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April 15, 1990
I am researching a biography of Ronald Colman for Greenwood Press and I am trying to locate prints of TV shows he did for "Four Star Playhouse," "The Halls of Ivy," "G.E. Theater," "Studio 57" and "The Jack Benny Show." I am also trying to locate copies of his first and last radio shows, both for NBC: "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935) and "A Christmas Carol" (1956), plus his appearance on the NBC game show "Double or Nothing" in 1951. If you know the whereabouts of any of these radio and TV shows, please write me. SAM FRANK P.O.B.
April 25, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Los Angeles' chief surveyor stood above the newly unearthed brick and mortar pipe and carefully opened a 127-year-old leather book. "Here is the pipe. It's exactly where they said it was in 1887," said Tony Pratt, carefully pointing to a hand-drawn map in the ancient field guide. Freddie Eaton was the chief surveyor back then, the field guide noted. Eaton would eventually go on to become the city's mayor and a prominent figure in the expansion of L.A. Pratt pulled the old city surveyor's field report from city archives this week after reading a news account about the discovery of a remnant of the original Zanja Madre - the town's original water network - beneath a Chinatown construction site.
February 3, 1986
I hope some of your readers can help me. I am trying to locate Milton L. Barnard, John D. McElroy and William H. Vaughan. They enlisted in the Navy in the Los Angeles area in the 1940s era and served on the USS Chevalier (DD-451). The reason I am trying to locate them is because my father was killed in action during the loss of the Chevalier on Oct. 6, 1943. I was only 4 years old at the time of his death. I am attempting to fill a void in my life by learning about him from survivors of the Chevalier.
April 22, 2014 | By Anne Colby
There's an ecological cost to staying connected and entertained. Computers, printers, televisions, cellphones, stereos, game systems and other electronics may contain lead, copper or other heavy metals or potentially toxic substances. When electronics have outlived their usefulness, it's important to dispose of them properly rather than just toss them in the trash to be placed into landfills. Los Angeles city and county residents may drop off their electronic waste free of charge at S.A.F.E.
August 28, 1985 | MARC IGLER, Times Staff Writer
Two young sisters, whose father abducted them seven years ago from their Valencia home, were found Tuesday in a small town in Oregon after a bus driver recognized their photographs on a television program about missing children, officials said. The father, 38-year-old Ronald Whitelaw, was arrested on charges of felony child stealing and is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail at Salem County Jail in Oregon, Los Angeles County district attorney spokesman Al Albergate said. Efforts were under way Tuesday evening to locate the mother, Faith Canutt, 36, who has been a leader in the nationwide campaign to locate missing children and who now lives in Hawaii, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Jerald Johnson said.
February 6, 1992
I wonder if there are enough people to help me start a "one WO-man" campaign to encourage (or force) business establishments to display their address in numbers large enough to read from a passing vehicle. I have heard so many of my friends, neighbors, etc., complain because the traffic is so heavy that one can barely slow down to locate a specific address on a business or store that is new to them. Very few businesses display an address, or, if they do, the numerals are very small or in a location that is not visible when passing in a vehicle.
April 14, 1985
For research purposes, I am trying to locate former black members who were connected or affiliated with the Civilian Corps (CCC) during the 1930s and 1940s. It is known that many of these persons reside in California and areas serviced by the Los Angeles Times. As a native of Oakland, I have over the years become very interested in to what extent black Californians participated in the CCC, one of the most popular relief agencies created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Depression years.
July 25, 1987
I've been a Dodger fan for over 30 years and I'm really excited. With the addition of John Shelby, Phil Garner, Danny Heep and now Tito Landrum, we finally have a team that could give the '27 Yankees a run for their money. Provided, of course, that you could still locate at least nine of those Yankees. BEN OSTROW Van Nuys
November 27, 2002
Re "A Big Dose of Reality in Geography Knowledge," Nov. 21: Although the National Geographic Society should worry that more young Swedes than Americans can locate the U.S. on a world map, Americans' inability to apply geographic information to specific places is of far greater consequence. Identifying Iraq, Afghanistan and the Pacific Ocean on a map are to geography what the alphabet is to reading. They open the gate for boundless and lifelong learning. But those conversant in geography can also identify the global patterns of climate, landforms, economics, political systems, human culture and migration that order our complex world.
June 14, 2009
Thank you for Tom Winters' article on Jarbidge and the surrounding area ["Hot Peaks and Cool Views in Nevada," June 7]. My brothers and I used to hunt and fish the area in the '60s and '70s. Judging from his descriptions, not much has changed. It is one of the least-visited wilderness areas I have been to. The picture of Emerald Lake brings back memories of trying to locate it on a cold and snowy day, only to return in defeat, after getting lost. Some years later we finally got there and took an amazing shot of the frozen lake.
