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"Masterpiece Theatre" has nothing on the real-life, rags-to-riches saga that led to the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. This singularly American story of an extraordinary family dynasty...
We've heard lately that America is trying to rise up from "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression." While economists, political scientists and historians will debate that point, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Maurice Merlin at...
Tags: Ku Klux Klan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Arts, Fine Artists, Artists
This post has been corrected, please see note below. The San Marino City Council on Monday approved a $60-million upgrade and expansion of the Huntington Library and its gardens -- with some conditions. The move came after Councilman Dennis Kneier...
Tags: San Marino, Arts and Culture
The Tournament of Roses Queen and her court have made some 150 appearances since last October through New Year’s Day. But this day’s appearance was strictly for the kids. On Saturday (Jan. 12), the queen and her princesses showed up at the...
One of the best-received Los Angeles-themed books of 2007 was Judith Freeman’s “The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Philip Marlowe, Chandler’s fictional private detective, has...
Millikan Library is the tallest building on the Caltech campus. It is also the most sensitive. The sleek, gray nine-story building is home to 13 pocket-sized seismometers and a rooftop “shaker” that sends vibrations through the structure....
Last week, the Altadena Town Council set up a committee to revise the zoning and development rules that govern Altadena. The community standards — which are ultimately approved by the county — are the “bible” of local regulations...
Tags: Business, Arts and Culture, Poetry
The San Gabriel Mountains rise to imposing heights behind a tiny rural outpost. An alpine lake in the Sierra lies still in a frame of snowdrifts, rocky peaks and moss-covered stones. A narrow path disappears into a field of yellow flowers stretching...
When public libraries in Pasadena and Glendale began lending ebooks in 2005, demand was low. But an increasing number of patrons are embracing the technology, contributing to what could be a sea change swamping publishers and libraries. Now the...
Members of the Pasadena Community Foundation sure know how to throw a breakfast party and loosen the purse strings at the same time. On June 8, some 200 civic and community leaders gathered at the University Club to honor the foundation's “Local...
Families without electrical power since Wednesday night's windstorm were making do by getting out of their cold, dark houses and into the great outdoors, or to parts of town where the heat and electricity were on. On Saturday afternoon, thousands of...
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