December 11, 2010 |
The Autry National Center of the American West took a step this week that underscores its oft-stated mission to tell the whole story of the West: Marshall McKay, chairman of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Northern California will chair its board of trustees for the next two years, the first Native American to hold the top board post in the museum's 22-year history. "It's a double honor to have this bestowed on me," said McKay. "To come into this position is outstanding for a Native American.
November 30, 2010 |
The San Francisco Giants wanted to hold onto Juan Uribe ? enough to where they made the infielder a last-minute offer similar to the three-year, $21-million contract he ended up signing with the Dodgers, according to a baseball source who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the situation. Uribe passed a physical Tuesday to finalize his contract, which will pay him $5 million next year, $8 million in 2012 and $7 million in 2013. He will receive the final $1 million in 2014.
HOME & GARDEN
June 11, 2010 |
The Gene Autry estate, built in 1949 in Studio City by the cowboy singer-actor, has come on the market at $6.9 million. Owned by his widow, Jacqueline Autry, the forested property's 3.5-plus acres center on a two-story Spanish-style house of about 8,000 square feet. The main house has pegged hardwood floors, a family room with a wet bar, a library/media room with vintage walnut paneling, a breakfast room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Balconies overlook the acreage, which has winding paths and flower gardens.
June 19, 2003 |
Gene Autry, the legendary singing cowboy, actor, broadcast executive and onetime Anaheim Angels owner, was known for many things. Surfing wasn't one of them. Nonetheless, surf -- or at least surf culture -- will be up at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage on Sunday, even if it's approximately 20 miles inland. In conjunction with its exhibit "Ocean View: the Depiction of the Southern California Coastal Lifestyle," which ends its eight-month run July 27, the Autry will host a free "Beach Party."
April 17, 2003 |
Jackie Autry, the widow of the Angels' founding owner, thanked Disney for its dedication to the legacy of Gene Autry but said Wednesday she would have preferred the company sell the team to a local buyer. Disney reached agreement in principle Tuesday to sell the Angels to Phoenix businessman Arturo Moreno for $180 million, subject to the approval of major league owners.
October 23, 2002 |
Nobody liked her. They slammed her as cheap and mean, a tightwad former banker with a teller's personality, married to the sweet old singing cowboy who would have done anything to see his team win the World Series. That was the rap on Gene Autry's wife, who essentially ran the Angels from 1991 to 1996, when the team was sold to Disney. And as the media turned on her, Jackie Autry, always a private person, simply retreated from the public eye.