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Ralph Albertazzie's most memorable flight as President Richard Nixon's personal pilot on Air Force One was the final, history-making journey they took together. Summoned to fly Nixon home to Orange County after the president resigned on Aug. 9, 1974,...
St. Cornelius, known as Cornély in France, opens his arms in blessing from a niche above the old stone church in Carnac. Legend has it that he was persecuted by Rome for his opposition to animal sacrifice and chased by soldiers all the way to the Brittany...
Before she died in 1998 at the age of 105, artist Beatrice Wood liked to say that she owed her longevity to "chocolate and young men." A Santa Monica Museum of Art retrospective of her work does include a campy ceramic sculpture she made on that theme,...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIt was an obscure, dingy, two-story apartment building, converted from an old house, in an ignored part of Berkeley. Not expensive to buy. It had good bones. I tore it down to the studs and started to rebuild. I was pretty much on my own, since Alice...
Michael Cacoyannis Filmmaker directed 'Zorba the Greek' Michael Cacoyannis, 89, the Cyprus-born filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic "Zorba the Greek," starring Anthony Quinn, died Monday at an Athens hospital of complications...
Set on a corner lot in Manhattan Beach's Hill Section, this modernist house makes the most of walls of windows that frame the ocean views. The U-shaped concrete, steel and glass structure centers on a walled interior courtyard that the living space...
How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment? One clue is when the protesters are casually dismissed as hippies or rabble, or their principles redefined as class envy or as (that all-purpose insult) "un-...
On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
Tags: Politics, Building Material, Bioterrorism, Civil Unrest, Crimes
Berkeley landscape architect Peter Walker has designed bigger projects than the 9/11 memorial in New York, but probably none has carried more weight. The opening of the eight-acre plaza Sunday marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks, and almost as many...
Tags: Politics, Labor Day, AT&T Corp., Employers, Architecture
Rick Santorum launched his White House bid from ancestral turf Monday, imploring an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred to join his fight. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this online article described Ron Paul as a former Texas...
Tags: Politics, Mass Media, Ron Paul, Arts and Culture, Sarah Palin
A large but little-noticed mural that a noted ceramic artist, F. Carlton Ball, created in an alcove of a public library branch in Whittier is having its moment in the spotlight after what may or may not have been a near-brush with the wrecking ball....
Second of two parts | Read Part 1 In his single-bunk cell in the Ventura County Jail, on a concrete slab desk, Louis Gonzalez III found himself compulsively writing letters to his 5-year-old son. They were a chronicle of their truncated time together....
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