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April 30, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Jim Rogers, a Bakersfield horse rancher who was the last surviving child of Western humorist Will Rogers, has died. The 84-year-old Rogers died of cancer at his home Friday. Funeral arrangements were incomplete but he will be interred in the family tomb on the Will Rogers Museum grounds in Claremore, Okla. Named for his maternal grandfather, James Blake "Jim" Rogers was the third child of Betty and Will Rogers.
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BUSINESS
September 11, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
The City Council of Richmond, Calif., rejected a challenge to the city's proposal to seize and write down troubled mortgages, instead voting 4 to 3 to invite other local governments to join its radical approach to slowing a wave of foreclosures.  Gathering in a large auditorium Tuesday evening to accommodate scores of speakers, the council met for more than seven hours before deciding early Wednesday to back Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's motion to...
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NEWS
October 11, 1994 | KAREN STABINER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Rogers is filthy rich--or, rather, road-dust rich, since this self-made multi-upon-multimillionaire recently celebrated what he calls his "freedom from capital" by going on a global odyssey with his companion, Tabitha Estabrook. In some ironic ways, Rogers' saga is no different from that of any other menopausal male: 50 looms in front of him like a monolith, so he hooks up with a woman about half his age and hits the road.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Scrape the bugs off your windshield and check your radiator coolant because the next few months are stacking up to be one of the top summers for road trips in years. With consumer confidence up, fuel prices down and frustration over airline fees growing, Americans are expected to hit the road in big numbers over the next few months, rolling to such hot spots as Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe. Travel experts and surveys conducted in the last few weeks point to a season of busy freeways and crowded roadside attractions.
SPORTS
June 15, 1991
What an image Jim Courier portrayed at the French Open. And of course, "Image is everything." So much for rock and roll tennis. Give us more of the good guy in the white cap. JIM ROGERS, Huntington Beach
MAGAZINE
July 12, 1992
In "Shouting It Like It Is" (Guest Bites Town, May 31), Bob Baker suggests that the Los Angeles riots must have been like watching the first atomic test at Los Alamos, N.M. I can assure him that he would not have marveled in terror at the energy unleashed if he had been in Los Alamos on the date of that first test of the atomic bomb. It took place about 300 miles south of Los Alamos in the desert near Alamogordo. JIM ROGERS Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995
On Sept. 6, "Navigating the Real World" featured the issue of homeless or low-income people scavenging from residential recycling containers to obtain small amounts of glass or plastic for resale. Here are excerpts from letters of two readers: "My biggest ethical concern has less to do with those of us that paid for the recyclable containers and make the effort to cooperate with the city, but with the jobs of city employees that collect, sort, transport and administer the whole recycling project.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1997
While reading "Ready for Drive-Time Players" (by Kevin Baxter, Dec. 14), I almost choked on my huevos rancheros as I read Pepe Barreto's boasting. Not only does he lack talent, wit and a sense of humor, his arrogant and pompous attitude has been his trademark for years. He has a great radio voice, but what good is this when it lacks any sort of personality whatsoever? CESAR MADRID Orange Why does it seem like every time Calendar has a radio piece it is about Spanish-language stations?
SPORTS
June 17, 1989
I never thought I would agree with John McEnroe, but he was absolutely right when he said that the young tennis players are getting away with murder. Case in point: Mass murderer Michael Chang. In two weeks he killed Eduardo Masso, Pete Sampras, Francisco Roig, Ivan Lendl, Ronald Agenor, Andrei Chesnokov and Stefan Edberg. And in the slaying of Lendl, Chang inflicted cruel and unusual punishment when he came from two sets down to complete the execution. Why couldn't he have shown the same compassion that McEnroe had in the 1984 French Open when McEnroe was up two sets in the final and Lendl came back to win in five sets?
