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Aug 22, 2019

Deaths for the week of August 23, 2019 - The Jewish News of Northern California

They cherished the freedom of living as Jews in Israel. In 1952 relatives made arrangements for the three of them to relocate to Canada. In 1956 Mila’s brother made arrangements for them to relocate to San Francisco. In 1957, she gave birth to her second son Bill. Mila’s passions included her beautiful garden, cooking and most importantly family. The family is deeply grateful to Mimi who for the past year has been Mom’s, loving friend, kind companion and caregiver. A memorial service was held on Aug. 20 at Hills of Eternity Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Peninsula Temple Sholom Holocaust & Projects Fund. SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL-REDWOOD CITY Lois E. Flamm October 1, 1944-June 5, 2019 Dr. Lois E. Flamm, a renaissance woman and pioneer in user-machine interface design, web interface architecture and usability, and in basic eye movement tracking, conspicuity and visual stimulation of electroretinograms and evoked cortical potentials, died under hospice care at the Reutlinger Community in Danville, CA on June 5. She was 74. Lois E. Flamm According to Dan, her husband of 53 years, the cause was Lewy body dementia, which she had been fighting since a diagnosis in early 2014. Several years back, Lois wrote for her Skidmore College class of ’66 history, “Following my junior year, I roomed at Columbia University IHouse (International Student House) at Columbia University. Returning from a date one night, I met Dan Flamm, an MIT student, playing his guitar near a stairwell (Dan had a summer job with Shell Chemical at Rockefeller Center). I dated Dan that summer, before we went to our respective homes for a couple of weeks, met up again in Cambridge, and married at the end of October, 1965. Our first son, Jonathan, was born in Saratoga Springs on May 17, 1966 during my senior year, and our second son Stephen was born three years later in Boston. Dan and I lived in Westgate, MIT married student housing in Cambridge w...

Aug 22, 2019

Death of the Oasis in the Prairies - Medicine Hat News

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian beautification program that provides awards for the appearance, tidiness and visual appeal of Canada’s neighborhood, parks, open spaces and streets, through the use of plants, flowers, turf and trees. It relies on, and involves the local citizens, municipal governments, local organizers and businesses. In 2002, The City of Medicine Hat achieved the highest rating possible under the program, five blooms! It didn’t stop there though; we also won the Nutrite Turf Award for the best turf in Canada! Communities in Bloom is a program that at one time instilled a feeling of pride and community within the cities and towns that participated. It also pushed the City of Medicine Hat to be better year after year. What has happened to see such a decline in the way our city looks and feels to its residents, local businesses and the visitors that drive through, and stay in our great city? We were last recognized nationally in 2010, which is only nine years ago! I will not pretend to have all the answers, but what I do know is that it starts with leadership and a desire to be better than before. Somehow, the City of Medicine Hat has lost its mojo, and is in such a decline that we now allow the destruction of the beauty that once was the Trans Canada and Gershaw Drive Interchange. Not only do we accept this neglect, we also don’t hold departments and managers responsible for the decisions that allowed this to happen. Several years have now passed since they turned off the irrigation in the interchange areas. The turf has declined to where the weeds are outcompeting it, and the trees and shrubs are now in full decline and will soon all be dead. What once was a...

Aug 22, 2019

Column: Plant a tree, hug a bee | Opinions and Editorials - Aiken Standard

But this seems a relatively easy obstacle to clear.The countries with the most land available for building forests are Russia, China, Canada, Australia, Brazil – and the United States. The Switzerland-based researchers found that adding 1.2 trillion more trees would reverse 10 years' worth of harmful emissions. Over the decades, Crowther says those new trees would absorb about 200 billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere.Several countries have signed up for reforestation, including the United States, which has seen an increase in its forestland, thanks in part to the Forest Service's tree-planting initiatives. But we have to figure that the wreath of rainforests that fully wrapped around the globe until relatively recently was surely there for good reason. Satellite images show that the Amazon rainforest – the world's largest – is disappearing at the rate of one and a half soccer-field-sized parcels per minute. What such decimation means to the planet's future can't be good – unless ridding the world of humans is Earth's ultimate survival measure.No trees, no birds, no bugs, no bees, no food, no humans. That's pretty simple, too.This past winter, a record share – 40% – of honey-bee colonies in the United States died, but bees aren't the only ones disappearing. Forty percent of all the world's insects are in decline, according to another recent study, leading scientists to declare that Earth is experiencing the Sixth Great Extinction. Nobody likes bugs – until they're gone and their purposes finally appreciated.Insects nourish birds and fish, serenade us to sleep. Animals pollinate 87% of flowering plant species. If current trends continue, there may be no insects by 2119, with one likely exception – the indestructible cockroach, whose sole purpose is apparently to recycle our messes, thus guaranteeing its survival after all else is gone.Kathleen Parker's email address is kathleenparker@washpost.com. .ctct-form-embed.form_7 .ctct-form-defaults {background-color: #f2f2f2;} div.ctct-form-embed div.ctct-form-defaults {font: 14px 'Open Sans', sans-serif; padding: 10px 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; border-radius:0px;} div.ctct-form-embed div.ctct-form-defaults h2.ctct-form-header {font: 18px 'clarendon_fsbold'; border-bottom: solid 1px #cccccc; padding-bottom: 8px;} div.ctct-form-embed div.ctct-form-defaults p.ctct-form-text {font: 14px 'Open Sans', sans-serif ;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom div.ctct-form-field {margin: 0 0 12px 0;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom label.ctct-form-label {margin-bottom: 5px;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom input.ctct-form-element {height:30px;} div.ctct-form-embed form.ctct-form-custom button.ctct-form-button {padding: 8px;} .g-recaptcha {display:none;} ...

