CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996
San Marino's oldest structure, El Molino Viejo, is Southern California's first water-powered grinding mill, built in the early 1800s for the San Gabriel Mission.
September 3, 2011 |
At the corner of River and Montgomery streets, an egret stood in a shallow lake that shouldn't have been there. An abandoned Range Rover sat nearby, caked in mud from days underwater. The "swish, swish" of brooms sweeping pools of sludge from ruined storefronts drifted down the block. By the time President Obama visits this old mill city on Sunday, Irene will be long gone. The tropical storm roared through New Jersey a week ago, and attention quickly turned northward to the damage it wrought in green, hilly New England.
March 17, 1985 |
Tucked away in some corner of the Directors' Guild building there's probably a long-forgotten list of Golden Rules. And one of them is sure to read: Touch not biblical epics or ye shall be smitten down by the legions of critics. Many a good director has tripped over his talent trying to breathe life into a sand-and-spear epic. It's not easy.
November 14, 2004 |
Every Sunday, the weavers of the Oaxaca Valley travel to the weekly market in Tlacolula to sell their handmade wool rugs. Working our way through crowded streets, past vendors selling freshly plucked chickens, exotic peppers and homemade mescal, my wife, Lietza, and I found the renowned artisans on a quiet side street.
December 8, 1987 |
Sturdy old mill and factory buildings, the heart of many New England communities since the Industrial Revolution, no longer symbolize dying industries. Adaptive reuse of old buildings, which began as a fad in the early 1970s, has become an economic phenomenon with no sign of slowing in New England.
March 5, 1989 |
LTV Steel's once-mighty Aliquippa Works, which hugs the Ohio River for seven miles west of Pittsburgh, finally is being torn down, yard by rusty yard, and union boss Rich Vallecorsa is shedding no tears. About 8,000 workers once toiled at the plant, turning limestone, iron ore and coal into America's pipe, wire and tin plate. Only about 900 workers remain in two small mills that have managed to prove their profitability in the fickle 1980s.