Into Antiques?

On ebay you'll find over 100 categories covering the Medieval and Renaissance periods, through Georgian, Regency and Victorian, to Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Antique Dealers in California

Linda Stamberger

Linda Stamberger, author of "Antiquing In Florida", is a Florida expert and freelance writer of many genres. Visit this site to read her articles - some of which are available for purchase - as is her book.

Brooks Novelty Antiques and Records

Brooks Novelty is an all-vinyl record store. We specialize in: jukeboxes, vintage soda machines, antique slot machines, pin balls, arcade games, neon clocks and signs, rare concert posters, old advertising signs and much more!

The Antique Company

Established in the late 1900's, we occupy a huge corner building with a small garden area that leads to another 1000 sq foot store (called TAC) that contains our Mid Century collection.

Vintage Westclox

Westclox photo identification gallery and history and information of clocks, watches and other timepieces. This site primarily displays American clocks made by Westclox that were made from the early 1900's up to about the 1960's.

Antique Appraisals On-Line

We are one of the country's largest, oldest, most qualified and respected appraisal services. The majority of our appraisals are estate and personal property evaluations for valuation documentation purposes. However, we have evaluated goods and personal property for natural disaster losses (hurricanes), theft, fire, freight and shipping damage after the loss has occurred.

Connoisseur Antiques

Featuring fine antique furniture, Connoisseur Antiques is a Los Angeles Antique Furniture Showroom specializing in antique clocks and mirrors, European and French antiques, Antique Lighting, Chandeliers, Sconces, Armoires and much more.

Liz's Antique Hardware

Antique Hardware is the backbone of our business. We offer a complete selection of door, window and furniture hardware, lighting and accessories circa 1890 to 1970.

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall

San Francisco Antique and Design Mall is the largest antique mall in northern California. We opened our doors in October 1997 with 75 dealers and today we have over 200 of San Francisco's most professional antique specialists.

Ambiance Antiques

Importer of 18th and 19th Century French Antiques

C'est La Vie Antiques

European Antique and Accessories in San Diego, CA.

Lang Antiques

We carry a large selection of fine antique jewelry, antique rings & antique engagement rings. We also have vintage estate jewelry, vintage estate rings & vintage estate engagement rings from the Victorian, Art Nouveau, Edwardian & Art Deco style periods.

Once in a Blue Moon Online Thrift Store

We are an online thrift store featuring new, used, and unusual items.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

3 top California educators' departures a sobering development - Los Angeles Times

3 top California educators' departures a sobering development - Los Angeles Times
Three of California's highest-ranking, most influential educators announced within the span of a few weeks that they would be leaving their posts, creating a vacuum in the state's higher education system at a time of unprecedented challenges.

The impending departures of Charles B. Reed and Jack Scott, chancellors of California State University and the California Community Colleges, as well as UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, have invited intense scrutiny and questions about whether the three institutions can entice visionary leaders willing to contend with a litany of issues:

Steep cuts in state support. Navigating California's byzantine political landscape and vast array of ethnic and cultural constituencies. Keeping campus gates open for the hundreds of thousands of college graduates who will be needed to fill the state's workforce.

The stakes for California and the nation are high, said state Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), who chairs the state Senate Committee on Education.

"We have the finest system in the world, no matter what its shortcomings," Lowenthal said. "We've had an affordable higher education system that has spurred the U.S. economy. For years California has led the way, and we need more than ever to have the best of the best as leadership. But it's a tough job."

And some say it will not be as easy to find leaders as in the past. At a time of uncertainty and dwindling resources, "an intelligent person would think carefully about taking such a position," said Michael Tanner, chief academic officer and vice president of the Assn. of Public and Land-grant Universities.

California's community colleges, with 2.6 million students, and Cal State, with 420,000, are the two largest public higher education systems in the country. Although the costs of attendance are lower than at similar institutions, tuition and fees are rising rapidly.

And although UC Berkeley is perhaps the nation's most prestigious public university, its costs too have jumped and it is increasingly looking to out-of-state students to foot the bill with nonresident tuition.

