Yesterday, the San Jose Mercury News reported that Martin Litton, a former Sunset travel editor from 1954 to 1968, passed away on Sunday at age 97 in his Portola Valley home. Our garden editor Kathy Brenzel, whose time at Sunset briefly overlapped with Litton’s, says that he was—first and foremost—an environmental trailblazer.
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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 […]