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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, Times Staff Writer
The Capri. Decades ago, it was one of the city's premier film palaces, a glitzy showcase where San Diegans queued up for a chance to see exclusive runs of Hollywood classics: "Around the World in 80 Days," "My Fair Lady," "Funny Girl." Then came a spate of checkered years, beginning in the mid-1970s, and the reputation of the formerly elegant Hillcrest theater began to tarnish as its fare shifted from boffo hits to porno splits such as "The Devil in Miss Jones" and "Deep Throat."
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NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
The other day, when TripAdvisor listed the ten top islands in its new Travelers' Choice poll, I decided I needed to get out more. I'd been to only three. Then I noticed what was missing. So to Hellas (that's Greece) with their list. Since these things are just arbitrary conversation-starters anyway, I'm pretending to be incensed and making my own. No crowd-sourced wisdom, just my memory. I should admit it's been 20 years since I've laid eyes on some of these places, but I have seen them all. One of the reasons we love islands, I think, is that the way they hold onto their own cultures, even as the surrounding world changes by the day. Also, these are not all swimsuit destinations.
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TRAVEL
March 4, 2012
Fond memories of Australia Thanks for the article on Broome, Australia ["At the End of the World, Mate" by Amanda Jones, Feb. 26]. It brought back fond memories of a 45-day camper-van trip I took three years ago from Cairns across the north to Coral Bay on the west coast. On the way back, tired of my little camper, I spent a few days at the Cable Beach Club. Very nice. For those who go, don't miss the float-plane trip to the horizontal waterfalls, a double (narrow and narrower) tidal bore to the northeast that you power through in a small boat.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Join photographer Joanne Heaviland for the “Ultimate Italian Experience.” This 11-day, 10-night excursion starts in Rome and continues on to the picturesque Amalfi Coast and the Mediterranean-chic towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Included are a photo workshop, an Italian cooking class, a tour of a mozzarella di bufala organic cheese farm, wine tasting and a tour of the island of Capri. Participants also learn photography techniques, including lighting, composition, landscape and portrait photography.
IMAGE
February 27, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Those vows to hit the gym more often or adopt a new exercise regimen seem to be part of the human condition. And although your choice of outfits is secondary to the search for motivation, the right clothing can't hurt. "Women want to look good while exercising," says Kelly Cooper, vice president of merchandising, design and product development for Athleta, the Gap-owned athletic and lifestyle manufacturer and retailer. "When you're wearing things that are more flattering, then you're more motivated to work out. " Many of us appear to agree with her. In 2010, Americans spent more than $30 million on women's fitness clothing, a 2% increase over the previous year.
TRAVEL
June 28, 1998
Regarding "Everyone Loves Capri" (May 31): The front page photo of Capri showed a nice picture of the island of Ischia in the background. I have toured the Napoli area on three occasions and have enjoyed the beauty of Capri. As exciting as Capri is, I have enjoyed Ischia equally as much. More Europeans seem to visit Ischia while more Americans tour Capri. Ischia is larger and has many quaint towns throughout the island. The wine from the town of Panza in Ischia is as good as any you will find in Italy.
NEWS
June 15, 1986
More than $1.6 million has now been collected by California from various companies to offset the $1.8 million the state spent to clean up the Capri Pumping Service toxic waste facility in East Los Angeles, state Atty. Gen. John K. Van de Kamp said in announcing the conclusion of a federal court suit to recover the money. Van de Kamp sued operators of Capri as well as 190 companies that generated the wastes found on the site. About 150 of the companies negotiated a joint $1.
NEWS
December 20, 2013 | By Anne Harnagel
Join photographer Joanne Heaviland for the “Ultimate Italian Experience.” This 11-day, 10-night excursion starts in Rome and continues on to the picturesque Amalfi Coast and the Mediterranean-chic towns of Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Included are a photo workshop, an Italian cooking class, a tour of a mozzarella di bufala organic cheese farm, wine tasting and a tour of the island of Capri. Participants also learn photography techniques, including lighting, composition, landscape and portrait photography.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times art critic
Richard Newton's “La Gruta Azul” is and isn't like that other Blue Grotto -- the radiant and idyllic sea cave on the coast of Capri in southern Italy. There, natural anomalies bring exquisite sunlight into a watery pool, causing it to mysteriously appear to glow from within. Capri's grotto was said by the ancients to be home to demons, and Romans left sculptures behind as protective offerings. Fiends likewise lurk in the vicinity of Newton's sculpture, which glows with an inner blue light, but they are of a more commonplace (if equally destructive)
OPINION
August 14, 2013 | By Reg Green
When I tell people I live in California, they almost always ask where. But when they hear Los Angeles, all too often their faces fall. They were hoping, I suspect, for Sausalito or Pebble Beach. To them Los Angeles is a place of flat, seemingly endless streets, mini-malls wreathed in smog and choking traffic. We all know what they mean. But there's another way to view the city. A few days ago I hiked to the top of Mt. Lowe, 5,600 feet above sea level, with the entire Los Angeles basin spreading out beyond.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2013 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times art critic
Richard Newton's “La Gruta Azul” is and isn't like that other Blue Grotto -- the radiant and idyllic sea cave on the coast of Capri in southern Italy. There, natural anomalies bring exquisite sunlight into a watery pool, causing it to mysteriously appear to glow from within. Capri's grotto was said by the ancients to be home to demons, and Romans left sculptures behind as protective offerings. Fiends likewise lurk in the vicinity of Newton's sculpture, which glows with an inner blue light, but they are of a more commonplace (if equally destructive)
OPINION
August 14, 2013 | By Reg Green
When I tell people I live in California, they almost always ask where. But when they hear Los Angeles, all too often their faces fall. They were hoping, I suspect, for Sausalito or Pebble Beach. To them Los Angeles is a place of flat, seemingly endless streets, mini-malls wreathed in smog and choking traffic. We all know what they mean. But there's another way to view the city. A few days ago I hiked to the top of Mt. Lowe, 5,600 feet above sea level, with the entire Los Angeles basin spreading out beyond.