Likely to give pause to any candidate is California's shaky financial picture, with a projected budget deficit that has swelled to nearly $16 billion. Since 2008-09, funding for the state's 112 community colleges has been cut by $809 million, or 12%. Campuses have slashed course offerings, resulting in a decline of 300,000 students at a time of increased demand.

Funding for Cal State's 23 campuses and the 10-campus University of California is about $1 billion lower than in 2008-09. This fiscal year alone, both systems took a $750-million hit.

Additional cuts to all three systems loom if a tax initiative proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown for the November ballot fails to gain voter approval.

Having to do more with less will be a reality for any new leader.

"They are going to have to provide the leadership to avoid more cuts, which are becoming draconian," said Patrick Callan, president of the San-Jose based Higher Education Policy Institute. "The question will be how to innovate, to protect academic quality and serve more students with the resources available."

Still, he and others said California universities and colleges can attract creative and energetic people to replace those leaving.

Scott, 78, who took over as head of the community college system in 2009, is scheduled to retire in September. A former president of Pasadena City College who also served in the Legislature for 12 years, he brought a unique set of credentials to the job and is viewed as an equal by the UC and Cal State system chiefs — stature that may be hard for a new leader to maintain, said education experts.

Reed, 70, Cal State head since 1998, will stay until a successor is named in the fall. A former chancellor of Florida's state university system, Reed was a potent lobbyist in Sacramento.

Birgeneau, 70, who became UC Berkeley's ninth chancellor in 2004, will leave his post Dec. 31. The Canadian-born physicist was formerly president of the University of Toronto and at Cal has forged a reputation as a formidable fundraiser, to date raising $2.4 billion toward a $3-billion goal in the largest fundraising campaign in the school's history.

Each institution poses unique challenges. Scott has initiated a broad set of reforms to improve student success, but many of the reforms require legislation that will need the chancellor's continued involvement. In addition, although the chancellor is the face of the community college system, much of the nuts and bolts decision-making resides with 72 community districts and locally elected trustees.

"Some of the challenge in finding a new leader comes from the fact that we really are a shared governance system," said Scott Himelstein, president of the community colleges Board of Governors and head of the search committee. "The chancellors of UC and CSU have a lot more authority. But … the community college chancellor does have the bully pulpit."


Da Vinci Discovered: Painting Gains Attribution After Careful Scholarship and Conservation - Art Daily
Today's News

July 9, 2011

Ode to Madame Gres' Draped Fashion in First Retrospective at the Muse Bourdelle in Paris

In Ancient Metropolis in Southern Israel, Diggers Unearth the Bible's Bad Guys

Da Vinci Discovered: Painting Gains Attribution After Careful Scholarship and Conservation

Priceless Manuscript Stolen from Spanish Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

San Diego Museum of Art Presents Great Spanish Masters from the Prez Simn Collection

Black Seaman's 1861 Heroics Recalled in New Film by New York-Based Documentary Producers

After Serving as Acting Director, Eric C. Shiner Named Director of the Andy Warhol Museum

Rarely Seen Masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age on View at the Legion of Honor

Rare Porcelain Vases Purchased by Wynn Macau Limited for Record Amount at Auction

Bonhams Appoints Dr. Thomas Kamm as the Company's Senior Representative for Germany

The Andy Warhol Museum Presents The Word of God(ESS) by Artist Chitra Ganesh

The Tampa Museum of Art Presents Syntax: Drawn from the Hadley Martin Fisher Collection

Fossils of Earth's Oldest Trees Donated to New York State Museum in Albany

Out of the West: Art of Western Australia from the National Collection at the National Gallery of Australia

UC Berkeley Study Finds Gray Whales Likely Survived the Ice Ages by Changing Their Diets

John Lennon/Bob Dylan Owned and Played Gibson Guitar Expected to Bring $200,000+

Cheekwood Presents Exhibition of British & American Screen Prints

One of the Most Iconic Portraitists, Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Frye Art Museum Presents Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul

Secret Service Probing New York Art Spy Camera Project


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