CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2001
Re "Cutbacks Stall Renovations at Crystal Cove," Aug. 29: If the cottages are in such poor condition after only 52 days of vacancy in mild summer weather, the former tenants failed to care for the historic cottages during their long-term, low-rent occupancy. That privileged group would now like to remove the cottages from supervision of the state Parks Department so they may once again occupy that property for which the taxpayers of California paid $32.6 million in 1979 to develop a state park for public use. It took over 21 years to evict those tenants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1996
Re: "Cove Dwellers Not Ready to Leave Yet" (Jan. 3). Undoubtedly, the Crystal Cove Historical District cottages represent a treasured example of California's coastal architecture and history. In fact, the state Department of Parks and Recreation spent over $30 million of taxpayers' money (the most expensive parklands purchase in state history) to purchase and preserve the property in 1983. In that year the tenants of the cottages agreed to a 10-year lease extension in lieu of state-paid relocation costs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2001
Instead of everyone challenging the tenants' right to stay, let's emphasize the public's right to protection of all the historical assets of Crystal Cove. It should be viewed as a living museum with a lot of problems. Throwing away the "exhibits" and "art" is not the way to solve them. The real history of the place will be lost when the tenants remove 80 years of artifacts that have not been documented. The state Department of Parks and Recreation is capable of better judgment and needs to look at the long view.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1997
Recent news accounts, and your editorial of Aug. 6, have failed to stress the department's intention to increase, not decrease, public access to the Crystal Cove Historic District. They also have implied or outright stated that our plans for the district have been secret. The department's plans are encompassed in a 1994 report to the state Legislature and in the formal Request for Proposals that was issued in 1995. Both of these documents have always been public. While the department has not made available certain other documents, we have answered every question The Times has asked to the best of our ability.
July 15, 2012
WHERE TO STAY Ojai Retreat, 160 Besant Road, Ojai; (805) 646-2536, http://www.ojairetreat.com . Main house and four cottages (12 units in all) on 5 acres. No TV or phones, free Wi-Fi. Rates $99-$289 (and no lodging tax, because it's a nonprofit). Carpinteria Shores vacation rentals, 4975 Sandyland Road, Carpinteria; (805) 684-3570, http://www.carpinteriashores.com . There are no hotels on the beach in Carpinteria. These 35 beach-facing two-bedroom, one-bath, full-kitchen condos rent for $2,000-$3,300 a week in summer, $1,200-$1,800 a week the rest of the year.
August 8, 2010 |
If you go THE BEST WAY TO JACKSON, WYO., AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK From LAX, United offers nonstop service and Delta and United offering connecting (change of planes) service to the Jackson Hole, Wyo., airport. WHERE TO STAY Cowboy Village Resort, 120 S. Flatcreek Drive, Jackson; (307) 733-3121 or 800-483-8667, http://www.townsquareinns.com . Dozens of log cabins with kitchenettes, close together, with indoor pool and grassy playground next door. About six blocks from town square.
April 17, 2013
Re "Barlow Hospital's overreach," Editorial, April 14 As a committed preservationist, I want to thank you for your excellent editorial about the possible destruction of the historic Barlow cottages and that part of Elysian Park north of downtown Los Angeles. One more crucial point that has not yet been addressed is what 600-plus residential units proposed for the site would do to future parking and traffic flow on the only through street, Elysian Park Boulevard. Now, on nice days with families enjoying the park, there is just adequate parking; with car shows and festivals, parking is tight.
March 29, 2009 |
Sheep dot green hills. Pheasants hop across country lanes. Quaint cottages sit next to a tiny stone church. Neighbors who've known each other since birth greet strangers warmly. And for about $32 million, this leafy, nostalgic slice of England could be yours. The village of Linkenholt's 21 cottages, grand manor house, lush green cricket pitch and accompanying pavilion are part of an estate that also encompasses 1,500 acres of farmland and an additional 425 acres of woods. The entire estate is for sale -- as a whole -- with the only part not on the block being St. Peter's, built on the site of a 12th century church.
August 2, 1987
My wife and I can attest to Michele and Tom Grimm's glowing description of the new Four Seasons Biltmore (July 19, Trip of the Week to Montecito). Our anniversary dinner in the La Marina dining room last week, celebrating a honeymoon at the Santa Barbara Biltmore 20 years ago, was first-rate. Yet we regret that the article failed to mention another of Montecito's historic resort hotels, Miramar-by-the-Sea. Under the bright blue roofs, so visible to and well-known by regular U.S. 101 travelers through Santa Barbara, lies a resort that is every bit as enjoyable as the others described in the article.
August 9, 2009
Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood rightfully boasts about the scores of legendary film stars who have walked through the front doors to attend world premieres. But contrary to popular belief, "The Wizard of Oz" wasn't first screened at the Hollywood Boulevard icon. Audience reaction screenings aside, that honor went to a small town -- not in Kansas, but in Wisconsin. On Aug. 12, 1939 -- three days before its first showing at Grauman's -- the movie opened at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc, Wis. At the time, Oconomowoc (pronounced oh-CON-oh-moe-wok )