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Five Common Plants to Avoid When Creating Your Green Spaces in L.A.

Almost every time I visit a property with landscaping issues, the problem starts with bad design: the wrong plants in the wrong place. Here's advice from a third-generation L.A. landscaper and noted taco expert.

September 19, 2023

A Cat Person’s Complete Guide On What to Do When You Find Stray Kittens In Los Angeles

We are in the middle of kitten season, when most kittens are born, and shelters and rescues brace themselves as though the ensuing tidal wave of tragedy is a foregone conclusion. It will be until we as a community can rally to make things better.

July 14, 2023

El Sereno’s Guerrilla Gardeners Sow Native Plants To Resist Gentrification In Developer-Contested Land

Local activists are hoping to prevent the overdevelopment, gentrification, and displacement that has affected so much of the Eastside and Northeast by prioritizing green spaces and community ownership while centering the natural heritage of the neighborhood: "A lot of us have relationships with those hills that are being saved. They’re our roots, our connection to our home. That connection to the land and connection to home is something we all long for and try to hold onto... "

July 10, 2023