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June 30, 1985
In reply to the letter by W. L. Boren (South Bay section, June 20) concerning White Point, our organization supports development of the White Point area into a park. It must not be returned to the Air Force. White Point must be preserved for all citizens. JIM STANBERRY President, South Bay chapter, American Civil Liberties Union
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.
November 20, 1994
I am a native of Nepal. Your article about Katmandu ("Crossroads Kingdom," Oct. 9), will contribute greatly to understanding between our cultures. Nepal is very poor and tourism is very important. We have a lot to offer. Because of the isolation until 1950, the rich culture has been preserved. Now that we are opening the door to people around the world, we hope to preserve the respect for our culture shown by the writer. SATISH BHATTACHAN Fullerton
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.
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 | Thomas H. Maugh II
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.
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...
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!
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)
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.
December 5, 1999
Regarding your Nov. 14 editorial concerning the use of conservation easements as a method to preserve and protect open space: The Transportation Corridor Agencies has preserved, restored or created approximately 2,037 acres of habitat and open space to compensate for construction of the Foothill, San Joaquin Hills and Eastern transportation corridors. In some cases the TCA owns this property outright. In most cases the underlying fee title is held by another entity, but the TCA holds a perpetual conservation easement that protects habitats and wildlife.
January 11, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
For more than half a century, it was a musty pugilistic monument--preserved in liniment and sweat--where generations of Los Angeles prizefighters learned the lessons of "the sweet science." The Main Street Gym, on the edge of skid row, was the rattiest workout venue in the city (some said the world), but it also was the most famous. "World Rated Boxers Train Here Daily" read a sign at the entrance.
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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