CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2004 |
Nineteenth century sea captains gratefully followed its piercing ray through inky nights to find safe harbor in Los Angeles and to avoid foundering on the rocky coastline. The ornate wooden Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro, whose beacon was extinguished decades ago, now beckons those who want a peek at a forgotten profession and a quaint lifestyle.
May 6, 2003 |
The old brick building on Commercial Street had lasted a century, first as a small-town newspaper office, then as an antique gallery. In just a few seconds, it was gone, ripped apart by a wind that let nothing stand in its way. More than a block from the small mountain of bricks that remained, antique dealer Ron Bertalotto found an old metal sign that once hung from the building's exterior. It read, "1884," the year it was built. Bertalotto, 49, tossed the sign into the back of his truck.
January 8, 2003 |
For more than 130 years, Nowell's moss in northwestern England has not been known to fruit. But scientists have now found tiny cigar-shaped spores on a rock wall -- the first time since 1866 that the moss is known to have reproduced sexually. "I was absolutely overjoyed," said Fred Rumsey of London's Natural History Museum, who made the find in the Yorkshire Dales. Scientists are seeking ways to further l'amour.
December 2, 2002 |
The crowds usually come to the fairground exhibition hall for trade shows or to get a peek at the fancy horses. But on display here Sunday was the new face of Georgia politics. Nearly a month after a staggering electoral upset by Georgia Republicans, hundreds of them flocked to the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter to greet Sonny Perdue, who is about to become the first GOP governor here in 130 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2002 |
In Orange, when they say life revolves around the Plaza, they mean it. Take Steve Ambriz. When he got married, the first thing he did was drive the limousine into the Plaza and treat his new bride, Bridget, to a spin on the traffic circle. They laughed. They honked the horn. They went around and around. "It was great," he says. The postnuptials were the height of decorum compared with Ambriz's days with the Orange High School football team.
March 19, 2001 |
The French left won control of Paris City Hall on Sunday in municipal elections that spelled the end of 130 years of right-wing rule over the capital and shook the power base of conservative President Jacques Chirac. The Socialist Party candidate for mayor, Bertrand Delanoe, clasped his hands over his head and called his historic victory the "renewal of democracy" in Paris. "I'll be the mayor of all Parisians," he promised.