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November 14, 1991 | BRIAN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dr. Michael (Mick) Hager is not fooling himself. He knows he walked into a tough job in July when he became the executive director of the San Diego Natural History Museum. A card from a friend at the National Science Foundation sums up the task ahead. It shows a small knight standing before a very large dragon. "No Guts, No Glory," the caption says. Three months into the job, Hager is finding out just how much guts his new job will take.
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July 5, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Nature can be a temperamental subject to capture in still photography. But every now and then, amid changing weather and lighting conditions, it seems to pause and pose for a shot of simple yet breathtaking beauty -- whether it's an elk silhouetted in the morning mist or pencil-thin lightning strikes set against a sky fading from midnight blue to vibrant orange hues.
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November 9, 1997
An interactive exhibit on cats, big and small, opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 4, 1998, at the San Diego Natural History Museum in the city's Balboa Park. "Cats! Wild to Mild" focuses on biology and behavior of 36 domestic and 35 wild breeds, including the snow leopard, lion and jaguar. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors and military, $4 children 6 to 17, free under 6. Information: tel. (619) 232-3821. . . .
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October 15, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
LOS Angeles International Airport last week opened temporary lounges for first- and business-class passengers using its Tom Bradley International Terminal while the building is renovated. They replace 16 former lounges operated by airlines there. First-class fliers can use a single lounge on the mezzanine level. Business-class fliers board a free bus at Gate 118 that takes them to their lounge, about 300 yards west of the terminal.
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October 15, 2006 | Jane Engle, Times Staff Writer
LOS Angeles International Airport last week opened temporary lounges for first- and business-class passengers using its Tom Bradley International Terminal while the building is renovated. They replace 16 former lounges operated by airlines there. First-class fliers can use a single lounge on the mezzanine level. Business-class fliers board a free bus at Gate 118 that takes them to their lounge, about 300 yards west of the terminal.
NEWS
July 11, 1991
EXHIBIT An easy way to see a good number of rare and common minerals is by visiting the new tunnel exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The exhibit, which officially opens Saturday, offers a condensed version of what one can see in nature. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is $5; $1 for ages 6-18. Call 232-3821 for more information. GROUPS Palomar Mineral and Gem Society. Meets the third Wednesday of each month except July and August at 7 p.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Lindsay, a botanist who presided over tremendous growth at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and turned its Natural History Museum into a major institution, died July 16 of congestive heart failure at his home in Tiburon. He was 85. From 1962 to 1982, Lindsay was director of the California Academy of Sciences, the scientific and educational complex at Golden Gate Park that includes the Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium.
TRAVEL
July 14, 1996 | KARIN DOMINELLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For pottery and dinnerware fans, join the Collectors' Odyssey 15-night Exploring Porcelain in Italy trip beginning Oct. 4. Travelers will visit centers of production for majolica pottery, capo di monte sculptures and porcelain dinnerware during stops in Rome, Tivoli, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pesaro, Bologna, Padua, Bassano del Grappa, Ravenna, Perugia, Lake Garda and Milan. This excursion includes gourmet meals and tours of Vatican City, the Colosseum and other historic sites.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2004 | Leah Ollman, Special to The Times
It took an impassioned sponsor to bring A.R. Valentien's "Plant Portraits" into the world nearly 100 years ago. It's taken another patron and the fortuitous appointment of a botanically minded librarian to bring the paintings, for the first time, into public view. "These were little treasures that really needed to get out," says Eleanor Navarra, who, with her husband, Jerome, underwrote the exhibition "Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1992 | BRIAN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dinosaur exhibits and natural history museums go together like gin and tonic. Nearly every museum has a stack of bones on display in its main lobby and, in recent years, flashy robotic versions of the beasts designed more to entertain than inform have become as common as the dusty old bones. But the new "Dinosaur Eggs-hibit" at the San Diego Natural History Museum has a twist. According to museum executive director Dr. Michael Hager, "There is real scientific material here."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2004 | Leah Ollman, Special to The Times
It took an impassioned sponsor to bring A.R. Valentien's "Plant Portraits" into the world nearly 100 years ago. It's taken another patron and the fortuitous appointment of a botanically minded librarian to bring the paintings, for the first time, into public view. "These were little treasures that really needed to get out," says Eleanor Navarra, who, with her husband, Jerome, underwrote the exhibition "Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Lindsay, a botanist who presided over tremendous growth at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and turned its Natural History Museum into a major institution, died July 16 of congestive heart failure at his home in Tiburon. He was 85. From 1962 to 1982, Lindsay was director of the California Academy of Sciences, the scientific and educational complex at Golden Gate Park that includes the Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium and Morrison Planetarium.
TRAVEL
November 9, 1997
An interactive exhibit on cats, big and small, opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 4, 1998, at the San Diego Natural History Museum in the city's Balboa Park. "Cats! Wild to Mild" focuses on biology and behavior of 36 domestic and 35 wild breeds, including the snow leopard, lion and jaguar. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors and military, $4 children 6 to 17, free under 6. Information: tel. (619) 232-3821. . . .
TRAVEL
July 14, 1996 | KARIN DOMINELLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For pottery and dinnerware fans, join the Collectors' Odyssey 15-night Exploring Porcelain in Italy trip beginning Oct. 4. Travelers will visit centers of production for majolica pottery, capo di monte sculptures and porcelain dinnerware during stops in Rome, Tivoli, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pesaro, Bologna, Padua, Bassano del Grappa, Ravenna, Perugia, Lake Garda and Milan. This excursion includes gourmet meals and tours of Vatican City, the Colosseum and other historic sites.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1992 | BRIAN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dinosaur exhibits and natural history museums go together like gin and tonic. Nearly every museum has a stack of bones on display in its main lobby and, in recent years, flashy robotic versions of the beasts designed more to entertain than inform have become as common as the dusty old bones. But the new "Dinosaur Eggs-hibit" at the San Diego Natural History Museum has a twist. According to museum executive director Dr. Michael Hager, "There is real scientific material here."
NEWS
November 14, 1991 | BRIAN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dr. Michael (Mick) Hager is not fooling himself. He knows he walked into a tough job in July when he became the executive director of the San Diego Natural History Museum. A card from a friend at the National Science Foundation sums up the task ahead. It shows a small knight standing before a very large dragon. "No Guts, No Glory," the caption says. Three months into the job, Hager is finding out just how much guts his new job will take.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
Nature can be a temperamental subject to capture in still photography. But every now and then, amid changing weather and lighting conditions, it seems to pause and pose for a shot of simple yet breathtaking beauty -- whether it's an elk silhouetted in the morning mist or pencil-thin lightning strikes set against a sky fading from midnight blue to vibrant orange hues.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 1987 | NANCY CHURNIN
San Diego's Natural History Museum is offering a variety of children's films on December weekends, each playing at noon and 2:30 p.m., free with museum admission. "Benji the Hunted" shows this Saturday and Sunday. Films on other weekends include "Pluto's Christmas Tree," "The Aristocats," "Lord of the Rings" and "Sleeping Beauty."
NEWS
July 11, 1991
EXHIBIT An easy way to see a good number of rare and common minerals is by visiting the new tunnel exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The exhibit, which officially opens Saturday, offers a condensed version of what one can see in nature. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Admission is $5; $1 for ages 6-18. Call 232-3821 for more information. GROUPS Palomar Mineral and Gem Society. Meets the third Wednesday of each month except July and August at 7 p.
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