Aug 22, 2019

Chloë Sevigny on creating her debut fragrance Little Flower - i-D

CS: All your scents have been unisex, and I would say that Little Flower is more femme. Although I’m working with Luca Guadagnino right now, and I was wearing it every day in Italy, and he was like “If you don’t bring me back a bottle.” AR: Well that’s a better story. How much scent should one wear?CS: Me? Well I do seven [gestures to just about everywhere one could spray perfume]. Sometimes on top of the head too. I used to do the one where you walk through it, but I was told that doesn’t work. AR: I don’t wear perfume. Just kidding, spray it on your clothes so it lasts longer. EW: Who said they spray it all over their face? [laughs] What was it like working on the development on thi...

Jul 5, 2019

Top 5 Reasons We Love Roseville - Rocklin & Roseville Today

Golden State. Whether it’s a simple morning hike in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, a day trip to the San Francisco Bay Area or a more expansive trip beyond, Roseville’s location provides a centrally located home base. Quick access to and fro Sacramento Airport is an extra benefit. Sweet! 6- The People We regularly receive opportunities to meet people across a wide and diverse spectrum of backgrounds and in every walk of life. We love to hear other people’s stories. Most of the people we encounter in Roseville, come across as reserved, respectful of others and friendly. If the younger generation of teens and twenty-somethings are any indication, Roseville has an exceptionally bright future. It remains, one of the more remarkable experiences of living in Roseville. Guide to Roseville ...

Jul 5, 2019

Summer Solstice Marks Beginning Of Fun In Apple Valley-Rosemount - Apple Valley, MN Patch

Similar wheels have been found in South Dakota, Montana and parts of Canada. Another ceremonial ritual is the Sundance, originated by the Sioux tribe in the western and northwestern U.S., because it was believed the sun was a manifestation of the Great Spirit. The four-day celebration of singing, dancing, drumming, prayer and meditation, and skin piercing concluded with a ceremonial felling of a tree, symbolic of the connection between the heavens and Earth. 2. Thousands will gather at Stonehenge, a Neolithic megalith monument in the south of England, to celebrate the summer solstice. Stonehenge, built around 2500 B.C., lines up perfectly with both the summer and winter solstices. There are some conspiracy theories about the formation of rocks — including that Stonehenge was built as a landing zone for alien aircraft, according to Popular Mechanics. A more believable explanation is that Stonehenge was built as an ancient calendar to mark the passing of time. 3. Not all cultures called June 21 the summer solstice and it meant different things to different people. According to History.com, in northern Europe, the longest day of the year was known as Midsummer, while Wiccans and other Negopagan groups called it Litha, and some Christian churches called it St. John's Day in commemoration of the birth of John the Baptist. On ancient Greek calendars, the summer solstice and the beginning of a new year coincided, and it also marked the one-month countdown to the opening of the Olympic games. 4. The summer solstice is steeped in pagan folklore and superstition. According to some accounts, people wore protective garlands of herbs and flowers to ward off evil spirits that appear on the summer solstice. Among the most powerful, according to History.com, was "chase devil," known today as St. John's Wort because of its association with St. John's Day. Lore also holds that bonfires on Midsummer, as the solstice was known among northern Europeans, would banish demons and evil spirits and lead young maidens to their future husbands. Also, the ashes from a summer solstice bonfires not only protected people against misfortune, but also carried the promise of a bountiful harvest. 5. June 21 marks the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The forecast high temperature for the first day of winter in Esperanza, located on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula (the coldest place on Earth), is 8 degrees, with a low of minus 3. However, at the height of summer in December, January and February, the average temperature is only around 32...

