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March 10, 1985
Stanford University's 100th birthday celebration this weekend included an address by school President Donald Kennedy and a procession to the marble-lined mausoleum of the school's founder and family. On March 9, 1885, then-Gov. George Stoneman signed special legislation giving Leland Stanford permission to build the school on donated farmland 35 miles south of San Francisco.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Sacramento authorities are investigating what looks to be a failed attempt to steal the Golden Spike from the California State Railroad Museum late Wednesday. The case housing the spike, which is actually a twin of the ceremonial one used by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Continental Railroad, was damaged, said Steve Van Etten, California parks peace officers supervisor. “There's no evidence that any artifact in the museum was stolen or damaged,” Van Etten said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Sacramento authorities are investigating what looks to be a failed attempt to steal the Golden Spike from the California State Railroad Museum late Wednesday. The case housing the spike, which is actually a twin of the ceremonial one used by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Continental Railroad, was damaged, said Steve Van Etten, California parks peace officers supervisor. “There's no evidence that any artifact in the museum was stolen or damaged,” Van Etten said.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Off we go into the last season of the Bowl Championship Series, an era that has seen Rankman pluck No. 1 names like Leland Stanford out of the Oklahoma State Cowboy's hat. Longshot choices have been made dating to the pre-BCS year of 1997, when Gerber-fed Rankman picked North Carolina as his preseason No. 1 and then got incredulous patched-in phone calls from Mayberry and Mount Pilot. It sparked a like affair with Coach Mack Brown that followed him to Texas and lasted until last season's Oklahoma loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2005 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
It served as home to three California governors, but also housed a Catholic orphanage. It glowed in Gilded Age opulence in the 19th century but fell into disrepair in the last half of the 20th. Now, like a regal old lady fresh from a makeover, the elderly but august Stanford Mansion is ready to sashay anew. A $22-million renovation project that stretched over more than a decade is complete.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Off we go into the last season of the Bowl Championship Series, an era that has seen Rankman pluck No. 1 names like Leland Stanford out of the Oklahoma State Cowboy's hat. Longshot choices have been made dating to the pre-BCS year of 1997, when Gerber-fed Rankman picked North Carolina as his preseason No. 1 and then got incredulous patched-in phone calls from Mayberry and Mount Pilot. It sparked a like affair with Coach Mack Brown that followed him to Texas and lasted until last season's Oklahoma loss.
TRAVEL
November 2, 2008 | Christopher Reynolds, Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
I've never taken an antidepressant, but if the time comes, I'm hoping the effect will be like that of driving onto the Stanford campus for the first time. As the towering palm trees march past in the raking light of a fall afternoon, the gentle declivity of a grassy oval comes into view, gamboling youths upon it and a cluster of red blossoms in the shape of an "S."
SPORTS
December 23, 1985 | Associated Press
Holy Rascal roared from last place to capture a 2 1/2-length victory Sunday in the $45,300 Leland Stanford Stakes at Bay Meadows. With Russell Baze aboard, Holy Rascal covered the six furlongs in 1:09 1/5, returning $6.80, $4 and $3.60. Royal Blue Eyes returned $8.80 and $4, and Days Surpassed paid $5.80 to show. It was the ninth victory in 19 starts for Holy Rascal, which carried 115 pounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1997
Thirty years ago, Nancy Reagan denounced California's venerable, and creaky, governor's mansion as a firetrap unfit for habitation by the state's first family. The Ronald Reagans promptly moved to a rented home in fashionable East Sacramento. The mansion, the governor's residence since 1903, became a museum. To this day, California remains one of the few states that does not provide an official residence for the governor.
OPINION
December 11, 2012
Re "Cinema's eye on 'Hobbit,'" Dec. 8 Converting to 48 frames per second overturns a long-standing industry standard of 24 frames per second, but that standard goes back further than the 80 years The Times cites. In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge captured the moving image of a running horse by making 12 sequential high-speed exposures in half a second. The work that Muybridge and his team did at Leland Stanford's horse farm was ground zero for the modern motion picture industry.
TRAVEL
November 2, 2008 | Christopher Reynolds, Reynolds is a Times staff writer.
I've never taken an antidepressant, but if the time comes, I'm hoping the effect will be like that of driving onto the Stanford campus for the first time. As the towering palm trees march past in the raking light of a fall afternoon, the gentle declivity of a grassy oval comes into view, gamboling youths upon it and a cluster of red blossoms in the shape of an "S."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2005 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
It served as home to three California governors, but also housed a Catholic orphanage. It glowed in Gilded Age opulence in the 19th century but fell into disrepair in the last half of the 20th. Now, like a regal old lady fresh from a makeover, the elderly but august Stanford Mansion is ready to sashay anew. A $22-million renovation project that stretched over more than a decade is complete.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1997
Thirty years ago, Nancy Reagan denounced California's venerable, and creaky, governor's mansion as a firetrap unfit for habitation by the state's first family. The Ronald Reagans promptly moved to a rented home in fashionable East Sacramento. The mansion, the governor's residence since 1903, became a museum. To this day, California remains one of the few states that does not provide an official residence for the governor.
SPORTS
December 23, 1985 | Associated Press
Holy Rascal roared from last place to capture a 2 1/2-length victory Sunday in the $45,300 Leland Stanford Stakes at Bay Meadows. With Russell Baze aboard, Holy Rascal covered the six furlongs in 1:09 1/5, returning $6.80, $4 and $3.60. Royal Blue Eyes returned $8.80 and $4, and Days Surpassed paid $5.80 to show. It was the ninth victory in 19 starts for Holy Rascal, which carried 115 pounds.
NEWS
March 10, 1985
Stanford University's 100th birthday celebration this weekend included an address by school President Donald Kennedy and a procession to the marble-lined mausoleum of the school's founder and family. On March 9, 1885, then-Gov. George Stoneman signed special legislation giving Leland Stanford permission to build the school on donated farmland 35 miles south of San Francisco.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Stanford University's marching band, notorious for its pranks, is in trouble again, this time for allegedly trashing the trailer that had been its home for four years. University officials suspended the Leland Stanford Jr. University Marching Band when they learned that the "Band Shak" had been vandalized in mid-July, not long after the band moved into a new $2.8-million building.
NEWS
January 12, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than 25 museums, state historic parks and other venues will open their doors free of charge on Feb. 5 as part of the 13th annual Sacramento Museum Day . It's a great way to save money and sample some cultural hot spots in the California capital. The deal: The Sacramento Assn. of Museums organizes the free day and lists participating sites, plus information on parking and free shuttles. Here are some museums on the list: Crocker Art Museum (usually $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 7 to 17)
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