

Lisa Adams

Space cadet: Lisa Adams was working at a kitchen and bath design firm when a client asked for help with a closet. The request made her realize how underappreciated...

Main Street

View Street Smart: Main Street Yes, there is a massive surf shop, and young things do saunter by in flip-flops and bikini tops. But there is an unbeachy feel to...