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November 28, 1993 | Rick Bass, Rick Bass is an essayist and author who lives in Troy, Mont. His last piece for this magazine was "Dark Hearts, Wild Things."
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START, BUT PERHAPS THAT'S NO matter. I am only 35 years old, and the land is more than a billion; how can I be expected to know what to say beyond "Please" and "Thank you" and "Ma'am"? The language of the hill country of Texas, or of any sacred place, is not the language of pen on paper or even of the human voice.
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FOOD
August 25, 2011 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Dear SOS: Old Venice in Manhattan Beach makes excellent Greek and Italian food, but its lemon chicken, from the Greek side of the menu, is especially wonderful. I can still taste the delicious sauce. Any chance of getting the recipe? I'd love to make it for my foreign dinner group. Phyllis Ruderman Manhattan Beach Dear Phyllis: Old Venice was happy to share its recipe with us, which we've adapted below. Enjoy! Old Venice's Greek lemon chicken Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from Old Venice in Manhattan Beach 1 (3½- to 4½-pound)
FOOD
June 24, 2010
  Cucumber granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes enough to serve as an accompaniment for 8 to 10 servings of gazpacho Note: Use this cucumber ice as a garnish for tomato gazpacho. 2 cucumbers, each about 11 ounces 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 sprigs mint 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup water 1. Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
NEWS
September 3, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
The lava lamp celebrates its 50th birthday Tuesday, and though it's more kitsch than classic design, the piece remains just as memorable as mid-century furnishings from Eames, Noguchi and Saarinen.  British inventor Edward Craven Walker designed the lava lamp in 1963 after he spotted an intriguing oil-and-water egg timer at a pub.  "Because it was so completely new, we had to convince people it was worth going with, particularly when it...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
BRITISH photographer Martin Parr has a thing about McDonald's. When he travels, the restaurant chain's global reach becomes fodder for Parr's ironic camera's-eye view of shifting cultural iconographies. "I can hardly walk by one when I have a camera and not deal with it," Parr said. "They are different, but there's an eerie similarity as well." Americanized fast food is just one of the cross-cultural references Parr found on trips south for his book "Mexico" (Aperture, October 2006).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991
Under the state Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, Ventura County must report each week the toxic and potentially toxic materials discharged. The discharges are investigated by the county Environmental Health Division. DATE April 16 LOCATION 205 S. Anacapa St., Ventura MATERIAL 15 gallons of waste oil and solvent DATE April 22 LOCATION Cloyne and Shell roads, Ventura MATERIAL 50 gallons of crude oil DATE April 22 LOCATION Coastal Enameling, 1120 Industrial Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 1986
Nearly a million gallons of oil spewed into Ballona Creek from an unidentified underground source Thursday night, while firefighters and others battled to contain the flow before it could reach the ocean. Los Angeles City Fire Department Battalion Chief John Mittendorf said the oil appeared to come from a source--possibly a broken pipeline--near the 5800 block of Jefferson Boulevard, about eight miles from the point where Ballona Creek empties into Santa Monica Bay near Marina del Rey.
OPINION
February 7, 1988
It seems odd the government, in the form of the IRS, would suddenly impose a severe penalty on people trying to help people! We refer of course to the change in charitable contributions which can no longer be claimed as a deduction unless Form 1040 is itemized. We had thought early in the year the change meant the cash donations would have to be itemized on the return as to the organization, address, and amount. With that in mind, we carefully saved cancelled checks, 123 of them for a total of $3,335, only to find that itemizing means preparing a long form with regard to medical, casualty, etc. This is like mixing oil and water as the people who have catastrophic expenses will be the least able to give money away.
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