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October 27, 1998 | S.J. CAHN
A collection of jeweled eggs created by the famous House of Faberge will be the featured exhibit next month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The exhibit, "Regal Splendor: Masterpieces from the House of Faberge," opens Nov. 14 and will include 28 pieces. The exhibit will run through Jan. 10. "We think it can provide a very compelling experience" for visitors, said Mark Burson, executive director of the Presidential Foundation.
June 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
Prosecutors appeared Thursday to be trying to establish a financial motive for Scott Peterson to want his pregnant wife dead. Laci Peterson, along with other family members, had inherited more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from her grandmother in the months before she vanished Dec. 24, 2002, witnesses have testified. On Thursday, prosecutors questioned a jewelry store clerk who said she remembered Laci Peterson bringing in various items to be appraised.
April 9, 2013 | By David A. Keeps
Malibu Barbie never had it so good. A Paul Smith rug, curtains sewn from Missoni fabric, LED sconces strung with Swarovski crystals, even a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona daybed cluttered with Rodeo Drive shopping bags - all small enough to fit in your pocket. These are but a few of the over-the-top luxuries decorating 10 couture play pads created for the 2013 Designer Dollhouse Showcase. The Los Angeles firm Richard Manion Architecture has constructed scale-model dream houses - Italianate, brownstone, beach house contemporary and other styles - that will be auctioned April 17 to benefit the UCLA Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute , part of Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.
June 21, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
Sixteen-year-old Donald Ray Dokins' short stature and baby face belie the crime he committed: the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old boy in the arms of his proud and doting father. As he prepared to sentence the teenager, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pat Connolly could barely contain his contempt. "You have no intestinal fortitude to sit up and look at me," Connolly said to Dokins, who was staring at the floor, avoiding the judge's gaze. "You have hatred in your heart that I can't understand.
December 7, 2009 | By Jill Leovy
The prayer in Spanish sounded like one from an ordinary Catholic Mass. But the man who led it wore a coyote-skin headdress and called himself the last of 13 generations of brujos -- witch doctors -- in his family. FOR THE RECORD: Santa Muerte: An article in Monday's Section A about followers of the sect of Santa Muerte misspelled the last name of Rick Nahmias, a photographer who has documented the movement, as Nahmais. — The name the worshipers invoked was not that of the Virgin Mary but of Santa Muerte, or "Holy Death," a Mexican folk saint linked to narcotics trafficking, a kind of female grim reaper with a skull for a face.
January 14, 1995 | ANN CHRISTOPH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Ann Christoph is a landscape architect.
Coral trees and eucalyptus are among the most memorable trees of the Orange County coast. But these trees, which have the potential for such beauty, are also among the most maligned by poor pruning. Kaffirboom coral trees, when allowed to mature properly, grace the landscape with their exotic-looking muscular trunks, and clusters of red flowers on bare branches.
June 26, 2013 | By Carren Jao
“Warm” and “delicate” are not adjectives commonly associated with concrete, but new lighting and tables from the Los Angeles design studio Wrk-shp ask you to reconsider. Ryan Upton and Airi Isoda, the designers behind Wrk-shp, recently launched their Cylinder Series, a three-piece collection that uses concrete on a more intimate scale. “People think it will be really heavy, but at this scale, concrete is quite light,” said Isoda, who had used cast concrete in her jewelry line.
February 27, 2004 | From Associated Press
Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" not only has people debating the last hours of Jesus' life but also running out to buy such souvenirs as crucifixes, lapel pins and cards tied to the film's promotion. A particularly popular item is a pendant fashioned from a single nail made of pewter and attached to a leather strap, say officials of Bob Siemon Designs, licensed by Gibson's Icon Productions to produce jewelry tied to the film.
November 16, 2003
"Like a big jigsaw puzzle, the 30-foot, 2,000-pound chandelier was put back together and rehung in the rotunda." The heck with faceless bureaucracy. This town's municipal seat is a 1920s Mission-meets-Deco palace at Temple and Main streets. "City Hall: The Heart of Los Angeles," an illustrated children's paperback from Beverly Hills-based Tallfellow Press, hails the restoration of the building, largely completed in 2001.
May 14, 1998 | CHRIS CHI
Two Oxnard men were in jail on suspicion of committing a robbery in La Colonia early Wednesday, authorities said. The arrests occurred after an unidentified person came to the Oxnard Police Station about 2 a.m. and reported being robbed near the corner of Cooper Road and Grant Avenue, police said. Twenty minutes later, police pulled over a red 1993 Ford Escort in an alley off Grant Avenue and arrested the two men.
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