Monthly Archives: April 2016

Album Review: Sukha


Rise never flags in its efforts to get the listener up and moving, appreciative and ready for the day or night ahead.

Bird Day L.A.

Lazuli Bunting - Bird Day LA - May 7. Photo by Dave Collins

It’s been 54 years since author Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, which ultimately got DDT banned in the United States, but new threats continue to arise.

Desalination on the Southern California Coast


The West Basin Municipal Water District is proposing a massive new $300 million desalination plant in the South Bay, which would be the first full-fledged desalination plant in Los Angeles County. The goal is to convert 60 million gallons of seawater a day into drinking water for the 17 cities served by West Basin.

Book Review: Gentle Energy Touch

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Savin gives us detailed descriptions of the locations of each of the seven chakras and their associated colors, elements, areas of body governance, physical problems arising from imbalance, associated belief systems, mental and emotional correspondences, over- and underactive chakric issues, spiritual lessons and chakric truths.

State of the Santa Monica Bay 2016


The Santa Monica Bay is such a source of joy and pleasure to many Angelenos, and we are finally seeing some progress in improved habitat conditions as a result of restoration efforts. It’s a sad byproduct of our urban life that most habitats in most areas of the Bay and its watershed are degraded to […]

The Watermelon Sex Cure


This succulent red produce contains lycopene, beta carotene and the new darling of the bedroom, citrulline.



[Maxwell has] taken all her favorite “mysteries of the universe”—civilizations lost to the Great Flood; unexplained missing links in human evolution; evidence of ancient extraterrestrial visitation on Earth and Mars—and set them against the havoc technology is currently wreaking on the natural world, weaving the whole into a sprawling, character-driven epic family saga.


Anti-GMO film Consumed

Although I’m all-too-familiar with the stories of farmers and other unsuspecting individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted or destroyed by Monsanto, this political thriller about a working-class single mom and her son’s unexplained illness deftly kept me on the edge of my seat.

Treat a Pollinator to Brunch & Change Your Brain


Advances in neuro-science have recently confirmed that something as simple as a walk through a natural setting produces significant changes in the portion of our brain known as the subgenual prefrontal cortex (sgPFC).