April 12, 2014 | Howard Blume and Teresa Watanabe
On some campuses, there were tears. On others, relief. But frustration was another overriding sentiment at many Southern California high schools Friday, as officials scrambled to pin down whether their students were aboard the ill-fated bus that crashed in flames en route to a college tour. In Los Angeles Unified, Supt. John Deasy said a number of issues complicated efforts to determine which students were on the bus to Humboldt State. A day after the fiery crash, district officials still had not accounted for all 19 students from 16 high schools who took the trip.
April 9, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Before filming a massive battle on a freeway overpass in Cleveland, directors of Marvel Entertainment's recent release "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" didn't leave anything to chance. So Anthony and Joe Russo staged a kind of digital dress rehearsal for the scene, planning the entire action sequence - including the position of stunt performers, the placement of explosive squibs and the types of camera lenses that would be used - on a computer screen. They did so with the help of Proof Inc., a Los Angeles company that specializes in a process known as previsualization.
April 2, 2014 | By Richard Verrier and John Horn
When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky started scouting locations for his biblical flood epic, "Noah," he had two potentially competing needs. The landscapes on which he would shoot exteriors needed at first to look like an uninhabitable wasteland, and, after the deluge, a new garden of Eden, where Noah, his family and his ark of animals could begin to repopulate the earth. The writer-director's production team considered Death Valley, deserts in Mexico and the Canary Islands. But when they visited Iceland, "Noah" found its port of call.
March 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
It was moving day Saturday in Santa Monica - for a historic 19th century "shotgun house" that narrowly escaped demolition and will become the Santa Monica Conservancy's headquarters. Regarded as the last such intact structure in the coastal city, the skinny abode has been weakened by time and weather during 12 years in storage at Santa Monica Airport and the parking lot of a former lumber yard that is now a construction staging area for the Expo Line light rail. Just before 8 a.m., workers from American Heavy Moving & Rigging of Chino hitched a flatbed trailer carrying the house to a truck in the lot on Colorado Avenue.
March 16, 2014 | By Jen Leo
From the co-founder of Flickr comes a new travel app that's three parts photo-inspired sticky notes and one part treasure map. Name: Findery Available for: Website and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Geo-tags "notes" all over the world connecting people with places, and places with stories. Create your own "notemaps," or list of notes. Even better - discover the world through other travelers' lists. Cost: Free What's hot: Lots of hyper-local travel apps point out brag-worthy hotspots, but Findery delves deeper, encouraging travelers and locals to imprint their memories and stories on a place.
March 10, 2014 | By David Ng
"The Face of Love," which opened Friday in Los Angeles and New York, is a movie about a well-to-do L.A. woman (Annette Bening) who becomes obsessed with a man who closely resembles her dead husband (both played by Ed Harris). The movie is a reserved character study, a late-autumn romance and an exploration of the uncanny. It's also an ideal advertisement for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where key sequences of the story were shot. Writer-director Arie Posin shot at LACMA over a four-day period in 2012.
December 29, 1985
"Drawback to Owning Bearer Bonds" (Money Talk, Nov. 7) would have us believe the usual Internal Revenue Service propaganda that Congress outlawed the tax-free aspects of bearer-bonds in order to eliminate the problem of locating the bondholders on the part of the bond issuers. That is not true. Congress' intent was for the IRS, not the issuers, to be able to locate the bondholders, and the easiest way to accomplish this was to require that tax-free municipals must be registered bonds.
August 25, 1988
The pro and con arguments about casual workers loitering in Glendale's commercial zones are difficult to mesh. It is the difference between freedom and restriction. These approaches should be considered: Set up a placement booth at which the workers would check in and register; Have employers contact the placement personnel to hire their required casual people; Locate the placement booth on city property, say, in the parking lot at City Hall. The registration requirement should help assure various payroll taxes are paid, and the City Hall location should rid the commercial zones of the loitering complaints.
March 7, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
These days it gets so crowded at the Low End Theory in Lincoln Heights that by 11 p.m. the door guys stop letting people in. The long-running weekly beat music club, which helped propel the careers of Flying Lotus, DJ Nobody, Nosaj Thing, Tokimonsta, Gaslamp Killer and others, draws fans from around the world who line up each Wednesday. The goal: to gain entry to the second-floor room with a capacity of a few hundred, featuring gut-vibrating bass cabinets, sweat on the walls and nonstop rhythms.
March 5, 2014 | Lorraine Ali
Hany Abu-Assad should be used to the tension by now. The Palestinian director has shot most of his films ("Paradise Now," "Rana's Wedding") in a region known far more for its conflict than its cinema, and his story lines often take place in between tangles of barbed wire and crowded checkpoints. But filming "Omar" on the West Bank and in his hometown of Nazareth almost proved too much - even for Abu-Assad. "At the end of the shoot, I told everybody, 'I'm not going to make another movie,'" said the director.
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