CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2004 |
"When this you see, remember me ... William." William Money -- pronounced Mo-NAY -- isn't remembered much at all these days, but that's not what he expected when he autographed a copy of his 1854 book, "Reform of the New Testament Church," which resides in the Huntington Library today. The bilingual volume was the first book published in Los Angeles. For much of the 19th century, Money was considered one of the most eccentric Angelenos, a much-contested title even today.
March 28, 1997 |
Of course it happened in California. Where else would 39 keyboard-tapping monks, holed up in a $10,000-a-month adobe mansion in what the real estate agents here tout as "the Beverly Hills of San Diego," choose to "shed their containers" and hitch a ride to the Next Level on a spacecraft said to be trailing the Comet Hale-Bopp? Iowa? Kansas?
November 29, 2009 |
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer William Morrow: 348 pp., $25.99 William Kamkwamba grew up in Malawi, the son of a maize and tobacco farmer. Their house had no electricity or plumbing. In William's village, high costs and frequent power outages made electricity hardly worth the effort. In 2002, flooding, famine and the high costs of fertilizer forced William's family to take him out of school -- they could no longer afford the annual tuition of $80. William discovered the local library.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1989 |
Fern Southcott peered down the ledge of an earthen pit at the caved-in human skull 8 feet below. Around her, a score of similar holes dotted the Mission San Diego de Alcala lot. Southcott, a Kumeyaay Indian, had come to see a major burial ground of her ancestors, perhaps for the last time. Archeologists who have been exhuming the 18th- and 19th-Century remains will leave the site Friday, soon to be replaced by construction workers.
April 30, 1997 |
The U.S. economy is in transition. The question is, transition to what? Despite Tuesday's spectacular stock and bond market rallies, which were sparked by government reports suggesting that a slowdown in the economy could be imminent, there is a large camp on Wall Street that expects just the opposite: continued strong growth, along with a new bugaboo of rising inflationary pressures.
May 18, 1994 |
The Federal Reserve Board gave investors what they wanted on Tuesday: A hefty interest-rate hike, and--more important--the promise that that's all for now. The Fed's half-point boost in its two key short-term rates sparked an immediate rally when the news hit Wall Street at 2:30 p.m. EDT, and the buying continued til the close. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 49.11 points to 3,720.61, its highest finish in seven weeks.