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July 3, 1988 | SHARON COHEN, Associated Press
It sounds like grand prize in a supermarket sweepstakes: free cash, land and a year of golf and swimming. What's more, ladies and gentlemen, everybody can be a winner. A too-good-to-be-true offer? No. A gimmick? Yes. The promotion is brought to you by the friendly folks of Rolfe, Iowa, who hope their slick campaign will entice people to move to a tiny town itching to get bigger.
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NEWS
October 20, 1996 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walking into Jacquie Glasner's store, Windows of Light, is an experience for all the senses. Incense burns at the door and wind chimes tinkle overhead. Pink and magenta feathered medicine wheels dangle from the ceiling. Books on New Age spiritualism are crammed onto shelves. The location of this haven where "the inner child gets to play," as Glasner puts it?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1993 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patrick McEwen remained calm Saturday when a grimy, shotgun-toting bank robber suddenly grabbed him from the crowd and hoisted him up as a shield. That's because it was all in jest. The make-believe Western shootout, circa 1865, was one of the first events at the 11th annual Moorpark Country Days festival. "I thought I was going to get shot," said an excited Patrick, a third-grader at Moorpark's Campus Canyon Elementary School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1994 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a small world after all, Kin Sau Kwok discovered when she came to America. A small town, at least. No wonder the 18-year-old suffered a case of culture shock when she traveled from Hong Kong (population 7 million) to spend a year studying in Myrtle Point, Ore. (population 2,300). "I was thinking I would end up in New York or Los Angeles when I first heard I was coming," she said with a shrug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1999 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After work, the outside world comes to these tidy, ranch-style homes through the TV antennas and telephone wires that frame the pale night sky here above the San Gabriel Valley. The streets are silent but for a few restless dogs and the distant sigh of the Pomona Freeway. For more than 30 years, this middle-class community of North Whittier has lived in relative peace and prosperity.
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | DAVID CIAFFARDINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Before the specialty shops and the expensive jewelry and the designer clothes, there was the dime store and the chiropractor's office and the local water company. And before the tourists and the traffic jams on weekends, there was time enough for local residents and merchants to spend their days "just chewing the fat." Colleen McDougal remembers the old days in Ojai, when the downtown Arcade shopping area still projected a sleepy and rustic ambience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1990 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By 6 a.m., cars and trucks had already pulled up to the Somis Cafe. Truckers, field hands and construction workers ran inside, grabbed coffee or soft drinks, and quickly disappeared into the foggy morning air. And so another day began inside the tiny stucco cafe that is the only restaurant in the small rural farming community of Somis.
NEWS
August 18, 1985 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Crusty is one word to describe Bruce Anderson, but that runs the risk of reminding him of Chicken McNuggets, and he absolutely hates Chicken McNuggets. Curmudgeonly is better, but a little understated for a newspaper editor who recently sneered in print that the Mendocino County Grand Jury was a "gutless posse of senile Rotarians." Everyone agrees that Anderson is opinionated, but few concur on whether he is just honest and forthright or a mean-spirited bully.
SPORTS
October 11, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
October baseball is filled with stories of stolen signs, but none quite like this. At the woodsy edge of this 660-person town that produced the Angels' best starting pitcher, there is a marker that speaks to the amazement of it all. It is adorned with a painting of a generic left-handed pitcher in a blank uniform. Next to the painting are the words, "Home of Jarrod Washburn, 1992 Webster Graduate, Professional Baseball Pitcher." A simple exercise in civic pride, certainly.
NEWS
October 27, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The judge, his wife and the stranger were having coffee in the kitchen of the judge's log cabin in this remote hamlet. Logs crackled in the living room fireplace, heating the modest home. "Where's your courtroom, judge?" Justice of the Peace Johnny Williams, 61, was asked. "You're in it. The courtroom is the kitchen. We sit around this table and hear cases. We don't stand on ceremony in Jarbidge. I never wear robes, just my everyday coveralls," the spindly 6-foot, 135-pound judge said.
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