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July 3, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES America's Lost Treasures: Hosts Curt Doussett and Kinga Philipps travel to 10 U.S. cities and invite locals to bring in their artifacts to find out what they're really worth in this new series (9 and...
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July 4, 2013 | By Tina Susman
NEW YORK -- The Statue of Liberty reopened to visitors Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October and severely damaged the island on which Lady Liberty sits. The statue was spared storm damage, and tens of thousands of visitors began lining up in Battery Park in lower Manhattan to pile onto the first ferry to the grassy island. Tickets to visit the statue's crown , a climb of 354 steps from the pedestal, sold out long ago. But visitors who could only enter the lower part of Lady Liberty weren't disappointed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997
Friday is Independence Day. The following will be closed in observance of the holiday: * All city, county, state and federal offices. * County, state and federal courthouses. * City and county libraries. * Banks and savings and loans. * Schools: There will be no summer school classes, and school offices, including those at colleges and universities, will be closed. Some schools will also be closed Thursday. Call local school districts to confirm. * Mail: There will be no mail delivery.
NATIONAL
July 4, 2013 | By David Horsey
On the final full day of my month in England, I was sitting in the sunshine having a chat with Sir Geoffrey Nice, the British barrister who led the international legal team that prosecuted former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes. We were not discussing anything quite so serious as genocide as we looked out across Nice's garden and tennis court to the 300-year-old house across the street. My very young family and I had lived in that house 27 years before while I was in graduate school, and Nice had been one of my most interesting neighbors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1992
The 182nd anniversary of Mexican Independence Day, Sept. 15, will be marked with a variety of celebrations starting Friday. The ceremonies at City Hall next Tuesday will be sponsored by the city of Los Angeles, the Mexican Consulate General, the Mexican Civic Patriotic Committee and KMEX-TV.
NEWS
July 4, 1993 | Dennis McLellan
OLD GLORY: Bill Racoosin, owner of a Laguna Beach flag business for 15 years, says sales of American flags are up over last year. "Patriotism has not left the United States," says Racoosin, whose biggest July 4 clients include real estate agents, car dealers and hotels. . . . The biggest sales were in 1991, in the wake of Desert Storm, which he thinks explains this year's hike: "Maybe it's because of Clinton's positive stand in Baghdad."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1997 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juneteenth celebrations commemorating emancipation from slavery have long percolated through African American communities with picnics, family reunions and small parades. But 132 years after the first Juneteenth celebration, the day is exploding in popularity, and Congress recognized it with a proclamation last month. Some California cities have long marked the day. East Palo Alto, for example, is gearing up for its 15th celebration, while Stockton and others will have their first.
AUTOS
July 3, 2013 | By Catherine Green
If this Fourth of July holiday follows recent trends, about 134 people will die on U.S. roadways, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That's the average number of motorists killed in Independence Day traffic crashes from 2007 to 2011, the institute found in a recent study of data from the U.S. Transportation Department. That makes the summer holiday the deadliest day of the year on roadways. “The main reason July 4 is the worst day is simply exposure,” said Russ Rader, a spokesman for the institute.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2013
On the Fourth of July, your night life task generally consists of one thing — finding the most optimal patch of grass to splay out and watch things explode in the sky. Hopefully, you'll leave the task of lighting those fuses to the professionals, because SoCal is always a reliable source of incendiary spectacle, sylvan settings and general hooray-for-America good vibes. After you've wrapped up your obligatory daytime backyard barbecue gantlet, here are few of the best events in town to sit down and crack one open for the Founding Fathers on Thursday.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Latin music superstar Enrique Iglesias will entertain twice during a four-day celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas . Iglesias will perform Sept. 13 and 15 at the resort's Boulevard Pool . Tickets for the 8 p.m. concerts go on sale at 10 a.m Friday. General admission tickets cost $95 and will be available online or by calling (800) 745-3000. Some cabanas will also be available at premium prices. Call (702) 698-7778 for details.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2012 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Family lore says that when a young Antonio Aguilar arrived in Los Angeles hoping to make it big, he spent nights sleeping on benches at La Placita Olvera downtown. The Mexican singer and actor, who died in 2007 at the age of 88, went on to make more than 160 records and more than 100 films, building a huge following on both sides of the border. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor Aguilar during celebrations of Mexican Independence Day, when a statue of him was unveiled in a plaza close to the benches where he once slept.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Antonio Aguilar, the Mexican ranchera music star and cinema idol who had a huge fan base among Southern California Mexican Americans, will be honored on Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) when a statue of him is unveiled in downtown L.A., reports our Spanish-language sibling publication Hoy. Aguilar, known as " El Charro de México, " who died in 2007, recorded more than 150 albums which sold more than 25 million copies, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
NEWS
July 4, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
The United States may have led the way for many nations to declare independence from a colonial power, the 19 th century seeing a flurry of such moves. But if you think our Independence Day has a long tradition, look at Switzerland , where independence dates back to 1291. Here is a sampling of Independence Day dates from around the globe. Note how many other days of independence occurred in July: Algeria, from France , July 5, 1962 Argentina, from Spain , July 9, 1816 Bahamas, from Britain , July 10, 1973 Belgium, from Netherlands, July 21, 1831 Cambodia, from France, Nov. 9, 1953 Colombia, from Spain, July 20 and Aug. 7, 1810 Cuba, from U.S., May 20, 1902 El Salvador, from Spain, Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES America's Lost Treasures: Hosts Curt Doussett and Kinga Philipps travel to 10 U.S. cities and invite locals to bring in their artifacts to find out what they're really worth in this new series (9 and...
BUSINESS
June 26, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
Californians are expected to travel in near-record numbers over the July 4th holiday, with most vacationers planning road trips to take advantage of plummeting gasoline prices, according to a forecast by the Auto Club of Southern California. The annual forecast predicts 4.88 million Californians will travel over next week's Independence Day holiday, a 5.2% increase over last year. The total number of travelers predicted by the Auto Club comes up just short of the record number of 4.89 million Californians who left town for July 4th in 2003.
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