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Best Garden Tours Los Angeles 2012 

Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Gardens

Self-guided and group walks lead you to private homes where Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Gardens designation has been granted. The foundation is committed to training Angelenos to personally fight the No. 1 preventable cause of ocean pollution: our urban runoff. Before you take one of Surfrider's group tours of certified yards or go on your own self-guided tour, learn from the organization's website how to turn your water-sucking lawn into one that prevents pollution — and provides for pollinators. CPR for gardening (Conservation, Permeability, Retention) brings landscapes to life. By using less DWP water, capturing L.A.'s occasional rainfall with rain barrels and switching to native plants and moisture-preserving mulches, you'll do your part. Go see the results! Use the online OFG map of certified Ocean Friendly Gardens and get inspired to install one. Once you're boasting your own "rain chain" and California-friendly yard design, you can ask to be awarded an OFG sign — if your effort meets the criteria. surfrider.org/programs/entry/ocean-friendly-gardens.   —Jacky Surber

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  • Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores
    At Ladies Gunboat Society, the new operation out of the restaurant that used to be Flores on Sawtelle Boulevard, the Hoppin’ John is served as an appetizer or a small plate rather than a side, and the price is the stuff of comedy.
  • OK GO @ The Troubadour
    OK GO performed to a sold out Troubadour on Tuesday night. Their fourth studio album, Hungry Ghosts, is out soon. DC Myles Hendrik opened the night. All photos by Timothy Norris.
  • Emmy-Nominated Costumes on Display
    On Saturday, the Television Academy and FIDM Museum and Galleries kicked off the Eighth Annual exhibition of "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" with an exclusive preview and reception party. 100 costumes are featured from over 20 shows representing the nominees of the 66th Emmy Awards. The free to the public exhibition is located downtown at FIDM and runs from today through Saturday, September 20th. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.

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