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June 2, 1989 | From United Press International
Lines of tearful friends and relatives wound through the Capitol on Thursday to bid farewell to Rep. Claude Pepper (D-Fla.), whose body lay in state in the Rotunda. "Claude Pepper's death marks the passing of an era in American history," said Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell of Maine at a Rotunda ceremony. "His energy and his vision will be sorely missed." Pepper, who died Tuesday at 88 of stomach cancer, was to lie in state in the Rotunda until noon today. Only 26 other Americans have been so honored.
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BUSINESS
March 8, 2013
This 1920s Spanish-style house had its beginnings in old Hollywood. The villa, which features a rotunda entry, stenciled ceilings and a tower room, was built for early film producer William Sistrom and designed by art director Harry McAfee. Location: 7475 Hillside Ave., Los Angeles 90046 Asking price: $4.995 million Year built: 1926 House size: Seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, 5,500 square feet Lot size: 17,432 square feet Features: Courtyard with fountain, inlaid wood floors, stone fireplace, French doors, den, two-room staff wing, guest apartment, swimming pool, terrace with pergola About the area: Last year, 290 single-family homes sold in the 90046 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.025 million, according to DataQuick.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
Life-size dinosaur puppets roaming the halls of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are not all that's going on at the Exposition Park institution. After years of retrofitting, restoring and renovating, the museum is gearing up to reopen its historic core -- a 1913 Beaux Arts structure designed by Hudson & Munsell that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the first phase of the $91-million project complete, plans are underway for inaugural exhibitions in renovated spaces.
NEWS
September 17, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The National Archives in New York City is shifting its office and bringing a new exhibition space to Lower Manhattan this month. The keeper of the Constitution and other vital U.S. documents will move into the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green, a building it will share with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The new office opens to the public Friday and will provide a more museum-like setting than the agency's previous spot in Greenwich Village . An inaugural show in the building's rotunda titled "The World's Port: Through Documents of the National Archives" tells the story of the city's trade history through photos and documents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2003 | Sally Ann Connell, Special to The Times
The one-story abandoned pizza parlor, the temporary new home for Atascadero City Hall, is a far cry from the 80-some-year-old, seven-story brick beauty employees called home until a magnitude-6.5 earthquake rocked this region a week ago. A chain-link fence stands around the cracked and damaged Atascadero City Hall on the city's central mall, and about 50 employees are expected to arrive at their new quarters in a former Captain Kid's Pizza Playland this morning for work. When they decided to rent the building, officials were dispirited over its condition.
NEWS
September 17, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The National Archives in New York City is shifting its office and bringing a new exhibition space to Lower Manhattan this month. The keeper of the Constitution and other vital U.S. documents will move into the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green, a building it will share with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The new office opens to the public Friday and will provide a more museum-like setting than the agency's previous spot in Greenwich Village . An inaugural show in the building's rotunda titled "The World's Port: Through Documents of the National Archives" tells the story of the city's trade history through photos and documents.
TRAVEL
May 21, 1989 | JUDITH MORGAN, Morgan, of La Jolla, is a magazine and newspaper writer
I clutched the narrow railing inside the Capitol dome and stared over my shoulder at Sen. Pete Wilson. He had seemed charming at ground level, but this was 58 feet above the marble rotunda floor. Who needs friends in high places? As it turns out, we all do. Back in the days of softer security, anyone could make this trek and savor a sweeping view of Washington, D.C., and its monuments. Sketches from the 1870s show tourists climbing the lower stairs in top hats and long frocks with bustles.
NEWS
January 22, 1985 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
President Reagan--saying, "I don't believe you reelected us in 1984 to reverse course"--delivered a second Inaugural Address Monday that emphasized his conservative principles and his determination to curb federal spending, encourage free enterprise and increase U.S. military might.
TRAVEL
June 15, 1986 | JIM WALTERS, Walters is a Times copy editor.
To celebrate its Sesquicentennial, the Lone Star State is whooping it up with a yearlong, Texas-size birthday party exploring the colorful heritage that Texans are so fiercely proud of. And y'all are invited to the bash. From the wide-open spaces of the countryside to the concrete-and-glass canyons of the cities, celebrations abound. Texas is awash in red, white and blue Sesquicentennial flags and a patriotic spirit.
