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December 7, 1989 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The big red barn with its vintage cupola stood for 74 years at the corner of Bolsa Avenue and Bushard Street. When it was moved last month, Henry Warne watched and was filled with childhood memories. "I was about a year old when the barn was built in 1915. I spent many long afternoons playing around it and climbing all around. When I think of those days, I remember when it was filled high with hay to feed all the animals," said Warne, who still lives in Westminster.
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SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers can now add small forward Matt Barnes to their wounded list. Barnes jammed his left big toe in the second half of the Clippers' victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series on Thursday night. Barnes came out of the game for a while, but finished the game. Barnes said he'll get treatment on the toe the next two days and be ready to play in Game 4 on Sunday at Oracle Arena. The Clippers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. “I did it on Draymond Green's foot and just instantly I jammed it bad,” Barnes said late Thursday night after the game.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
A man who says he wants to help preserve a piece of Orange County's heritage has been given a historical building on the Orange County fairgrounds and is dismantling it, board by board, for reassembly at his Newport Beach home. Fair officials had intended to tear down the so-called Buffalo Ranch buildings, which were used to store farm equipment on the old Irvine Ranch, because they could not afford to restore them.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Barnes & Noble Inc. shares were sharply lower Thursday after a key investor said it was slashing its stake in the bookstore chain. Barnes & Noble, which operates 663 stores in 50 states, announced Thursday that Liberty Media Corp. had decided to sell about 90% of its shares of the company. Liberty Media, which had been considered one of the chain's biggest backers, bought a 17% stake in 2011. After the sale, it will hold less than 2%. Barnes & Noble shares were down $3.31, or 15%, to $18.80 at 10:30 a.m. PDT. The news comes as Barnes & Noble tries to navigate through the rapidly changing world for books and media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
To the displeasure of some of his neighbors, Dennis Holland has been granted city permission to go forward with his plan to rebuild the historic Buffalo Ranch barn in the frontyard of his Newport Beach home. The building, which was once used to store farm equipment on the old Irvine Ranch, had been housed at the Orange County Fairgrounds and was slated for destruction in November when Holland volunteered to dismantle and move it.
NEWS
March 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
An arsonist burned down six Amish barns within two hours, killing 177 animals and crippling a farming community on the eve of planting season. "Something has to be wrong with him. These people don't bother anybody," said Milroy Fire Chief Ron Staib. No arrest had been made by Monday evening, but police said they had identified a suspect in the fires, which began Saturday.
NEWS
April 27, 1986 | From United Press International
Thunderstorms rumbled across the Plains on Saturday, spawning tornadoes in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota that flattened homes and barns, downed power lines, killed a young girl and blew a woman out of her car, officials said. "We've been having tornadoes all over the place. We've had a multitude of sightings in the area," said Jim Fraser, dispatcher with the Thayer County Sheriff's Department in Hebron, Neb.
NEWS
May 15, 1995 | J.E. MITCHELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The last of the three barns on Tom Varden's Somis walnut and lima bean farm still stands today--a graceful icon from an era when much of Ventura County was sparsely populated farmland. Varden's barn appears from California 118 like the centerpiece of an Andrew Wyeth landscape--gauzy, haunting and lost in time. "This old barn means a lot to me," said the semi-retired Varden, 67. "But time is definitely taking its toll. I don't know how long it'll hold out."
NEWS
February 19, 1989 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
David Ciolek is a crusader who hopes to rescue a vintage slice of Americana from the demolition crews--the old-style big red barns. Most of the barns were put up between 1850 and 1920. But they're now being torn down in wholesale fashion nationwide. "Anything standing that long deserves to be saved and restored," Ciolek said. "Farming methods are changing. The old barn isn't being used or cared for as it was in the past. "Many are in terrible shape, leaning, sagging, collapsing, abandoned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2003 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
It's only a barn. But what a place the saggy-roofed, red-sided structure is. Few who pass by the farm building at the edge of Griffith Park realize that it is the birthplace of Disneyland. And that, like the amusement park, the old shack is meticulously designed, maintained -- and revered. It's Walt Disney's barn, the backyard shed that for half a century was tucked away behind the animator-turned-impresario's house on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills. Disney was 65 when he died in 1966.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - Jared Dudley had started the first 29 regular-season games for the Clippers, struggling to find his way before eventually losing his small forward position to Matt Barnes on Jan. 20 at Detroit. Now Dudley is in the midst of just trying to get some playing time, but even with limited minutes, he hasn't complained. "You just got to stay ready," Dudley said. "I just think my game is suited for the playoffs. When you have two or three days to prepare for a guy, you know what you're going to get from me. " Things got worse for Dudley when the Clippers signed free-agent Danny Granger, who just happened to play the same small forward position as Dudley.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Two weeks have passed since the NBA trading deadline, two weeks for Matt Barnes to contemplate his future with the Clippers. Barnes has elevated his game during that time, but it still appears to weigh on the small forward that he was among Clippers mentioned in trade talks with the New York Knicks. Rather than sulk, Barnes has seemed to use that as fuel for perhaps his best stretch of games all season. In six games after the trade deadline passed, Barnes averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists before the Clippers played the Lakers on Thursday night at Staples Center.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PHOENIX - They talked about their intense defense in the second half, about how Matt Barnes' big third quarter carried the Clippers, about DeAndre Jordan's big block in the fourth when the game hung in the balance and about Blake Griffin's clutch shot. When the Clippers added all that up, they had walked away with a 104-96 victory over the stubborn Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at US Airways Center. After giving up 55 points in the first half, the Clippers held Phoenix to 41 points in the second half.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Barnes & Noble reported a net profit of $63.2 million for the holiday 2013 quarter Wednesday. That is a significant change from a year earlier, when it reported a loss of  $3.7 million. The difference is the company's e-reader, the Nook. Barnes & Noble has spun off the money-losing Nook into its own unit and has been taking cost-cutting measures, including clearing inventory and laying off workers. “The company looks like it's back on track” John Tinker, an analyst at Maxim Group in New York, told Bloomberg Businessweek.
SPORTS
February 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Matt Barnes has admitted that all the trade chatter bothered the Clippers' starting small forward. Since not being traded away at the trade deadline last Thursday, Barnes has played perhaps his best basketball of the season. In the three games since then, Barnes has averaged 17 points and 5.6 rebounds. He has shot 54.4% from the field, a sizzling 60% (12-for-20) from three-point range. Barnes had his best game last Sunday at Oklahoma City, scoring 24 points on eight-for-14 shooting, six-for-10 from three-point range.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Pottery Barn is opening its only outlet store west of Texas in the Outlets at Tejon, a 320,000-square-foot center north of the Grapevine set to begin operating in August . The 12,397-square-foot unit will be Pottery Barn's ninth outlet store in the United States. Pottery Barn had 193 standard stores as of Oct. 28. The chain is owned by Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, which also runs an eponymous chain as well as the West Elm home furnishings business. In the third quarter, Pottery Barn same-store sales rose 8.4%, smaller than the 11.1% increase it saw during the same quarter in 2012.
REAL ESTATE
May 14, 1989
A $13-million equine auction complex with sales pavilion, show rings and nine barns for 504 horses is being developed in Pomona on a 13.5-acre parcel along White Avenue in the Fairplex Park. The complex will be developed and built by the Sahadi Construction Group, headed by Fred N. Sahadi, a thoroughbred owner and breeder. Infrastructure construction is already under way, and completion is expected of the barns in September and the sales pavilion in January.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
Barack Obama's campaign has launched a rural outreach program in Ohio, one that depends more on raised barns than raised funds. The initiative is called Barns for Obama. No, barns don't vote. But they do offer space for billboards, and many are conveniently located within eyeshot of highways. The campaign has made over the side of one farmer's barn with a massive Obama logo and slogan, and it expects to paint more, according to Obama spokesman Tom Reynolds.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
KNOB NOSTER, Mo. - From a bay window in her home on the prairie, Angela Hostetler stares out at the six huge chicken barns out back. They hold 156,000 chickens, and when she and her husband, Mardy, purchased the farm two years ago, it seemed like a good investment. But this year, the Hostetlers are struggling. That's because their barns, which must be kept at 85 degrees to keep young chickens warm, are heated by 12 1,000-gallon tanks of propane, which are now covered in icy snow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Richard Winton
The fathers of two USC graduate students who were shot to death in April 2012 stood before a judge Wednesday and asked for the most severe penalty for their children's killer, whom they described as a "ruthless murderer" and "cold-blooded criminal. " "In China, where I come from, it is only a matter of course that a killer pays a life for a life," XiYong Wu said. But Bryan Barnes, 21, escaped the death penalty by agreeing to plead guilty to two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances in exchange for two consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole.
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