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February 10, 2013 | By Amanda Jones
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur Among the globe's most incredible locations for a hotel, the Cliff House residence and the Pacific Suites at Post Ranch Inn have indoor and outdoor bathtubs with unbroken 180-degree views of California's coastline. Set 1,200 feet above the crashing waves, the outdoor tub is stainless steel, made for two, heated to 104 degrees and facing the purple-hued sunset.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Wendy Miller shot this photo of a p elican silhouetted against the cranes at the Port of Long Beach at sunset on June 27. She used a Nikon D7000. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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SCIENCE
January 19, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A parasitic worm can make its ant victims swell into what looks like a juicy berry to birds, which apparently eat the ants and help the worm spread and reproduce, UC Berkeley researchers reported Wednesday in the journal American Naturalist. The nematode, a type of roundworm, changes not only the appearance of the ant but also its behavior.
TRAVEL
February 10, 2013 | By Amanda Jones
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur Among the globe's most incredible locations for a hotel, the Cliff House residence and the Pacific Suites at Post Ranch Inn have indoor and outdoor bathtubs with unbroken 180-degree views of California's coastline. Set 1,200 feet above the crashing waves, the outdoor tub is stainless steel, made for two, heated to 104 degrees and facing the purple-hued sunset.
TRAVEL
January 8, 2010 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to St. Paul's who do not want to make the 528-step climb to the top of the cathedral's magnificent dome still can get a bird's-eye view, thanks to an exhibit that opens this spring. Computer animation and film footage will take people on a "flight" through the dome. The as-yet-unnamed exhibit will also screen films about the history of the 300-year-old stone building and the 1,600 years of worship at this site, including the spectacular services held for royalty. The images will be shown on a 270-degree screen in the cathedral's crypt (basement)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1987
Now that the iron monsters have arrived on the Segerstrom bean field bordering South Coast Drive in Costa Mesa, the following will happen: I will miss the two beautiful foxes that have traversed the bean fields for years. And sometimes they even crossed the street and entered through my guard gate, where I have a bird's-eye view of the bean field. I will miss the mallard ducks flying in for a landing, like fighter planes, onto the concrete-lined creek. I will miss the large, white egrets that land daily in the field for a meal of worms.
NEWS
August 30, 2005 | Janet Cromley
THE rules of the Red Bull X-Alps challenge are right there on the beverage maker's website: Go to Austria's Dachstein Glacier. Fly a paraglider west as far as possible in the turbulent air high over the Alps, land wherever you can. Walk most of the night carrying a 45-pound pack containing paraglider gear. Hike a mile up the nearest peak with the glider on your back, take off, and repeat until reaching the beaches of Monaco, 528 miles away. For two weeks beginning Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2011 | Susan King
It was a time when a movie's "hero" could actually be the villain. A time when women were femme fatales who could wrap unsuspecting males around their little fingers. A time of dark streets, men in fedoras and trench coats who called coffee a cup of Joe and smoked unfiltered cigarettes. In other words, it was the time of film noir. On Friday, " Noir City: Hollywood, 13th Annual Festival of Film Noir" rolls into the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a three-week stay.
NEWS
July 3, 2011
The Statue of Liberty has been photographed countless times from all directions, but Jill Bowker, who had tickets that allowed access to the icon's crown, took a fresh look. The result is a bird's-eye view of the tablet in Lady Liberty's left arm. The inscription in Roman numerals says, "July 4, 1776," the date when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Bowker and her family were in New York in May for their eldest daughter's graduation. The Sun Valley resident used a Samsung TL 225 12.2 megapixels camera.