NEWS
May 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A 7 1/2-ton statue of three suffragists who fought for the right of women to vote was moved to the Capitol Rotunda after 75 years in the building's basement crypt. The statue of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott will be the first in the rotunda to feature women. In 1920, women won the right to vote with passage of the 19th Amendment. Congress gave approval for the statue to be relocated earlier this year.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former Yahoo Inc. chief executive Terry Semel and his wife, Jane, have put their Malibu beach home up for sale at $50 million. Sitting on a three-quarter-acre lot along Billionaire's Beach, named for its wealthy homeowners, the main house is entered through a three-story rotunda topped by a skylight. A copper-roofed screening pavilion doubles as the family den. There is also a two-story guesthouse for a total of nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and 10,317 square feet of living space.
HOME & GARDEN
August 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney's onetime residence in Los Feliz, the wonderful world where his daughters grew up, has come on the market at $3.65 million. The two-story French Normandy-style house, built in 1932, sits behind gates on an acre with views to downtown. Disney, not one for retaining walls or formal gardens, according to a 1940 interview in Better Homes & Gardens, often picked native plants over imports and created informal terraces using rocks to hold back soil. The property, then an acre and a half, was home to foxes, quails, possums and rabbits.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2009 | Associated Press
A group of AIDS activists was arrested Thursday for unlawfully demonstrating in the Capitol rotunda, a Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said 11 men and 15 women each face a charge of unlawful assembly, disorderly conduct and loud and boisterous behavior. Their names and ages were not immediately released. Schneider said the group entered the rotunda and linked themselves together with a white chain.
SPORTS
July 8, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
Many of the New York Mets fans who came to needle Manny Ramirez at Citi Field on Tuesday night passed through a grand entryway honoring Jackie Robinson. . . . It's a testament to Robinson's legacy -- and a little unusual -- that a team for which he never played dedicated the most impressive feature of its sparkling new stadium to the Brooklyn Dodgers great who broke baseball's color line. . . .
NATIONAL
June 4, 2009 | Richard Simon
Even in death, Ronald Reagan can still pack 'em in. A standing-room-only crowd filled the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday for the unveiling of a statue of the former president, representing California in Washington's version of a national hall of fame. Nancy Reagan called it a "wonderful likeness of Ronnie," adding, "He would be so proud." The former first lady, her voice choked with emotion, recalled her last visit to the Rotunda, five years ago when Reagan lay in state.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
Life-size dinosaur puppets roaming the halls of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are not all that's going on at the Exposition Park institution. After years of retrofitting, restoring and renovating, the museum is gearing up to reopen its historic core -- a 1913 Beaux Arts structure designed by Hudson & Munsell that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the first phase of the $91-million project complete, plans are underway for inaugural exhibitions in renovated spaces.
NATIONAL
September 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Fairly or unfairly, former Vice President Dan Quayle never shook off a reputation for being dense. Now his head truly is made of stone. A marble bust of Quayle was unveiled in a Capitol Rotunda ceremony. Speaker after speaker -- including Vice President Dick Cheney and former President Bush -- predicted history would treat Quayle better than comics did.
NEWS
April 17, 1996 | From Associated Press
The Holocaust was remembered Tuesday in the Capitol Rotunda in ceremonies that celebrated the triumph of justice over vengeance in the Nuremberg war crimes trial 50 years ago. The 1946 trial of major war criminals "remind us that after barbarism came a call for reasoned justice," said keynote speaker Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2003 | Sally Ann Connell, Special to The Times
The one-story abandoned pizza parlor, the temporary new home for Atascadero City Hall, is a far cry from the 80-some-year-old, seven-story brick beauty employees called home until a magnitude-6.5 earthquake rocked this region a week ago. A chain-link fence stands around the cracked and damaged Atascadero City Hall on the city's central mall, and about 50 employees are expected to arrive at their new quarters in a former Captain Kid's Pizza Playland this morning for work. When they decided to rent the building, officials were dispirited over its condition.
NATIONAL
September 11, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Fairly or unfairly, former Vice President Dan Quayle never shook off a reputation for being dense. Now his head truly is made of stone. A marble bust of Quayle was unveiled in a Capitol Rotunda ceremony. Speaker after speaker -- including Vice President Dick Cheney and former President Bush -- predicted history would treat Quayle better than comics did.
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