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Tuesday’s Poet: Two From Richard Beban

Great-Grandmother in Her
 Sunday Plumed Hat In the time before Starlings spread their iridescent shadow across the homes of Eastern Bluebirds & Great Crested Flycatchers, & the Passenger Pigeon still flew, great-grandmother rolled her head from side to side, cried out, sweating, knees high, water broken, & pushed grandfather into this abundant world. Birds covered […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Therése Halscheid

A Certain Etiquette, of swamps Do not doubt that something without eyes and ears can know who you are − I have lived long enough to learn of you, your human ways those who are humble as they enter me, who bow under the low branch instead of breaking it and those who have never […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Two by Maria Mazziotti Gillan

At Ocean’s Edge I watch the ocean move languorously Past the windows of this house Perched on the edge of sand And dune grass. I expect The house to float as though it were a boat and the moving water Were carrying us away. In this place, where sea and sky meet, there is time […]

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Monday’s Wetlands News: Summer Afternoons at Ballona

“Summer afternoon”: no stranger to the beauty of words and language, writer Henry James chose these as the most beautiful. Well, it’s hard to beat the beauty of a majestic spring day at Ballona, but this past Saturday’s monthly open house confirmed James’ wisdom to the three dozen or so visitors, volunteers, and docents. As […]

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Urgent! Take a minute of your day to help end plastics pollution

Heal the Bay has sent out an urgent notice asking that residents of Senate District 26 take one minute to PLEASE call your local senator’s office in support of bill AB 1998. AB 1998 is a proposed state law banning the use of single-use plastic bags. Passage would be a immense victory in the war […]

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