The Firefly Run combines the rigor of a 5K and a 10K race with the kaleidoscopic colors of a light show. LED beams and lasers pierce the dark, leading racers decked out in light-festooned gear through nighttime streets and parks to raise money for charity. Race coordinators keep competitors bright by encouraging them to wear costumes fitted with glow sticks, cartoonish helmets, light-up armbands, or any other light-themed decoration. Beyond the finish line, runners and audiences alike celebrate at a postrace dance party with live entertainment, visual effects, and a costume contest that rewards unique outfits and the athlete who was able to ward off the most gremlins.
In 1956, a mining company sold some unproductive facilities to the County of Los Angeles, thinking it had taken everything worth taking from the land. The county wanted to reclaim the site as a natural habitat, but civic demands at the time dictated that it become a sanitary landfill. Then, in 1961, a group of private citizens headed by Frances Young convinced the Board of Supervisors to reclaim the site as a botanic garden. By April of that year, the one-time mine and former landfill bloomed with more than 40,000 donated trees, shrubs, and other plants, officially completing its rebirth as the South Coast Botanic Garden.
Today, the garden's 87 acres of land support more than 200,000 plants representing more than 2,500 different species, including 100 extremely rare mature plant specimens and globe-spanning plants from Australia and Africa. The robust growth sprawls across several theme gardens, including a dry-soil cactus garden, a traditional Japanese garden sculpted around centuries-old stone lanterns, and a Mediterranean garden inspired by the sultanates of antiquity. The diverse plant life provides shelter for an equally diverse population of birds and bugs, with 200 avian species spotted each year, matching the 200 yearly squeals from grown men who encounter a particularly large beetle.
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Brushed metal rods that neatly hold scarves and ties. Felt-lined compartments that safeguard watches and rings. These are just a couple of the tools Closet Solutions uses to transform closets into organized and aesthetically pleasing spaces.
Their craftsmen design, construct, and install cabinets, racks, shelves, tables, and compartments that bring order to chaotic situations. Customized storage solutions free up space in garages so that homeowners can keep workspaces clear of clutter. Other spaces that can benefit from their systems include laundry rooms, home offices, and kitchen pantries.
Letting a project manager at All American Design shoulder the burden of a home remodel can make the undertaking seem less daunting. They handle every aspect of remodels with a team of seamlessly integrated vendors and experts, from roofers to painters to construction workers. Not only do they give homes makeovers, but they also provide homeowners with energy-saving products including windows, doors, and exterior house coatings that can lower utility costs. They even install solar panels so homes can generate their own energy.
Though his medium is a bit left-of-center, Ronny Coric is a true artist, converting dull slabs of concrete into rich, colorful walkways. His staining techniques play off of concrete's natural designs and patterns, adding dimension and layers of translucent color to home and office expanses. Ronny's gallery of past work demonstrates his eye for color and pattern with floors that shine like burnished copper, showers surrounded by swirling crimson walls, and two-toned staircases.