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September 8, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a cigar-chomping Yankee whose luminous seascapes and evocative portraits achieved national prominence before sliding into obscurity after his death in 1936. But James Britton is making a posthumous comeback, thanks to Ursula Britton of Ventura and Barbara Britton of New York. The pair have crisscrossed the country offering exhibits, seminars and interviews designed to reacquaint America with their grandfather's vivid portrayals of life in New York and New England in the 1920s.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a cigar-chomping Yankee whose luminous seascapes and evocative portraits achieved national prominence before sliding into obscurity after his death in 1936. But James Britton is making a posthumous comeback, thanks to Ursula Britton of Ventura and Barbara Britton of New York. The pair have crisscrossed the country offering exhibits, seminars and interviews designed to reacquaint America with their grandfather's vivid portrayals of life in New York and New England in the 1920s.
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SPORTS
January 23, 1993
Jason Dienhart made a layup at the buzzer in overtime to give Bolsa Grande a 52-50 victory over La Quinta in a Garden Grove League basketball game Friday at La Quinta. James Britton had 19 points for Bolsa Grande (6-10, 1-6 in league). Calvin Mackey led La Quinta (5-11, 3-4) with 12 points.
BUSINESS
May 26, 2001 | Bloomberg News
An SBC Communications Inc. data network failed, cutting service to customers throughout California and Nevada and temporarily disabling a feature that identifies callers' addresses to 911 operators. Other services that might have been affected include Internet access, automated teller machines and retail credit card readers, said James Britton, a spokesman for the phone company's Pacific Bell unit. The outage, which began at 8:05 a.m., affected 22,000 circuits, he said.
NEWS
September 2, 1994 | From Reuters
Abortion procedures have resumed at The Ladies Center, where a doctor and his escort were shot to death in the parking lot in late July. A doctor whose identity has been kept secret arrived at the clinic early Thursday morning to a calm and quiet building. It was a sharp contrast to the atmosphere that had often greeted Dr. James Britton, 69, one of the slaying victims. He had been met by crowds of angry, chanting protesters.
SPORTS
September 26, 1992 | DALE RUHE
Pioneer High School's football team held Bolsa Grande to 102 yards of offense and defeated the Matadors, 34-7, Friday night at Titan Stadium. Alex Gonzalez led the Titans with 113 yards rushing in 15 carries, scoring Pioneer's first touchdown on the second play of the game. Gonzalez took a handoff and fumbled, but picked up the ball and ran 65 yards to give the Titans a 7-0 lead with 45 seconds into the game.
SPORTS
December 4, 1992
1991-92 RECORDS OVERALL LEAGUE 1-21 1-13 * COACH RECORD AT SCHOOL Tom Cardoza 20-62 * RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Jason Dienhart Sr. 6-6 C Robert Fierro Sr. 6-5 1/2 F Thanh Quach Sr. 5-8 G * TOP RETURNERS YR. HGT. P Minh Pham Sr. 5-7 G Tan Tran Sr. 5-6 G * TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Justin Briggs Sr. 6-1 G James Britton Sr. 6-2 F Ha Hoang Sr. 5-7 G OUTLOOK Coming off a devastating season, the Matadors need to regain respectability and re-establish themselves in the league.
SPORTS
December 30, 1992
In other Carl's Jr. Classic games: Century 55, Cypress 54--Forward Thomas Harmon made a layup with one second remaining for Century (8-3) in a consolation game. Forward Robby Walshe had given Cypress (5-5) a 54-53 lead with 16 seconds left when he made a free throw, but teammate Eric Oda turned the ball over with five seconds left. Anaheim 50, Costa Mesa 39--Boun Malapha scored 20 points and Junior Gonzalez added 15 to lead Anaheim (3-7) over Costa Mesa (5-3) in a consolation game.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1997 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The two art galleries at Ventura College can be relied on to show some of the more provocative art in the area. And because there isn't the concern with commercial potential, the galleries often exhibit works with a contemporary outlook. For its first exhibition of the school year, however, the focus is on art from early in the century by artists who bequeathed their works to caring granddaughters.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 2001 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In one of the finest art exhibitions around this year, James Britton's paintings of Sag Harbor in the 1920s, at the Maritime Museum in Channel Islands Harbor, subtly capture life on the oceanic brink. Britton (1878-1936) was an East Coast artist, affiliated with the Ash Can and American Impressionist schools, whose reputation has been recently reconsidered thanks to the advocacy of his granddaughters Barbara, a New Yorker, and Ursula, a Venturan.
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