Landscape as a Source of Environmental Change

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change by Larry Weaner and Thomas Christopher (Timber Press, 2016) is part of a trend in garden design to use natural plant communities as a model for gardening. In this sense, it fits together well with Darke and Tallamy’s 2014 book The Living Landscape […]

via Favorite Garden Books: Garden Revolution — Jean’s Garden

Here’s the 2017 USC Trojans football schedule

Here’s the 2017 USC Trojans football schedule!

  • Sept. 2: Western Michigan
  • Sept. 9: Stanford
  • Sept. 16: Texas
  • Sept. 23: at California
  • Sept. 29: at Washington State
  • Oct. 7: Oregon State
  • Oct. 14: Utah
  • Oct. 21: at Notre Dame
  • Oct. 28: at Arizona State
  • Nov. 4: Arizona
  • Nov. 11: at Colorado
  • Nov. 18: UCLA
  • Nov. 25: OPEN DATE

Other key dates we’ll be watching:

  • Dec. 1 or 2: Pac-12 Championship Game (Santa Clara, Calif.)
  • Jan. 1: College Football Playoff semifinal (Rose Bowl or Sugar Bowl)
  • Jan. 8: College Football Playoff national championship (Atlanta)

Trojan Huddle Tour Set For Stop at Balboa Bay Resort

usc2013The 2017 Trojan Huddle Tour, featuring head football coach Clay Helton and men’s basketball coach Andy Enfield along with several student-athletes, former head football coach John Robinson and the Trojan Marching Band, will be held in four California cities in May and June.

Trojan fans will hear an insider’s chalk talk from the two coaches, and there will be a silent auction.

The tour stops are: May 8 (Balboa Bay Resort), May 15 (Brian Kennedy Founders’ Room, USC Galen Center), May 17 (La Jolla Country Club) and June 2 (Indian Wells Country Club).

A cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at each venue. Dinner will be served at the USC Galen Center and Indian Wells stops, while hors d’oeuvres will be served in Newport Beach and La Jolla. A Q&A presentation by the coaches will follow.

Business casual attire is suggested.

For more information, please call USC Athletics at (213) 740-4155, email, or go to .

Mark Ryden & American Ballet Theatre Whipped Cream


Take a trip into a colorful world of delicious characters and dancing sweets in a whimsical blend of fantasy and surrealism from Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky and pop-surrealist visionary Mark Ryden with music by Richard Strauss.

In this full-length confection, a young boy overindulges at a Viennese pastry shop and falls into a delirium. To help the boy escape from his attending physician, the boy dreams of his triumphant rescue by Princess Praline and her court, replete with Princess Tea Flower, Prince Coffee as well as marching Marzipan, concluding in a festive celebration! As light as meringue, Richard Strauss’ score is the perfect inspiration for this all-new production destined to delight ballet fans of all ages.

“The most gifted choreographer in classical ballet today,” Alastair McCauley, New York Times

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A special message to our veterans and their families.

With nearly 130,000 veterans and their respective family members residing in Orange County, we always like to share information relevant to all veterans who honorably served our Country and to their families for their sacrifices.

Please visit for more information regarding various programs and services for Orange County veterans and their families.

Caregivers Video Series for Caregivers Caring for a Veteran with Dementia

To educate and aid Veteran caregivers, the Office of Rural Health funded the following caregiver video series, each of which are broken up into modules on specific topics. If you would like a DVD copy of the modules, or if you have questions or feedback, please call 801-582-1565 ext. 2770 or email the Veterans Rural Health Resource Center – Salt Lake City and mention the specific video module title(s) you are interested in receiving.

 “Information and Support for In-Home Dementia Caregivers
Most people with dementia experience behavioral changes as their condition progresses, which can become challenging and distressing for caregivers to manage. Video series one portrays Harold and Margaret, as they face common issues surrounding dementia in-home care, including home safety, legal matters, problem behaviors, and relaxation techniques. View the series of 20 modules broken into specific topics. Click here to watch this video series.

Managing Dementia Behaviors: ABC’s for Caregivers

Series two portrays Terri and Frank a couple coping with Frank’s progressing dementia, to illustrate ways to communicate with and get help for someone with dementia. This series teaches the ABC Model, a method that caregivers can apply to the most troublesome or frustrating behaviors associated with dementia to help reduce or eliminate them. Click here to watch this video series.

Apple working to create original content, TV series and movies.

Earlier this month, The Wall St. Journal reported how Apple is working to bring in veteran producers to help create original content, including TV series and movies for an expanded Apple Music service. Now, Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has offered additional insight about Apple’s plans in this space, as well as how it hopes to differentiate…

via Jimmy Iovine confirms Apple Music’s plans to offer original video content — TechCrunch

Jackson Wayne leather goods decidedly vintage

Well howdy, partner! How’s your Django app deployment going? Jackson Wayne makes leather goods with a decidedly old-timey, pre-WWII/post-Pony Express bent. Founded by a former lawyer, Andrew Lynch, the style is based on “old pictures of lawyers and their briefcases” that Lynch found while running is law practice. Lynch’s inspiration came from a leathery past.… via Jackson Wayne makes a messenger bag for time travelers to the Old West — TechCrunch