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January 25, 2009 | times wire reports
One of four original copies of the Magna Carta is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. The exhibition ends June 20 and will include scenes from life in England in 1215, the year the Magna Carta was recorded. The document, considered important because it guaranteed basic freedoms and rights, is owned by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England.
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September 28, 2011 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
With speculation swirling anew about whether he intends to join the field of Republican presidential candidates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred a crowd in California on Tuesday to his previous comments on the matter, strung together in a Web video. The video, on the Politico website, represented his "answers back to back to back together on the question of running for the presidency," he told hundreds of Republicans gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley — several of whom asked him to run. Among the responses on the video: "I'm 100% certain I'm not going to run," "I don't want to run" and "I don't feel ready in my heart to be president.
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August 23, 2011 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
It's hard for Marco Rubio to escape speculation about his prospects for the Republican vice presidential nomination, so the Florida senator joked about it Tuesday on a California trip aimed at raising his national profile. "I have no interest in serving as vice president for anyone who could possibly live all eight years of the presidency," Rubio told a gathering at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Laughter spread across the room. A Latino newcomer from a large swing state, Rubio, 40, ranks near the top of many lists of his party's contenders for presidential running mate, even as he insists he will stay in the Senate.
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August 23, 2011 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
It's hard for Marco Rubio to escape speculation about his prospects for the Republican vice presidential nomination, so the Florida senator joked about it Tuesday on a California trip aimed at raising his national profile. "I have no interest in serving as vice president for anyone who could possibly live all eight years of the presidency," Rubio told a gathering at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Laughter spread across the room. A Latino newcomer from a large swing state, Rubio, 40, ranks near the top of many lists of his party's contenders for presidential running mate, even as he insists he will stay in the Senate.
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February 4, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
When Nancy Reagan, aided by Marines from Camp Pendleton, lays a wreath at her husband's tomb Sunday, it will be to commemorate the centennial of his birth. But in a nod to historical accuracy and to the Great Communicator's genial humor, staffers at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library are referring to the day just as he would ? not as his 100th birthday, but as "the 61st anniversary of his 39th. " "He loved that line," said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, organizer of centennial activities that over the next few days will bring about 10,000 people to the newly renovated hilltop library in Simi Valley.
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February 7, 1985
A site overlooking Stanford University has been chosen by a school trustees' committee for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, university officials said. If the full university board and Reagan agree, construction could begin in 1987, officials added.
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January 23, 2008
Politicians' debate makeup: An article in the Sunday Image section about makeup artist Kriss Soterion said that both presidential primary debates in Southern California will take place Jan. 30. Republican candidates meet Jan. 30 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, but Democratic candidates meet Jan. 31 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
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August 14, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is negotiating to bring a jet and limousine once used by the former commander-in-chief to the hilltop retreat that houses his museum. Library officials Monday refused to talk about the deal. But Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo said he has been told of the plans.
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March 4, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A salute to baseball featuring a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's Black Betsy bat is scheduled this weekend at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. The exhibit runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $9 in advance and $12 at the event. For more information, call 379-4777.
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February 4, 2011 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
When Nancy Reagan, aided by Marines from Camp Pendleton, lays a wreath at her husband's tomb Sunday, it will be to commemorate the centennial of his birth. But in a nod to historical accuracy and to the Great Communicator's genial humor, staffers at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library are referring to the day just as he would ? not as his 100th birthday, but as "the 61st anniversary of his 39th. " "He loved that line," said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, organizer of centennial activities that over the next few days will bring about 10,000 people to the newly renovated hilltop library in Simi Valley.
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December 27, 2010 | By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times
Americans who were around during the British Invasion of the mid-1960s probably remember how polarized the music-loving public could become over the competing imports. The Beatles or the Stones? The Kinks or the Dave Clark Five? The Animals or the Zombies? The same thing is starting to happen when it comes to the Magna Carta, one of democracy's fundamental documents, which will visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from April 26 to May 11. Its showing, to be announced Monday, will be among the events in the annual BritWeek celebration that honors the cultural crosscurrents between Angelenos and Angles (not to mention Saxons, Celts, Normans and subsequent residents of the British Isles)
BUSINESS
January 25, 2009 | times wire reports
One of four original copies of the Magna Carta is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. The exhibition ends June 20 and will include scenes from life in England in 1215, the year the Magna Carta was recorded. The document, considered important because it guaranteed basic freedoms and rights, is owned by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincolnshire, England.
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January 27, 2008
Politicians' debate makeup: An article in the Jan. 20 Image section said both presidential primary debates in Southern California would take place Wednesday. Republican candidates meet Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley; Democratic candidates meet Thursday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
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November 9, 2007 | Steve Harvey
Westside dentist Dale Cooper has a patient whose 80ish mother fell down, and when paramedics arrived, they asked her a few questions to assess her condition. She correctly told them her name and what day of the week it was. But when she was asked who the president is, she paused. Finally, she said, "I can't remember his name, but I didn't vote for him." She was pronounced in good condition.
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June 14, 2007 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Taking an important first step in finally making Simi Valley's biggest tourist attraction a part of the city, a regional land use agency Wednesday voted to recognize the city's connection to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
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February 15, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum announced Wednesday that it would hold its first ever Republican presidential debate this spring. The debate is scheduled for May 3 and will be televised live on MSNBC and webcast on a new site, politico.com, where questions can be submitted to the candidates. Nancy Reagan has invited nearly a dozen possible participants.
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May 4, 2007 | Mark Z. Barabak and Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writers
Sharing a stage for the first time, the 10 Republican presidential hopefuls alternated between tough talk and optimism Thursday night as they wrapped themselves in the conservative mantle of the party's patron saint and their spiritual host, Ronald Reagan. Invoking the name of the nation's 40th president nearly 20 times -- and mostly ignoring the current occupant of the White House -- the contestants repeatedly faulted the direction of Washington under GOP rule, and promised change.
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