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August 21, 2010 | By Mary Forgione
Ann Thompson still marvels at the sliver of ranchland she has lived on for the last eight years. "I fell in love with the house," she says of the Spanish Colonial-style home known as the DeWenter Mansion that sits in the quiet foothills of La Verne. "For my husband, it was the property. " Thompson is the most recent resident of an enduring landmark that recalls the heyday of the orange and lemon industry that brought millions of dollars to La Verne in the early 20th century. Many of the original citrus trees still surround the house at this onetime ranch.
December 21, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
OAKLAND - Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash didn't join the Lakers on their trip but it somehow got worse. Pau Gasol couldn't even leave his hotel room Saturday because of an upper-respiratory infection. To say the Lakers were injury-riddled, short-handed, depleted or any of the other common phrases would be a series of understatements. GAME SUMMARY: Warriors 102, Lakers 83 They're running out of bodies quickly, their latest ailment a surprise that led to something predictable, a 102-83 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
July 24, 2010 | By Darrell Satzman
A stately traditional home with Spanish Colonial elements and a historic pedigree is the centerpiece of this oak-shaded estate in the hills of San Marino. Designed by noted residential architect Roland E. Coate, the home was built in 1926 for Annie Wilson, daughter of pioneering Southern California businessman and politician Benjamin Wilson, for whom Mt. Wilson is named. The gently sloping 1-acre-plus property was once part of the vast holdings of George S. Patton, father of the famed U.S. general, according to real estate historian Tim Gregory.
December 7, 2013 | By David Zucchino and David S. Cloud
KABUL, Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in Afghanistan on Saturday for a previously unannounced visit, said he had been assured by Afghanistan's defense minister that a post-2014 bilateral security agreement would be signed soon. Hagel, who landed in Afghanistan in secrecy while on a scheduled trip to the Middle East, said the defense minister, Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, told him earlier Saturday that the stalemated 10-year agreement would be signed "in a very timely manner.
August 21, 2010 | By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
The Small Business Administration offers a variety of assistance, including online workshops, seminars and classes. The agency also has step-by-step instructions for starting a business, including tips on market research and creating a business plan. The main national website has links to local SBA district offices throughout the country. Try them at . Click on the tab labeled Small Business Planner for tips on what you may need to know before you start. If you have hit a snag in developing your business or need advice from someone who's been there, try an organization called Score.
April 17, 2011
AMERICAS Presentation Thomas Laussermair will show images and discuss his bicycling and hiking adventure along the length of the Pan-American Highway. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370. ASIA Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Vietnam & Korea: Follow the Dragon. " When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
September 8, 2011
The recipes included here are written for only one portion in order to demonstrate technique and timing. You can cook as many as six pieces quite easily in the same size water bath without too much trouble if you'll check to make sure the temperature hasn't dropped too much (just add more hot water if it has). For cooking more pieces than that, you'll need to check the temperature frequently during the early going to maintain an even heat. Serve these meats with the accompaniments of your choice.
March 27, 2011
Address: 2105 N. San Marcos Place, Claremont 91711 Listed for: $623,900 Size: Four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,421 square feet Lot size: 0.26 acres Features: The single-story contemporary, built in 1965, has a family room, a den, a living room fireplace and an in-ground pool. MLS ID: C11022737 Address: 536 Berkeley Ave., Claremont 91711 Listed for: $575,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,341 square feet Lot size: 0.12 acres Features: The updated Colonial Revival-style house, built in 1910, has 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and pocket doors.
November 12, 2011
On my recent trip to Britain, I purchased a wireless Internet device called a dongle from Vodafone for 19 pounds, or about $30, which gets you one month of service. This was a plug-and-play device that plugs into a USB port on your netbook (which is what I had with me) or your laptop. While I was in London and Manchester I was able get 3G service practically any time, including in my hotel room. The hotel Internet service would have been about 25 pounds, or about $40, for 24 hours. Bill Mark Redondo Beach
September 19, 2011
Degree rates: A Sept. 13 Op-Ed about ways to re-imagine California's higher education system cited studies that found that only 18% of those who enter the state's community colleges earn an AA degree. In fact, that percentage didn't apply to all who enter community colleges, just those who entered intending to get an AA degree. Newspapers: In an Op-Ed on Sept. 13, the Concrete Herald in Washington was characterized as a weekly whose Web content is behind a pay wall. The Concrete Herald is a monthly, and it's Web content is free.
