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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1994 |
Frank Brace and his sons had ventured into the woods for day hikes before, but nothing in the youngsters' backwoods experience prepared them for the moment their father dropped dead on a rugged mountain miles from civilization. Unable to read their map--and having no compass--the boys scrambled five miles over rock-strewn slopes and across meadows, relying on landmarks and their sense of direction to find their way back to some cottages they had seen when they hiked in two days before.
October 27, 1985 |
My hometown was a serious city, sadly bereft of architectural folly. For most of the year its traditional facades and graceful streets were a source of civic pride, but the end of October always rendered its aesthetic conventions curiously deficient. At the time, my childhood Halloweens seemed entirely adequate; I completed a satisfactory tenure as trick-or-treater, masquerading alternately as Gypsy, princess, pirate, witch and vampire.