CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2011 |
Rhoda-May Adamson Dallas, an heir of a pioneering Malibu family who, with her siblings, donated the land that enabled Pepperdine University to establish its campus overlooking the Pacific, has died. She was 94. Dallas died Oct. 14 of natural causes at her longtime home in Studio City, her family said. She was the granddaughter of businessman Frederick H. Rindge, who bought a former Spanish land grant in Malibu in 1892 and expanded it into a 17,000-acre working ranch. Rhoda-May, born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Santa Monica, spent much of her early life on a choice slice of that land in a Spanish-style oceanfront house built in 1930 as a weekend retreat for her parents, the former Rhoda Agatha Rindge and her husband, Merritt Adamson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2011 |
Surfers in Malibu are used to sharing the waves with paddleboards, sailboats and the occasional Russian billionaire's 390-foot yacht. On Friday they were startled to see a 505-foot Navy destroyer anchored off Surfrider Beach near the Malibu Pier. The destroyer John Paul Jones was making the Navy's first-ever port call in Malibu and giving its 270-member crew shore leave there for the weekend. The community-organized Navy Days is offering sailors free shuttle rides up and down the 26-mile-long city, beach volleyball and kayak excursions, and discounts at shops and restaurants Saturday and Sunday.
May 29, 2011 |
The first Grade I race of the Hollywood Park spring-summer meeting is scheduled for Monday. The $250,000 Gamely Stakes will be run at 11/8 miles on the turf for fillies and mares, and the improving Malibu Pier, trained by Carla Gaines, enters as the horse to beat. Malibu Pier has won consecutive Grade II races, including the Santa Barbara Handicap on April 16 at 11/4 miles on the turf when jockey Brice Blanc picked up the mount. Cozi Rose was the beaten favorite in the Santa Barbara and returns for a rematch.
February 21, 2010
Compiled by Jason Gelt Chinese Lunar New Year Festival Observe the most celebrated holiday of the year for nearly 1.5 million persons of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese decent in Southern California. Vendors, arts and culture displays and red packets of money and firecrackers add to the excitement at this family event. www.lagoldendragonparade.com. Los Angeles Chinatown Tour, 960 N. Broadway, L.A. Today, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Thirty Years of Quilting The 200-strong South Bay Quilters Guild shows off three decades of beautiful, handcrafted creations.
January 24, 2010
Compiled by Jason Gelt Events Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectibles Market Furniture, rugs, paintings, clothing and more on the first and fourth Sundays of each month. Santa Monica Airport, 3223 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica. Today, 6-8 a.m., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $3-$7. (323) 922-2511. Historic Hollywood Boulevard Walking Tour Hollywood Heritage presents this two-hour, weekly trek through classic Tinseltown from a preservationist point of view.