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September 30, 1993 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 36 years as a professor at UC Riverside, Robert V. Hine wrote 12 books on Western American history. One of them, "California's Utopian Colonies," is still in print after four decades. But at 72 and living in a retirement community near UC Irvine the past three years, Hine is enjoying the kind of sales and attention he never dreamed likely for a book he originally intended solely as a "memento" for family and friends.
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September 30, 1993 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 36 years as a professor at UC Riverside, Robert V. Hine wrote 12 books on Western American history. One of them, "California's Utopian Colonies," is still in print after four decades. But at 72 and living in a retirement community near UC Irvine the past three years, Hine is enjoying the kind of sales and attention he never dreamed likely for a book he originally intended solely as a "memento" for family and friends.
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October 3, 1993 | SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS
SECOND SIGHT by Robert V. Hine (University of California: $20; 203 pp.) Robert Hine was warned at age twenty that he would eventually become blind. Already saddled with a crippling case of rheumatoid arthritis, he also developed an eye condition called iridocyclitis. His doctors recommended that he move to a high altitude, start learning braille and take mobility training. Hine did all that and more. He went to graduate school at Yale, got a Ph.D.
BOOKS
October 15, 1995
The Book Review invites readers to send us a few paragraphs about their book clubs and particularly to send in lists of the books that have made for the best (and worst) discussions. Grace Allen, Brawley: If our book club is unique, it is because of its longevity. It was founded in 1938 and has always met twice monthly at 9:30 a.m. in the reviewer's home, October through May. Each member has her own style of reviewing her choice of book; the only specification being that it be nonfiction.
NEWS
July 8, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER
Corporations, as well as individuals, got A's for good works at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Medici Awards affair at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. The event is the annual summertime black-tie party inaugurated by Caroline Ahmanson seven years ago to promote the business community's support of culture. Chamber chairman James P. Miscoll, vice chairman of Bank of America, and James D.
OPINION
February 13, 1994
After temblors, wildfires, riots, mudslides and economic recession, what is the future of the state? The Times asked seven California writers and historians. Gerald W. Haslam, Professor of American studies, California State University, Sonoma. The only thing that might not have a future is the California Dream, which never was real to begin with. Expectation always preceded reality in California. The quest for el dorado was rooted in an unreal expectation.
NEWS
October 12, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Want to impress your friends? How about having your name--or even your friend's name--appear in a novel by a best-selling author? Opportunities to name characters in upcoming novels by Elizabeth George, Clive Cussler and Michael Palmer are among the items to be auctioned in "A Bid of Excitement Game Show Edition," a Cal State Fullerton fund-raiser Oct. 25. The auction in the student union will follow a quiz show hosted by Alex Trebeck of "Jeopardy!" fame.
NEWS
October 19, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his younger years, Robert Challman worked as a Hollywood stuntman, he raced sports cars professionally and, while owning a Hollywood archery shop, he became a state archery champion. Then a decade ago, after 35 years as owner of several Southern California car dealerships, Challman retired and took on another role, leading what his family calls "a poet's life in Laguna Beach."
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his 36 years as a professor at UC Riverside, Robert V. Hine wrote 12 books on Western American history. One of them, "California's Utopian Colonies," is still in print after four decades. But at 72 and living in a retirement community near UC Irvine the past three years, Hine is enjoying the kind of sales and attention he never dreamed likely for a book he originally intended solely as a "memento" for family and friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1996 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the subdivisions carved the land into tiny pieces, before the hungry city of Los Angeles swallowed it whole and belched out a suburb, before it was known to the world as Tujunga--it was Utopia. At least, that was how William Ellsworth Smythe saw it. "It is . . . a very beautiful spot, the Vale of Monte Vista, between the Verdugo and Sierra Madre ranges," Smythe wrote 80 years ago.
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