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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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SPORTS
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.
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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.
OPINION
December 7, 2013
Re "Obama focuses on income inequality," Dec. 5 House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is disingenuous in blaming President Obama for the inability of workers to make economic gains. On a graph of inflation-adjusted incomes over the last 30 years, workers' wages show a relatively flat line. By contrast, the incomes of CEOs and other already wealthy people went up by 200% or more (my source is the U.S. Department of Labor). If the president's policies were responsible for that, we should see some kind of downward trend in workers' incomes over the last five years.
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
WORLD
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.
WORLD
December 2, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
KIEV, Ukraine - President Viktor Yanukovich appeared to give ground Monday in the face of massive demonstrations that threatened to hobble his government, seeking to reopen talks with the European Union about forging a closer economic relationship. As protesters declared a general strike and blocked access to the government's headquarters in central Kiev, Yanukovich spoke by phone with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to ask whether Ukraine could send a delegation to discuss a previously scuttled free trade agreement, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported.
WORLD
November 30, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Authorities began combing through the wreckage of a Scottish pub Saturday for clues as to why a police helicopter plunged onto its roof, killing at least eight people, including all three on board, and seriously injuring 14. "A full and thorough investigation into what happened last night has already begun," Stephen House, chief constable of Scotland Police, told reporters in the city of Glasgow, which awoke to an extraordinary scene of...
OPINION
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.
WORLD
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.
TRAVEL
November 24, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
SNOW SPORTS Workshop An expert will offer tips on taking care of skis and snowboards, including how and why waxes work and base preparation. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd. Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360 Please email announcements at least three weeks before the event to travel@latimes.com .
OPINION
November 21, 2013
Re "When a mascot is offensive," Editorial, Nov. 19 As a long-ago alum of Coachella Valley High School, I agree that the school's "Arab" mascot needs a redesign. It looks like a creepy, scruffy, snaggle-toothed, disreputable thug, hardly anything any self-respecting Arab would want to identify with. Times change, and I'm sure my wonderful old high school will keep pace by rethinking its mascot. Ann Calhoun Los Osos, Calif. I am a Coachella Valley High School alum.
OPINION
November 21, 2013
Re "Bough wow," Nov. 19 That Steven Craig and other major mall operators pay $1,000 a foot to have these majestic trees ripped from the earth to be transplanted and die in shopping malls reeks of selfish greed. The true goal is to lure shoppers to spend on oftentimes unwanted and wasteful products, many made in China and other countries where we have sold out our workforce to those employed in the confines of sweatshops. The true meaning of Christmas was lost many generations ago. Far more meaningful - and in place of these monster trees that have lost their oxygen-producing, carbon-consuming values - might be a smaller, locally grown tree next to a Nativity scene.
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