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  • It was Huntington's master plan

    It was Huntington's master plan
    WHEN THE current mortgage crisis ends, someone is going to make big bucks. Probably developers. They'll buy up houses at bargain prices, tear them down, put in a subdivision and start hawking mortgages. The L.A. investor's rule: It's never about the...
  • Creating landscapes in the spirit of the past

    Last summer, architect Hugh Maguire stumbled upon the 1931 book "California Gardens" by Winifred Starr Dobyns. While flipping through it, he was startled to find three black-and-white images of what was unmistakably his former backyard in an old...
  • Artisans re-create a classical Chinese oasis in San Marino

    Artisans re-create a classical Chinese oasis in San Marino
    WHILE giving thanks today for all that's near and dear, it might not hurt to offer gratitude for folks you may never meet: workmen from China who have toiled for six months in San Marino, applying skills passed down through generations and not taught at...
  • The many faces of Clark Rockefeller

    Clark Rockefeller might not be a real descendant of the oil tycoon, but if authorities and reports are to be believed, he sure was a lot of other things: •A German student named Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who lived with families in...
  • A renovated Huntington Art Gallery

    A renovated Huntington Art Gallery
    THE PAVED terrace behind the Huntington Art Gallery is 80 paces wide. By my stride, that's more than 165 feet. Stand at the center and look south, with the imposing Beaux-Arts mansion and its striped green awnings at your back, and infinity rolls out...
  • Rooting for trees

    What a lousy time to be harping about how there aren't enough trees in the world. Can't I see that there are trees everywhere? They're for sale by the millions in the sap-scented faux forests that spring up in light-strung parking lots. They're lashed...
  • Obama's Italian rep: Kerry's old friend

     
    by Mark Silva In the diplomatic trade, the hardship embassies go to career diplomats. The posh posts often go to the privileged and campaign contributors. So it goes in Rome, where the American ambassador resides in a gardened villa the......
  • Huntington raises $243 million in six-year campaign

     
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is announcing Monday that it has raised an estimated $243 million – surpassing its target of $175 million – during a six-year campaign that was the most comprehensive in its history. Money....
  • United Commercial Bank Seized by Government

    United Commercial Bank Seized by Government
    LOS ANGELES -- United Commercial Bank, which had 13 branches locally in Los Angeles County and three in Orange County, has failed and was seized by government regulators. The bank's branches will reopen Saturday under the new control of East West Bank....
  • Stinky "Corpse" Flower Blooms, Starting to Close

    Stinky "Corpse" Flower Blooms, Starting to Close
    SAN MARINO, Calif. -- It's time to wake up and smell the rotten flesh in San Marino. A so-called corpse flower, known for its less-than-pleasant stench, is blooming. The new plant began to bloom Wednesday afternoon at The Huntington Library in San...
  • L.A. County election results

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || Azusa || || Mayor || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || 100% precincts reporting || Votes || % || || Joseph R. Rocha* || 2,278 || 100 || ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || City Council || +++++...