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September 28, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What could be more simple than the ordinary cube? Every box, every pair of dice follows its straight perpendicular lines, its tidy right angles. But when it comes to one rather extraordinary cube--a 400,000-pound construction sitting above the soon-to-be-opened Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana--nothing is simple. The mere calculations for building the cube would fill enough pages of legal paper to be stacked 3 feet high.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2000 | Raul Gallegos, (714) 520-2512
The city will designate the Oberle Gymnasium at McFadden Park today as Placentia's Historical Landmark No. 5 in a ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the gym, 974 S. Melrose Ave. The gymnasium was built slowly, between 1939 and 1949, and was dedicated in 1983 in the name of longtime teacher Donald A. Oberle. A reception inside the gymnasium will follow the dedication. Information: (714) 993-8184.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2000 | Raul Gallegos, (714) 520-2512
The city will designate the Oberle Gymnasium at McFadden Park today as Placentia's Historical Landmark No. 5 in a ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the gym, 974 S. Melrose Ave. The gymnasium was built slowly, between 1939 and 1949, and was dedicated in 1983 in the name of longtime teacher Donald A. Oberle. A reception inside the gymnasium will follow the dedication. Information: (714) 993-8184.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What could be more simple than the ordinary cube? Every box, every pair of dice follows its straight perpendicular lines, its tidy right angles. But when it comes to one rather extraordinary cube--a 400,000-pound construction sitting above the soon-to-be-opened Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana--nothing is simple. The mere calculations for building the cube would fill enough pages of legal paper to be stacked 3 feet high.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aged and chipped like an ancient Egyptian pyramid, the great bunker of Bolsa Chica stands as a ghostly monument to a bygone era. To thousands of hikers and bicyclists, it is a familiar landmark. To generations of youthful graffiti artists, it is an empty canvas they have eagerly filled. Built during World War II as part of an elaborate coastal defense system, the enormous concrete structure is seen by some as an ugly nuisance and by others as an important historical monument.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1993
It's interesting to note that the headline "3 Shot Down in Attack Near Little Saigon" (Oct. 21) is for an incident that happened in Fountain Valley! People in Little Saigon, which is in Westminster, must be very grateful that your reporter give their area some free publicity. Perhaps to be fair, you should select a few additional landmarks in Orange County so that your readers can have a good reference point when they read about problems in Orange County. For example, you can report crimes in Santa Ana as "near South Coast Plaza."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1996 | Jerry Hicks
In between the peaks bordering Modjeska Canyon stands a five-gabled white house on a narrow stretch of flatland along Santiago Creek. No one lives there now, its twin outdoor fountains empty, its wishing well, once brightly covered with Gold of Ophir climbing roses, now closed. But as you stand among the live oaks on the grounds, its many paths lined with rocks extracted from the creek bed, it's so easy to picture Helena Modjeska as grand lady of the manor here 100 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan for operating a museum at the home of Shakespearean actress Helena Modjeska, finally settling a battle that has pitted local preservationists against residents of a South County canyon community. "This is it," Kathie Matsuyama, who managed the project for the harbors, beaches and parks division of the county Environmental Management Agency, said after the vote. "It's been two years and five months, but it's been worth it."
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April 9, 2000 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In her native Poland, she's regarded as the country's greatest actress of all time. In America, she is considered the leading American Shakespearean actress of her era, the late 1800s. And she is remembered for trying, along with her noble husband, to establish a "Utopian colony" in the then-thriving farming community of Anaheim, a short-lived agricultural adventure that has long been romanticized in California history. Her name was Helena Modrzejewska, known in this country as Helena Modjeska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1995 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Aged and chipped like an ancient Egyptian pyramid, the great bunker of Bolsa Chica stands as a ghostly monument to a bygone era. To thousands of hikers and bicyclists, it is a familiar landmark. To generations of youthful graffiti artists, it is an empty canvas they have eagerly filled. Built during World War II as part of an elaborate coastal defense system, the enormous concrete structure is seen by some as an ugly nuisance and by others as an important historical monument.
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