more about: Southern California

Fall gardening: 4 drought-busting plant combos for a cooler planet

Not to beat a dead lawn, but as summer temperatures were rising after two winters in a row of very low rainfall, the drought was never far from our minds in the West. So we reduced how often we watered our gardens … and lawn-shaming became a sport. But here’s the rub: Not watering our gardens—and allowing them to die—only heats up the […]

Your 2015 fall reading list: Editors’ favorite books of the West

Meet Tim Hollingsworth, chef of L.A.’s hottest new restaurant at L.A.’s hottest new museum

When art collectors Eli and Edyth Broad decided to build a contemporary-art museum, they picked a site smack in the middle of downtown’s already simmering cultural scene. Then they turned up the gas, recruiting Tim Hollingsworth, former chef de cuisine at The French Laundry, to run its restaurant, Otium. It and the museum are both set to open September 20, which also happens to be five days after the chef’s first child […]

Oktoberfest, an update from ‘The Shining’ hotel—and more great travel finds