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L.A. at HomeThe day is Christmas, 1938. Thousands of cars rumble down Altadena's Santa Rosa Avenue, the street's towering cedars aglow for what a photo caption in the Los Angeles Times calls "The Mile of Trees." The tourist attraction wasn't really a mile long -- but...
L.A. at HomeIn this installment of Lost L.A., our columnist Sam Watters looks at how successful bankers over 100 years ago built the cornerstones of what we know as downtown. Brothers and co-founders of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Herman and Isaias...
Change of SubjectToday's telephone recording transcripts, plain text version: DATE: 11/3/2008 9:23 p.m. ACTIVITY: Rod Blagojevich home line incoming call. SESSION: 162 SPEAKERS: Rod Blagojevich, Robert Greenlee GREENLEE: ...pressed by everybody involved. At least the SEIU...
Clout StFrom today's print edition: The Blagojevich trial is taking Friday off as usual. Here's today's print story by Bob Secter and Jeff Coen: Rod Blagojevich's approval ratings had tanked and he was furious. Illinois voters were ingrates, the former governor.....
Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...
On for-profit colleges; people on welfare and where they spend their money; and Jonah Goldberg's views on the GOP and upcoming electionsFor, and against, for-profit colleges Re "The for-profit college bubble," Opinion, July 13 So-called for-profit colleges should not be allowed to play their shell game with taxpayer money. As things stand, such institutions are just one more mechanism...
For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. John Sayles didn't just give the crowd a taste of his new novel, "Some Time in the Sun" -- he performed a comedy about tabloid newsboys in New York, playing 26 characters...
Tags: Mark Twain, U.S. Military, Book, Entertainment, Philippines
A big splash. That's what media mogul William Randolph Hearst made when he finished his Santa Monica beach house in 1931. Its gilded rooms and swimming pools impressed the neighbors, but Hearst had it built to impress the nation. From the end of the...
Tags: TV Guide, Swimming, Celebrities, Architecture, Death
The gig: Founder and principal of Levin & Associates Architects, a Los Angeles firm that specializes in historic building renovations. Levin has been the architect responsible for restorations of such local landmarks as the Wiltern theater, Griffith...
If you must have a shtick, make it a good one. Robert Olen Butler is familiar with this dictum: His collection "Tabloid Dreams" was based on supermarket tabloids; the stories in "Had a Good Time" were drawn from vintage postcards; "Severance" was composed...
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed closing up to 220 state parks to help cut the state's $24.3 billion deficit. The cuts include popular attractions for millions of visitors each year, such as a park that is home to some of the tallest...
Jacket CopyThe Los Angeles Times has announced the finalists for its 2009 Book Prizes: for the first time, graphic novels will be in competition for an LA Times Book Prize of their own. There are now 10 competitive categories: biography, current......
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