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November 11, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Percival Jones and Robert S. Baker sat down in 1875 with a map of their massive land holdings, including Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica , to design a model city. The two land barons--Jones, a silver magnate and U.S. senator from Nevada, and Baker, a Rhode Islander lured west by the Gold Rush--plotted a town with ample parks, schools and a railroad line that they hoped would spur growth.
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November 11, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Percival Jones and Robert S. Baker sat down in 1875 with a map of their massive land holdings, including Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica , to design a model city. The two land barons--Jones, a silver magnate and U.S. senator from Nevada, and Baker, a Rhode Islander lured west by the Gold Rush--plotted a town with ample parks, schools and a railroad line that they hoped would spur growth.
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March 20, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
For years, residents of Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach have sought to preserve the old railroad right of way that runs the length of the two towns. But in their efforts to buy the land for open space, city officials have faced a troubling question: Who owns it? Their doubts were validated this month when Manhattan Beach officials learned that they are being sued by 27 plaintiffs who claim they are the heirs to the right of way.
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April 19, 1989 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
If black film makers and white studio chiefs agree on anything in the heated debate over black opportunities in Hollywood, it's an acknowledgment that Hollywood is an extraordinarily white world. Several studios have black vice presidents, scattered throughout finance, business affairs, publicity or development areas. But a list of the Heavy 100 in Hollywood would display barely a handful of black faces. As film director Spike Lee bluntly put it: "You really get the feeling that white people think (blacks)
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January 23, 2000 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
People have lined up to get into the place for 111 years--ever since that gray winter day in 1889 when its first residents arrived after marching, military-style, 300 miles to get there. But old soldiers aren't the only ones these days who covet a spot at the 430-acre federal veterans center in West Los Angeles.
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