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March 3, 2011
UCLA Festival of Preservation Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood Contact: (310) 206-8013 or Screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted Thursday : "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" Friday : "The Goose Woman," "Eve's Leaves" Saturday : "The Girl Who Dared," "Rendezvous With Annie" (2 p.m.); "Sleep, My Love," "Strangers in the Night" Sunday : Highlighting the Outfest Legacy Project (2 p.m.)
April 24, 2014 | Times Editorial Board
Eager to preserve the Internet's openness but not to be rebuked again by the courts, the Federal Communications Commission is crafting yet another set of "Net neutrality" rules to limit broadband providers' control over the data traveling through their networks. The tentative proposal unveiled Thursday seems more permissive than the rules a federal appeals panel rejected in January, prompting some critics to warn that Internet service providers will rush to create "toll lanes," giving preference to some content providers and moving their data faster to end-users.
October 2, 2013
Re "History lost in Beverly Hills," Sept. 28 The pros and cons of forcing property owners in Beverly Hills to use their homes as outdoor museum exhibits by enacting more stringent historical preservation laws made the front page Sunday. The L.A. area has numerous museums for art, history, science, cars and even old houses, all of which are supported by taxpayers or private groups. If the city of Beverly Hills or preservationist groups want to buy houses to use as museums, that is their choice.
April 10, 2014 | By David Colker
Lucia Eames was a designer in her own right, but for the last 25 years she worked to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated design teams of the modern era: her father, Charles Eames, and stepmother, Ray Eames. In particular, Lucia Eames ensured that their famed Pacific Palisades house - considered one of the pinnacles of modern residential design - remained as a monument not only to the couple's sense of architecture and design, but also to the way they approached their work.
February 28, 2013
Festival of Preservation Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. When: Friday through March 30 Price: $10 per screening; $50 for festival pass Information: (310) 206-8013; Full schedule is as follows: Screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. March 1 - "Gun Crazy" March 2 at 4 p.m. - Celebrating Laurel & Hardy At 7:30 p.m. - "Mantrap" March 3 at 7 p.m. - "The Battle of Russia" March 4 - "Try and Get Me," "Repeat Performance" March 8 - "The Final War of Olly Winter" March 9 at 4 p.m. - "Anders Als Die Anderen" At 7:30 p.m. - "Eadweard Muybridge," Paper Prints From the Library of Congress March 10 at 4 p.m. - "International House," "Temple Tower" At 7 p.m. - "The Chase," "High Tide" March 11 - "Johnny Come Lately," "The Inside Story" March 14 - "Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World," "The Face of Genius" March 15 - "With the Greeks in the Firing Line" March 16 at 4 p.m. - "October Story," "The Belle of Amherst" At 7:30 p.m. - "That Cold Day in the Park" March 17 at 7 p.m. - Short Subjects March 18 - "The Argonauts of California-1849" March 22 - "The Snake in My Bed" March 23 at 4 p.m. - "Noon Wine," "The Human Voice" At 7:30 p.m. - "Thirty Day Princess," "The Working Man" March 24 at 4 p.m. - "Ornette: Made in America" At 7 p.m. - Hearst Metrotone and the...
February 20, 2011 | By Judith Fein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I've never met an American who didn't have a soft spot in his heart for Thomas Jefferson and Monticello, his home and plantation in Charlottesville. After his term as president expired in 1809, Jefferson lived full time at Monticello. The house, which Jefferson called "his essay in architecture," is a testament to his genius. The 11,000-square-foot neoclassical mansion has 21 rooms, and from the moment you set foot in the reception and waiting room, with its grass-green floor and museum-like exhibits of natural history specimens, Native American and African artifacts, you know are in the domain of a man of taste, knowledge and broad interests.
September 24, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Hawaii's rich “talk story” tradition will be shared both locals and visitors on Oct. 18 and 19 during a celebration in Honolulu. The Talk Story Festival , Hawaii's oldest and largest storytelling event, will be in the ballroom of the Ala Wai Golf Course clubhouse. Admission is free. The festival, in its 25 th year, draws hundreds of people. Sessions on both days will begin at 6 p.m. Nine storytellers will take to the stage each night, and each will be given 20 minutes.
March 20, 1988
Marian Gibbons deserves the front page of the March 6 real estate section for her outstanding service to the historic and architectural preservation community. Marian is one of those individuals who will help, however, whenever and wherever, to get the job done. She's practical and self-effacing. In a very real way she has helped the economy of Hollywood and metropolitan Los Angeles. We're just one of the many small businesses devoted to architectural preservation that have benefited from her enthusiasm and insights.
June 23, 1996
In Bill Desowitz's article about the restoration of "Vertigo" (Film Clips, June 16), Robert Harris and James Katz say that "North by Northwest" and the 1959 version of "Ben-Hur" are in need of restoration. Both of these pictures were produced by MGM and are now owned by Turner Entertainment Co. Unlike some of the other pictures Harris and Katz have restored, the negatives and sound masters of these pictures have been carefully inventoried and stored since their inception. Harris and Katz have done wonderful work on a number of pictures, but proper preservation reduces the need for restoration, and we are currently able to make first-class prints of these pictures.
