Joshua Bell: Indiana-raised violin virtuoso Even when he’s not playing, Joshua Bell likes to keep an eye on his violin. Which is understandable: when your instrument is a Stradivarius that was made in 1713 and stolen twice from its previous owner, and which you bought for a cool $4 million ... 04/14/2017 - 4:00 am | View Link
The Well-Tempered Ear Stradivarius violins may be rare ... that has been rescued 35 years after it was stolen. (At the bottom in a YouTube video, you can hear Roman Totenberg playing the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, with the Boston University ... 08/8/2015 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Most Valuable of Stolen Assets in US History In October of 1995, a $3 million Stradivarius violin was reported as having been stolen from the apartment of Erica Morini, a famous violinist living in New York City at the time. The masterful asset was made in 1727 by Antonio Stradivari and clearly was ... 08/19/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
UPDATE: Valuable Stradivarius violin recovered by Milwaukee police MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Milwaukee Police have recovered the 300-year-old Stradivarius violin stolen in a late night robbery last Monday night. WTMJ-TV said one of the suspects arrested in the heist took police to a house on Milwaukee's east side Wednesday night ... 02/4/2014 - 6:48 pm | View Link
Valuable Stradivarius violin stolen in Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police say they are investigating the theft of an "exceptionally valuable" Stradivarius violin. The rare violin was on loan to Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond. Police said Tuesday that it was stolen ... 01/28/2014 - 9:59 am | View Link
Why Stradivari violins smash auction records Musical mystique: Why centuries-old Stradivari violins smash auction records 03/22/2017 - 6:35 am | View Website
Sherlock facts: 22 things you didn't know, from the real ... Sherlock facts: 22 things you didn't know, from the real Baker Street to a Korean tribute 01/1/2017 - 5:58 am | View Website
The Gardner Heist: Who’s Got the Art? The Gardner Museum Heist: Who’s Got the Art? Twenty-six years after the artwork was stolen, the museum’s security chief thinks he knows who did it. 03/13/2016 - 5:09 am | View Website
"For Every Stradivarius Violin Discovered, There are Many ... Musical instrument experts say when a Stradivarius is in the news, they tend to get flooded with inquiries from people who think they have stumbled across the multi ... 11/8/2015 - 7:28 am | View Website
10 Stolen Pieces Of Art That Have Never Been Found 10 The Davidoff-Morini Stradivarius. For a musician, owning a Stradivarius violin is like getting your hands on the Holy Grail. According to reputation, no ... 12/31/2013 - 6:57 pm | View Website
BART warned riders early Friday morning about major systemwide delays due to a train that became disabled at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland.
The problem occurred before 5 a.m. and BART was hoping to recover as the morning went on.
About 5:30 a.m., the agency also said it was recovering from a second problem: an equipment issue that prompted 10-minute delays at the San Bruno station.
Sarah Ravani is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Voters in the the West Bloomfield School District will consider a bond proposal on the ballot Tuesday, May 2, that will lower an existing bond rate but extend the number of years that a debt tax is levied. The proposal will allow the school district to make a number of improvements to aging school facilities and to construct a new middle school at the rear of the current Orchard Lake Middle School that will serve the entire district.
National Review100 Days of President Trump: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyNational ReviewJudging a four-year presidency at the 100-day mark is akin to watching a baseball game and declaring the home team a success or failure at the bottom of the first inning. But, if America must be governed by absurdist metrics, why not this one?
Exactly forty-four years ago, on April 28, 1973, a five-hour series of devastating explosions ripped through a bomb-laden freight train near Roseville like a slow-motion string of giant firecrackers, causing …