| Dec 21, 2011
| 9:30 AM
The start of winter, the winter solstice, occurs tonight at 12:30 AM EST. After this point, we begin to add minutes of daylight as we head towards spring.
| Dec 21, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The phones at Q13 FOX News rang Wednesday morning with calls from viewers saying they believed meteorologist Parella Lewis was a day off in her reporting of when the Winter Solstice begins.
Viewers said an internet search indicated the Solstice...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 8:01 PM
You may have noticed the shorter, darker days of the coming winter.
The winter solstice occurs at 12:30 a.m. EST this Thursday, December 22. It is the longest night of the year and heralds the beginning of the winter season across the northern...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 7:45 AM
We've been really dry this December, with Seattle seeing less than 7% of their normal December rainfall. This could go down as one of the driest Decembers in Seattle, with records going back to the 1940s. We've only seen four days with measurable...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 1:34 PM
It might happen tonight. Or tomorrow. But it won't happen gradually. It will come all at once. All over Los Angeles, the first pink buds of jasmine will erupt into sprays of new white flowers. The display will be chaste enough for a wedding arbor -- until...
| Oct 11, 2008
IN NO INSTANCE is the California gardener more richly rewarded than with the autumn planting of wildflower seeds. Buy them now, sow them between Halloween and Christmas, and spring will be marked by a tumbling succession of grace notes.
| Sep 9, 2008
| 2:30 PM
So many things in recipes are optional. But if you live in Southern California, and you lack that bay leaf for a soup, stew or roast, it's almost criminal to cook without it.
This is the one place in North America with a Mediterranean climate. As such,...
| Dec 23, 2009
Believe it or not, there are some thirsty souls in this world who take in the strings of colored lights, the dangling snowflakes and overdressed fir trees and do not think of Christmas morning. They hear the strains of "Good King Wenceslas" or "The...
| Dec 30, 2009
The number of farmers markets in Los Angeles County has more than doubled over the last decade, from 53 to 129, and many of the venues are new, small and operated by neophytes. Such is the case with the Los Feliz farmers market, which was started five...
| Dec 27, 2008
On the chilly morning of the winter solstice last Sunday, the sun was just cresting the ridgeline of San Mateo Canyon as the Acjachemen talking circle started. Twenty or so people stood around a campfire. They passed a smoking bundle of dried white sage...
| Sep 3, 2007
HERE IN THE MODERN United States, we tend to believe we've achieved a kinder, gentler workplace that honors 9-to-5ers with a special day off in early September, especially when compared with the workaday world of the past. But 2,000 years ago,