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June 13, 1996 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beverly Hills? Schmeverly Hills. Malibu? Middle-class. You want wealthy? You want residents-must-give-up-a-10-foot-strip-of-land-for-horse-trails wealthy? Rolling Hills is the place for you. The hilltop town of the rich if not necessarily famous, located at the tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is the wealthiest town in America, according to the most recent issue of Worth magazine.
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July 17, 2005 | Jessica Gresko, Times Staff Writer
Don Crocker's home in Rolling Hills burned to the ground on a windy summer day in 1973. So when another fire raced up the same coastal hillside last week, his wife worriedly packed the car. But this fire turned out to be much different. While it swept up the canyon, firefighters were able to stop the blaze before it reached the first row of ocean-view houses below Crocker's. "I was thinking -- it's so much different this time than last time," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988
Owners or former owners of 30 Rolling Hills properties destroyed or damaged by a landslide will receive $11.4 million in settlements as the result of a yearlong Torrance Superior Court trial. The trial ended in January, but the amount was not disclosed until Wednesday, when the proceeding ended with a $1.5-million award to a couple who refused to settle earlier with one defendant. The jury last month held the Rolling Hills Community Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1996 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beverly Hills? Schmeverly Hills. Malibu? Middle-class. You want wealthy? You want residents-must-give-up-a-10-foot-strip-of-land-for-horse-trails wealthy? Rolling Hills is the place for you. The hilltop town of the rich if not necessarily famous, located at the tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is the wealthiest town in America, according to the most recent issue of Worth magazine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990
A menacing brush fire charred two acres of grassy hillside in the gated community of Rolling Hills Wednesday morning, causing about $3,000 in damage to a barn and resulting in a minor injury to a horse. Firefighters surrounded the three-alarm fire just as it was heading toward a deep canyon filled with years of dry sagebrush. "If there were wind, God knows what could have happened," said Rolling Hills Councilwoman Gordana Swanson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2005 | Jessica Gresko, Times Staff Writer
Don Crocker's home in Rolling Hills burned to the ground on a windy summer day in 1973. So when another fire raced up the same coastal hillside last week, his wife worriedly packed the car. But this fire turned out to be much different. While it swept up the canyon, firefighters were able to stop the blaze before it reached the first row of ocean-view houses below Crocker's. "I was thinking -- it's so much different this time than last time," he said.
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January 20, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, it seems, David has defeated Goliath. This time, the battle was over a soccer field in the upscale community of Rolling Hills. The 8 1/2-acre parcel--now worth millions of dollars--originally was donated by a Southern California couple so that Norwegian seamen would have a place to relax while their ships were unloaded in San Pedro. Because Norwegians seldom visit the property these days, the Norwegian government, which claims ownership of the property, decided to sell it.
BOOKS
January 28, 1990
For a book on the life and work of William Galbraith Crawford, artist and illustrator (1894-1978), we would appreciate remembrances and anecdotes, particularly from those whom he influenced while drawing for The New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post and the motion picture studios. TIM HAYES c/o Los Angeles Times 711 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017 or MARY (CRAWFORD) HAHN 55 Misty Acres Rolling Hills, CA 90274
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August 20, 2005 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Harriett Ghormley, a philanthropist who helped found Project Mexico, which supports several orphanages in northern Mexico, died Aug. 2. She was 85. She died at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance of complications after heart surgery, said her son, Tom. She was a longtime resident of Rolling Hills. In the early 1960s, Ghormley and her husband, Carl, and several friends launched Project Mexico, a fundraising fiesta at the Ghormleys' Rolling Hills ranch.
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September 16, 2000 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ida Drapkin, the amateur horticulturist who called herself the Fuchsia Lady, has died. Drapkin died of lymphoma Wednesday at her home in Rancho Palos Verdes. She was 78. She was fanatical about the fuchsia plant--the bush with exotically hued blossoms that dangle like lanterns. Images of her obsession covered her wallpaper and bedding, filled her closets and picture frames and decorated her china and hand-embroidered pillows. Her license plates read FUCHSIA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again, it seems, David has defeated Goliath. This time, the battle was over a soccer field in the upscale community of Rolling Hills. The 8 1/2-acre parcel--now worth millions of dollars--originally was donated by a Southern California couple so that Norwegian seamen would have a place to relax while their ships were unloaded in San Pedro. Because Norwegians seldom visit the property these days, the Norwegian government, which claims ownership of the property, decided to sell it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990
A menacing brush fire charred two acres of grassy hillside in the gated community of Rolling Hills Wednesday morning, causing about $3,000 in damage to a barn and resulting in a minor injury to a horse. Firefighters surrounded the three-alarm fire just as it was heading toward a deep canyon filled with years of dry sagebrush. "If there were wind, God knows what could have happened," said Rolling Hills Councilwoman Gordana Swanson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1988
Owners or former owners of 30 Rolling Hills properties destroyed or damaged by a landslide will receive $11.4 million in settlements as the result of a yearlong Torrance Superior Court trial. The trial ended in January, but the amount was not disclosed until Wednesday, when the proceeding ended with a $1.5-million award to a couple who refused to settle earlier with one defendant. The jury last month held the Rolling Hills Community Assn.
TRAVEL
August 25, 1996 | KARIN DOMINELLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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SPORTS
March 30, 1998
MEN 17 AND UNDER 1. Jose Garduno, Van Nuys, CA: 03:02:36 2. Elionai Gutierrez, Norwalk, CA: 03:03:05 3. Omar Ortega, North Hills, CA: 03:03:22 4. Gavin Kerr, El Segundo, CA: 03:05:46 5. Ignacio Pineda, Culver City, CA: 03:11:11 6. Juan Granados, North Hills, CA: 03:14:57 7. Javier Jimenez, Sylmar, CA: 03:14:58 8. Noah Klein, Los Angeles, CA: 03:19:44 9. Aaron Misakian, Raymond, CA: 03:20:23 10. Jonathan Williams, Thermal, CA: 03:21:07 MEN 18 TO 24 1. Zebedayo Bayo, Tanzania: 02:11:21 2.
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