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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.
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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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BUSINESS
February 17, 1998 | BARBARA MURPHY
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution and Centro Alameda, a San Antonio organization devoted to promoting Hispanic culture, to create 3-D digital replicas of historic artifacts that can be displayed or used for research.
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
September 7, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeremy Clark and his family arrived at the marina early Saturday, securing a choice spot at the edge of the water to watch their ships come in. After two hours of waiting, the massive white sails appeared from beyond the rocky breakwater, towering over the smaller boats making their way into the harbor and immediately capturing Jeremy's attention. "There she blows!" the 9-year-old Riverside boy cried upon seeing the first of four ornate tall ships that docked at Dana Point Harbor on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | LAURA ACCINELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Christopher Columbus never made it to the West Coast, but half a millennium after he discovered the New World for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, his favorite ship sails the Pacific blue. It's not the real thing, of course, but a 93-foot replica. Crafted completely by hand, the Nina docked Wednesday in Long Beach at Shoreline Village's downtown marina for 12 days in port. It arrived already a star: Its credits include the Ridley Scott film "1492."
NEWS
July 17, 2005 | Susanna Loof, Associated Press Writer
Lined with hay and held together by a net of rough string, the leather shoes look bulky, itchy and downright uncomfortable. But if they were good enough for Oetzi, the 5,300-year-old man found in an alpine glacier in 1991, they're good enough for the modern foot, insists Petr Hlavacek, a Czech shoe expert who has created replicas, taken them out for a walk and pronounced them far better than most modern footwear. "These shoes are very comfortable.
NEWS
November 10, 1987
Band members from two San Joaquin Valley high schools--Beyer High in Modesto and Redwood High in Visalia--marched out of an awards ceremony in Merced after learning they had been disqualified for carrying wooden replicas of rifles. A rule barring rifle drill teams in the parade section of the annual Central California Band Review had been ignored in the past, Redwood band director Dennis Bettencourt contended.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 28, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Court Decision: A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled Monday that 25 anatomically precise statues of rock star penises are the property of Cynthia Plaster Caster, the legendary Chicago groupie artist who created the works in the late 1960s and early '70s.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1989 | From Times wire service s
A miniature city built 75 years ago as a play town for a businessman's daughter opens Saturday after a sprucing up, and its operators hope it will once again be a top tourist attraction. Tiny Town is about five miles southwest of Denver and boasts more than 70 buildings. Many are miniature replicas of historic Denver buildings such as the city's first fire station, the first telephone office, Mrs. Murphy's Boarding House, some landmark mansions and some businesses. Twenty of the buildings--most of which are a little taller than an adult's waist--are the originals that George Turner built for his daughter as a fantasy village beginning in 1915.
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 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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Modernica's 20th-anniversary sale today will include more than 1,000 new and vintage items marked down as much as 80%. Replicas of Isamu Noguchi's wire pedestal dining tables will be reduced from $895 to $299, and the Case Study daybed with bentwood hairpin legs will be reduced from $1,595 to $975. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the former Southern Pacific freight terminal at 7th and Alameda streets in Los Angeles. Select items will also be on sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
NEWS
September 18, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The gold-plated pyramid rises like a mysterious mirage from the flat farmlands of northern Illinois. A 55-foot-high replica of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is also the bizarre home of millionaire builder James Onan and his family. Onan, 50, now has an even more ambitious project in mind: Constructing the world's largest war memorial 10 miles north of here in Kenosha County, Wis. "Etched on the 13-story war memorial will be the names of 1.
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.
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Amid plenty of fanfare, Las Vegas's half-size replica of the Eiffel Tower welcomed its 10-millionth visitor Thursday. Five-thousand red, white and blue balloons floated skyward as the special guest, Martin Layton, a tourist from Britain, arrived with his fiancée, Sarah Connell, at the half-scale lookalike at Paris Las Vegas . They were greeted by colorfully dressed showgirls from " Jubilee!" along with other entertainers. David Hoenemeyer, president of the resort (which opened 14 years ago this month)
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