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So much art, so little time. How to best navigate the Los Angeles gallery and museum scene? Here are critic's previews, openings and continuing shows for the week beginning Thursday, June 26. Critic's Preview Christopher Knight, Times Art Critic Chris &...
JOEL BRAND is chairman of Friends of 415 PCH.ALTHOUGH thousands of $400-a-night hotel rooms have sprung up along our coastline in the past decades, few if any new campgrounds, parks or other public facilities have been built to accommodate the other 98% of Californians who can't afford to pay five-...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesSan Simeon, Calif. It had been nearly three decades since I stood in this spot, looking out across the Neptune Pool of Hearst Castle to the Santa Lucia Mountains. But this time, the feeling was different. Thirty years ago, I had almost free run of...
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Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"This is a unique destination where you are allowed on a military post, visit [one] of the 21 missions and stay overnight at Hearst's private lodge," says reader Lloyd van Horsen of Santa Barbara, in recommending Ft. Hunter Liggett. THE SETTING Ft....
Q13 Fox Consumer SpecialistLike a lot of folks these days, Leslie Sundberg is downsizing. With the kids grown, she's selling the house, and a lot of the stuff in it. She has spent three weeks getting ready for this garage sale. "We are organizing as we're pricing, as you can see",...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWilliam Randolph Hearst never did anything small. Witness the late publisher's sprawling estate in San Simeon, Calif., which draws nearly 2,000 admirers on an average day. But until recently, the gateway to Hearst Castle, where visitors board shuttles...
The Ch‚teau du Sureau and Erna's Elderberry House restaurant nestle near the town of Oakhurst, a 30-minute drive from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. It's God's country, all hay-colored Sierra foothills and thickets of stately pines in a...
In the 1950s and '60s, if Virginia Warren Daly came to your party, you had it made. Effervescent, beautiful and popular with the opposite sex, the daughter of Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren was a staple of the society columns in Washington and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterL.A. designer Barclay Butera has refashioned drawings by Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle, for a line of luxury pillows. The four patterns in the Casa del Monte series are based on pencil sketches that Morgan prepared for gilded plaster relief...
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Snobbery and wealth, like love and marriage, don't always go together. The same holds for knowledge and money, as in "He's got more dollars than sense." At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the complex relationships among taste, affluence and...
Tribune staff reporterThe Spanish-American War, which officially began on this date, was a short and thoroughly lopsided affair, but it was long on enthusiasm and colorful characters. Future president Teddy Roosevelt led a charge of cowboys and college students up a hill in...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt's dusk in Tijuana's red-light district, and two bouncers are slouching outside a strip joint called the Chicago Club. A car rolls up, a window rolls down, and the American guy on the passenger side starts asking questions in awkward Spanish. Looks like...
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