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January 12, 1993 | DANIEL AKST
The Nixons were married in it. So was Bette Davis. The Reagans stayed over on their honeymoon. Other famous visitors have included Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Taft and Rin Tin Tin. On the other hand, Chemical Bank got robbed here, and made a Duane R. Roberts killing. For Riverside, though, the main thing is that the scene of all this activity is back in business.
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January 12, 1993 | DANIEL AKST
The Nixons were married in it. So was Bette Davis. The Reagans stayed over on their honeymoon. Other famous visitors have included Bob Hope, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Taft and Rin Tin Tin. On the other hand, Chemical Bank got robbed here, and made a Duane R. Roberts killing. For Riverside, though, the main thing is that the scene of all this activity is back in business.
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January 6, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his threadbare barbecue eatery, outfitted with Naugahyde booths and dated video games, Bobbie Bratton looks across a busy downtown street to a dizzying, block-square architectural jumble that evokes visions of garish Spanish palaces, Gothic cathedrals and Moorish forts, for starters. "People drive by to see it all the time," said Bratton, who in his three years in business has struggled to keep the place open.
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January 6, 1992 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his threadbare barbecue eatery, outfitted with Naugahyde booths and dated video games, Bobbie Bratton looks across a busy downtown street to a dizzying, block-square architectural jumble that evokes visions of garish Spanish palaces, Gothic cathedrals and Moorish forts, for starters. "People drive by to see it all the time," said Bratton, who in his three years in business has struggled to keep the place open.
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December 10, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smog obscures the mountain views and developers have uprooted most of the orange groves, but progress has spared at least one enduring emblem of Riverside's past--the whimsical, beloved establishment known as the Mission Inn. Sprawled across a full square block in the heart of downtown, the eclectic 87-year-old hotel has for decades been not only a magnet for rich and famous visitors but a cherished meeting, eating and shopping hub for the local populace as well. "It is our city's No.
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August 18, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He loved America with a passion. For years he operated a cafe here called the Washington Restaurant, named for one of his heroes, George Washington. A portrait of every U.S. president hung on its walls. He was bashful, quiet and hard-working, never in any trouble. He and his wife raised five children, and sent them all to college. One became a doctor, two became dentists. "Education is something no one can take away from you," he often told them as they were growing up.
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July 26, 1990 | ROGENA D. SCHUYLER, Rogena D. Schuyler is a Los Angeles area free-lance screenwriter and journalist. and
Will Rogers called it "the most unique hotel in America." John Steinbeck finished the last chapters of at least one great American masterpiece here. In its elegant salons, Amelia Earhart shared tales of airborne adventures. Nancy and Ronald Reagan honeymooned in one of its lavish suites. It is Riverside's famous Mission Inn, the resting and gathering place of artists, statesmen, and celebrities in the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries.
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November 19, 1988 | DICK RORABACK
George Washington never slept there--the place isn't that old--but Teddy Roosevelt did. Ron and Nancy Reagan honeymooned there, and Richard and Pat Nixon were married there. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Anthony Quinn . . . a loop of luminaries stopped by the inn to dine and doze on their way to or from somewhere else. Some even stayed for the "winter season" back when travel was a lot more leisurely, when jet was only a color.
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October 13, 1990 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire of suspicious origin has destroyed a century-old landmark theater in Riverside where such stars as Sarah Bernhardt and W. C. Fields performed, and city officials decided Friday to demolish what remains of the building. Fire broke out in the Golden State Theater late Thursday, gutting the facility, which had been boarded up and unoccupied since 1973.
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August 18, 1991 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He loved America with a passion. For years he operated a cafe here called the Washington Restaurant, named for one of his heroes, George Washington. A portrait of every U.S. president hung on its walls. He was bashful, quiet and hard-working, never in any trouble. He and his wife raised five children, and sent them all to college. One became a doctor, two became dentists. "Education is something no one can take away from you," he often told them as they were growing up.
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December 10, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smog obscures the mountain views and developers have uprooted most of the orange groves, but progress has spared at least one enduring emblem of Riverside's past--the whimsical, beloved establishment known as the Mission Inn. Sprawled across a full square block in the heart of downtown, the eclectic 87-year-old hotel has for decades been not only a magnet for rich and famous visitors but a cherished meeting, eating and shopping hub for the local populace as well. "It is our city's No.
NEWS
October 13, 1990 | TERRY PRISTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire of suspicious origin has destroyed a century-old landmark theater in Riverside where such stars as Sarah Bernhardt and W. C. Fields performed, and city officials decided Friday to demolish what remains of the building. Fire broke out in the Golden State Theater late Thursday, gutting the facility, which had been boarded up and unoccupied since 1973.
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July 26, 1990 | ROGENA D. SCHUYLER, Rogena D. Schuyler is a Los Angeles area free-lance screenwriter and journalist. and
Will Rogers called it "the most unique hotel in America." John Steinbeck finished the last chapters of at least one great American masterpiece here. In its elegant salons, Amelia Earhart shared tales of airborne adventures. Nancy and Ronald Reagan honeymooned in one of its lavish suites. It is Riverside's famous Mission Inn, the resting and gathering place of artists, statesmen, and celebrities in the late 19th through the mid-20th centuries.
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November 19, 1988 | DICK RORABACK
George Washington never slept there--the place isn't that old--but Teddy Roosevelt did. Ron and Nancy Reagan honeymooned there, and Richard and Pat Nixon were married there. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Anthony Quinn . . . a loop of luminaries stopped by the inn to dine and doze on their way to or from somewhere else. Some even stayed for the "winter season" back when travel was a lot more leisurely, when jet was only a color.
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