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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2000 | JAIMEE ROSE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the far, forgotten end of a Huntington Beach boatyard, a cluster of old boats waits. Each of these old sea dogs has a story; they're told in the scrapes and barnacles that dignify the hulls. Perhaps new owners will come along, but more likely this is the boats' last port. It's among this lot of torn sails and broken masts that George Link hopes to reunite with his own youth, with a boat he loved for 12 years but had to sell. Call him Ahab. He does.
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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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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
November 29, 1999 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is where it all ends up, everything from bowling balls and crooked dentures to purses, cell phones and umbrellas. Welcome to the Tokyo Metropolitan Lost and Found, a veritable monument to the misplaced, the abandoned, the rejected. Drop something in a public restroom or in a subway corridor in Tokyo and there's a good chance you'll get it back, here in one of the most honest nations on Earth, even if you don't necessarily want it.
NEWS
August 11, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Nine works by masters of modern art--including Picasso, Degas and Chagall--valued at $9 million were seized by police and FBI agents Tuesday and two San Fernando Valley men were arrested, a year after the uninsured masterpieces were stolen from a Northridge storage warehouse. In 2 a.m. raids, squads of agents and police arrested Peter MacKenzie, a 43-year-old carpenter, at his Chatsworth home on suspicion of burglary, and Alan R.
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