Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary celebrates Mayor Biss Birthday

A beautiful black oak tree, Quercus velutina, was planted on a perfect morning at Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary to honor Mayor Biss on his 44th birthday, Sept. 27. The Mayor was not content to stand by and watch. He found tools and participated in all aspects of the planting, from cutting away the plastic protection holding the soil around the tree roots to shoveling the sand. Black oak is the only oak native to sand prairies…

Jazzma Pryor shines in ‘Twilight: Los Angeles 1992’

There are approximately 48 different characters in Anna Deavere Smith’s play, “Twilight: Los Angeles 1992,” currently at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre. They are male, female, old, young, African American, Korean, Mexican…


The art of making art: Chuck Larson

As a tree grows, its trunk gets wider and longer. Chuck Larson’s interest and energy in wood craft has grown over time as well but is now narrower and…


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An Apple a Day

There’s a hint of crispness in the air, and that’s all the impetus I need to usher in my favorite fall produce, starting with…


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