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November 10, 1986
There are times when the leaders of Los Angeles seem perversely intent on living up to the image that many outsiders have of them--insensitive and uncouth Babbits who would, say, dig up a garden to put in a parking lot. The Los Angeles Coliseum Commission wins the booby prize this time with its plan to dig up the lovely old rose garden in Exposition Park in order to increase the parking capacity of the other facilities there--including the Memorial Coliseum, Sports Arena and three museums.
April 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
The longtime Malibu home of the late comedian Dick Martin and his actress wife, Dolly, is for sale at $11.5 million. The Cape Cod-inspired beach house, built in 1946, has unobstructed ocean views and a wooden walkway that leads to the sand. Features of the one-bedroom house include vaulted ceilings, brick fireplaces, French doors, a beach-facing deck and a wine cellar. There are four bathrooms and 2,551 square feet of living space. A self-contained guest house, separated from the main house by a rose garden and fruit trees, has a fireplace and an open-beam ceiling.
February 1, 2009 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Sum Forty Tales From the Afterlives David Eagleman Pantheon: 128 pp., $20 Something interesting almost always happens when thinkers with a scientific bent write fiction. (Jonah Lehrer discusses this in "Proust Was a Neuroscientist.") But David Eagleman really is a neuroscientist, and each vignette here describes a possible afterlife. "There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave.
March 18, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, a philanthropist, art patron and self-taught horticulturalist whose generous support of presidential candidate John Edwards drew her into the political scandal that ended his career, died Monday at her estate in Upperville, Va. She was 103. She died of natural causes, said her longtime friend and attorney, Alexander D. Forger. Mellon, a Listerine heiress who married banking scion Paul Mellon, lived quietly on a 2,000-acre Virginia farm, where her fabled guests included John and Jacqueline Kennedy and two generations of British royalty.
March 9, 2009 | Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner
The Trail Blazers have been more than a thorn in the Lakers' side at the Rose Garden, winning the teams' last six games in Portland and turning the Lakers into sneaker tread near the city that Nike calls home. The Lakers haven't won there since Feb. 23, 2005, an 86-83 victory over a Portland team that finished 27-55 that season. (Not that the Lakers were much better, finishing 34-48 and missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 years.
November 15, 1986
Why not dig up the Exposition Park rose garden? This city has been tearing down, digging up, and paving over all that is beautiful (but not commercially significant) for at least the entire 25 years of my life. I find it hard to believe that a parking structure will make the rose garden " . . . more beautiful than ever." Wouldn't a park and shuttle bus system work? Isn't there another site? I like the football games and I visit the museums, but I'd rather take the bus than park my car on a paved-over flower bed. MICHELE LEVIN Los Angeles
October 21, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Noam Levey
President Obama on Monday pitched his healthcare overhaul as a good “product” that is simply having problems at the check-out line. He urged Americans to call an 800 number or shop in person while his team works out kinks in the federal insurance marketplace's online sign-up. “Nobody's madder than me that the website's not working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed,” Obama said before television cameras in the Rose Garden. There's no point in "sugarcoating" the problems, he said.
October 1, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday blamed Republicans for the government shutdown, noting the “irony” that the healthcare program they were trying to kill is “open for business.” “This shutdown isn't about spending or deficit or budgets,” Obama said. “This shutdown is about rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who don't have it. This, more than anything else, seems to be what the Republican Party stands for these days.” The president's remarks came shortly after noon EDT in the Rose Garden, as the White House went into a partial shutdown along with the rest of the federal government.
August 31, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to make a statement Saturday as his administration considers missile strikes on Syria, but a White House official said he would not announce imminent military operations. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Obama would provide an update to the American people about his decisions on how to proceed. The White House said the president would speak from the Rose Garden at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time (10:15 a.m. Pacific)
June 5, 2013 | By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - Praising “their integrity and their heart,” President Obama on Wednesday announced a shuffling of his top national security aides, including the departure of National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, the elevation of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to Donilon's position and the nomination of longtime advisor Samantha Power to lead the U.S. mission to the UN. During their years of service in his White House, Obama said, the...
May 24, 2013 | By Michael McGough, This post has been updated as indicated below.
Maybe because President Obama said so many other things in his speech Thursday -- about drones, Guantanamo and a “new phase” in the war against terrorism -- a reference to Benghazi didn't attract much attention. But, at the risk of over-interpretation, it struck me as another attempt by the president to counter the Republican claim that he refused to recognize Benghazi as a terrorist attack. Here's what Obama said: “Now, make no mistake, our nation is still threatened by terrorists.
April 16, 2013
Coachella returns for its second act this weekend. Here, The Times pop music staff offers some lessons learned in the first weekend that will make the festival sound that much better the second time around. Grab lunch at Roc's Firehouse Grill. You can sit down, be waited on and there's air conditioning. If you're catching Passion Pit, walk to Local Natives right after. Don't miss Jurassic 5. Get to Major Lazer early, because the crowd overflowed the Mojave tent Saturday. Try not to get burned out by the back-to-back Brit pop Sunday, but Jessie Ware and La Roux are essential.
January 25, 2013
When: 7. Where: Rose Garden On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 32-12, Trail Blazers 21-21. Record vs. Trail Blazers : 1-0. Update: The Clippers have lost three consecutive games and are trying to avoid their second four-game losing streak of the season. Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge was named to the Western Conference All-Star team. - Broderick Turner
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