CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1997
Your article, "Serving Up the Past" (April 1), about Schaber's Cafeteria in North Hollywood reminded me what a meaningful bit of local history it is. Times, styles and neighborhoods change--Schaber's Cafeteria doesn't. It is what it is and doesn't use phony glitz to attract customers or contemporary lean-and-mean operational technologies to enhance profits. It should be preserved for the same reasons Angels Flight and the William Mulholland fountain are city features. They are all important in reminding us of Angeleno development and still useful today--if we take the time to appreciate them.
June 10, 2010 |
Archaeologists from UCLA and Ireland have discovered the world's oldest leather shoe, an exquisitely preserved 5,600-year-old woman's size 7 lace-up, in a cave in Armenia. The shoe, 1,000 years older than the great pyramid of Egypt and 400 years older than Stonehenge in England, was in such pristine condition that at first researchers thought it was just a few centuries old. It was stuffed with grass, which may have been used to keep the wearer's foot warm or to preserve the shoe's shape for storage, the researchers reported Wednesday in the online journal PLoS One. Both the grass and shoe were well-preserved, like other organic materials discovered in preliminary excavations of the cave on the border between Armenia and Iran, including a winemaking apparatus complete with grapes and three human heads preserved in jars.
October 12, 2008
I grew up playing on the Ft. Baker field with my childhood friend whose military family lived on the base there. Recently, I had the pleasure of returning to dine and explore Cavallo Point ["The View? It's Golden," Hotel Review, Sept. 28] with my family, which still lives in Sausalito. We were so happy to see that the new owners had authentically preserved the history of those buildings. The locally grown food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. But it's pricey. Your readers who want to enjoy the beauty of the Marin Headlands on a budget might check out the Marin Headlands Hostel.
March 14, 1991
Please add my prayer to that of Prof. Ralph E. Shaffer (Times, March 3) that the Voorhis School Chapel of the Beloved Disciple be preserved and maintained. The old 12th Congressional District in which the chapel was centered sent two remarkable, extraordinary young men to the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Jerry Voorhis is no longer with us. President Richard M. Nixon still is. What could be more fitting than for President Nixon to provide the leadership to raise sufficient funds to restore and preserve the chapel as it was when first Mr. Voorhis and then he served their friends and neighbors in Congress!
HOME & GARDEN
April 17, 2008
I liked your article about John Lautner's Harpel House ["Lautner, Lost and Found," April 10], but I must say that without a floor plan or layout, I could not really see or understand how any view in the house could be "like an infinity pool" or how "sculptural" the structure is. The photo selection was inadequate in showing details, as well as in missing the type of before/after/preserved photos that one would expect from an article about redesigning and...
September 14, 1989
How refreshing to read (Glendale Edition, Aug. 26) that Mack Sennett's stage will be preserved! In today's impersonal era of mini-malls, office high-rises, new apartment buildings, condominiums, it seems there will soon be nothing left to preserve! However, this preservation is more of a tribute to Mack Sennett himself than to his famed studio. After all, Mack Sennett, born Michael (Mikall) Sinnott, was one of the true pioneers of filmdom, discovering such talents as Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe (Fatty)