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A Moment of Silence: Michael S. Ariens (1931-2015)

During a 55-year career at Ariens Company, Michael Ariens served as the outdoor power equipment company's president and chairman of the board, and led the acquisition of the Gravely(R) brand in 1982.

Mayor Garcetti Convenes Task Force for L.A. Waterfront Development
The Los Angeles waterfront is not only home to the nation's busiest cargo port, but also the World Cruise Center, the USS Iowa battleship, Willmington Waterfront Park (April 2012 LASN), the San Pedro Promenade, (June 2010 LASN), Catalina Terminal, L.A. Maritime Museum, downtown San Pedro, Cabrillo Beach and Marine Aquarium, Point Fermin Lighthouse, restaurants, recreational boating and shopping, all against the backdrop of the iconic Vincent Thomas Bridge.

Tudor Home Backyard Hardscape

This 1920s residence in Colorado Springs, Colo., was renovated to give the owners space to relax and entertain while retaining the home's historic aspects. The upper patio features a natural gas fire pit and a recirculating water feature, as well as seating and retaining walls in Siloam Stone and Colorado Buff flagstone caps. The patio is mortared flagstone in neutral tones. Colored concrete sidewalks lead to the fully renovated pool area, where a historic tuberculosis hut is located, now used as a pool changing area.

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Housing Production Falls in January

January's 22 percent decrease in total construction starts in the Midwest, which included a 30.8 percent drop in single-family housing production, forced both U.S. totals downward.

Trying to Put a Price on Immigration Reform

The outlay for increased federal assistance, extra earned-income credit payments and other expenditures if Obama's recent executive orders on immigration prevail are weighed against the cost of deportation, lost tax revenues and more if the Republicans succeed in thwarting the president.

Jensen Landscape and Village Nurseries Team Up on Diverse Northern Calif. Projects

In 2000, a Cape Cod-style oceanfront estate with a private beach on Pebble Beach's 17-Mile Drive sold to Silicon Valley businessman Tom Siebel for $28 million. The home made news again in 2012 when the new owner, Blossom Cove LLC, had it razed to construct a 7,059-sq. ft. single-family craftsman home ('Blossom Cove') with a 3,508-sq. ft. basement, an attached three-car garage and a guest house. The property has views of Stillwater Cove, Carmel Bay, Pebble Beach Golf Links and is a short walk to The Lodge at Pebble Beach. The plants for the property range from natives to succulents. Numerous heritage oak trees with Spanish moss shade the property.

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3rd Annual LAF Leaders' Reception at LA Expo

Support LAF research and scholarships by attending the 3rd annual Leaders' Reception on Thursday, March 12th at 4 p.m. and hear Tiffany Beamer, ASLA, a partner at OLIN talk about the relationship of development and landscape architecture.

NC DOT Launches Walk/Bike Website

The NC DOT recently launched a new website,, which helps explain the statewide pedestrian and bicycle mobility plan, and provides detailed state and regional bike path maps.

In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights
When French Queen Catherine de Medici had the Tuileries Palace and Garden outside of Paris' Medieval walls built beginning in 1564, she began the unprecedented expansion and greening of the city. The French Revolution, notes the author, "stopped such horticultural and arboreal extravagance in its tracks,"...before resurfacing in 1853 when Haussmann began reconfiguring the city into 20 arrondissements, building wide avenues and began refurbishing old estates, parks and creating large forested ones like the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes.

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Moment of Silence: Max Norman

The BBC reports that landscape architect Max Norman, 41, of Ipswich, Scotland, was found dead Saturday Jan. 31, by a Torridon Mountain rescue team after an avalanche on Coireag Dubh Mor in Scotland's Western Highlands. Norman, an experienced mountaineer, was with another climber, who was found first, trying to walk out to get help.

A Genius of an App

A new mobile app for the Genius(TM) irrigation system provides interactive zone mapping with a visual display of the shape of each irrigation zone and the distances of the sprays from each sprinkler head, and allows installers to align water streams to landscape features in each zone.

OPEI Expands the TurfMutt Program

The OPEI, a nonprofit trade association that represents manufacturers and their suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment, has announced the expansion of their TurfMutt program.

National Complete Streets Coalition Releases 2014 Report

The National Complete Streets Coalition recently released its report on 2014's Best Complete Streets Policies, which lists communities that have adopted these guidelines.

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PLANET Renews Brand

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, has renewed its brand with a new name - National Association of Landscape Professionals, NALP.

NFL Scouting Combine Steps Up Field Painting Game

Field marking plans tripled the customary annual order of Eco Chemical's TempLine synthetic field paint for the event at Lucas Oil Stadium. Eco Chemical TempLine has been the choice of field paint for the NFL Combine for the past several years. Only one pallet of paint has been needed in past years to meet the field painting needs for the event.

West Hollywood Park Design Celebrates Community's Vibrant Diversity

Among the design elements for phase two of West Hollywood Park is an unusual multi-level playground. The colors of the bright rubber safety surfacing were inspired by the native California poppy.

RGF Environmental Group Introduced Advanced Bio-Reactor Recycle System

In addition to golf courses, Universal Advanced Bio-Reactor applications include landscape maintenance, agriculture, government facilities and universities, sod farms, resorts and campgrounds.

Profile Products Introduces Advanced Topsoil Alternative
Profile Products ProGanics(TM) BSM(TM) helps to establish vegetation in poor soil conditions.

Planning for Strategic Success

A business specialist for the lawn and landscape industry has put together seven questions to be answered by a company's leader and management team to help the company achieve a more profitable year.

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