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  • Prize chicks perish as fire destroys heated shelter in 1914

    An article in the March 28, 1914, edition of The Argus reported the loss of a farmer's flock after a fire. A brooder containing 120 prize white Wyandotte chickens four weeks old burned Sunday night at the home of Claude B. Doing, at Lansdowne. The...
  • Police seek woman who allegedly stole identity to buy items worth thousands of dollars

    Police seek woman who allegedly stole identity to buy items worth thousands of dollars
    Police are looking for a woman who allegedly stole someone’s identity to open credit card accounts to buy $6,000 in fragrances and electronic equipment throughout Glendale and Burbank. The woman used the stolen identity on Feb. 12 and 13 to open...
  • David Layman on situating Field Museum's Sue

    David Layman on situating Field Museum's Sue
    David Layman describes his approach, as Field Museum's lead exhibit designer, to situating Sue, the world's most famous and expensive T. rex skeleton, in the museum for her 2000 debut: "Sue was to become an institutional icon. "It needed to generate a...
  • Wanna be a drought-buster? Heed the lessons of the slop jar.

    Wanna be a drought-buster? Heed the lessons of the slop jar.
    If you're a city person, you might only have read of chamber pots, an inconvenient though useful contraption from an earlier time. In the part of Texas where I grew up, the term "chamber pot" was a tad too genteel. We called these essentials "slop jars"...
  • Baseball Preview: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep baseball hope to maintain sudden success in 2014

    Baseball Preview: La Cañada, Flintridge Prep baseball hope to maintain sudden success in 2014
    Success was as sudden as it was historic for the Flintridge Prep baseball team in 2013. In just his first season as the Rebels’ coach, Guillermo Gonzalez navigated Flintridge Prep all the way to the CIF Southern Section Division VI semifinals....
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Two Step'

    A slow-burn thriller with rich Texas flavor, "Two Step" reps a promising feature debut for writer-director Alex R. Johnson. This character-driven picture takes its time marinating in quiet conversations and Austin atmosphere, making the sudden jolts of...
  • Traffic: Accident cleared at beltway and I-795

    Traffic: Accident cleared at beltway and I-795
    As of 9:10 a.m., the Maryland Department of Transportation is reporting that an earlier reported accident at the inner loop of the beltway and I-795 has been cleared, and traffic cameras are showing smooth flow through the Liberty Road area toward the...
  • Verdugo Views: The circuitous route of the historic Tioga Wolf

    Verdugo Views: The circuitous route of the historic Tioga Wolf
    L.C. Brand’s custom-made Tioga Wolf has always intrigued vintage car buffs and local historians, including Arlene Vidor, president of Associates of Brand Library & Art Center. In preparation for the grand reopening of the library later this month,...
  • A classic courtyard hacienda in La Habra Heights

    A classic courtyard hacienda in La Habra Heights
    The John Arnholt Smith Hacienda, with its classic walled courtyard design, an olive orchard and an aviary, sits on what was once part of an early ranch. Handcrafted masonry, heavy timbers and wide corridors evoke the look of the California missions....
  • Retail sales rise more than expected in February

    With the first hint of spring sunshine last month, shoppers began emerging from hibernation, fueling hopes that a particularly bitter winter was to blame for the sour economic signals of recent months. Retail sales rose 0.3% to $427.2 billion in...
  • At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick

    At a Westside subway excavation, plenty of bones (and more) to pick
    Seventy feet below Wilshire Boulevard, cater-corner from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's street-lamp installation, fresh air roaring from giant ventilation pipes dulled the sickly sweet smell of petroleum. Amid the clatter of jackhammers and...