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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 8, 2011
HIMALAYAS Presentation Author Kevin Grange will discuss his book "Beneath Blossom Rain," about his trek in the Himalayas. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. FIJI Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Fiji: Crossroads of the Pacific. " When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission, info: $1 for Beverly Hills residents; $2 for others.
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.
December 23, 2011
'We Bought a Zoo' MPAA rating: PG for language and some thematic elements Running time: 2 hours, 3 minutes Playing: In general release
September 21, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Toronto — A crowd of reporters gathered around Peter Bourjos' locker in the Angels' clubhouse Wednesday. But before he would answer any questions he wanted to ask one. "Boston ended up losing, right?" he said. Indeed it had. And with the Angels beating Toronto, 7-2, behind three hits and three runs from Bourjos, the wild-card race had tightened considerably. The Red Sox' once-comfortable lead is down to 2½ games over the Angels and Tampa Bay Rays, who each have seven games left to play.
October 30, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Rep. David Valadao on Wednesday became the second California Republican to join Democrats on a broad immigration bill, increasing pressure on GOP leadership to schedule a vote on a measure that would provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. "Immigration reform in the House cannot wait," the freshman lawmaker said in a statement. Valadao, of Hanford, follows Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock, another Central Valley Republican with a heavily Latino district that relies on immigrants to pick crops, in signing on to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. The measure is similar to a Senate bill passed in June.
October 22, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON - A top Federal Reserve policymaker said the central bank was unlikely to start reducing a key stimulus program for "a few months" because the partial government shutdown has muddied the economic picture. Charles Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, said Monday that he would need to see strong jobs reports and signs that the nation's economic output, or gross domestic product, was on the upswing before he would support tapering the monthly $85-billion bond-buying program.
October 13, 2013
If you go Ft. Ord National Monument; (831) 394-8314, (Currently closed due to the government shutdown.) Ft. Ord Dunes State Park, Beach Range Road, Marina, Calif.; (831) 649-2836, , The town of Marina just north of Ft. Ord has a number of chain motels ( as well as the luxurious Sanctuary Beach Resort, 3295 Dunes Drive; (877) 944-3863, . Junior suites from $219 midweek.
October 12, 2013
Re "Garcetti favors familiar faces," Oct. 10 This article is worthy of being turned into a "Seinfeld" episode - because it's about nothing. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is picking the team that will help him enact his policies. He must choose people he knows will do that. After Mayor Tom Bradley was elected in 1973, I collected resumes for his administration. Because of the historic nature of that election, its results were known worldwide. We received several hundred applications from all over the world, from Tarzana to Tanzania.
September 29, 2013
PACIFIC COAST Presentation Adrian Kalvinskas will introduce the audience to the famous and not-so-famous monuments and museums of Paris, followed by a trip to Versailles. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. HIKING Workshop Planning a fall day hike to escape to cooler temperatures and see fall colors? REI experts will share tips on all aspects of hiking, including trip planning, safety, local resources and places to go. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free.
September 19, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY - Rescue teams were searching Thursday for an estimated 68 people believed buried in a mudslide after multiple storms battered large swaths of Mexico, killing nearly 100 people nationwide and leaving thousands stranded or homeless. While much attention was focused on tourists caught in the Pacific resort of Acapulco, grimmer reports emerged from villages in that hard-hit region of Guerrero state, which were largely cut off from aid and may have suffered large-scale devastation.
September 8, 2013
BALKANS Slide show Angel Castellanos will share his experiences in Croatia and the western Balkans, from the Adriatic to the old capitals of Sarajevo and Belgrade. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.¿ RUNNING Workshop Experts will offer tips on trail running, including technique, training, clothing and footwear specific to the sport. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave. Admission, info: Free.
September 7, 2013
Re "Senate panel supports U.S. strike on Syria," Sept. 5 It's time to call everyone's bluff on the Syrian chemical issue to smoke out the contending parties. Whether it be Bashar Assad's regime, the rebels, the U.S. and its allies, Arab states, the Russians or the Iranians, all claim they are against chemical weapons use in Syria. Leaving aside the wink-wink involved - obviously, some party (think the Assad regime) used the weapons in the August attack - let's put the representations to the test.
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