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April 18, 2013 | By Debra Prinzing
Architect John Frane saw plenty of promise in the Venice Beach shoe box, a 1930s bungalow Spanish-ized with interior doorway arches, a tiled parapet and swirled metalwork on the windows and fence. "Ugly duckling is a good way to describe it," Frane said of the house, painted beige with maroon trim when he bought it in 2011 and, more important, hemmed in by apartments on all four sides. "The house has an urban side, and the big backyard had been paved over, but I saw it as potentially being a great private space.
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February 17, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Obama squeezed in one last round of golf on Monday before wrapping up his secluded Presidents Day weekend and heading back to Washington. Obama made no public appearances for three full days while hosting his three closest high school buddies at a sun-splashed private estate that has become one of his favorite getaway destinations. The president also spent part of the weekend consulting with National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who was along on the trip to attend the president's Friday night meeting with the king of Jordan concerning the crisis in Syria and Middle East peace negotiations.
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February 17, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Obama squeezed in one last round of golf on Monday before wrapping up his secluded Presidents Day weekend and heading back to Washington. Obama made no public appearances for three full days while hosting his three closest high school buddies at a sun-splashed private estate that has become one of his favorite getaway destinations. The president also spent part of the weekend consulting with National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who was along on the trip to attend the president's Friday night meeting with the king of Jordan concerning the crisis in Syria and Middle East peace negotiations.
NEWS
April 18, 2013 | By Debra Prinzing
Architect John Frane saw plenty of promise in the Venice Beach shoe box, a 1930s bungalow Spanish-ized with interior doorway arches, a tiled parapet and swirled metalwork on the windows and fence. "Ugly duckling is a good way to describe it," Frane said of the house, painted beige with maroon trim when he bought it in 2011 and, more important, hemmed in by apartments on all four sides. "The house has an urban side, and the big backyard had been paved over, but I saw it as potentially being a great private space.
NEWS
June 13, 1985 | Associated Press
Karen Ann Quinlan's parents said Wednesday that they were at peace because their daughter "died in a natural state," in her mother's arms, preserving to the end the dignity won for her in a landmark court case. The family went into seclusion after Miss Quinlan's death at 31-- ending a decade in a coma--again brought attention to their successful fight to remove her from a respirator. "Please let us mourn in peace," Julia Quinlan said in a brief interview at the family's home Wednesday morning.
NEWS
November 4, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The bodies of the former wife and only son of the Democratic candidate for state attorney general were found 12 hours before the polls opened today, and police said the woman killed the boy and herself. Saundra Butterworth, 43, ex-wife of candidate Bob Butterworth, called police in what they described as a hysterical state from a telephone booth on a downtown street Monday evening. When officers arrived after tracing the call, they found the body of 16-year-old Robert Butterworth Jr.
OPINION
December 16, 2001 | CHARLES LINDHOLM, Charles Lindholm is a professor of anthropology at Boston University and author, most recently, of "The Islamic Middle East: An Historical Anthropology."
Some years ago, when my wife and I were conducting ethnographic research in a village in northwestern Pakistan, I watched a little girl get beaten by her brother while the children's mother, sitting nearby, laughed. Later that night, the boy was slapped hard by his father, but not for beating his sister. The slap came because the boy looked away when his father spoke to him. The father was absent during the day and came home secretly after dark, because, if seen, he would likely be shot by his cousin, whose brother he had killed in a fight a few years earlier.
