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December 20, 1994 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
Stuck for that last-minute gift idea and dread the thought of hunting for a space in the mall parking lot? The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace may have the answer. The Yorba Linda tourist destination is hawking dozens of Christmas gift ideas relating directly and indirectly to the late president. There are Air Force One baseball caps embroidered with the presidential seal, White House china reproductions, a birdhouse made to resemble Nixon's boyhood home and all of Nixon's books.
May 18, 1997 | Mary Melton
Aurelio Ramirez, storage manager for Castle Rock Entertainment, climbs over an immense rolled-up rug emblazoned with the presidential seal. "There's the big chandelier from the East Room," he nods, passing among faux marble busts, a presidential bathtub and vivid oil repros of Calvin Coolidge.
December 10, 2013 | By Morgan Little
The 2013 White House holiday card from President Obama and his family has arrived, featuring another appearance by perennial canine star Bo, along with new presidential puppy Sunny. In a departure from the flat, colorful displays of past cards, this year's features a pop-up White House, with Bo and Sunny walking along the front of their home. "As we gather around this season, may the warmth and joy of the holidays fill your home," the card reads, signed by President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, along with paw marks for Sunny and Bo. The holiday card, a tradition that stretches to the early 20 th century, began with the country's notably hushed president: “Silent Cal” Coolidge.
March 21, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Clinton will be allowed to testify on videotape, rather than appear in person, at the criminal trial being prosecuted by Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr. U.S. District Judge George Howard said that a personal appearance in his courtroom "would be unduly burdensome to the performance" of Clinton's official duties.
January 13, 1989 | United Press International
A $600,000 stretch Lincoln limousine was delivered to President Reagan on Thursday but will be used for the first time by President-elect George Bush on Inauguration Day, officials said. The 22-foot black armored presidential limousine was built from the ground up under Secret Service specifications during the past three years, said Jerald F. terHorst, Ford's director of national public affairs. Ross Roberts, vice president and general manager of the Lincoln-Mercury division of Ford Motor Co.
February 7, 1997
Former President Ronald Reagan has a bit of a sweet tooth, so a Redondo Beach Brownie troop gave him a bunch of Girl Scout cookies to help him celebrate his 86th birthday Thursday. Brownie Troop 313 delivered the cookies to Reagan's Century City office, where the girls bestowed birthday wishes on the former president and presented him with homemade birthday cards. The icing on the cake, so to speak, was the eight boxes of cookies, one of each flavor, that the girls gave Reagan.
January 21, 2013 | By Matea Gold
WASHINGTON --The main inaugural ball was set to be held Monday night in a cavernous basement hall of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where as many as 30,000 guests were expected.  After sponsoring 10 official balls in 2009, the presidential inaugural committee opted for just two this year: one massive party open to the public, and a smaller Commander-in-Chief Ball for military families. President Obama and the first lady were expected to make appearances at both.
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