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November 26, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
The magnificent jumble of architecture here known as the Mission Inn closed its doors in July, 1985, for a two-year, $28-million face lift that seemed at the time to be a fairly routine job. But when work crews on the renovation project placed plumb lines and levels on the 80-year-old national landmark, "They found the whole thing was sinking into the sunset," said Mission Inn historian Michael Rounds.
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November 26, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
The magnificent jumble of architecture here known as the Mission Inn closed its doors in July, 1985, for a two-year, $28-million face lift that seemed at the time to be a fairly routine job. But when work crews on the renovation project placed plumb lines and levels on the 80-year-old national landmark, "They found the whole thing was sinking into the sunset," said Mission Inn historian Michael Rounds.
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May 19, 2006 | Michelle Keller, Times Staff Writer
Guests coming to the historic Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley are greeted with a spectacular view of the majestic, purple mountains. Leafy green, however, is the color resort owners have in mind. The hotel, an old stagecoach stop that is one of Riverside County's oldest landmarks, is in the midst of an eco-friendly renovation. Rooms are equipped with recycling bins, and housekeepers are replacing harsh chemical-laden cleaning products with environmentally friendly ones.
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