NEWS
March 27, 1988 | JULIA DOLAN, Associated Press
Hildegard Smith doesn't remember the 30-odd years she spent raising her family in this rural county seat. Friends say the 50-year-old mother of five knows that the people gathered at her bedside are her children, but only because they have told her so. She believes Richard Smith when he tells her he is her husband, but cannot conjure up memories of their years together or the plans they made to retire soon to Florida.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 1997 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like millions of others, Glenda Jackson was caught up in the television coverage of people grieving over Princess Diana's death. But in Jackson's case, mourning is a kind of hobby. Jackson, who gives historic tours for the city of Ventura, is hooked on Victorian mourning traditions. She will lead a walking tour Saturday that delves into these grim, 19th-century customs and also highlights Victorian clothing, architecture and history. Her "Victorian Secrets" tour runs from 1 to 3 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009 | Holly Myers
"As a result of a terrible experimental grey magik experiment gone wrong, Mystr S. Mole, once a famed omni-media mekka bottle-bot, un-requited rock star and amateur thought-experiment physicist was stricken with an insidious incurable fatal disease that will leave him little more than a throbbing paralyzed husk -- kept alive by machines -- a brain in a jar . . . " So begins the tale of NewJack Rasputin, alter ego to multimedia artist Tucker Stilley,...
BUSINESS
October 31, 2010 | By Mary Forgione
Crank up the music all you want, no one will care. This house high above Studio City in the Hollywood Hills offers more privacy than you can shake a glow stick at. For starters, it shares a gated roadway with just two other homes. Then there's the tennis court on an adjacent lot that provides a buffer from everything ? except maybe deer and raccoons. "It's completely secluded," says owner Julie Gallo, a film producer. "You can have the loudest parties possible and you won't get in trouble.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2009 | Holly Myers
"As a result of a terrible experimental grey magik experiment gone wrong, Mystr S. Mole, once a famed omni-media mekka bottle-bot, un-requited rock star and amateur thought-experiment physicist was stricken with an insidious incurable fatal disease that will leave him little more than a throbbing paralyzed husk -- kept alive by machines -- a brain in a jar . . . " So begins the tale of NewJack Rasputin, alter ego to multimedia artist Tucker Stilley,...
WORLD
March 15, 2009 | Laura King
Pakistani authorities today placed opposition leader Nawaz Sharif under house arrest, a day after putting the armed forces on alert amid an escalating power struggle with former allies. U.S. diplomatic efforts to defuse the political crisis intensified as the Pakistani government pledged anew to block a massive opposition rally in the capital on Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2009 | Louis Sahagun
Despite a three-month investigation that has taken police into the underworld of the chronically homeless, homicide detectives said they do not have any suspects or a motive in the November slayings of five people at an encampment in the shadow of two Long Beach freeways.
NATIONAL
November 10, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Two white supremacists accused of plotting to assassinate Barack Obama are on lockdown in their Tennessee jail cell for their protection. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Daniel Cowart, 20, and Paul Schlesseman, 18, were separated from other inmates at the request of federal authorities. The men have pleaded not guilty to weapons charges and threatening a presidential candidate.
HOME & GARDEN
September 27, 2008
IT'S SATURDAY night, and Jennifer Culp and husband John Hoffman have ventured out for movies at ArcLight, dinner at Katsuya and drinks at Eva Longoria Parker's sexy hot spot, Beso. But when they get home to their 1,450-square-foot loft at the Broadway Hollywood, the focus shifts from experiencing the city to escaping it.
NEWS
May 22, 1999 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1990 | From Associated Press
The actress who portrayed housekeeper Aunt Bee on "The Andy Griffith Show" lived her last years in seclusion in a dark, dingy house and kept a 1966 green Studebaker with four flat tires in the garage. The home of Frances Bavier reflects little of the coziness of the fictional house that Aunt Bee managed for Mayberry's sheriff and his young son on the popular television series of the 1960s. The 86-year-old Miss Bavier died Dec.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom, solace, salvation? -- from on high. Or turning on the TV, opening a newspaper, for insight from their favorite authors. But what if the creator won't come down from the mountain, won't comment on the reasons for his creation?
BOOKS
September 2, 2007 | Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom, solace, salvation? -- from on high. Or turning on the TV, opening a newspaper, for insight from their favorite authors. But what if the creator won't come down from the mountain, won't comment on the reasons for his creation?
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