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June 13, 1988 | FREDERICK GOLDEN, Golden is a San Francisco-based free-lance writer. and
In his day, they called James Lick a miser. Even after amassing a fortune in California real estate during the Gold Rush, the former piano maker from Stumpstown, Pa., continued his penny-pinching ways, wearing the same stovepipe silk hat for years, never bothering to employ a housekeeper at his 24-room San Jose mansion and sleeping on an old mattress laid on top of a favorite piano.
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June 13, 1988 | FREDERICK GOLDEN, Golden is a San Francisco-based free-lance writer. and
In his day, they called James Lick a miser. Even after amassing a fortune in California real estate during the Gold Rush, the former piano maker from Stumpstown, Pa., continued his penny-pinching ways, wearing the same stovepipe silk hat for years, never bothering to employ a housekeeper at his 24-room San Jose mansion and sleeping on an old mattress laid on top of a favorite piano.
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March 31, 1986 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A strong, rolling earthquake and several small aftershocks shook Northern Californians awake early this morning. Injuries and damage were generally minor, although the quake did put out of operation a telescope at the James Lick Observatory. Although it peaked at 5.3 on the Richter scale and was felt as far north as Santa Rosa and as far south as San Luis Obispo, the 3:55 a.m. temblor caused no serious personal injury.
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January 23, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Jim Plunkett wanted out, but Al Davis balked. Otherwise, Plunkett might not have been playing for the Oakland Raiders in the fall of 1980, when the Heisman Trophy winner from Stanford jump-started an improbable career resurrection that culminated in two Super Bowl victories. "I asked to be traded," Plunkett says, "and Mr. Davis said no. " It proved to be one of the most astute decisions made by the Raiders' oft-criticized owner. Thirty years ago this week, Plunkett led the Raiders to victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV. Three seasons later, he did it again, helping the relocated-to-Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins for the title.
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December 20, 1992 | DE TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In those days, I drank Coca-Cola and secretly wished that it would erase the foreign accent from my English, that it would twirl my tongue so that I could properly pronounce words like girl and world , that it could help me conjugate irregular verbs. In the summer of 1975, my family came to San Francisco as refugees from Vietnam. It was cold, but then it was supposed to be cold. This was America.
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October 17, 2007 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Paquita Machris, a big-game hunter who went on numerous safaris around the globe with her husband, Maurice, and with him contributed thousands of bird, insect and mammal specimens to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, has died. She was 95. Machris died Oct. 7 of age-related causes at UCLA Medical Center, said her son, Robert. A second-generation Angeleno, Machris was taught to shoot a pistol as a young girl by her father, the owner of Lick Pier in Venice.
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September 5, 2000 | PATT MORRISON
Their names are seen by more people than the names up in lights on movie marquees. Unfortunately, they usually got there the hard way--by dying. In its waning hours, the state Legislature added another Californian to the list of those who have freeway interchanges named for them: Sonny Bono. Senate concurrent resolution 99 decreed that a freeway interchange in Moreno Valley will henceforth bear the name of the crooner-turned-congressman who died in a 1997 skiing accident.
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March 8, 1991 | JACK SMITH
Jack Smith's column for Thursday is being republished. Because of a production error, some editions of The Times did not contain the full text of Smith's column. I went over to Catalina Island by boat during the recent storm to keep a speaking date with the island Women's Club. The Catalina Express sails from San Pedro at 9 a.m., but there was some question whether it would go. San Pedro Channel was wind-swept and choppy. I fortified myself while waiting with a blueberry strudel.
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February 22, 1987 | Richard Buffum
The first mayor of Anaheim, Maj. Max Strobel, elected in 1870, was a colorful and mysterious man in many ways. The mystery has been heightened because nobody around the contemporary city, or the entire county, knows what he looked like. The other day I had a conference phone call from Opal L. Kissinger and Elizabeth J. Schultz. I could tell they were excited about something.
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April 1, 1986 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
A strong, rolling earthquake shook Northern Californians awake early Monday, but after regaining composure they discovered that it had caused no serious injuries and surprisingly little damage. Worst-hit by the 3:55 a.m. temblor, estimated at 5.3 on the Richter scale, was the James Lick Observatory 50 miles southeast of here and just south of the earthquake's epicenter near Fremont. A 120-inch telescope at the observatory was disabled. The sharpest aftershock hit 3.6 on the Richter scale.
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