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August 2, 1999 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Henri d'Orleans, count of Paris and pretender to the French throne, died this summer at the ripe old age of 90, the blue-blooded playboy who had been one of France's wealthiest men left behind a puzzling, bizarre legacy. In the bungalow where the Bourbon aristocrat had lived with his mistress, bailiffs found a pair of bedroom slippers and six handkerchiefs embroidered with the royal crest. And nothing else belonging to him. In another residence in the Paris suburbs also owned by the count, there were no paintings and no furniture, although traces on the floors and walls showed they had been there at one time.
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NEWS
October 7, 1995 | HILLARY MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a treasure hunt that links popular Japanese culture to dark times in U.S.-Japan relations, a team of experts arrived in Los Angeles this week to search for paintings by Yumeji, one of Japan's most popular 20th-Century artists, who had a brief Southern California sojourn. The search for the lost works is a race against time: The last of the immigrants who knew of Yumeji and bought his art are dying, taking their secrets with them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1990 | LEN HALL
A 98-year-old walnut Estey Reed organ now sits in the Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano, just as it did for about 30 years earlier this century. The organ arrived by truck last month as a gift from the estate of Maureen Sutton of Washington, who had reportedly bought it from a Santa Ana antique dealer. That's when Nick Magalousis, the mission's museum director, enlisted the help of mission archivist Charles A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
California's First 5 commission is investigating the apparent disappearance of nearly $3 million in tax money owed to television stations that aired its recent preschool ads, the panel's chairman said Thursday. Hector Ramirez, First 5 California Children and Families Commission chairman, also called on the Los Angeles Police Department and the state audit bureau to find out what became of $2.8 million given to the Los Angeles public relations and advertising firm Durazo Communications.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1990 | DAVID REYES
The parents of a young man whose cremated ashes disappeared from a post office truck during shipment to their house have sued a mortuary for failing to deliver the remains. John L. Vahradian, 22, a graduate of Mission Viejo High School, who was crushed to death when a wall collapsed last March 11, was cremated at the Everly Funeral Home in suburban Washington, D.C. His ashes were to be shipped to his family's home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harish Khetarpal was shocked to receive a Christmas present that already belonged to him. But he was not disappointed. He was very, very happy. Through the help of an anonymous benefactor, Khetarpal, 30, recovered a briefcase containing $5,140 in cash that he had left sitting on the curb outside his Saugus home. "It was the biggest relief of my life," Khetarpal said Friday. "It's an overwhelming feeling. It's an unbelievable situation."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overwhelmed by the tens of thousands of dogs and cats roaming Los Angeles' streets and alleys, many of which have to be put to death, the Animal Regulation Commission on Monday approved a proposal to sterilize 4,000 pets free. The commission also endorsed the development of a proposal that reunites lost animals with their owners through coded microchips implanted behind dogs' and cats' ears.
NEWS
July 10, 1999 | Associated Press
A staff member at the Duxbury Free Library found a ritzy bookmark in a returned book recently--a $1,200 wad of cash. A librarian sorting through books that had just been returned noticed one hardcover work that looked a bit askew. She opened it up to find a dozen $100 bills. Library staff tracked down the borrower, who arrived quickly and expressed a mixture of relief and horror at her mistake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1999 | Alex Katz, (949) 574-4206
Someone has been taking the geese and ducks out of Village Pond Park, and neighbors are demanding that the animals be returned. Residents around the park said the ducks and white geese, whose honks have echoed in the neighborhood for years, started disappearing in April. Dozens of birds have gone missing since then, neighbors said. The City Council received a petition signed by about 40 residents Tuesday asking the city to protect the animals.
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