October 8, 1987 |
If Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork is beginning to feel that nobody likes him in Washington, he might take some comfort from the experiences of Judge Clement Haynsworth and former Judge John Parker. Despite the trauma of an embarrassing negative Senate vote, Parker, whose Supreme Court nomination was blocked in 1930, and Haynsworth, passed over in 1969, went on to prove that there is life after rejection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2010 |
Strong winds scour the dunes, which hide a curious history. Nails and fragments of concrete are scattered everywhere. Steel cables, carved pieces of wood and slabs of painted plaster poke out of the ground, ghosts rising from the grave. In 1923, Cecil B. DeMille came to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes on California's Central Coast and built a movie set that still captures the imagination -- a colossal Egyptian dreamscape for the silent movie version of "The Ten Commandments." Under the direction of French artist Paul Iribe, a founder of the Art Deco movement, 1,600 craftsmen built a temple 800 feet wide and 120 feet tall flanked by four 40-ton statues of the Pharaoh Ramses II. Twenty-one giant plaster sphinxes lined a path to the temple's gates.
November 23, 1989 |
Clement F. Haynsworth Jr., whose 1969 nomination to the Supreme Court by President Richard M. Nixon was rejected by the Senate because of questions about his judicial ethics and views on minorities, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 77. The semi-retired federal judge died at home. His wife, Dorothy, said her husband had suffered from a heart ailment in the last year but had continued to hear cases part-time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2010 |
John B. Parker, a leader in the postwar transformation of Orange County real estate, has died. He was 83. Parker, who opened the first Orange County office of real estate brokerage giant CB Richard Ellis in 1962, died of a stroke Nov. 24 at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. Over the course of his 60-year career, Parker was responsible for the development of more than 10 million square feet of office space in Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Among his notable projects was the 60-acre Summit Office Campus in Aliso Viejo.
January 30, 1994 |
If he were building a housing project today, Estrada Courts manager Phillip Chavez says the first thing to go up would be a community center and gymnasium, with a stage for community performances and classrooms to house programs. But when Estrada Courts was built 50 years ago, that apparently was not on officials' minds. "They didn't consider it important," said Chavez, former manager at Imperial Courts in South-Central and Aliso Village in Boyle Heights. "They didn't care."
August 13, 1992 |
If you were to call the Pomona Fire Department with a medical emergency today, the department would send a rescue truck and firefighters, but the sort of help that is often needed--paramedics--might not be along for a while. Any delay, Fire Chief G. John Parker said, can be the difference between life and death. And the absence of paramedics in the department is a major deficiency, he said, because more than 60% of calls--more than 6,000 a year--involve medical emergencies.