Jul 5, 2019

Live a little, eat a flower | Sweet Basil and the Bee - Chico Enterprise-Record

Squash blossom quesadillas Adapted by Lisa Fain from a Diana Kennedy recipe — serves six. First, prep the blossoms by clipping away the pointed sepals where the stem meets the flower. Blow into the flower so the petals separate naturally, check for bugs, and pluck out the stamen or pistils from inside. Use a pastry brush to gently remove any dirt or pollen. Ingredients: 1 poblano pepper 24 squash blossoms, stems and stamens removed. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 half medium-yellow onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried epazote (can substitute with 1/4 fresh cilantro) 1/4 teaspoon kosher 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 pounds (3 cups) Oaxacan, Monterey Jack, or Muenster cheese, grated 12 corn or flour tortillas 6 tablespoons unsalted butter Salsa verde for serving Instructions: Put the poblano under the broiler for about 10 minutes, turning once until it blackens. Place in a plastic bag, close it and let it sit for about 20 minutes. After this time has passed, take poblano out of the bag, peel it (skin should shred off easily), remove stem and seeds and dice. Gently wash squash blossoms (there might be bugs inside) and remove stems and stamens. Roughly chop. Heat skillet to medium and add the olive oil. Add onions and diced poblano and cook for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add garlic, epazote, squash blossoms, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes or until all the liquid from the flowers has evaporated. Remove from heat and set squash-blossom filling aside. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. In a skillet heated to medium, melt a tablespoon of butter. Add a tortilla and cook it on one side until it puffs (about 30 seconds). Flip tortilla over and sprinkle over entire surface 1/4 cup of squash blossom filling and 1/2 cup of grated cheese. Top with another tortilla, and after cheese has melted and the two tortillas stick together (a couple of minutes), flip quesadilla and cook for a couple of minutes more or until lightly browned. Repeat for the remainder of the filling and tortillas. Serve warm with salsa verde on the side, if you like. Salsa verde Ingredients for the salsa verde: 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked 1/2 medium yellow onion, peeled, cut into wedges 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 or 2 Serrano chiles, seeded and cut in half 1 cup cilantro Salt to taste Instructions: To make the salsa, place the tomatillos, onion, garlic, serrano chiles and cilantro in a large pot. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil on high. Continue to boil uncovered for 10 minutes or until the tomatillos go from a bright green to a light, muted green (If the water doesn’t cover them completely, don’t add more water just turn the tomatillos in the pot halfway through the cooking so all sides are exposed to the boiling water). Turn of the heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer the pot contents to a blender and blend until smooth. (If you don’t let the vegetables cool, the steam will make the blender lid pop off, which makes for a bit of a mess.) Add salt to taste. Burrata-stuffed squash blossoms and olive tapenade crostini Adapted from Melissa Clark — serves four. A simpler presentation is Melissa Clark’s appetizer of squash blossoms, black olive tapenade and crostini. You can make the tapenade or buy a good quality one in a jar and skip that step. Ingredients: For the tapenade: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing crostini 1 cup pitted mixed black olives, coarsely chopped 3 anchovy fillets, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon chopped rosemary 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest For the crostini and squash blossoms: 1 baguette, sliced 1/4-inch thick on an angle Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon 12 squash blossoms 1-piece burrata or buffalo mozzarella Directions for the tapenade: Add the olives, anchovies, garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest to the bowl of a food processor, and pulse until coarsely chopped and mixed together. Drizzle in the 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and pulse until a cohesive paste forms. Skip, if you are using purchased tapenade.

