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By Russell Yarwood From Costa Mesa, United States (Cactus & Succulents Uploaded By Fæ) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], Via Wikimedia Commons

Changing Climate, Changing Landscapes

We’ve lived in lower Mission Canyon in Santa Barbara for 40 years now. It’s a compound consisting of a small California bungalow and two larger homes. We bought it with friends from our university days and created an environment of…

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First Street Bridge, Los Angeles River By Downtowngal Via Wikimedia Commons

When a River Runs Through It

From when I was a boy growing up in nearby Long Beach until I was in my forties, I thought Los Angeles was a soulless city, ugly and mean. Skies in LA were an eerie, almost indescribable mix of gray…

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