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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999
The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace will hold its annual Labor Day Family Funfest today and Monday at 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard in Yorba Linda. The event is free for those who pay the regular park admission. Information: (714) 993-5075.
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January 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Dec. 21, 1970, meeting between Elvis Presley and President Nixon is the subject of an exhibit that opened at the Richard Nixon library, which would have been the singer's 72nd birthday. The free exhibit includes the outfit Elvis wore (a black velvet overcoat, gold-plated belt and black leather boots), Nixon's outfit (gray wool suit, tie and black shoes), letters and a World War II .45-caliber Colt revolver Elvis gave to Nixon.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2000 | Deepa Bharath,(714) 520-2513
The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace will host special celebrations today for Presidents Day. The first 100 visitors to the library will get free apple pie. Each visitor will also receive official 8-by-10-inch portraits of presidents Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Ford. The event will also feature a free family concert of patriotic music by the South Coast Brass Band. The library also has an exhibit featuring 115 Barbie dolls from various private collections, including the Mattel archives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
The 2007 federal budget that was sent to Congress this week includes $10.6 million for the privately funded Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda to begin its transformation into a presidential library run by the National Archives. If approved by Congress, $6.9 million will go for a new library wing and $3.7 million for National Archives staff to oversee the processing and display of 46 million pages of documents from Nixon's presidency.
NEWS
January 12, 1992 | MARK EHRMAN
If you thought Watergate was a national embarrassment, wait till you see the kitschy doodads up for sale at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace gift shop. What could be more dignified than a $2.50 flying disc emblazoned with the "Museum Presidential Eagle," a bird that bears an uncanny resemblance to the one on the back of a dollar bill? The glow-in-the-dark flag shorts, priced to move at a patriotic $12.95, perhaps? Maybe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1999
Even though he was at a presidential library Thursday, Jesse "The Body" Ventura said he has absolutely no intentions of running for president. "I have no desire to go to Washington," said the former bad-boy professional wrestler who stunned the nation in November when he was elected governor of Minnesota. "I've been inside the Beltway. I wrestled there. I don't like it." Ventura talked to an overflow crowd of 600 at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shortly before noon today, 25 years after he stood on the steps of the nation's capital and swore to uphold the Constitution, former President Richard Milhous Nixon will stand in the shadow of his boyhood home and celebrate the part of his past that was glorious.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thirty years after winning a bitter gubernatorial race against Richard M. Nixon, former California Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown on Saturday walked into the birthplace of his long-ago opponent and declared that the victory was "the greatest thrill I have ever had." "I can remember when the returns came in, grabbing them and shaking my hand . . .
SPORTS
July 7, 1992 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the spring of 1930, a New York writer criticized Yankee star Babe Ruth for holding out for an $80,000 salary while many of Ruth's fans were standing in bread lines. After all, the writer said, President Herbert Hoover made only $75,000. "Yeah," Ruth replied, "but I had a better year than he did." Another time, Ruth declined to be photographed with Hoover, then a Presidential candidate. After all, Ruth said, the game was about to start.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2003 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
The Nixon Library could finally become, well, a library. Nearly 30 years after Congress barred Richard M. Nixon from keeping his official papers -- and infamous tapes -- when he quit the presidency, a new legislative compromise could set the stage for moving the historic collection from the National Archives in Maryland to the privately run Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A former archivist at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has been appointed to the same position at the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace. Gregory G. Cumming is expected to help the library gain possession of Nixon's White House records, currently at the National Archives. Cumming, 39, has worked at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley since 1989 and will start at the Yorba Linda facility Sept. 16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2002 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 2,000 people visited the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda on Sunday to view twisted beams from New York's World Trade Center, a seared firetruck and other exhibits commemorating the events of Sept. 11. "People have come all day and night to see this," said Sandy Quinn, the library's assistant director.
NEWS
April 23, 2002 | FAYE FIORE and GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The body of Richard Milhous Nixon was scarcely in the ground when the struggle for control of his legacy had begun. It was April 28, 1994. His grieving daughters and their husbands were bound from the El Toro Marine base to New York on the plane that once served as their father's Air Force One.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 2001 | PHIL DAVIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one can accuse President Nixon of being boring. The same can be said of the Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda. More than a monument to the nation's 37th president, the library provides a penetrating look into the spectacular successes and failures that defined Richard Nixon. "No president has fascinated the public and the world more than President Nixon--for better or for worse," said Nixon library assistant director Sandy Quinn. The library (18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2000 | Deepa Bharath,(714) 520-2513
The Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace will host special celebrations today for Presidents Day. The first 100 visitors to the library will get free apple pie. Each visitor will also receive official 8-by-10-inch portraits of presidents Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Ford. The event will also feature a free family concert of patriotic music by the South Coast Brass Band. The library also has an exhibit featuring 115 Barbie dolls from various private collections, including the Mattel archives.
NEWS
April 23, 2002 | FAYE FIORE and GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The body of Richard Milhous Nixon was scarcely in the ground when the struggle for control of his legacy had begun. It was April 28, 1994. His grieving daughters and their husbands were bound from the El Toro Marine base to New York on the plane that once served as their father's Air Force One.
NEWS
August 27, 1996 | HOPE HAMASHIGE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's been all over the world--32 countries, to be exact--shuttling American presidents and foreign dignitaries to and from historic meetings. And though it has been retired from service for nearly 20 years, President Richard Nixon's limousine made one final journey here Monday. Accompanied by a roaring police detail and a pair of blue-suited Secret Service agents perched on the rear bumper, the 1967 Lincoln Continental was delivered to the steps of the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She has piloted aircraft and been launched into space. She has treated wounded soldiers and dominated company boardrooms. But now, at 41, Barbie is headed for the White House, and she has the designer gowns to prove it. The 11 1/2-inch doll adored by little girls for decades has brought her sartorial style to the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace, which on Saturday opened a seven-month exhibit featuring "Barbie as First Lady: Gowns and Patriotic Costumes of America's Legendary Leading Lady."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000 | By DENIENE HUSTED
The Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda was evacuated Thursday morning after a telephone message indicated that there might be a bomb on the property. Orange County Fire Authority crews and officers from the Brea Police Department, which patrols Yorba Linda, searched the 9-acre site, but nothing was found. John Taylor, executive director of the library, said the message may have been misinterpreted, "but it's better to be safe than sorry." The call came in about 9:20 a.m.
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