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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1989
Re "David's New Resting Place" (Calendar, July 15): As an alumnus of California State University, Fullerton, I was dismayed to see the replica of the statue of David in his "final resting place." The sight of David in pieces on the lawn offends my sense of classic art. Prof. Don Lagerberg's opinion that the broken statue is an image that belongs to everyone is a bit presumptuous. I, for one, do not identify with it except in a negative way. I am appalled at the lack of respect shown to this great work of art. Unfortunately, with Mickey Mouse ideas like those expressed by Lagerberg, it is no wonder that CSUF is frequently referred to as Cal State Disneyland.
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SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the reality TV show "Cake Boss," was on display at the Cubs-Tampa Bay Rays game Wednesday before being transported to the Cubs Charities Bricks & Ivy Ball fundraiser at the Field Museum that night. At some point, the (wise) decision was made by the team not to serve a cake that had been sitting outside all day. Most of it wasn't edible anyway.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | Fox40
A replica of Fred Flintstone's car was stolen from a Sacramento comic shop, and the owners are offering a sweet reward for its safe return. The car, a replica of the vehicle from the vintage "Flintstones" cartoon series, was taken from World's Best Comics and Toys between Dec. 14 and 15, Fox40 in Sacramento reported. Staff members believe the thieves may have picked it up and put it in a getaway vehicle, because there were no drag marks. A six-pack of Flintstone's favorite drink, Cactus Cooler, is being offered as a reward for the safe return of the car. Security footage from a nearby bowling alley was being reviewed, and may reveal some clues.
TRAVEL
January 24, 2014 | By Karl Zimmermann
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - I am looking at a piece of the Hindenburg - or, rather, its replica: its lounge, reading and writing room, passenger cabins and smoking room (yes, there was one) and bar. It's part of the Zeppelin Museum, in the former Hafenbahnhof, or Harbor Railway Station, a striking Bauhaus-style building completed in 1933 in Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the zeppelin. The museum is chockablock with zeppelin memorabilia, but its centerpiece and what drew my wife, Laurel, and me here in October, is this full-size replica of the starboard section of the Hindenburg that's more than 100 feet long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A grenade found at a Westside Veterans Affairs hospital Monday morning that forced authorities to evacuate the building was a replica, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Deputies were called about 7 a.m. to the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center in the  11300 block of Wilshire Boulevard  to respond to a possible explosive. Security guards there said they found a grenade in one of the hospital's emergency rooms. The building was temporarily evacuated and the Sheriff's Department bomb squad responded.
TRAVEL
January 24, 2014 | By Karl Zimmermann
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany - I am looking at a piece of the Hindenburg - or, rather, its replica: its lounge, reading and writing room, passenger cabins and smoking room (yes, there was one) and bar. It's part of the Zeppelin Museum, in the former Hafenbahnhof, or Harbor Railway Station, a striking Bauhaus-style building completed in 1933 in Friedrichshafen, the birthplace of the zeppelin. The museum is chockablock with zeppelin memorabilia, but its centerpiece and what drew my wife, Laurel, and me here in October, is this full-size replica of the starboard section of the Hindenburg that's more than 100 feet long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Saving the iconic "Jesus saves" sign was one thing, but resurrecting it was another matter. So Biola University has come up with a creative replica of one of the eye-catching signs that once towered over the Bible Institute of Los Angeles' downtown headquarters. The original bright red, 7-foot-tall neon letters were placed on the institute's dormitory roofs in 1935 and 1937 and glowed until 1988, when the building at Hope and 6th streets was torn down. The evangelical signs sat abandoned in a scrap yard alongside the Pasadena Freeway until flamboyant television minister Gene Scott purchased the historic United Artists Theatre on Broadway and turned it into what he called University Cathedral.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2012 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
PHILADELPHIA - Copies of famous paintings are everywhere: on dorm-room walls, on computer screens and lately pouring forth from Chinese art factories, which can churn out a hundred passable Rembrandts in a week. Architectural copies, on the other hand, remain rare, especially at full scale. Las Vegas and the original Getty Museum aside, it's not often you see an important building, in whole or in part, rebuilt in one location to match the original in another. The Barnes Foundation, in moving its spectacularly deep collection of postimpressionist and early Modern art from suburban Merion, Pa., to the center of Philadelphia, will on May 19 open a high-culture, high-stakes experiment in the second kind of duplication.
NEWS
January 21, 1988
Regarding Barton English's plans to strip the historic Blacker House of its original doors and replace them with replicas (Times, Jan. 7): While it is true that English owns the deed to the Blacker House, he doesn't own the house any more than an art collector owns his current collection. He has been entrusted to preserve and maintain one of the Greene brothers' finest examples of bungalow architecture. He has no right to remove the stained-glass doors, which demonstrate so well the appreciation of nature that the Craftsman movement represented.
