August 8, 1993
Is there a worldwide conspiracy against Mondays by the museum "industry"? After a nostalgic and delightful weekend at the rejuvenated Riverside Mission Inn, my wife and I decided to stay over for another day. Monday was hot and smoggy, so indoors was a must. The AAA tour book recommended the California Museum of Photography, Riverside Municipal Museum, Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center and March Field Museum. All closed. In nearby Redlands: Lincoln Memorial Shrine, San Bernardino County Museum, San Bernardino Assistencia.
September 19, 1989 |
The Postal Service is sticking to the name brontosaurus for one of the creatures depicted on its new dinosaur stamps, even though it is actually an apatosaurus, a long-necked dinosaur that wandered North America 150 million years ago. "The stamp is simply wrong," said Rep. George E. Brown Jr. (D-Colton). O. C. Marsh, who dug up two similar fossil skeletons in the 1800s, named the first fossil apatosaurus and the second brontosaurus.
November 8, 1994 |
If you have a pint-sized explorer and animal enthusiast at home, don't miss "GeoKids," a recently released home video series from National Geographic.
November 1, 1990 |
Question: Is this a carob bean? (The reader had included a pod in the envelope along with the note.) If so, how do you use it? I've read where you can chew on them, like beef jerky. How do you make powder out of them? We have lots of them going to waste. Answer: At Sego Nursery in North Hollywood, we confirmed the pod was indeed a carob bean and obtained a few more from the owner's tree to use for photography. A variety of other sources, including David Lasgren of the L.A.
October 11, 2000
Thursday Halloween Goodies: Darcy Tizio shows how to make cinnamon lollipops, orange and black cookies, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, mini caramel apples and fruit pa^te for the upcoming holiday. 6:30 p.m. Sur La Table, 301 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. (310) 395-0390. $45. Saturday Honoring Sandy Gooch: The founder of Mrs. Gooch's Natural Foods Markets is honored by Whole Foods Market, the company that bought the Mrs. Gooch's stores in 1993.
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July 14, 2006 |
Mary Burns was running door to door setting up neighborhood meetings to block the construction of a garbage-burning plant in Ontario in 1986 when a woman asked how long she'd been an activist. The fiery organizer had been called many things, but never that. "I was shocked," said the Mira Loma resident, 60. "I've been organizing my entire life, ever since I was a Girl Scout. But an activist?"