IMAGE
November 21, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In the ever-escalating effort to bestow the ultimate holiday gift (come on, admit you feel the urge to be at least a little bit competitive about it), the tendency is to focus myopically on the material. That's all well and good as long as there are sports-stadium naming rights, moon rocks or French vineyards to be bought. The downside, of course, is running the risk that one's fantastic gift will be overshadowed by someone else's even bigger display of seasonal largesse. Why go to all the trouble, for example, of cloning your wife's favorite pet only to have your thoughtfulness all but forgotten the second she finds out your father-in-law has given her a South Pacific archipelago?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Officials in Lancaster are crediting the city's new aerial surveillance system with aiding in the capture of a suspect wanted in connection with a double slaying. The incident unfolded Tuesday when Los Angeles Police Department officers were conducting undercover surveillance of an apartment complex on the east side of Lancaster, looking for a man wanted in connection with two homicides, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County sheriff's station in Lancaster. Shortly before 3 p.m., the officers determined that their suspect was inside one of the apartments and called on deputies to help take him into custody.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Want to explore the solar system and follow NASA space missions in real time? NASA is giving the public the chance to do just that through a new Internet-based tool called Eyes on the Solar System. The space agency said the tool combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft as they explore the cosmos. "You are now free to move about the solar system," Blaine Baggett, a manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, said in a statement.
NEWS
July 3, 2011
The Statue of Liberty has been photographed countless times from all directions, but Jill Bowker, who had tickets that allowed access to the icon's crown, took a fresh look. The result is a bird's-eye view of the tablet in Lady Liberty's left arm. The inscription in Roman numerals says, "July 4, 1776," the date when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Bowker and her family were in New York in May for their eldest daughter's graduation. The Sun Valley resident used a Samsung TL 225 12.2 megapixels camera.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2011 | Susan King
It was a time when a movie's "hero" could actually be the villain. A time when women were femme fatales who could wrap unsuspecting males around their little fingers. A time of dark streets, men in fedoras and trench coats who called coffee a cup of Joe and smoked unfiltered cigarettes. In other words, it was the time of film noir. On Friday, " Noir City: Hollywood, 13th Annual Festival of Film Noir" rolls into the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a three-week stay.
TRAVEL
January 8, 2010 | By Jay Jones
Visitors to St. Paul's who do not want to make the 528-step climb to the top of the cathedral's magnificent dome still can get a bird's-eye view, thanks to an exhibit that opens this spring. Computer animation and film footage will take people on a "flight" through the dome. The as-yet-unnamed exhibit will also screen films about the history of the 300-year-old stone building and the 1,600 years of worship at this site, including the spectacular services held for royalty. The images will be shown on a 270-degree screen in the cathedral's crypt (basement)
BUSINESS
September 7, 2011 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Want to explore the solar system and follow NASA space missions in real time? NASA is giving the public the chance to do just that through a new Internet-based tool called Eyes on the Solar System. The space agency said the tool combines video game technology and NASA data to create an environment for users to ride along with agency spacecraft as they explore the cosmos. "You are now free to move about the solar system," Blaine Baggett, a manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, said in a statement.
IMAGE
November 21, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In the ever-escalating effort to bestow the ultimate holiday gift (come on, admit you feel the urge to be at least a little bit competitive about it), the tendency is to focus myopically on the material. That's all well and good as long as there are sports-stadium naming rights, moon rocks or French vineyards to be bought. The downside, of course, is running the risk that one's fantastic gift will be overshadowed by someone else's even bigger display of seasonal largesse. Why go to all the trouble, for example, of cloning your wife's favorite pet only to have your thoughtfulness all but forgotten the second she finds out your father-in-law has given her a South Pacific archipelago?
SCIENCE
January 19, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A parasitic worm can make its ant victims swell into what looks like a juicy berry to birds, which apparently eat the ants and help the worm spread and reproduce, UC Berkeley researchers reported Wednesday in the journal American Naturalist. The nematode, a type of roundworm, changes not only the appearance of the ant but also its behavior.
NEWS
August 30, 2005 | Janet Cromley
THE rules of the Red Bull X-Alps challenge are right there on the beverage maker's website: Go to Austria's Dachstein Glacier. Fly a paraglider west as far as possible in the turbulent air high over the Alps, land wherever you can. Walk most of the night carrying a 45-pound pack containing paraglider gear. Hike a mile up the nearest peak with the glider on your back, take off, and repeat until reaching the beaches of Monaco, 528 miles away. For two weeks beginning Aug.
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