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  • Rice's fossil pit remembered in Hampton lecture

     Rice's fossil pit remembered in Hampton lecture
    — The first time Jane Rice ventured down into her in-laws' borrow pit off Harris Creek Road she was a recent bride who had little inkling about the extraordinary environment she was about to enter. Stepped terraces descended dozens of feet into...
  • Rice's fossil pit is still making history

    Rice's fossil pit is still making history
    Like a lot of other local landmarks on the Peninsula, Rice's fossil pit off Harris Creek Road in Hampton was nationally and even internationally known because of its high-profile links to the past. Numerous times during the roughly 30 years it was open,...
  • Art in the heart of family matter at new Epcot exhibit

    Art in the heart of family matter at new Epcot exhibit
    It was a third-grade homework assignment that sparked the creation of a collection of African-American art and artifacts on exhibit at Epcot. The Kinsey Collection, gathered by Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, grew from a desire to help their son, Khalil,...
  • Joni Gordon dies at 75; Newspace gallery owner nurtured L.A. art

    Joni Gordon dies at 75; Newspace gallery owner nurtured L.A. art
    Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75. Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a...
  • Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA

    Russell Shank dies at 86; former head librarian at UCLA
    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...
  • Ruggiero Ricci dies at 94; violin virtuoso began as child prodigy

    Ruggiero Ricci dies at 94; violin virtuoso began as child prodigy
    Violinist Ruggiero Ricci held the audience spellbound when he debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in 1932, a "wunderkind" of classical music with marvelous showmanship and beautiful tone. He was all of 13. What he accomplished in the ensuing decades is perhaps...
  • Julia Child's family outraged over Thermador ads featuring chef

     
    In her four decades as America’s cooking teacher, Julia Child had a hard and fast rule about commercial endorsements: She didn’t do them. It didn’t matter whether it was the butter that made her beurre blanc sauce sing, the pot in...
  • California Science Center set for Endeavour exhibit opening today

     
    Space shuttle Endeavour will once again be on public display Tuesday as the California Science Center opens its doors to the pavilion that will showcase its new crown jewel....
  • Endeavour shuttle helps draw 1 million visitors to Science Center

     
    More than 1 million people have visited the California Science Center since space shuttle Endeavour arrived, a considerable boost for the Exposition Park museum that averages about 1.6 million visitors a year....
  • The Swoose

     
    Los Angeles once had "The Swoose" - the oldest B-17 in existence - as a possible war memorial....
  • New portrait of Gov. Daniels unveiled in Statehouse ceremony

    New portrait of Gov. Daniels unveiled in Statehouse ceremony
    The Indiana Statehouse now has a new portrait of Gov. Mitch Daniels. The governor’s official portrait was revealed Tuesday during a public ceremony at the Statehouse. “I hope that long after anybody can name the person in this portrait,...
  • Family's racial history comes into focus

    Family's racial history comes into focus
    On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before. Some were...