Jul 5, 2019

Gardening with Allen: Mulch effectively stymies weeds - The Columbian

Perennial weeds which sprout from underground stems or roots such as Canada thistle are only controlled by a physical barrier such as weed barrier fabric. Volcanic rock, coarse gravel and other kinds of decorative rock can also be used to reduce weed growth. A new artificial mulch made from chopped-up tires is now available. It is chopped into uniformly small pieces and dyed brown to look just like coarse bark mulch. Weed barrier fabrics will prevent all light from reaching the soil and are often used in new shrub plantings. They are usually covered with bark or some other material to give a more natural appearance. Weed barrier fabric is porous so both water and air can flow through it freely. Do not use polyethylene as a mulch because it does not allow water or air to freely move into the soil. Bark is the most popular mulch because it not only reduces weed sprouting but gives a natural appearance to shrub and tree beds and reduces water loss. As bark is broken down in the soil it improves the physical characteristics of the soil. It also adds fertility to the soil. Bark is available in a variety of sizes, from fine dust to chunks. The most common bark is from Douglas fir trees. It is reddish brown in color, but ages to a darker brown. Hemlock bark is a darker brown color and ages to almost black. The least expensive way to purchase bark is in bulk by the cubic yard. If you don’t have access to a pickup, it can be delivered. I use grass clippings as a mulch in my vegetable garden. I scatter them between the rows and plants about 2 or 3 inches deep. Clippings quickly turn to a straw color and soil is ready for another layer in three or four weeks. Grass clippings can be used around trees, shrubs and flowers, but I prefer the dark brown color of bark. Corn gluten is another natural processed material which makes a good mulch but is more expensive than bark. I generally avoid using chemical weed preventers because they can sometimes damage other plants, especially if used repeatedly. The best weed preventing chemical for use around veget...

Jul 5, 2019

Garden View: Plant for pollinators - Monitor

Those that made the cut are known as the Texas Superstars, not all are native to Texas but they are well-adapted to our climate and many of them attract pollinators. You can find the Texas Superstar brochure at www.texassuperstar.com. Remember pollinators are not just looking for food, but also need plants or places for shelter and reproduction as well. Incorporate a variety of plant sizes and shapes to provide for their various needs. Additionally, not all pollinators are looking for the same type of plant. Bats prefer dull white, green or purple flowers, whereas butterflies look for bright white, yellow or blue flowers. Pollinator Partnership has a great guide on selecting plants for pollinators; you can find it under the “Resources” drop-down on their website, www.pollinators.org In celebration of National Pollinator Week Saturday, Master Gardeners will provide free educational activities for children, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Growing Growers Farmers Market, at Fireman’s Park, located on the corner of First Street and Business 83 in McAllen. Ashley Gregory is the horticulturalist for Hidalgo County with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. She can be reached at the Hidalgo County Extension Office at (956) 383-1026 or by email at ahgregory@ag.tamu.edu.

Jul 5, 2019

Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, June 7-14 - LA Daily News

Centers classes: “Rose Care,” 9 a.m. June 15. Area locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 1515 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge (818-790-2555); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. Call ahead to confirm your location is holding the class. Free. Upcoming: “Tropical Plants,” 9 a.m. June 22; “Growing Plumerias,” July 6. www.armstronggarden.com Orchid Society of Southern California Orchid Auction: The annual auction event begins with bidder registration and plant inspection, noon June 22. Bidding begins, 1 p.m. First Christian Church, 221 S. Sixth St., Burbank. 323-478-0016. Email: info@orchidssc.org. www.orchidssc.org VISIT Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum: Guided tours of the house, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Garden tour, 10 a.m. Friday. Admission $7; $2 ages 6-16; cash only. 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 310-456-8432. www.adamsonhouse.org Conejo Valley Botanical Garden: Specialty gardens include bird habitat, butterfly, desert, rare fruit, herb, orchard and tranquility. Hours: sunrise-sunset daily. Closed on July 4; heavy rain and if trails are muddy (trails may be muddy for several days after rain). Children’s garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. 805-494-7630. www.conejogarden.org Descanso Gardens: Specialty gardens include ancient forest, California natives, camellias, Japanese, lilacs, oak forest and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (except closed on Christmas). Admission $9; $6 seniors and students; $4 ages 5-12. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. 818-949-4200. www.descansogardens.org Gardens of the World: Specialty gardens include English perennial, French, Italian, Japanese, mission courtyard and rose. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on major holidays. Free. 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 805-557-1135. www.gardensoftheworld.info The Getty Center: Tours of grounds and the Central Garden. Check website for hours. Free admission. Parking $15. Getty Center Drive at North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles. 310-440-7300. www.getty.edu Huntington Botanical Gardens: Specialty gardens include Australian, children’s, Chinese, desert, herb, Japanese, palm and rose. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed on Tuesdays. Closed on New Year’s Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission $25/$29; $21/$24 ages 65 and older and ages 12-18; $13 ages 4-11 (first price is weekday; second is weekend). 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. 626-405-2100. www.huntington.org The Japanese Garden: Stroll through the “dry” Zen meditation and the “wet” gardens. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours by advance reservation Monday-Thursday mornings. Call to check for unscheduled closures; closed if it rains 24 hours before opening and during open h...