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Winter Solstice

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  • Winter solstice–with more daylight hours–arrives tonight

     
    The astronomical start of winter—better known as the winter solstice—occurs at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night. In practical terms, the solstice marks Chicago’s—and the Northern Hemisphere’s—shortest …...
  • Nativity scenes often reflect cultural influences, Baylor scholars say

     
    How the birth of Jesus is portrayed in art has changed over time and often reflects the culture and times of the artists, according to scholars at the Baylor University. In these times, a nativity scene may show Mary exhausted by childbirth while Joseph...
  • Reno takes on SNL’s Seth Meyers -- but Fozzie Bear gets a pass

     
    Reno targets Seth Meyers: Reno residents were not amused by comedian Seth Meyers' recent put-down of their city, though they seem willing to forgive Fozzie Bear of "The Muppets."...
  • Winter solstice: The cold-weather celebration is hot again

     
    Winter solstice is a busy time for a Wiccan priestess. Selena Fox talks winter solstice traditions and why our cold-weather solstice is becoming a hot holiday....
  • Local Groundhogs Likely to be Sleeping on Feb. 2

     
    Groundhog Day is on its way, when dozens of towns across the country look to local groundhogs to determine how long winter weather will wait …...
  • Mexico City residents to mega-quakes: We can handle it

     
    It's true that sometimes Mexico City can look and feel like the Hollywood set for a movie about the apocalypse. On Tuesday, riding through another big quake, it proved that it's a city that can take a punch....
  • Cuzco, Peru's often overlooked treasures

    Cuzco, Peru's often overlooked treasures
    As many a Peruvian traveler can tell you, climbing Machu Picchu is easy, especially if you take one of those tourist buses that do most of the work. It's embracing Cuzco that can be hard. Cuzco (often spelled Cusco) usually is the Peruvian city you...
  • The Craft Beer Chronicles: Sipping seasonals at the Bruery

     
    On Sunday, I took the Metrolink to Orange County, riding my bicycle from Fullerton Station to the Bruery in nearby Placentia. There I found Patrick Rue -- the Bruery's founder, CEO and fellow Mater Dei High School alumnus -- waiting for me in the...
  • Autumnal aromas: Blessed with good scents

     
    THANKSGIVING ISSUE: It is said that Southern California has no seasons, but we who live here have learned to recognize its subtle tonal shifts. When the sycamore trees flare crimson and giant breakers pound the empty beaches, my thoughts to turn...
  • Your morning fashion and beauty report: Zooey Deschanel is suing Steve Madden. Kate Middleton's dress is already being made. And there's a total lunar eclipse on the way!

     
    There's a total lunar eclipse coming Monday-Tuesday night, coinciding with the winter solstice (depending on your time zone). Not that we'll be able to see it in Southern California, with all the rain we're having. But at least it's a......
  • Christmas truce

     
    On another post, commenter "Hawthorn in the Woods" writes -- Since there haven't been any new entries on this blog, I'd just like to wish everyone, those I agree with and those whom, on occasion, I disagree with, all the......
  • Man battles Santa Monica nativity scene with nonreligious display of his own

     
    HOLIDAY FIGHT: A nativity scene in Santa Monica has prompted Damon Vix to create a scene of his own, this one criticizing the Christmas display. According to the Santa Monica Daily Press: The Hollywood prop maker is the man behind......