November 29, 2013
Re "Let the governor fill seats," Column, Nov. 25 George Skelton points out a clearly regrettable waste of about $1 million that taxpayers spend every time we hold a special election because a state legislator changed his mind about doing the job he was elected to do. Having the governor appoint a replacement isn't the worst of ideas, but why not simply offer the job to the runner-up? At least the replacement would be someone who ran for the office and had the support of at least a chunk of the people.
November 28, 2013 | By Nabih Bulos
BEIRUT - Syrian government forces have recaptured the western border town of Deir Attiyeh, less than a week after rebel forces had seized it in a counteroffensive, according to Syrian state television. Deir Attiyeh, with about 10,000 residents and a significant Christian minority, is viewed as a vital link on the main highway between Damascus, the seat of power of President Bashar Assad, and the city of Homs in the center of the country. It is also part of a strategic supply corridor for rebel forces.
November 21, 2013 | By Walter Hamilton and Andrew Tangel
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 for the first time, a testament to investors' hope that the plodding economy can gain momentum in the coming year. The index, a gauge of 30 of the largest American companies, jumped more than 109 points to close at 16,009.99. Thursday's advance was propelled by a better-than-expected drop in jobless claims and a Senate panel's vote supporting Janet Yellen's bid to lead the Federal Reserve. The stock market is caught up in its most furious rally in a decade.
November 15, 2013
Re "What would Reagan do?," Opinion, Nov. 11 Frank Keating's well-thought-out reflections on President Reagan's progressive attitudes toward common-sense immigration reform explain exactly why the former Oklahoma governor would never have even the slimmest of chances of being elected again. It's sad beyond words - the lessons that have been totally forgotten by the current tea party inhabitants of the GOP. For our country and the Republican Party, let's hope these low-information zealots are on their way out and America can regain the vision shared by Reagan and the vast majority of our citizens.
November 12, 2013
Re "Tesla shares hammered again," Business, Nov. 8 Thomas Edison solved the light-bulb filament problem. Xerox shipped early 914 copiers in the 1960s with a "scorch eliminator" (a fire extinguisher). Electric car maker Tesla will solve its problems. Ben Eisner Westlake Village ALSO: Letters: Unequal justice in Texas Letters: Looking to France on Iran Letters: The middle class loses. Again.
November 7, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - Iran and six world powers appeared to close in on a preliminary agreement in Geneva on Thursday that would begin to limit Tehran's nuclear development after a decade of frustrating negotiations, according to diplomats. They said the proposed framework agreement, which could still falter, would require Iran to halt at least some enrichment activities in exchange for partial easing of economic sanctions. They described the expected accord as a significant first step intended to buy six months and perhaps longer to pursue a comprehensive final agreement.
November 2, 2013
Re "Senate GOP blocks Obama picks," Nov. 1 As the result of GOP filibuster abuse, five years after President Obama first assumed office, Bush administration holdover Edward J. DeMarco still heads the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The Wall Street-friendly DeMarco is one of the nation's greatest obstacles to meaningful economic recovery. DeMarco blocked efforts to provide debt relief to the victims of Wall Street scammers. He did so even after the U.S. Treasury offered to pay the FHFA 63 cents for every dollar forgiven.
October 31, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule. The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule for flexible spending arrangements, or FSAs, to allow account holders to carry over as much as $500 from one year to the next without penalty. Many workers have been reluctant to put money into the plans for fear of losing whatever they don't use, resulting in long-standing complaints about how the pretax FSAs work.
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