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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.
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March 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 7, Royals 5 AT THE PLATE: Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Scott Alexander. The situation is the kind in which the Dodgers think Van Slyke will be able to help them this year: in the late innings, against a left-handed pitcher. "We feel like he's going to thump some lefties," Manager Don Mattingly said. Alex Guerrero tripled off the top of the center-field wall in the ninth inning. ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren gave up seven hits and a walk over four innings but held the Royals to one run. He started the fourth inning by loading the bases without recording an out and limited the damage to one run. Haren isn't scheduled to pitch in the Dodgers' season-opening series in Australia, but is still preparing as if he will.
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BUSINESS
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.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Seattle 10, Angels 6 AT THE PLATE: Matt Long is a longshot to make the team, but he's making a good impression. The outfielder followed a four-hit game Monday with a three-hit, two runs-batted-in game and is batting .542 (13 for 24) this spring. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back run-scoring doubles in the second, the speedy Trout turning what appeared to be a single to left-center into a double. Erick Aybar drew his team-leading seventh walk of the spring. ON THE MOUND: Reliever Kevin Jepsen had a rough sixth inning, allowing two runs and two hits, walking two and balking a runner from first to second.
BUSINESS
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 http://www.sba.gov . 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.
TRAVEL
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.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2011
Address: 2521 Sonoma St., Torrance 90503 Listed for: $869,900 Size: 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 3,939 square feet Lot size: 0.13 of an acre Features: The two-story house, built in 1986, has fireplaces in the living and family rooms, and an in-ground spa. MLS ID: S10096975 Address: 20011 Donora Ave., Torrance 90503 Listed for: $799,000 Size: 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in...
FOOD
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.
TRAVEL
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
OPINION
January 24, 2014
Re "A deadly distinction," Jan. 19 Thank you for covering the neglected area of Westmont, the small, unincorporated community between Los Angeles and Inglewood that has L.A. County's top homicide rate. I lived on 93rd and Figueroa streets for 25 years. I tell my children that it's a million miles from that street to Valencia, where they were raised. Since I feel that education may be the best way for the children in that area to leave, I helped to create a scholarship for some of the area's students.
OPINION
January 11, 2014
Re "Emails link Christie aide to scandal," Jan. 8 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie denies direct responsibility for the retaliatory traffic jam in Fort Lee, whose mayor refused to endorse the governor for reelection. Christie may say the traffic tie-up was the action of rogue staff, but he must accept responsibility for presiding over a moral swamp in which such a vicious scheme would even be considered. The GOP's dirty tricks go back to Richard Nixon. The catalog of uncivil Republican actions demonstrates a lack of consideration for the interests of the American people: holding up important nominations, shutting down the government, threatening to default on the debt and doing everything possible to undermine healthcare reform (and having the chutzpah to complain about its implementation)
OPINION
January 10, 2014
Re "Jobless benefits bill gains in uphill climb," Jan. 8 President Obama is correct that the unemployed need a hand. But the likelihood of those who have been unemployed for a year or more obtaining new jobs in their old professions is remote. The long-term unemployed need government-supported retraining in a new profession. And unless they participate in such a program, they should be denied unemployment benefits. Yes, they may ultimately get lower pay than before. This may not seem fair, but in a free-enterprise society, there is no requirement for those with an income to indefinitely support those not working.
OPINION
January 5, 2014
Re "The gap in medical education," Opinion, Jan. 3 I would like to commend Rahul Rekhi's advocacy for incorporating health policy in medical education. In addition to focusing on healthcare systems and health economics, there is a critical need to focus on the impact of health policy on the underlying causes of disease. For example, medical care alone cannot address the obesity epidemic underlying the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Policies such as how we plan our communities, how much physical activity is provided in schools and how we promote nutritious food consumption have a great impact on the health of our communities.
OPINION
December 27, 2013
Re "The umpteenth fix," Editorial, Dec. 24 The Times writes, "We only wish Congress was more engaged in making the law work rather than battling endlessly to make it go away. " Lawmakers and their concerted efforts to drag down the Obama administration have tainted the merits of the monumental achievement of healthcare reform from its birth. It would have been extraordinary if the transition had gone smoothly. There are delays, fixes and tweaks, but instead of spinning the negativity, the end result is what we must be focusing on: a country that finally can say most of its citizens are protected by medical coverage.
OPINION
December 27, 2013
Re "When charter schools fail," Opinion, Dec. 23 As a longtime elementary school teacher, I know that the single most important factor in a student's success is the involvement of parents. The mere fact that a parent has taken the time to apply to a charter or magnet school means that those schools have students whose parents are at least paying attention to their children's education. Charter and magnet schools in effect skim the cream off the top of public schools. It's unfair to fully attribute any success they might have to teaching methods.
OPINION
December 25, 2013
Re "Duncan praises LAUSD results," Dec. 23 The federal government's National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) was established in the late 1960s, and since then NAEP scores for all American students - for Anglos, African Americans, Asian Americans and Latinos - have been on a steady upward climb. The "education gaps" are smaller today than they were 30 years ago. NAEP scores for the Los Angeles Unified School District have gone up steadily as well, as have our state test scores.
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