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ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2010
FAMILY "The Greatest Show on Surf" kicks off its 34th year with an exciting array of sand and sea related activities for the entire family at the San Clemente Ocean Festival. Highlights include Waterman & Waterwoman competitions, surf contests, fishing derbies, an ocean art show, children's activities and the ever-popular Rubber Duck Race for the event's finale. San Clemente Pier, 611 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sat., 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Free. (949)
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TRAVEL
February 8, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Name: Trekkel.com This website service is a city primer and itinerary planning tool that considers the way you like to travel. What it does: Pick a city, and then adjust the slider bar to measure your interest in 12 travel topics such as Iconic Landmarks, Killer Views, Nature's Wonders and Shopping's My Game. Trekkel returns its top picks. Then toggle between pics for what to do, where to sleep, eat, shop - or all of the above. You can filter by dates, budget, ratings and more.
BUSINESS
May 9, 1989
Robert E. Davenport has joined Grossmont Bank as vice president and manager of real estate activities.
NEWS
May 24, 2011 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
The secret to a healthy, happy life may be found at an art gallery, movie theater or concert hall. (It might even be in church, a baseball stadium or gym.) At least if you live in Norway. A study of more than 50,000 Norwegian men and women found that those involved in cultural activities -- either “receptive” activities like attending a concert or a baseball game or “creative” ones like playing in a band or working out -- were more likely to be satisfied with their lives and to say they were in good health.
SCIENCE
May 29, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
Move over C3PO, Cornell University computer science geeks have created a robot that can tell if you want a beer and pour it for you. Barristas also may want to wake up and smell the coffee too. This robot can guess whether students are hankering for java and pour it for them. Kodiak the robot was as handy with a lager as with a latte, could open refrigerator and microwave doors and even tidy up, say the human robotics researchers. In tests, the hard-wired humanoid correctly anticipated a student's next move between 57% and 82% of the time, depending on how far into the future it was "anticipating.
NEWS
June 21, 2005
Regarding "An Outside Chance for Schoolkids" [June 7]: In 50 cities, Sierra Club Inner City Outings volunteers take youngsters hiking, camping and river rafting and engage them in conservation activities. Hooray for research that shows these activities build confidence and promote understanding of the environment. Shirley Weisman Los Angeles
OPINION
September 1, 1991
News that the activities of the Russian Communist Party have been suspended is heartening. I would like to hope that, inspired by this superb example, we might suspend the activities of the Democratic and Republican parties. ROBERT B. HOLDEN, Manhattan Beach
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