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Tribune reportersCraig Huffman comes to the private-equity world with a multifaceted set of credentials: two master's degrees from the University of Chicago, stints in the non-profit world, and a stretch as a rehabber of distressed properties. Now Huffman is ready to...
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Times Staff WriterPARIS had its Baron Haussmann, who in the 19th century redesigned the French capital. New York had its Robert Moses, who before and after World War II redesigned that city's highways, parks and bridges. And Los Angeles? L.A. had the Traffic Commission....
In a city that contains hundreds of miles of recreational walks, routes and trails, the opening of a new jogging path sounds about as noteworthy as a Pinkberry christening or another starlet DUI. But the new scenic path that opened in December along the...
Art CriticThe cascade of extraordinary scenes will officially begin Tuesday, with the nation's first inauguration of an African American president on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, in a city south of the Mason-Dixon Line, as the oath of office is sworn on Abraham...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHIS weekend, you could celebrate Earth Day -- which is technically Tuesday -- among L.A.'s stalled freeways, its overbooked apartments and endless arid concrete sidewalks. Or, like the hundreds of thousands of us who trek through Southern California's...
Chicago TribuneOn this date, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted headed west from Chicago, where he had arrived by train from New York, to a spot about 10 miles from the city. His mission was to inspect 1,600 acres that a group of Eastern businessmen had...
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My Two Polish Grandfathers And Other Essays on the Imaginative Life Witold Rybczynski Scribner: 228 pp., $25 Overrun by exhibitionists, the memoir has turned spuriously confessional. Yet if there's one life story that could stand a bit more self-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterYOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A creature of habit, Brian Ouzounian joins a swallow-like migration each summer to this park's glacier-cleaved valley. Ouzounian has camped in Yosemite Valley in nearly every one of his 57 years, setting down stakes a...
The Hartford CourantIt's a beautiful spring day, and Edward Richardson of Glastonbury has just climbed 96 steps to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford's Bushnell Park. To the south are the gold domes of the state Capitol and the Bushnell Center...
Hartford Courant Staff WriterRegular visitors to New York should bypass the tried-and-true of Manhattan for the city streets less traveled. Just a hop, skip and a borough away lies Brooklyn, ripe for its own exploration. (PHOTOS INCLUDED) Regular visitors to New York should bypass...
Vanishing America: In Pursuit of our Elusive Landscapes By James Conaway Shoemaker & Hoard, 275 pages, $24.95 The notion of progress is generally perceived as an inherently positive one. Calling to mind a variety of upward indicators, it can point to...
Originally a Tudor-style country manor, the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, Mass., is situated on 380 acres designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Among its attractions today are four restaurants and one of the largest...
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Original site for Frederick Law Olmsted topic gallery.