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September 7, 1989 | Dirk Sutro
San Diego has a tradition of borrowing architecture, regardless of how well it fits this region. Pirated home designs have been especially popular, such as the 19th-Century salt boxes and Victorians lifted from the eastern United States. Downtown, where there hadn't been new homes for decades before '80s, developers and architects have built apartment buildings and single-room-occupancy hotels that address the street on a pedestrian scale with interesting architecture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2012 | By Wesley Lowery, Los Angeles Times
The Skid Row Housing Trust has spent decades revitalizing abandoned buildings and hotels in downtown Los Angeles' most destitute neighborhood to serve as shelter for the city's chronically homeless. But for its latest housing project, the trust abandoned its usual technique for a seemingly elementary construction concept. A 102-unit, $20.5-million complex is being built by stacking pre-outfitted apartments atop one another in a Lego-like fashion, limiting construction costs and fast-forwarding the project timeline.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Single-family cottages, as opposed to row-style townhouses, would be constructed as part of a 50-acre downtown redevelopment project under a plan expected to receive final City Council approval Tuesday. The council tentatively agreed last week to allow Baywood Development Group to build 96 detached homes on Ash Street and Walnut and Madrona avenues. The original 1991 agreement between the city and Baywood called for construction of 146 row houses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
Oh, postwar American dream, what have you wrought? Isn't it enough to have coated one nation in an endless spew of soulless, cookie cutter homes? At Kopeikin Gallery, Alejandro Cartagena's crisp photographs of new suburban developments in northern Mexico attest that clearly, it is not. On the one hand, his images of tight, economical rows of cubes attest to the steadfast appeal of the dream - who doesn't want a little corner of the earth to call their own? On the other, they highlight the extent to which industrial society has preyed on that simple desire, distorting it into something cold and nightmarish.
NEWS
August 23, 1986 | Associated Press
A car that apparently ran a stop sign struck a city bus and sent it slamming against five row houses, injuring eight people, authorities said Friday.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A car fleeing a robbery scene and being chased by Philadelphia police jumped a curb and crashed into a crowd, killing three young children and gravely injuring the mother of one of them, authorities said. The incident began with two men stealing a motorcycle at gunpoint, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. The car jumped the curb with such force it badly damaged the concrete steps of one of the row houses, where the children lived. All of the children killed were under age 10, authorities said.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The latest in a string of suspicious fires in Coatesville tore through a block of row houses, damaging 15 homes, leaving several dozen people homeless -- including a city councilwoman -- and prompting officials to declare a state of emergency. At least 30 arsons have been reported in this Philadelphia suburb since the beginning of 2008, about half of them in the last three weeks. The latest fire was reported late Saturday at the rear of one house and quickly spread to adjacent homes.
NEWS
September 20, 1988 | Associated Press
The Justice Department announced today it is closing, without issuing any indictments, the federal investigations of the 1985 MOVE incident in Philadelphia in which 11 people died when police dropped a bomb on a heavily fortified row house. The FBI launched an inquiry into the incident in July, 1985, and a federal grand jury began its review in April, 1987, of whether city officials violated the civil rights of the victims who died in the bombing and fire that destroyed 61 row houses.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Sharon Mizota
Oh, postwar American dream, what have you wrought? Isn't it enough to have coated one nation in an endless spew of soulless, cookie cutter homes? At Kopeikin Gallery, Alejandro Cartagena's crisp photographs of new suburban developments in northern Mexico attest that clearly, it is not. On the one hand, his images of tight, economical rows of cubes attest to the steadfast appeal of the dream - who doesn't want a little corner of the earth to call their own? On the other, they highlight the extent to which industrial society has preyed on that simple desire, distorting it into something cold and nightmarish.
SPORTS
September 30, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Babe Ruth, the kid from Baltimore, the Sultan of Swat, the Bambino, is honored in his hometown with a museum at his birthplace, a red brick row house near the Baltimore waterfront. There are museums for baseball teams, but his is the only one for an individual player. But the Babe, of course, was special. It almost didn't happen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2011 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Don't just walk by quickly, looking straight ahead. If you notice a person living on the street, don't pretend you don't. That's what Victor Rodriguez chose to say to a group gathered downtown one evening last week to hear from people who once were homeless and who know how it feels not to be seen. Rodriguez, 52, now lives in the Dewey Hotel Apartments, operated by the Skid Row Housing Trust, which develops and manages affordable housing in an effort to provide homes for the homeless.
NATIONAL
July 26, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A fire that ripped through a northeastern Philadelphia row house killed a woman and a young boy and injured five people, three of them critically. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers called the morning fire "horrific" and "fast-moving." He said the woman and child were trapped on the second floor of the Frankford neighborhood home and died despite efforts by firefighters to reach them. Ayers said four adults were taken to Temple Hospital, where two were in critical condition. He said a child taken to St. Christopher's Hospital also was in critical condition.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A car fleeing a robbery scene and being chased by Philadelphia police jumped a curb and crashed into a crowd, killing three young children and gravely injuring the mother of one of them, authorities said. The incident began with two men stealing a motorcycle at gunpoint, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said. The car jumped the curb with such force it badly damaged the concrete steps of one of the row houses, where the children lived. All of the children killed were under age 10, authorities said.
SPORTS
January 29, 2009 | Associated Press
at Boston 119, Sacramento 100: Eddie House scored 28 points on a career-high eight three-pointe baskets, and Rajon Rondo had 24 points and nine assists to lead the Celtics to their ninth win in row. It was the seventh straight loss for Sacramento, which opened a 10-point lead in the first quarter before the Celtics went on a 25-9 run to start the second quarter.
NATIONAL
March 10, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A fire tore through a row house in Bethlehem, killing four people and injuring one resident who jumped from a second-story window to escape, authorities said. High winds and the collapse of the building's roof complicated efforts to rescue residents and control the blaze, fire Lt. Joe Chernaskey said. The 4:30 a.m. fire destroyed the middle of three row houses. The others were damaged.
HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 2006
AS the architects of the Coconut House, which received prominent attention in last week's cover story ["Marvel or Monster?" (Sept. 21)] about the so-called architectural redos in Mar Vista, we believe that our project was severely misrepresented. First, the photography did not do justice to the qualities of the residence. When designing the Coconut House, which at 1,800 square feet is rather modestly proportioned, our goal was to create a space that provided the owner with not only a sense of openness and transparency but also privacy and seclusion.
TRAVEL
January 26, 1986 | NANCY HOYT BELCHER, Belcher is a South Pasadena free-lance writer
When we turned the corner onto Sacramento Street, our guide Vickie pointed out five magnificent Victorian houses across the street and commented matter-of-factly, "These were the cheap homes in the area because they were on a side street." Cheap? These beauties--Italianates with graceful Gothic-inspired touches and Colonial Revivals with gable roofs and delicately crafted windows? One had been the Yugoslav Consulate. "The one on the left," Vickie said, "was sold last year."
HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 2006
AS the architects of the Coconut House, which received prominent attention in last week's cover story ["Marvel or Monster?" (Sept. 21)] about the so-called architectural redos in Mar Vista, we believe that our project was severely misrepresented. First, the photography did not do justice to the qualities of the residence. When designing the Coconut House, which at 1,800 square feet is rather modestly proportioned, our goal was to create a space that provided the owner with not only a sense of openness and transparency but also privacy and seclusion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Black and white pebbles, bent pins and other artifacts found at an 18th century home help prove African slaves maintained their religious practices despite efforts to convert them to Christianity. The items are believed to be the remains of bundles hidden by slaves who served the white occupants of the five-level Slayton House beginning in the late 1700s.
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