more about: Southern California

Where to Find the Prettiest Sunsets in SoCal: Ojai

Taking in the sunset over the Topa Topa Mountains, from Meditation Mount. Photography by Lisa Corson. Ojai’s legendary “pink moment,” when the setting sun casts a scarlet glow across the Topa Topa Mountains (pictured above), is pretty enough to plan a weekend getaway around. We sent writer Jess Chamberlain to this Ventura County village—80 miles northwest of L.A.—to explore. Here below, […]

San Diego’s Coolest New Addition

It’s tiny in size—just 225 square feet—but San Diego’s first parklet made a big impact when it opened in 2013. The mixed-use space, designed by local architect Christopher Bittner, helped to center the city’s focus on North Park, an eclectic neighborhood that’s now a hotbed of independently owned boutiques, restaurants, and breweries. The parklet sits at North Park’s heart, near […]

(Modernism) Weekend Update

Get on the bus with your Weekender Ticket! This Columbus Day weekend, Modernism Week’s Fall Preview takes over Palm Springs, and if you read your October issue of Sunset, you’ll know this already. (You did, didn’t you? Of course you did.) What you didn’t know, because it hadn’t been announced by the time we went to press, was that the […]

Ask the Expert: Arturo Martinez on Solar Water Heating

We asked Arturo Martinez, customer communications specialist at Southern California Gas Company, for his expert advice on solar energy and how it can be used in your home.