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March 7, 1985
Supervisor Pete Schabarum will be the keynote speaker at the county's annual contracting conference at 9 a.m. today at the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. The conference, which will run until 12:30 p.m., will offer free advice to private businesses on how they can compete for county contracts.
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April 5, 2001 | ROBERT SMAUS, TIMES GARDEN EDITOR
Sooner or later, most gardeners become bird watchers. They watch as doves eat their freshly sown seed, or as a blue jay digs a hole in the garden bed they've just spent hours preparing. They also get to observe the antics of hummingbirds and see mockingbirds, with a flash of white from their wings, swoop down and scoop up larvae from the garden.
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NEWS
June 17, 1990
The Los Angeles State and County Arboretum was once the estate of Lucky Baldwin. It covers 127 acres of landscaped public gardens. Palm trees more than 100 feet tall surround a large lagoon that was used as the location of many Tarzan films. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As with most of his patients, the latest case confronting David Lofgren has arrived in sick-looking pieces. An old plastic bagel bag holds all he'll get to examine: one goopy wad of dark and not very pleasant-smelling foliage from an ailing bauhinia tree. Since receiving it the previous afternoon, Lofgren has put the sticky mass under a microscope, consulted gardening encyclopedias and searched through a volume called "Diseases of Trees and Shrubs."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
Police shooed dozens of visitors and field staffers out of the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum in Arcadia on Wednesday afternoon because of the possibility that two armed robbery suspects might be on the grounds. The order to leave came shortly after four gunmen robbed Embassy Suites, a local hotel, and fled westbound on the 210 Freeway with officers in pursuit.
NEWS
September 4, 1991 | RANDYE HODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Barbara Saelid called the hot line in a panic. This time, her loved one was in real trouble. "I'm concerned we might lose it," she said. Fortunately, the diagnosis came quickly. "Sounds like powdery mildew," volunteer Virginia Stein said after consulting her "Problem Solver" plant book. "Spray the leaves with a rose disease control and your crape myrtle should be just fine."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a battlefield surgeon, Debra Folsom trudged along damp, muddy grounds, surveying the dead and the dying. "You can see these jades were absolutely devastated," said Folsom, research botanist at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, as she passed through the San Marino estate's desert garden earlier this week. Later, she approached a dead hibiscus and dead bougainvillea at the garden's entrance. "This," she said, "is most disturbing."
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, Times Staff Writer
So we laugh about Michael Jackson's "sleeping chamber" filled with purified air, and called Howard Hughes a fanatic for living in a sterile environment. But the question most often asked around the smog-free greenhouse at the L.A. Arboretum is, "How can I get one of these systems for my home?" The inquiry is understandable after you've looked into the greenhouse--filled with robust plants--which by no coincidence is next door to a greenhouse with normal air.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1997 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As with most of his patients, the latest case confronting David Lofgren has arrived in sick-looking pieces. An old plastic bagel bag holds all he'll get to examine: one goopy wad of dark and not very pleasant-smelling foliage from an ailing bauhinia tree. Since receiving it the previous afternoon, Lofgren has put the sticky mass under a microscope, consulted gardening encyclopedias and searched through a volume called "Diseases of Trees and Shrubs."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Festival is going ahead with plans to move seven performing events--including the Court Performers from the Yogyakarta Palace of Java, widely viewed as the centerpiece of the festival--from downtown's Embassy Theater to a two-acre outdoor site at Arcadia's State and County Arboretum, despite the lack of signed contracts. Although tickets for the Embassy programs affected by the switch have been on sale for a month, L.A.
NEWS
September 4, 1991 | RANDYE HODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Barbara Saelid called the hot line in a panic. This time, her loved one was in real trouble. "I'm concerned we might lose it," she said. Fortunately, the diagnosis came quickly. "Sounds like powdery mildew," volunteer Virginia Stein said after consulting her "Problem Solver" plant book. "Spray the leaves with a rose disease control and your crape myrtle should be just fine."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991 | BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a battlefield surgeon, Debra Folsom trudged along damp, muddy grounds, surveying the dead and the dying. "You can see these jades were absolutely devastated," said Folsom, research botanist at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, as she passed through the San Marino estate's desert garden earlier this week. Later, she approached a dead hibiscus and dead bougainvillea at the garden's entrance. "This," she said, "is most disturbing."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arcadia residents whose properties adjoin the L.A. State and County Arboretum have not been notified that the Los Angeles Festival plans to hold an all-night performance by a 67-member Javanese dance company in their back yards, even though the city of Arcadia and the arboretum have sought neighbors' approval in the past for events running later than 10 p.m. And while the San Gabriel Valley city has yet to formally approve the Sept. 8 event, hundreds of tickets have already been sold.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Festival is going ahead with plans to move seven performing events--including the Court Performers from the Yogyakarta Palace of Java, widely viewed as the centerpiece of the festival--from downtown's Embassy Theater to a two-acre outdoor site at Arcadia's State and County Arboretum, despite the lack of signed contracts. Although tickets for the Embassy programs affected by the switch have been on sale for a month, L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1990
Police shooed dozens of visitors and field staffers out of the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum in Arcadia on Wednesday afternoon because of the possibility that two armed robbery suspects might be on the grounds. The order to leave came shortly after four gunmen robbed Embassy Suites, a local hotel, and fled westbound on the 210 Freeway with officers in pursuit.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has agreed to return nearly $64,000 to the National Science Foundation, ending a dispute over museum accounting procedures. The foundation, which last November had declared the natural history museum ineligible for new government grants, contended the funds were improperly spent. The grant ineligibility, which lasted until May 18, was the first time the National Science Foundation had ever imposed the severe suspension penalty on a museum.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arcadia residents whose properties adjoin the L.A. State and County Arboretum have not been notified that the Los Angeles Festival plans to hold an all-night performance by a 67-member Javanese dance company in their back yards, even though the city of Arcadia and the arboretum have sought neighbors' approval in the past for events running later than 10 p.m. And while the San Gabriel Valley city has yet to formally approve the Sept. 8 event, hundreds of tickets have already been sold.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Picnics, peacocks and pop--and a little country and bluegrass, too. One might not expect all this at a botanic garden, but that's what's coming out of the bushes at the State and County Arboretum tonight. It's the annual picnic-concert, and singer Louise Mandrell will be there to belt out a little bit of rock 'n' roll and a lot of country.
NEWS
June 17, 1990
The Los Angeles State and County Arboretum was once the estate of Lucky Baldwin. It covers 127 acres of landscaped public gardens. Palm trees more than 100 feet tall surround a large lagoon that was used as the location of many Tarzan films. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1990 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered a 30-day feasibility study of a proposal to merge the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History with the Arboreta and Botanic Gardens department, but there were strong indications of quickly escalating opposition to the plan.
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