April 20, 1986
The staff of the Victorian Register and I sincerely appreciate Diane Kanner's well-written article, "They Specialize in Homes With Pedigrees" (April 6). Victorian Register markets properties throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as out of state. Pasadena, Pomona or Big Bear, for example, are communities where we have--or had--outstanding properties in a variety of architectural styles. Out of state, we are working with the sellers of a Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin, an 1888 Victorian estate in Illinois and a former governor's residence in Nevada.
March 23, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
For three decades, alcoholics and addicts sought sobriety in the desert at the famed Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage. But in recent years, the best-known name in substance abuse recovery lost much of its luster as internal strife, competition from luxury rehab centers and industry turmoil took their toll. All that led to the once-unimaginable takeover of the center last month by the Hazelden Foundation, another addiction treatment pioneer. Now Hazelden, a Minnesota nonprofit, is looking to preserve the former first lady's legacy with an ambitious expansion in Southern California and beyond.
March 14, 2014 | By Bob Pool
Most of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County are failing to adequately protect historically important structures that are in danger of being razed, according to a new study by the Los Angeles Conservancy. The "Preservation Report Card" assigns an F to 51 cities and all of the county's unincorporated communities - some that made no effort to save their historic places since the group's last county-wide assessment was completed six years ago. Conservancy leaders said some newer communities mistakenly believe they have no historic preservation resources while officials of other communities have delayed creating programs because of budget cuts tied to the recession.
March 11, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In what might be an industry first, movie director Robert Rodriguez ("Desperado," "Machete," "Sin City") has his own TV channel. Born out of a commitment by Comcast, as it acquired an interest in NBCUniversal, to carry minority-owned networks, El Rey (also available via Time Warner and DirecTV) has as its sometime-stated target young English-speaking Latinos. Or rather, young English-speaking Latinos - and anyone else with a television - who likes the sort of movies Rodriguez makes.
March 6, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
In the aftermath of Tuesday's celebrations of Mardi Gras, “CBS Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood” on Sunday profiles the city's bastion of traditional music, Preservation Hall , and the venerable venue's namesake jazz band. The segment includes an interview with bassist/tuba player Benjamin Jaffe, son of Preservation Hall founders Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the couple that turned what had been an art gallery into a home for musicians who still championed the style of jazz that developed in the early 20th century, most famously by native son Louis Armstrong.
March 1, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
After the founder of the International Surfing Museum dipped a toe in the beautiful, blue Pacific, she never bothered to hang the other nine. It was too cold, and the last thing a Canadian farm girl wanted in California was cold. Even so, Natalie Kotsch was intrigued by surfing culture, in love with the town that calls itself Surf City, and unrelenting in her drive to establish a museum devoted to the sport. Kotsch, an effervescent real estate broker who grew up more than 600 miles from the nearest ocean and never swam, much less surfed, in the Pacific, died Feb. 20 at her home in Huntington Beach.
February 28, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Scientists have discovered the DNA of millions of tiny organisms entombed in the ancient dental plaque of four medieval skeletons.  The findings, published in the journal Nature Genetics, have implications for research into what our ancestors ate, how they interacted, and what diseases they fought, the authors write. "I feel like we discovered a time capsule that has been right under our noses this whole time," said Christina Warinner, a molecular anthropologist at the University of Oklahoma and the lead author of the study.
March 27, 2010 | Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times
By restoring some 1920s bungalow courts slated for demolition, the Hollywood Community Housing Corp. created homes for low-income people with special needs. Now that work is being recognized with a Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award. The Hollywood Bungalow Courts project is one of eight that the conservancy recognized. One other residential project, the Rudolph Schindler Bubeshko Apartments in Silver Lake, also was honored. In Hollywood, three bungalow courts on Serrano Avenue were to be replaced with condominiums, but the Community Redevelopment Agency stepped in, and they were spared, along with a bungalow court on Kingsley Drive.
January 7, 1990
The Calabasas Historical Society strongly urges the preservation of the Pierce College farm as a most valuable and significant historical landmark. Creative approaches which can be implemented immediately will result in increasing prosperity for the college. The preservation of the farm will benefit the entire community. Its citizens do feel they have a vested interest in seeing that the farm is maintained and improved as a living green area. Oxygen and food are essential for human life.
February 19, 2014 | By Amina Khan
When facing oncoming floodwaters, ants use their helpless babies as floating life-preservers - by sticking them at the very bottom of the life rafts that they build with their own bodies. The findings, described in a paper published in PLOS One, reveal that ant-rafts have a fascinating internal structure - one that maximizes the group's buoyancy and thus, their chances of survival. But it does so by putting the young ant brood at the very bottom of the boat, exposed to hungry fish and the potential risk of drowning.
February 17, 2014 | By Paul Richter
JAKARTA, Indonesia - U.S. diplomats preparing for a new round of nuclear negotiations with Iran this week are pondering an important question: How can they make the Iranians feel like the winners? The U.S. team and diplomats from five other nations sit down with Iran on Tuesday in Vienna to begin bargaining on what could be a historic agreement to prevent the Islamic Republic from gaining a bomb-making capability. An atmosphere of high anticipation surrounds the talks, which are expected to continue for six months to a year, and possibly longer.
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