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September 29, 1991 | MARK EHRMAN
They're beautiful, they're wet and they're everywhere. No, not the beaches. Eclipsed by the Pacific are other, unsung aquatic attractions. From classical to post-modern, tranquil tricklers to mighty gushers, Southern California's fountains, like its buildings, come in every shape, size and architectural style. Tucked amid the trees of Litton Plaza, off Rexford Drive and Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, is a century-old classic set against an imposing marble colonnade.
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December 18, 2008 | Dennis McLellan
Sam Bottoms, a film and television actor who played the role of California surfer-turned-GI Lance Johnson in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 53. Bottoms died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles of glioblastoma multiforme, a virulent brain cancer, said his wife, Laura Bickford.
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July 11, 1991 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Photos taken by Edward S. Curtis, who from 1907 to 1930 documented life in numerous North American Indian tribes, are the focal point of the film "Shadow Catcher," being shown Wednesday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. In the film, Curtis' photos are interspersed with footage of modern-day Indians of the same areas in the Northwest and Southwest.
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February 1, 2003 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
Three years ago, 88 travelers boarded a plane in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, most of them bound back to their workaday world in the U.S. after a relaxing tropical getaway. On Friday, some 400 of their friends and relatives dedicated an oceanfront sculpture to their memory. All 83 passengers and five crew members aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 261 died when their MD-83 jet slammed into the Pacific Ocean off the Ventura County coast.
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September 24, 2003 | Fred Alvarez, Times Staff Writer
Ventura County philanthropist John S. Broome has been a generous supporter of Cal State Channel Islands, donating millions of dollars for everything from new textbooks to a state-of-the-art library. Now he thinks the new campus near Camarillo needs a more whimsical touch.
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