NEWS
June 30, 1989
Golden Gate Park's North Lake, a favorite of bird watchers and nature lovers, will be drained within the next few weeks so officials can patch up a leak near its surface, park Assistant Supt. Jim Rogers said. About 400,000 gallons of water per day seeps from the lake at the San Francisco park's western edge. "The extrusion of water from our lake has gotten so much worse that we are unable to fill the lake and still maintain fresh water irrigation in the park," Rogers said. Although the lake has been leaking for years, the amount doubled in the last year, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2000 | JEAN GUCCIONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Burbank voters will select at least one new City Council member and a city treasurer when they go to the polls in February. On Friday, 10 candidates, including two incumbents, qualified for three seats on the Burbank City Council. In addition, Bob Kramer, a council member since 1996, and three others are running to succeed City Treasurer Jim Rogers, who has had the job since 1989 and is not seeking reelection. Three candidates also qualified for two seats on the Burbank Board of Education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Jim Rogers, a Bakersfield horse rancher who was the last surviving child of Western humorist Will Rogers, has died. The 84-year-old Rogers died of cancer at his home Friday. Funeral arrangements were incomplete but he will be interred in the family tomb on the Will Rogers Museum grounds in Claremore, Okla. Named for his maternal grandfather, James Blake "Jim" Rogers was the third child of Betty and Will Rogers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1997
While reading "Ready for Drive-Time Players" (by Kevin Baxter, Dec. 14), I almost choked on my huevos rancheros as I read Pepe Barreto's boasting. Not only does he lack talent, wit and a sense of humor, his arrogant and pompous attitude has been his trademark for years. He has a great radio voice, but what good is this when it lacks any sort of personality whatsoever? CESAR MADRID Orange Why does it seem like every time Calendar has a radio piece it is about Spanish-language stations?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1995
On Sept. 6, "Navigating the Real World" featured the issue of homeless or low-income people scavenging from residential recycling containers to obtain small amounts of glass or plastic for resale. Here are excerpts from letters of two readers: "My biggest ethical concern has less to do with those of us that paid for the recyclable containers and make the effort to cooperate with the city, but with the jobs of city employees that collect, sort, transport and administer the whole recycling project.
NEWS
July 25, 1995 | MICHAEL P. LUCAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patty Stephenson will always remember the last time she saw Will Rogers. She had dropped by his Pacific Palisades home, as she did frequently in those days, as the humorist and folk hero was preparing to leave for Alaska on the journey that would end in his death in a plane crash on Aug. 15, 1935. "He was really excited about that trip," she recalled. "He had been talking about it all week."
NEWS
October 11, 1994 | KAREN STABINER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jim Rogers is filthy rich--or, rather, road-dust rich, since this self-made multi-upon-multimillionaire recently celebrated what he calls his "freedom from capital" by going on a global odyssey with his companion, Tabitha Estabrook. In some ironic ways, Rogers' saga is no different from that of any other menopausal male: 50 looms in front of him like a monolith, so he hooks up with a woman about half his age and hits the road.
NEWS
November 12, 1989
I have lived in West Hollywood for many years; I am active in city affairs, and I'm getting totally disenchanted with the narrow-minded "oppose everything" mentality of many of our citizens. The idea of a video profile of Mayor Abbe Land is an excellent idea. She is a devoted, caring city official. She is dedicated to improving the quality on life in our city. She is responsive to the particular needs of our demographics; she works hard--and she gets paid very little. She is not running for reelection, so the program cannot be construed as politically self-serving.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Scrape the bugs off your windshield and check your radiator coolant because the next few months are stacking up to be one of the top summers for road trips in years. With consumer confidence up, fuel prices down and frustration over airline fees growing, Americans are expected to hit the road in big numbers over the next few months, rolling to such hot spots as Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe. Travel experts and surveys conducted in the last few weeks point to a season of busy freeways and crowded roadside attractions.
MAGAZINE
July 12, 1992
In "Shouting It Like It Is" (Guest Bites Town, May 31), Bob Baker suggests that the Los Angeles riots must have been like watching the first atomic test at Los Alamos, N.M. I can assure him that he would not have marveled in terror at the energy unleashed if he had been in Los Alamos on the date of that first test of the atomic bomb. It took place about 300 miles south of Los Alamos in the desert near Alamogordo. JIM ROGERS Huntington Beach
SPORTS
June 15, 1991
What an image Jim Courier portrayed at the French Open. And of course, "Image is everything." So much for rock and roll tennis. Give us more of the good guy in the white cap. JIM ROGERS, Huntington Beach
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