CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1992 |
From the real estate developer who brought us the Parking Palace, One Harbor Drive and the Hillcrest Union Bank building, it's Live from Xanadu. Designs for Neil Senturia's $35-million entertainment complex in the Gaslamp Quarter were approved unanimously Friday by the Centre City Development Corp. The 285,000-square-foot Live From Xanadu center would include a night club, a multiplex movie theater, restaurants and retail stores.
September 2, 1990 |
In 1988, William Dalrymple and a friend set out to retrace the route of Marco Polo, from the shrine of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem to Shang-tu, the summer palace of Kubla Khan in Inner Mongolia (the Xanadu of Samuel Taylor Coleridge). The journal of their 12,000-mile trek across Asia is a highly entertaining blend of geography, personal anecdote and history, as the author describes various places along their route in both the past and present.