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March 16, 1987 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
A new player has moved into Laguna Beach's contemporary-oriented gallery scene with an opening exhibit that features two hallowed names from the past--Rembrandt and Renoir. In a novel twist on the traditional commercial art gallery, Trey Ligon Gallery offers period antiques with its art.
July 18, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Four top sources for antiques, vintage modern and California design will join forces for a summer sidewalk sale today at NK, the L.A. store run by the design team Nickey Kehoe. Participants include the interior and furniture design firm Lawson-Fenning, the vintage lighting showroom Rewire, and Reform Gallery, a specialist in West Coast studio arts and crafts from the 1950s to 1970s. NK's maple-framed chair, a 1960s Dutch piece that has been re-caned, will be marked down 50% to $900.
August 11, 1990
Automobiles from decades gone by will weave their way through Santa Ana today during the 15th annual Antique Car Classic Parade. Sponsored by the city and South Coast Village, the event will feature about 200 vintage cars from the 1920s to the 1970s. The cars will compete for best of show and for prizes in 20 other categories. The event begins at 10 a.m., with judging at Centennial Park at the corner of Edinger Avenue and Fairview Road.
August 12, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
For a one-horse town, Los Alamos, Calif. (population 1,890), has an impressive assortment of art galleries, antiques shops and tasty restaurants. The picturesque community, near the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County, also has two fun wine-tasting rooms that offer a breezy respite from those in nearby tourist-clogged wine towns. The bed The 1880 Union Hotel (362 Bell St.; [805] 344-2744, ; rooms for two, from $105) was built in 1880 as a stagecoach stop — and it looks as if it hasn't changed much since.
May 19, 1990 | NANCY JO HILL, Nancy Jo Hill is a regular contributor to Orange County Life.
Helen Guiltinan couldn't believe her luck. She and her husband John had traveled Europe taking photographs and researching how they could create an authentic 17th-Century living room for their custom French chateau-style house to be built in Cowan Heights. And here was an antique dealer offering her an opportunity to purchase, from a photograph, an exquisite antique green marble fireplace front that appeared to be an exact copy of one she had seen in France's famed Versailles.
Walt Curry doesn't remember how much he paid for the red plastic radio five years ago when he added it to his collection of more than 100 antique radios. He did know that during an ad campaign in the late 1930s, Coca-Cola sold it for about $25. "Have a Coke," read the small white letters across the front of the shoebox-sized radio. When the radio sold at an auction of rare antique radios on Saturday, Curry grinned, knowing he had made enough money to buy more than just one Coke. The price: $470.
April 24, 2003 | Janet Eastman, Times Staff Writer
First, the good news: When caring for antique furniture, it's possible to do too much. Many experts say that character lines, natural patinas and tarnished hardware enhance a fine antique. Having it restored to "mint" condition, especially if not authentically, causes furniture dealers to gasp, shake their heads and point you to the door. But there are some chores that will add to the appearance, longevity and value of an heirloom. Dusting is, of course, the first one.
September 23, 1995 | PETER Y. HONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 90-year-old houses on Alvarado Terrace form a three-block island of elegance between Pico Boulevard and Hoover Street in a neighborhood plagued by poverty and drugs. As precious reminders of the city's genteel heritage, several of the houses have been named Cultural and Historical Monuments by the city, protecting them from unauthorized rebuilding or demolition. The street is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
October 15, 1988 | NANCY JO HILL
At 86, Lambert Ninteman is a former Minnesota farm boy who admits that you can take the boy off the farm but that you can never take the farm out of the boy. He left the family farm at 12 and went on to other adventures. But he never forgot his roots in America's heartland or the equipment used to till the soil and harvest its bounty. Karen Harmon, 34, of Lakewood, is an elementary school librarian and an avowed city girl.
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