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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1997
J.R. Moehringer's article, "The Longest Day" (June 18), a soliloquy on the last day of school for a class of Rancho Santa Margarita second-graders, was absolutely the loveliest, most charming, bittersweet piece of writing I've seen in years. ROB HALLWACHS Altadena
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SCIENCE
June 21, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
The summer solstice has arrived, and Google has marked the occasion with an animated doodle of ocean swimmers leisurely lifted by waves.  Meanwhile, scientific types will pause to appreciate the phenomenon of the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. And those with a little romance in their souls will look to the ancient sites where sun and stones align and perhaps get a few goosebumps. Stonehenge, for example, remains a modern-day mystery. The circle of standing stones drew a mixed crowd of 20,000 people on Friday.  How was Stonehenge built, and why?
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NATIONAL
June 21, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Summer solstice -- where'd it go? Perhaps you were among the many who missed this year's summer solstice.  It traditionally takes place June 21, which is today. But this year -- sneaky, sneaky -- the summer solstice arrived June 20. This means that many people (including yours truly) did not get the opportunity to stand outdoors, look to the skies and relish the few extra rays of sunlight delivered courtesy of the summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Maybe we should sign up 5-Hour Energy as a sponsor. " That's Broadcast Film Critics Assn. President Joey Berlin weighing in on his group's decision to schedule its annual Critics Choice Awards show on the evening of Jan. 10, roughly 12 hours after Oscar nominations will have been announced. Berlin says the choice was dictated by the CW television network, which is broadcasting the Critics Choice Awards for the first time. "It's a big night for them," Berlin says of the Thursday date.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Maybe we should sign up 5-Hour Energy as a sponsor. " That's Broadcast Film Critics Assn. President Joey Berlin weighing in on his group's decision to schedule its annual Critics Choice Awards show on the evening of Jan. 10, roughly 12 hours after Oscar nominations will have been announced. Berlin says the choice was dictated by the CW television network, which is broadcasting the Critics Choice Awards for the first time. "It's a big night for them," Berlin says of the Thursday date.
FOOD
November 21, 1991 | JOAN DRAKE, TIMES FOOD MANAGING EDITOR
Preparing a holiday dinner for the first time can be quite a challenge (if not downright frightening). But with a little planning, it's possible for the cook to serve a delicious meal and still be relaxed enough to enjoy it with everyone else. A few keys to success: Keep in mind the available space and equipment, plan a menu that is equal to your capabilities, and make a timetable.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"History vs. Hollywood," the History Channel program that separates fact from fiction in famous films, launches a weekly run tonight at 8 with a report on "The Longest Day," producer Darryl F. Zanuck's 1962 epic about the pivotal D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Filmed over eight months, this acclaimed World War II drama had an international cast headed by John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton and Red Buttons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carmine Gangemi reached lazily across his beach towel for the suntan lotion and sighed contentedly. "So far it's been a perfect summer," said the 25-year-old health food store owner from Rockaway, N.J. "All I've done this summer is lie in the sun and soak up the rays." True. But it was 2:21 p.m. Friday. And the summer of '91 was only two minutes old. Gangemi was positioned to catch plenty more rays as he lay on Venice Beach on Friday.
NEWS
June 7, 1994
Veterans' chow: In Arromanches, the center of the British observances Monday, protests by thousands of British veterans caused bar and restaurant owners to reverse a ruling by authorities to close down cafes at 2 p.m. as part of the ceremonies. While the edict by Major Jean Paul Le Conte was meant to honor D-Day guests, most bar and restarateurs complained that the thousands of veterans would have no place to eat or drink.
NEWS
October 20, 1987 | GLENN F. BUNTING
After six months of training for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship and wondering whether I was in over my head, Race Day finally arrived on Oct. 10. Looking back, I prefer to call it The Longest Day: 3:12 a.m. I rise slowly out of bed after realizing that the alarm clock I set for 3 a.m. isn't going to ring. Not to worry. I knew there was little chance of missing the 7 a.m. start because pre-race jitters would prevent me from getting much sleep.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Summer solstice -- where'd it go? Perhaps you were among the many who missed this year's summer solstice.  It traditionally takes place June 21, which is today. But this year -- sneaky, sneaky -- the summer solstice arrived June 20. This means that many people (including yours truly) did not get the opportunity to stand outdoors, look to the skies and relish the few extra rays of sunlight delivered courtesy of the summer solstice, which marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
WORLD
June 21, 2010 | From Reuters
Here are some key facts about Stonehenge: WHAT IS IT AND WHERE? -- Stonehenge is an archaeological site built in prehistoric times. This monumental circular setting of towering megaliths, surrounded by an earthwork, is located on Salisbury Plain, west of London. -- A World Heritage site spread over 2,600 hectares of land, the stone circle is surrounded by a landscape comprising more than 350 burial mounds. They include 10 Neolithic long barrows, the rest are Bronze Age round barrows.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Ken Annakin, a British director whose films included the family-adventure classic "Swiss Family Robinson," the madcap comedy "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" and the World War II epic "The Longest Day," has died. He was 94. Annakin, who suffered a heart attack and a stroke within a day of each other in February, died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, said his daughter, Deborah Annakin Peters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
The first day of summer felt like it Tuesday, with clear skies, temperatures in the 80s, 90s and even the 100s in Southern California and the prospect of more warm, sunny weather for the next few days. The sun rose in Los Angeles at 5:13 a.m., marking the beginning of the longest daylight of the year, the summer solstice. Sunset wasn't until 14 hours and 55 minutes later, at 8:08 p.m. The shortest night of the year was brightened by a full moon.
NEWS
June 6, 2004 | John Leicester, Associated Press Writer
The remembrance evening started with a head count: How many in the hall experienced the 1944 liberation of France? Of 400 people, barely three dozen hands went up. "There aren't many of us, are there?" said a hushed voice in the crowd. In Lisieux, as in other Normandy towns that took the brunt of the D-day invasion 60 years ago, the dwindling number of townspeople who experienced it are rushing to preserve their memories in a world transformed.
BOOKS
June 23, 2002 | Alan Garner
The mountain's green and shining And white rocks at the top. It's the longest day of the year. It'll never be lighter than this. I climb in good boots, Sure on the slopes, Proof against the wind And bright against loss, (These anoraks can be seen at a mile). Behind me the sun slips. I climb fast. It's the longest day of the year. The mountain's purple, and I reach The black rocks at the top. I mean well, But I can't climb faster Than the world turns. It'll never be lighter than this.
NEWS
June 18, 1997 | J.R. MOEHRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miss Gizzi gets that look on her face and says be quiet, everyone please be quiet, but how can you be quiet when there's just one day left, one tiny day, a few fidgety hours before the magic and freedom and endless twirling days of summer? Summer. The word is like the sweetest candy in your mouth.
NEWS
June 21, 2002 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the spa-goers head down Wilshire Boulevard in the moonlight--angelic realms prepped, Tibetan bells jingling--even before the living gather at a torch-lighted Hollywood cemetery and the pagans present offerings to the sun god in Huntington Beach tonight, we've sensed the heralding solstice of summer. We've felt the days grow long, the slant of the sun at Chavez Ravine, the urge to get away.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"History vs. Hollywood," the History Channel program that separates fact from fiction in famous films, launches a weekly run tonight at 8 with a report on "The Longest Day," producer Darryl F. Zanuck's 1962 epic about the pivotal D-Day invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Filmed over eight months, this acclaimed World War II drama had an international cast headed by John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton and Red Buttons.
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