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June 16, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The first thing Trinity County Librarian Doris Callahan and her three assistants do when they come to work every day is dust their desks. "We dust in the morning and dust several times during the day, especially when big trucks rumble by the library," sighed Callahan, 58, who has been librarian in this remote rural county for 25 years. The Trinity County Library is housed in a 19-foot-wide, 70-foot-deep red brick building erected in 1856, during the boom years of the California Gold Rush.
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March 28, 2012 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
Mojave Desert school officials are expected to settle weeks of controversy Wednesday over what could be the first successful effort by California parents to petition for dramatic changes in their failing school under a landmark but still largely untested state law. Parents at Desert Trails Elementary in Adelanto, where fewer than half the students are proficient in reading and math, called Tuesday for school board officials to approve their petition...
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October 15, 1991 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawry's California Center, a Los Angeles attraction for the past 30 years, will close on Jan. 3, yet another Southland culinary landmark to fall during the recent recession. Its cost-conscious owner, Thomas J. Lipton Co. of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., said Monday that the closure of the 17-acre site northeast of Dodger Stadium is part of a companywide consolidation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
State lawmakers Thursday were considering sweeping changes to a landmark environmental law with a measure that would allow the governor to exempt large development projects from lengthy court challenges. The proposal is modeled on a separate bill that would give that benefit to developers of a proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Introduction of the bill in the final days of the legislative session, amid a flurry of other activity, raised alarm among some environmentalists.
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March 28, 2012 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
Mojave Desert school officials are expected to settle weeks of controversy Wednesday over what could be the first successful effort by California parents to petition for dramatic changes in their failing school under a landmark but still largely untested state law. Parents at Desert Trails Elementary in Adelanto, where fewer than half the students are proficient in reading and math, called Tuesday for school board officials to approve their petition...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
State lawmakers Thursday were considering sweeping changes to a landmark environmental law with a measure that would allow the governor to exempt large development projects from lengthy court challenges. The proposal is modeled on a separate bill that would give that benefit to developers of a proposed football stadium in downtown Los Angeles. Introduction of the bill in the final days of the legislative session, amid a flurry of other activity, raised alarm among some environmentalists.
REAL ESTATE
January 10, 1993 | From Times Wire Services
Kevin Roche, the Irish-born designer of such landmarks as California's Oakland Museum and the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York, has been named the winner of the 1993 American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal. Roche, 70, joins such other famous architects as Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Tange Kenzo and Buckminster Fuller in receiving the medal, one of architecture's highest honors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1995 | PHUONG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Claire Dell broke into a triumphant smile. With careful examination to detail and color, Dell and her two companions from Vermont had just successfully identified the inspiration behind Charles Percy Austin's 1924 oil painting, titled "Mary Pickford's Wedding, San Juan Capistrano." "Absolutely gorgeous," Dell whispered. Austin's work was among 35 paintings of California missions on display Saturday at Mission San Juan Capistrano.
BUSINESS
January 1, 1996 | JAMES BATES
Despite the breakup of the Grateful Dead because of Jerry Garcia's death last year, look for a resurgence of the hippie in 1996. That's one of the predictions of the Trends Journal, a Rhinebeck, N.Y., publication that forecasts business and social trends for marketers and others. In its "Top 10 Trends '96," the newsletter predicts that "a new anti-Establishment activism is simmering among teenagers and preteens," leading to protests and an "underground press" distributed through the Internet.
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February 21, 2008 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Denis O'Connor, a mosaic muralist who executed massive portraits of idealized California life at many Home Savings of America buildings in the 1960s and 1970s as part of an ambitious public art program, has died. He was 74. O'Connor, who lived in Anza, Calif., died Dec. 26 of a heart attack at a friend's home in Ontario. His family announced his death last week.
BUSINESS
October 15, 1991 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawry's California Center, a Los Angeles attraction for the past 30 years, will close on Jan. 3, yet another Southland culinary landmark to fall during the recent recession. Its cost-conscious owner, Thomas J. Lipton Co. of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., said Monday that the closure of the 17-acre site northeast of Dodger Stadium is part of a companywide consolidation.
NEWS
June 16, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The first thing Trinity County Librarian Doris Callahan and her three assistants do when they come to work every day is dust their desks. "We dust in the morning and dust several times during the day, especially when big trucks rumble by the library," sighed Callahan, 58, who has been librarian in this remote rural county for 25 years. The Trinity County Library is housed in a 19-foot-wide, 70-foot-deep red brick building erected in 1856, during the boom years of the California Gold Rush.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times staff
As the nation entered Day 2 of a federal government shutdown, national parks in California were clearing out the last of their visitors, with the gates locking behind them. The National Park Service operates 26 parks and other landmarks in California that logged nearly 36 million visitors in 2012, so the effect on tourists and outdoor enthusiasts was immediate. Visitors already staying at campgrounds or lodges within a national park when the closure took effect were given 48 hours to make other arrangements and leave.
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August 28, 2001 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a 60-foot mountain of buried trash that belches methane, has contaminated nearby wells and earned a listing as a federal Superfund toxic waste site. Now, the Fresno Municipal Sanitary Landfill is also a national historic landmark. Or it was for most of Monday, until the designation was put on hold pending federal review. Secretary of Interior Gale A.
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