June 15, 2003
Nicolai Ouroussoff notes the future Performing and Visual Arts Academy's obvious visual link to Grand Avenue's cultural string of pearls. However, there is no mention of the site's link to L.A.'s earliest history as Ft. Moore, where Mormon soldiers in the Mexican American War looked down upon the Mexican pueblo and were shocked by its gambling, debauchery and bullfights. The eastern edge of the property, above the Hill Street Mormon Battalion Memorial, remarkably offers the same view of this feisty pueblo as seen in its earliest 1840s sketches and 1860s photographs and remains a fascinating and historical perspective.
March 15, 1990 |
For Christmas our younger son and his wife gave us a large trunk-like box filled with the sort of articles one sees on lists of things to keep ready in case of an earthquake. We in Southern California live in constant expectation of the Big One and a great many of us, though by no means all, have begun to prepare our earthquake kits. Ours does not contain every recommended item, but it is a good start: flashlight, batteries, jugs of water, first-aid kit, work gloves, a can of peanuts and so on.
April 16, 1989 |
One is shaped like a parrot, another is a caricature of a human face. Still another gleams demonlike in the hot afternoon sun, taunting modern man to fathom the mystery of these Indian versions of Egypt's hieroglyphics. Chipped many hundreds of years ago into black lava boulders at the foot of five extinct volcanoes, they lie in stony silence at Indian Petroglyph State Park, just 10 miles south of here and only a snake's rattle from the city limits of Albuquerque. American travelers in Europe, awed by the centuries-old history of that continent and embarrassed by the "newness" of their own, need only come to this charming little Southwest town for a double dose of history as potent as any abroad.
January 19, 1986 |
On Jan. 23, 1968, Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, USN, under attack by North Korean gunboats, surrendered the U.S. intelligence-gathering ship Pueblo. After 11 months in a North Korean prison, he and his crew were released. A U.S. court of inquiry voted that Bucher be tried by general courts-martial. Higher naval authority recommended a letter of reprimand. Secretary of the Navy John H. Chafee, however, ordered all charges dropped.
June 5, 1991
Robert Alston Brant Jr., a prominent city businessman and a member of a fourth-generation Los Angeles family who was honored for his volunteer work on behalf of the 1984 Olympic Games, died Tuesday at his home. He was 61 and had been battling cancer, said his daughter, Susan Brant. Son of the founder of Title Insurance & Trust Co., Brant was president of Realty Tax & Service Co., president of Cascade Microfilm and owner of Brant Mining Co. and Brant Properties.
June 18, 1985 |
Kelly Reno, 18, who played the boy marooned with a beautiful horse in the 1979 film, "The Black Stallion," suffered a broken leg and possible internal injuries in a car accident early Monday, a spokeswoman for St. Mary Corwin Hospital said. Reno, of Pueblo, was involved in an auto accident, along with 15-year-old Lynette Tuttle of Pueblo, said hospital Nursing Supervisor Cherry Trimble.