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December 9, 1990
Poor Alex Ferguson, the letter-writer (Oct. 7) who bemoaned the loss of beauty and the loss of soul caused by his 2,000-year-old tradition's loss of exclusivity. I'd recognize him anywhere. He's the same man with the same "beauty" and the same "soul" who asks, "What about standards?" Excuse me for not being terribly moved by the tragedy of the loss of form, but I for one would rather hear from all those whose backs his precious tradition stood on in order to wave its banner--and I'd rather hear it from them, the way they say it, not the way Mr. Ferguson prefers to hear it said in order to keep himself cozy.
October 31, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Highlights of John F. Kennedy's presidency, the events surrounding his assassination in 1963, and how the reporter who would become "the most trusted man in America" - CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite - broke the devastating news of JFK's death are all grippingly detailed in the documentary "One PM Central Standard Time. " One of many films and TV specials timed to coincide with this month's 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death, this deftly assembled piece, from producer-director Alastair Layzell, builds a solid head of steam as it goes, effectively recapturing the shock and urgency of one of our nation's darkest days.
September 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Clocks were moved back one hour at 2 a.m. today in a return to standard time in all European countries except Britain and Ireland.
September 14, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne
It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture. It was just as revealing - maybe even more revealing - as a collection of institutional self-portraits. Nearly every exhibition in the series said as much about the ideals, ambitions and leadership of the museum or school that organized it as it did about architecture and urbanism in Los Angeles.
October 29, 1995 | Associated Press
For most Americans it's time to fall back into the sack and get that hour of sleep they lost when time changed last spring. That extra hour arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday when most of the nation returns to standard time. Daylight saving time returns on the first Sunday in April.
October 24, 1992
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Because many people wait until Sunday morning to set their clocks and VCRs to Standard Time, the TV listings in today's Calendar Section and Sunday's TV Times won't reflect the time change until 6 a.m. Sunday.
April 4, 1993 | Reuters
Most of the United States switches to daylight time today for the next seven months, with clocks turned ahead one hour at 2 a.m. in each time zone. The time does not change in Arizona, Hawaii and parts of Indiana, which stay on standard time all year. For the rest of the country, standard time returns Oct. 31, the last Sunday of the month. A bill introduced in the U.S.
October 28, 1993 | Reuters
Passenger trains across the country will stop in their tracks for one hour Sunday morning when the nation switches from daylight to standard time, officials said. Following a practice started in 1919, 46 Amtrak trains carrying some 15,000 passengers will stand still for an hour at 2 a.m. so they do not arrive at stations an hour early, the Assn. of American Railroads said.
October 23, 1986
Post time for the first race at Santa Anita for the rest of the Oak Tree meeting will change to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, when the switch is made from daylight to standard time. The 12:30 first post will be in effect through closing day, Nov. 3, with the exception of Breeders' Cup day, Nov. 1. Because of TV commitments, first post that day will be about 11:10 a.m.
November 2, 2004
How pleasant it is to wake up and start my day with the sun! It is so much easier than having to get up while the sky is still dark. Light in the morning is so much safer for joggers and for kids walking to school. Finally, six weeks after the autumn equinox, we've changed back to standard time. The changing of our clocks should happen at the equinoxes, when the daytime and nighttime are of equal duration. I hope readers will request Congress to correct the dates for changing our time system.
July 4, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
For the last several weeks, the best way to try to understand Beverly Boulevard has been to head for a different boulevard - Wilshire - and the western end of the Miracle Mile. On view there, at the Architecture and Design Museum, is one of the more gregarious exhibitions in the Getty's ongoing Pacific Standard Time Presents architecture series. Curated by the writer and critic Greg Goldin, "Windshield Perspective" is a colorful, deceptively ambitious and in the end oddly dated look at a relatively short stretch of Beverly, between Normandie and Virgil avenues, just northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
May 16, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Backstage at the Emmys last year, reporters were squirming - and not just because of the ill-fitting rental tuxes and too-tight gowns. As "Modern Family" rolled to its third straight Emmy win for comedy series (after earlier pulling in prizes for supporting actor and actress and directing), the usual air of ennui seeped into the press room. Bring us fresh faces! Bring us the excitement of the new! And, while you're at it, three more servings of that delicious chocolate mousse! (There's a reason thoses tuxes pinch at the waistband.)
May 16, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
"Everything Loose Will Land" has landed. And its timing could hardly be better. The exhibition at the MAK Center in West Hollywood, curated by UCLA architectural historian and critic Sylvia Lavin, is a wry study of the ways Los Angeles artists and architects worked with, leaned on, stole from and influenced one another in the 1970s. In a larger sense, it charts the way Southern California architects threw off the influence of establishmen Modernism and helped remake the profession in that decade.
April 18, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
Architecture exhibitions are notoriously tricky to pull off. It's hard to squeeze a whole building inside a museum, after all. And the number of forces that shape any piece of architecture - engineering, politics and money, to begin with - make it impossible to say with perfect clarity how a building came to be or what it means. Broaden the scope to the architectural history of an entire city or region and you begin to approach head-spinning levels of complexity, not to mention a nearly endless list of possible story lines, heroes, villains and pivotal landmarks.
April 8, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic
It's difficult to imagine a more delicate curatorial task than the one Todd Gannon, Ewan Branda and Andrew Zago faced in putting together "A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, 1979. " The exhibition, running through July 7 at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, is the first show to open as part of the Getty-funded series "Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. " The specific focus of "Heretics" is a series of exhibitions and lectures that young architects connected to SCI-Arc organized in fall 1979, when the school, now downtown, was based in Santa Monica.
March 11, 2013 | By Scott Timberg
Much of the time Los Angeles can feel like a huge, messy jigsaw puzzle, with pieces left out - a city that evolved by accident. Parts of it don't work, parts of it seem newly broken, parts are truly luminous - but hidden - and they all seem to have nothing to do with each other. But Christopher Alexander sees things differently. "There was this desire, this strategy, this intent to have Los Angeles evolve in a manner that was unlike any other city," says one of the curators behind the Getty's new Pacific Standard Time architecture initiative.
February 26, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
After dozens of meetings and a few orphaned ideas, the Getty has settled on a theme for a 2017 sequel to the 2011-12 museum exhibition extravaganza known as Pacific Standard Time. It will be "Los Angeles and Latin America," or "L.A./L.A. " for short. "The fact that nearly half of the population of Los Angeles has roots in Latin America is so profound that it warrants a major exhibition and research project with accompanying publications," said Getty Trust head James Cuno. "These are complicated roots, over many generations, and relationships between the U.S. and those antecedent countries have changed considerably over time, so we want to be respectful of those complexities.
January 14, 2013 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Last time around the focus was Southern California's art history; now homegrown architecture is getting its time in the sun. Getty Trust leaders are announcing Monday the final roster of exhibition and event partners in its Pacific Standard Time spinoff, Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in Southern California, slated to run April through July. They will also be releasing the specific grant amounts given to various museums and institutions: roughly $3.6 million in all. Eight exhibition partners received grants from $260,000 to $445,000 to help mount shows and publish catalogs; eight event partners received grants ranging from $20,000 to $246,000 to organize panels, tours and other programs.
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