NEWS
April 15, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Lady Luck or Lady Liberty? Las Vegas edged out the Big Apple on a postage stamp that bears the likeness of Sin City's diminutive replica of the New York City landmark instead of the original. It wasn't intentional, U.S. Postal Service officials said, but there are no plans to correct the mistake. Though 2 billion of the stamps were issued Dec. 1 -- and 3 billion were printed -- the agency learned of the discrepancy only last month. "A stamp collector looked at the image and noticed that's not the original, that's the replica, the Las Vegas version," said Roy Betts, manager of community relations for the Postal Service in Washington.
NEWS
January 16, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
"The Complete Frida Kahlo," an exhibition of photographs of the Mexican painter and more than 123 replicas of her artwork, has been extended through March 9. Organizers say the show, which was supposed to close Sunday, will remain at San Diego's Liberty Station because of its popularity. "Attendance [at] this exhibition continues to be strong, so we have decided to add an extra two months to our originally scheduled run," Martin Biallas, chief executive of exhibition producer Global Entertainment Properties 1, said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2013 | Fox40
A replica of Fred Flintstone's car was stolen from a Sacramento comic shop, and the owners are offering a sweet reward for its safe return. The car, a replica of the vehicle from the vintage "Flintstones" cartoon series, was taken from World's Best Comics and Toys between Dec. 14 and 15, Fox40 in Sacramento reported. Staff members believe the thieves may have picked it up and put it in a getaway vehicle, because there were no drag marks. A six-pack of Flintstone's favorite drink, Cactus Cooler, is being offered as a reward for the safe return of the car. Security footage from a nearby bowling alley was being reviewed, and may reveal some clues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- A month after sheriff deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old Northern Californian who was carrying an airsoft gun, state lawmakers said Friday they plan to introduce legislation to require such guns to be painted bright colors to help law enforcement distinguish them from deadly firearms. The death of Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, who was carrying a replica of an AK-47, might have been prevented if deputies could have determined the gun was not a real assault weapon, lawmakers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | By Maura Dolan and Ari Bloomekatz
The Santa Rosa parents who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after their 13-year-old son was  killed by a sheriff's deputy who mistook the eighth-grader's plastic gun for an AK-47 say they want justice and "an honest investigation. " The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco against Sonoma County, alleges that Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus acted unreasonably and in violation of the law when he shot Andy Lopez in a residential neighborhood in Santa Rosa on the afternoon of Oct. 22. “Andy Lopez was a dynamic and vibrant boy,” the suit said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
More than 1,000 people attended a service Sunday for a 13-year-old boy who was shot dead by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy. The youth was walking with a pellet gun in Santa Rosa at the time. Andy Lopez, an eighth-grader, was shot seven times last week by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his pellet gun for an authentic assault rifle.  The boy's father, according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat , at the service cried: "My son, my beautiful son. " Hundreds of the mourners wore white, which had been requested by Lopez's mother to "represent the angel that he is and was. " On Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement authorities said deputies responded to a report of a "suspicious person" in a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood.  "The deputy's mind-set was that he was fearful that he was going to be shot," said Santa Rosa police Lt. Paul Henry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Several hundred people chanting "We need justice" took to Santa Rosa's streets Wednesday night to protest the fatal shooting by a sheriff's deputy of a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault rifle. The protesters marched down Corby and Moorland avenues to the site where Andy Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday, the Press Democrat reported . “We don't know the reason why they killed him. They should know if a gun is real,” 18-year-old Katia Ontiveros told the paper.
NEWS
September 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An AIDS activist group briefly inflated a 15-foot replica of a condom on the roof of Sen. Jesse Helms' suburban Washington home. Seven protesters used two blowers powered by a portable generator to fill the nylon replica with air, said Peter Staley, 30, a member of Treatment Action Guerrillas. The group was protesting positions the North Carolina Republican has taken on several AIDS-related issues, Staley said. There were no arrests.
REAL ESTATE
October 2, 1988
Home buyers in Taiwan will soon be able to get design ideas from the replica of a Laguna Niguel house. The Taiwanese house will be a replica of the 4,346-square-foot Steinway design at Quintessence, a development of Presley of Southern California. It will be used as a not-for-sale model in a new tract of custom houses in a Taipei suburb. Some features of the Taiwanese house will differ from the original.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said Wednesday that the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault weapon "is a tragedy on many levels. " "As a father of two boys about this age, I can't begin to imagine the grief this family is going through," Freitas said in a statement. "My hope is that we can work with the community to help prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future. " Sonoma County sheriff's deputies in Santa Rosa on Tuesday shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who authorities said was carrying a replica assault rifle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle was shot and killed Tuesday by Sonoma County sheriff's deputies in Santa Rosa, authorities and local media reported. Two deputies spotted the boy near the intersection of Moorland and West Robles avenues at 3 p.m. Tuesday "with what appeared to be some type of rifle," according to a news release from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.  The deputies ordered the teenager to drop the rifle "and at some point immediately thereafter, the deputies fired several rounds from their handguns at the subject striking him several times," according to the sheriff's office.
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