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Before & After: A massive front lawn is transformed into an inviting, low-water landscape

Published: 
Wed, 01/17/2018 (All day)

Amber Denker thinks like an artist when it comes to gardening, spending countless hours in her Toluca Lake backyard planting exotics and tropical plants. “It makes me feel like I’m painting my environment,” she explains.

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A rare plant and a renegade environmental activist could derail Ballona Wetlands restoration

Published: 
Thu, 11/23/2017 (All day)

With his long ponytail, floppy sun hat and a peace symbol dangling from his neck, retired federal biologist Robert “Roy” van de Hoek looks like a man bent on saving the environment.