May 29, 2012 |
San Francisco - Many California hotels strive for the today-meets-yesterday look. But the newly opened Inn at the Presidio gets a historical leg up: Its Georgian Revival structure has stood since 1903, having served as officers' quarters until the Presidio was decommissioned as an Army post in 1994. Last year, the Presidio Trust, a federal agency, scraped out the building's insides, replacing them with a modern 22-room inn trying hard at charm. And succeeding, for the most part, based on my stay earlier this month.
September 23, 2001 |
As 19 hijackers made their way along the concourses at three East Coast airports on Sept. 11, bent on executing the deadliest terrorist attack in history, they were subjecting the U.S. aviation security system to its most critical test. At almost every step along the way, the system posed no challenge to the terrorists--not to their ability to purchase tickets, to pass security checkpoints while carrying knives and cutting implements nor to board aircraft.
October 3, 2010 |
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1910, 100 years ago Friday, a time bomb constructed of 16 sticks of 80% dynamite connected to a cheap windup alarm clock exploded in an alley next to the Los Angeles Times. It detonated with such violence that for blocks around, people ran panic-stricken into the streets, believing that an intense earthquake had hit the city. The explosion destroyed the Times building, taking the lives of 20 employees, including the night city editor and the principal telegraph operator, and maiming dozens of others.
October 23, 2011 |
On leeward Oahu, it is 85 degrees and the trade winds are blowing. Beyond a towering volcanic outcropping, the Pacific Ocean, at a steady 70 degrees, beckons. Honeymooners sip tropical drinks under a thatched-roof hut as the afternoon sun begins its lazy descent. This is Hawaii. Do you really need Disney? My wife, Nancy, and I and our 11-year-old daughter, Hannah, journeyed last month to Disney's new Hawaii resort to see whether Mickey Mouse & Co. could improve on near perfection.
April 21, 1986 |
A forgetful shopper left her handbag in a streetcar today, prompting a bomb scare that sealed off a busy thoroughfare where the office of Israel's El Al airline is located, police said. The "ticking" handbag contained a just-purchased alarm clock.
July 20, 2013 |
Lack of sleep, researchers say, can cause driving hazards, depression, poor work performance, a hazy memory, a lackluster sex life, an increased risk of obesity, disease and more - as if those were not enough. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that 10% to 15% of adults have "an insomnia disorder with distress or daytime impairment. " Is that all? Those figures seem low based on how often you hear people say they don't get enough sleep. So what better time than now to catch up on our collective sleep deficit?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1996 |
The Strawberry Alarm Clock, a psychedelic rock band from the '60s, will perform tonight at Calvert Street Elementary School's annual spring carnival. The fund-raising carnival begins today and continues through Sunday. The Strawberry Alarm Clock, best known for its hit "Incense and Peppermints," will take the stage at 8 p.m. Other activities include 13 carnival rides, food booths and auctions, scheduled at 6:30 tonight and 7 p.m.
February 1, 2004
Judi Dash's article, "Gadgets for When Every Second Counts" [Gear & Gadgets, Jan. 4], omits one of the most cost-effective travel time-telling devices. The battery-operated analog alarm clock available for $15 or less from many manufacturers is compact, reliable and easy to set. I've had too many co-workers miss appointments because of mistakes in wake-up calls and an inability to figure out a hotel clock radio. A cheap little alarm clock would have saved them. Robert Leone San Diego Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; fax (213)
HOME & GARDEN
October 27, 2005 |
ON Saturday night we will leave daylight saving time behind and set our timepieces back an hour. The alarm clock has had many incarnations over time, from the old-fashioned manually wound versions to "cubissimo," the white cube with an LED display that looks as if it came off the set of "A Clockwork Orange." The George Nelson desk clock looks as strong today as in 1948 when he designed it -- now if only we could reinvent time.