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August 19, 2009 | Harriet Ryan and Andrew Blankstein
With his love of old-time Hollywood glamour, showy art and showmanship, Michael Jackson would probably have welcomed his family's announcement Tuesday that his remains will be interred in the star-laden, sculpture-speckled confines of Forest Lawn Memorial-Park in Glendale. Jackson will be interred Aug. 29, which would have been his 51st birthday, in an intimate morning service for family and friends in the expansive cemetery's Great Mausoleum, according to a statement from the family publicist.
April 23, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
The Santa Monica Museum of Art's annual Incognito benefit may be the most democratic of all Los Angeles art world soirees: 700 works for sale by emerging and famous artists alike, all 10 by 10 inches and exactly $350 - with the artists' identities hidden from view until after purchase. But that doesn't mean strategy isn't involved. The event, which turns 10 this year, has become a touchstone for collectors looking to find valuable works by the likes of Barbara Kruger, Raymond Pettibon and Ed Ruscha.
June 16, 2002
I enjoyed your article on cemeteries ("Not Just a Plot, but a Passion to Find Art, History and Beauty in Cemeteries," Her World, April 14). I'm a former Chicagoan living near Cincinnati. If you ever travel here, check out Spring Grove (Ohio) Cemetery right off Interstate 75 north of town. As payment for fighting in the war, several Revolutionary soldiers were awarded land rights in this area, and some of them are buried in Spring Grove. There are also several Civil War generals, as well as pillars of our corporate culture.
April 10, 2014 | By Victoria Kim
Family members in a brewing legal dispute over the body of screen legend Mickey Rooney have reached an agreement on where and how the star should be buried, heading off a potentially costly and public court fight, attorneys announced Thursday afternoon. The agreement comes on the eve of a court hearing scheduled for Friday morning, at which a judge was to hear arguments from an attorney for Rooney's estranged wife on one side, and Rooney's conservator, who has the support of his stepson Mark Rooney and daughter-in-law, on the other.
November 5, 1988
I believe your editorial on the "buried issues" of the campaign was right on target and should be required reading for every member of Congress, the Federal Reserve Board, the secretary of treasury and every university professor of economics. I fear that Americans are like ostriches with their heads in the sand because our leaders are not debating the serious fiscal and social issues facing our nation. Perhaps after reading your editorial, people will begin to stand up and look realistically around them and demand of their leaders in Congress and the White House the kind of tough action that is needed--before it is too late.
June 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
U.S. Rep. Claude Pepper, the beloved champion of the nation's elderly, was buried Monday in this city where he began his political career 60 years ago. "Claude Pepper never forgot his duty as an elected official to fight for the common welfare," Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell (D-Me.) told about 1,000 mourners at First Baptist Church in the state capital. "His energy and his vision will be sorely missed as the Congress now moves to take up Claude Pepper's last testament--legislation to provide long-term care for America's elderly," Mitchell said.
July 28, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
An 11-year-old boy burrowing in a deep sand hole in Manhattan Beach ended up buried for five minutes before he could be rescued, authorities said Tuesday. The boy, visiting the beach at 8th Street with family members Sunday afternoon, was on his hands and knees about six feet down in a hole he was digging diagonally toward another hole his cousin was digging, said Battalion Chief Dave Shenbaum of the Manhattan Beach Fire Department. The boy was trying to connect the two holes into a tunnel when he was buried by an avalanche of sand.
October 4, 2009 | Charles McDermid and Mark Magnier
Reporting from Padang, Indonesia, and New Delhi, India -- Indonesian authorities said today at least three villages at some distance from the city of Padang, the port city hardest hit by Wednesday's massive earthquake, were wiped out by landslides, suggesting the disaster will claim significantly more lives than the 715 to date. At least 640 people died in Paranan Bananak, Pulau Air and Lubuk Lawe, a cluster of villages some 35 miles from Padang, said Jufnedi, a local police commissioner who only uses one name.
June 17, 2010 | By Alsanosi Ahmed and Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
They come at first light with shovels and sacks, hunched shadows praying for glimmers across a stingy land. These men with torn clothes and sandaled feet don't ask for much, just enough gold to head home feeling blessed beneath the blazing sky of northern Sudan. A stiff wind blows across the desert fringes and they camp at a desolate web of ditches crawling with scorpions. The heat keeps rising and they remember what the bus driver said when he dropped them off far, far from the glow of big city Khartoum: "Let's go home.
February 27, 2010 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A half a dozen mourners gathered at Forest Lawn cemetery in Cypress on Friday to bid farewell to a woman they never knew. Jean Comstock died Sept. 24, a 79-year-old divorced woman without heirs. Comstock, a retired Long Beach city minute clerk, had wanted to be buried at Forest Lawn but couldn't afford it. Los Angeles County cremated her and stored the ashes at Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights. Eventually the ashes would have been buried in a pauper's grave with the rest of the county's unclaimed dead.
March 25, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Rihanna has been selected to receive this year's Fashion Icon Award to beĀ  presented June 2 by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. [The Cut] Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, who died in what police have ruled a suicide in New York City on March 17, is to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A., Page Six reports. [Page Six] Scott, the longtime girlfriend of the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, was a favorite designer among Hollywood celebrities. On Saturday, Christina Hendricks honored Scott by wearing one of her dresses to a PaleyFest event for "Mad Men. " [People]
March 25, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga and Matt Pearce
ARLINGTON, Wash. - First, there was a roar. Then the trees began to twist. The last thought Gary "Mac" McPherson had before blacking out was that a tornado had struck the Stillaguamish Valley. The 81-year-old McPherson and his wife, Linda, 69, had been spending the sun-filled Saturday morning side by side, reading the Everett Herald and sipping caffeine - Diet Coke for her, coffee for him - when the landslide slammed into the home they had shared for most of their 46-year marriage.
March 21, 2014 | By David Zucchino
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Yanking aside a tree branch, Jason Watson peered into a waterlogged trench. He pointed out discolored metal drums sunk halfway in the water. "Blister agents, choking agents, blood agents," Watson said, listing the array of chemical weapons inside thousands of metal containers that were buried on this 38,000-acre base after World War II. Watson is part of a team charged with finding, identifying and eventually cleaning up 17 long trenches that snake for six miles, crammed with World War II chemical agents and munitions.
March 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities believe the woman whose body was at an Anaheim trash collection center Friday may be the victim of homicide. The body was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Blue Gum Street, Lt. Tim Schmidt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told the Los Angeles Times. The collection center is in the city's industrial district near the intersection of the 91 and 57 freeways. The Orange County Register reported that detectives were hoping to identify the woman through tattoos and fingerprints.
March 3, 2014 | David Lazarus
There are a lot of really unfriendly consumer contracts out there. But the absurdly worded terms and conditions for AT&T Mobile Insurance, the company's coverage for wireless devices, take corporate meanness to a whole new level. Marianna Yarovskaya thought she was being smart when she recently purchased AT&T's insurance to safeguard the new iPhone 5S she bought before an overseas trip. "With AT&T Mobile Insurance," the company's website says, "you can protect your investment and get a replacement device quickly to keep you connected.
March 1, 2014 | By Laura J. Nelson
When the rains first started in Southern California, Ed Heinlein didn't think the damage to his Azusa property would be so bad. Surely, the 65-year-old homeowner thought, his backyard retaining wall, thick as a freeway barrier, would hold back the mud. But as a precaution, Heinlein and his neighbors wedged plywood and sandbags against the ground-level walls. They took a sledgehammer and pickaxes to a small wall in his front yard to prevent mud from collecting behind it and pressing up against the house's walls.
April 24, 1989 | From Associated Press
A 10-year-old boy was buried waist-high in more than 2,000 pounds of bricks when a chimney collapsed, but police said he was not seriously injured and was in stable condition Sunday. The chimney, all that was left of a house formerly on a lot where the boy was playing, collapsed Saturday, apparently because the boy and a friend were beating on it with sticks, police said. It took rescuers about 20 minutes to free the boy, who suffered a fractured thighbone.
May 13, 1989 | BOB SECTER, Times Staff Writer
Graveyards have long figured prominently in Chicago lore, so many of their occupants having managed to make it to the polls come election time. But the latest graveyard story to be unearthed here may be hard to top. A few months ago, workers on the northwest side were excavating land for a new private housing development when they uncovered some bones--old human bones. That, in itself, is not so unusual. Contractors in these parts occasionally stumble over Indian graves or unmarked family plots from the 19th Century.
February 27, 2014 | Samantha Schaefer
Ten paces north of the angular rock on a hill, a rusty can hangs from a tree that marks the spot. More than 100 years ago, someone chose the space below to stash away their fortune -- $28,000 in U.S. gold coins. They stayed concealed there, buried in eight tin cans, until John and Mary came upon them last year on their daily walk. They had struck gold. And when they realized it, the Northern California couple dug a hole in their wood pile, placed the 1,400 coins in bags and boxes in an old ice chest and buried them again.
February 27, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A rare cache of buried 19th century gold coins discovered by a California couple on daily walk could be hitting as early as May. Whatever portion of the find is put on the retail site for sale will no doubt attract great interest among rare-coin enthusiasts, who have been set abuzz by what experts are calling the most valuable find unearthed in North America. PHOTOS: California couple discovers cache of gold coins If the coins were melted down, the gold alone would be worth $2 million, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Services in Newport Beach, who recently authenticated the coins.
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