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The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

The Potted Desert Garden: Keep Cool With a Potted Garden in White

Tuesday, July 22, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

We have been talking about cactus and succulents for our Palm Springs desert pots this month. With the temps this week projected to hit 115 degrees, we can imagine calmer times by planning a garden in white.

White is a cool color. When paired with other muted colors like blue or gray, white plants ca...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 17, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 17, 2014!

Thursday, July 17, 2014  |  Administrator

On this week's forward-thinking Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson examines labor at Krap-Mart; The K Chronicles looks at Germany's World Cup win; and Red Meat goes into the future with Genetically Modified Soy Beverage Distribution Man Dan.

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Know Your Neighbors: Comparisons to 1964 and 2014 Show History Does Indeed Repeat Itself

Know Your Neighbors: Comparisons to 1964 and 2014 Show History Does Indeed Repeat Itself

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  |  Anita Rufus

We’ve seen lots of reminders of 1964 this year—partly because it was 50 years ago, a nice milestone, and partly because we are facing issues today that eerily echo the issues of that year.

Maybe history does always repeat itself. Maybe we just keep making the same mistakes.

I recently watched a documen...

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Ask a Mexican: Do Call Centers in India Mangle Spanish as Much as They Mangle English?

Ask a Mexican: Do Call Centers in India Mangle Spanish as Much as They Mangle English?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: During George W. Bush’s administration, there was a lot of talk for and against comprehensive immigration reform. One remark, stated by a Mexican, went something like, “Go back to Europe!”

Aren’t Mexicans of European descent also? Hello, colonized by Spain! I thought to myself, “Why don...

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Potted Desert Garden: Get to Know the Silver Torch

Potted Desert Garden: Get to Know the Silver Torch

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  |  Marylee Pangman

The “silver torch” cactus ( Cleistocactus strausii ) is a great choice for your desert landscape or patio, because it is an eye-catching accent plant and can easily be grown in pots.

The silver-white colored spines offer a contrasting color in most landscapes. Its slender, vertical columns can reach a ...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 10, 2014!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for July 10, 2014!

Thursday, July 10, 2014  |  Staff

On this week's thoughtful Independent comics page: The K Chronicles exposes the Supreme Court centipede; Jen Sorenson fears super-weeds and super-herbicides; and Red Meat ponders the final week of life.

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