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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1996
Re "State Senate Kills Boland Bill on Valley Secession," Aug. 23. The recent failure of AB 2043 [the secession bill] is certainly a major setback to the Valley secession movement. Upcoming elections could yield a more pro-democracy state Senate and Assembly. It was a very close vote; two more people would have carried the measure. Rest assured that the citizens of the San Fernando Valley will no longer lie down while the Los Angeles city government exploits us and neglects our needs and desires.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1996
Re "State Senate Kills Boland Bill on Valley Secession," Aug. 23. The recent failure of AB 2043 (the secession bill) is certainly a major setback to the Valley secession movement. Upcoming elections could yield a more pro-democracy state Senate and Assembly. It was a very close vote; two more people would have carried the measure. Rest assured the citizens of the San Fernando Valley will no longer lie down while the Los Angeles city government exploits us and neglects our needs and desires.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992 | G. BRUCE SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Aitchison pulls a large box from a drawer in a file cabinet, lifts the lid and reveals the contents: a hardly recognizable clump of crumpled and torn paper. His job--if the client gives him the go-ahead--will be to take that mess of paper and restore it so that it can be used in a court of law. The paper is the ship's log from an oil-drilling vessel that sank in the South China Sea and may be used as evidence in a lawsuit resulting from the disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992 | G. BRUCE SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Aitchison pulls a large box from a drawer in a file cabinet, lifts the lid and reveals the contents: a hardly recognizable clump of crumpled and torn paper. His job--if the client gives him the go-ahead--will be to take that mess of paper and restore it so that it can be used in a court of law. The paper is the ship's log from an oil-drilling vessel that sank in the South China Sea and may be used as evidence in a lawsuit resulting from the disaster.
MAGAZINE
September 28, 2003 | Barbara Thornburg, Barbara Thornburg is senior home design editor for the magazine.
The Hippocratic oath, "First do no harm," could just as well be the first tenet of museum conservators. Robert Aitchison of the L.A. conservation group Aitchison and Watters says 70% of all damage to works on paper is from destructive framing practices. But there are also natural forces at work in the potential threats to art. Controlling California extremes of light and heat, not to mention earthquakes, are among the challenges that the collectors on the following pages have addressed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1996
Antonio Rossmann (Commentary, May 21) attempts to teach the history of the San Fernando Valley, primarily in regard to water rights. However, he fails to point out a primary portion of the facts. Simply, the city of Los Angeles made a deal for the water rights under the Valley, informed Valley residents that they could not use their well water anymore and basically said, "Join us or suffer." The few Valley residents at the time, mostly farmers, were forced to join the city or risk losing everything.
NEWS
March 18, 1993 | GARY LIBMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're feeling guilty because the family photographs you've been taking for years are in a shoe box in a closet instead of displayed in albums, relax. You may be doing the right thing to preserve the quality of your pictures. Light and some of the plastics used to protect photos can damage them. You can also be more certain your photos will be around for your great-grandchildren to see if you shoot in black and white.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN HUGO MARTIN and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The last time state Sen. Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles) tried--but failed--to get his hands on her Valley secession bill, a relieved Assemblywoman Paula Boland (R-Granada Hills) said she had "dodged a bullet." She had better be ready to duck again. That's because Polanco will argue to the Senate Rules Committee on Monday that the lone amendment added to the bill Wednesday puts it in the purview of his Elections Committee.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 1995 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oddly enough, "Nature Re(Contained)," a 30-artist group show at the Irvine Fine Arts Center through Nov. 5, is the second Orange County exhibition on a nature-related theme to open in recent weeks. But the subject is so large and amorphous that it hardly would matter whether all the group shows for the next year were concerned with it. What really matters is the freshness and subtlety of the art.
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