L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Lorax statue stolen from La Jolla estate of Dr. Seuss

ME.LoraxSan Diego police are investigating the apparent theft of a 300-pound bronze statue of the Lorax -- a character from a Dr. Seuss book that is now a movie -- from the La Jolla estate of the late Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.

The statue, 3 feet in height along with a stump serving a base, was stolen between March 24 and 26. The thief or thieves apparently rolled the statue and stump down a hill and into a getaway vehicle, according to the San Diego police.

Geisel's widow, Audrey, lives at the estate. The theft was discovered by the property manager. Value of the statue, which was created by Geisel's stepdaughter, is listed at $10,000.

On the stump is the word "Unless." The Lorax is a creature that "speaks for the trees," warning that "unless" more trees are planted, they will disappear from the Earth.

ALSO:

Two men arrested in Torrance robbery-murder

San Onofre: Report blames generator design changes for shutdown

Appeals court stands united on compensation for bone marrow donors

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: The Lorax statue. Credit: San Diego Police Department

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: