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March 22, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the biggest boon for bibliophiles since the County Library Act of 1911, California has embarked on the creation of a virtual library. Called the Library of California, it is envisioned as a high-technology search and sharing network for all 8,000 public and private libraries in California--a sort of Amazon.com for 170 million library books.
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March 22, 1999 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the biggest boon for bibliophiles since the County Library Act of 1911, California has embarked on the creation of a virtual library. Called the Library of California, it is envisioned as a high-technology search and sharing network for all 8,000 public and private libraries in California--a sort of Amazon.com for 170 million library books.
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OPINION
February 3, 2009
Re "O.C. native plant yields a harvest of discord," Jan. 29 Although the crownbeard may be described by some as "humble" and "not a showstopper," I would love to have this flower in my yard. Not having seen one of these before, I looked it up on the Calflora database ( www.calflora.org), a digital library of California native plants. I found the crownbeard to be quite beautiful. My guess is that most will assume it is a less-than-ideal plant because it is a native.
NEWS
April 14, 1995 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A project that began as a nuts-and-bolts guide to the state's endangered species has emerged, just in time for the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, as a stunning tribute to California's natural world. "Life on the Edge," published by BioSystems Books in Santa Cruz, is educational and poetic.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Adalian may have stumbled onto a book lover's dream job. As the newly appointed chief librarian at Cal State Channel Islands, he will draw up plans to occupy a $50-million library and media center set for construction on the Camarillo campus. And he'll start work June 3 to a growing wave of community support for the new facility, including a $1-million gift earlier this month to develop and maintain the archives at the two-story, glass-and-steel structure when it opens in 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1998 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While panning for curiosities in the library of the California Institute of the Arts, Denise Gillman struck theatrical gold: Bertolt Brecht and W.H. Auden's adaptation, hitherto unproduced, of John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi." Commissioned for Broadway in the 1940s, most of the adaptation was nixed by the play's then-director, and it has languished ever since. Now, Auden and Brecht's work can be seen at Theatre of NOTE, in a NOTE co-production with Pilgrimage Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1994 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
These names are all signposts of Los Angeles' history, most closely associated today with a school, city, street or shopping center. But for a trip into Los Angeles' past, here are several adobe structures that still exist: 1. MICHAEL WHITE ADOBE * 2701 Huntington Drive, San Marino In 1845, an English seaman named Michael White built his adobe house on a parcel of land he called Rancho Ysidro. The old adobe stands in the middle of the campus of San Marino High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2003 | Veronique de Turenne, Special to The Times
If they would just flip a coin. Then picking the top five designs for the California quarter would be painless, a matter of fate and physics. The question of grizzlies versus the Gold Rush, Queen Califia or a cornucopia would be over in an instant. Instead, a poll on the state's Web site at www.caquarter.ca. gov offers a dizzying array of icons among the 20 finalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2003 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
A dozen years ago, in the midst of another budget crisis for California, the state Legislature created a research bureau to provide lawmakers and the governor with independent analysis. Today, with the state facing an even more difficult budget dilemma, the California Research Bureau has again come to the attention of the Legislature -- but not as the bureau's analysts and researchers would like.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1985 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
It was a day for the California Arts Council to begin calming troubled waters. --With some dispatch at its regular meeting last Friday, the council without formal vote approved the first steps of a plan to satisfy federal requirements toward receiving its basic chunk--$640,000--of National Endowment for the Arts aid.
NEWS
January 4, 1999 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There's a new sheriff in town, but you might not know it from talking to Michael Carona. The incoming commander of the state's second-largest sheriff's department speaks less in cop talk than in the vernacular of corporate America. To him, taxpayers are "customers," law enforcement is a "marketplace" and the Sheriff's Department is a bloated organization where "fat" must be trimmed.
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