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Just in time for the elections, actress and political activist Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have sold their house in Hollywood Hills West for $8.5 million. The traditional-style home was built in 1942 for actor Ronald Reagan and his...
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The American Assn. of Publishers and Google announced that they have reached an agreement in the Google Books scanning case, filed almost seven years ago. The agreement need not be ratified by a judge to be implemented. The publishers involved in the...
Glen Creason is used to waiting at the downtown Central Library. At the reference desk in a large space four floors below 5th Street, he knows the questions will come. They always do. "There was a baseball field somewhere in L.A. in 1888 that only lasted...
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Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86. Shank, a...
LONDON — I'm a Londoner and I love London. And 2012 is London's year. But it's not an easy city — not to navigate, not to find affordable accommodations, not to stay dry. As we approach the Olympics, here are some tips that may help you. If...
For too many years, Los Angeles city schools were purveyors of empty-calorie, health-jeopardizing, sugary soda pop, sold to captive audiences of young students who were forming the eating and drinking habits they would take with them into adulthood. The...
-------------------- The Way the World Works Essays Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster: 319 pp., $25 -------------------- Nicholson Baker's new book, "The Way the World Works," is a miscellany: a collection of 34 essays originally published in...
Jacket CopyThe Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
Jacket CopyA former Walmart in McAllen, Texas that was converted to its public library has won a design competition -- not to mention fans....
Jacket CopyBefore the era of the 24-hour news cycle and weekly televised debates, the predominant and most creative outlet for presidential candidates to communicate their vision was the campaign poster. With "Presidential Campaign Posters" (Quirk Books, $40), the...
Jacket CopyA look at libraries in Mexico, and a Los Angeles library exhibit about the Mexican Revolution....
Jacket CopyLouisiana cuts state funding for libraries: While some Louisiana parishes may be able to manage the loss of state library funding, others will be adversely affected....
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