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What do we mean when we talk about home?

HOME: Stories From L.A., a member of the Boing Boing Podcast Network, is on a brief hiatus, and returns for its fourth season in October. If you haven’t heard the show yet, this might be a good time to catch up with an episode from the archive — like “The House On The Hill,” about a forgotten figure from the Golden Age of Hollywood; or “A Home, …

My Town Has Been Invaded by Tourists and I Want Them to Go the F#@k Home

My hometown of Los Angeles has been a tourist destination ever since it first became reachable by railroad. Consequently, I grew up around tourists. In fact, their behavior spurred me to swear I’d behave better than they did whenever I traveled.I’d also lived in other parts of Southern … Continue reading Source link

LA halts subsidies for plastic lawns

LA halts subsidies for plastic lawns / Boing Boing The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has changed its rebate program that subsidized homeowners who ripped up their wasteful turf lawns and put in plastic grass or gravel. The new subsidy rules reserve rebates for people who replace their turf with landscaping designed to retain water (astroturf lawns retain heat and …

What happens when you bring a kid from the other side of the world into your home forever?

This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.: What happens when you bring a kid from the other side of the world into your home forever? How does it change what home means to her? And to you? This week it’s the story of one mom, the daughter she chose, and the way they keep Ethiopia alive in the home that’s now theirs. PROGRAM NOTE: This …

Dancers in the house

This week on HOME: Stories From L.A.:  A roving. shifting company of dance and performance artists is nudging its audiences to think about home differently — by bringing one-off, site-specific performances to houses, live-work spaces and tiny apartments all over the Los Angeles area. Meet homeLA. HOME is a member of the Boing Boing Podcast Network. If you like what you hear, please rate/review the show …

UC Davis Chancellor spent $400K+ to scrub her online reputation after pepper-spray incident

Back in April, we learned that UC David Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi had hired a sleazy “reputation-management” company to scrub her reputation and that of the university after the 2011 incident in which university police lieutenant John Pike hosed down peaceful protesters with pepper spray, jetting chemical irritant directly into their open mouths and eyes. The bill for that “scrubbing” was over $175,000. …