TRAVEL
March 4, 2012
Fond memories of Australia Thanks for the article on Broome, Australia ["At the End of the World, Mate" by Amanda Jones, Feb. 26]. It brought back fond memories of a 45-day camper-van trip I took three years ago from Cairns across the north to Coral Bay on the west coast. On the way back, tired of my little camper, I spent a few days at the Cable Beach Club. Very nice. For those who go, don't miss the float-plane trip to the horizontal waterfalls, a double (narrow and narrower) tidal bore to the northeast that you power through in a small boat.
NEWS
February 19, 2012 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"Don't go there," a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? "You're not going to want to come home," he said. I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn't need it; I already knew I would fall in love with Capri. It's been one of Europe's favorite island getaway for more than 2,000 years, enthralling a cast of characters ranging from Roman emperors to 21st century luminaries and A-listers.
TRAVEL
February 19, 2012
THE BEST WAY From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Naples is offered on Lufthansa and British. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $466, excluding taxes and fees. You then take the hydrofoil or ferry to Capri; prices start about $15, one way. Info: http://www.capri.com/en/ferry-schedule. TELEPHONES To call these numbers from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 39 (country code for Italy), 081 (the regional code) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY Hotel Punta Tragara, 57 Via Tragara; 837-0844, http://www.hoteltragara.com/eng/hotel.htm . Le Corbusier, one of 20th century's great architects, designed the luxurious villa that is now Hotel Punta Tragara, a stylish boutique hotel with panoramic views of the sea. Perched on a hilltop above the faraglioni , the island's iconic rock formations, Punta Tragara is away from the noise and craziness of central Capri Town.
IMAGE
February 27, 2011 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Those vows to hit the gym more often or adopt a new exercise regimen seem to be part of the human condition. And although your choice of outfits is secondary to the search for motivation, the right clothing can't hurt. "Women want to look good while exercising," says Kelly Cooper, vice president of merchandising, design and product development for Athleta, the Gap-owned athletic and lifestyle manufacturer and retailer. "When you're wearing things that are more flattering, then you're more motivated to work out. " Many of us appear to agree with her. In 2010, Americans spent more than $30 million on women's fitness clothing, a 2% increase over the previous year.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
The other day, when TripAdvisor listed the ten top islands in its new Travelers' Choice poll, I decided I needed to get out more. I'd been to only three. Then I noticed what was missing. So to Hellas (that's Greece) with their list. Since these things are just arbitrary conversation-starters anyway, I'm pretending to be incensed and making my own. No crowd-sourced wisdom, just my memory. I should admit it's been 20 years since I've laid eyes on some of these places, but I have seen them all. One of the reasons we love islands, I think, is that the way they hold onto their own cultures, even as the surrounding world changes by the day. Also, these are not all swimsuit destinations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1990
I can't believe it (the two-toned Dana Point Inn)! I worked so hard for cityhood, and now I have somebody telling me what colors I have to like! Poor Dana Point Inn! When I first saw the new paint job, I thought, "Hooray! That dreadful drab, ugly grayish-blue is going to become an upbeat, soft, Mediterranean peach" . . . which reminds me of Capri and southern France. How nice! But not so! Who are these people we hired who orchestrate every nuance of our lives? Hey guys . . . power going to your collective heads?
BUSINESS
December 24, 2010 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
Magic Johnson Theaters was a blockbuster business story in the mid-1990s, the feel-good saga of a plucky underdog's climb to the top of the heap. Since Johnson and his partner sold their ownership stake in 2004, time and circumstances have been less than kind to the cineplex at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. But new owners for the mall and new operators for the theaters have big plans to rejuvenate the venture. The undisputed success ? considered improbable by many at the time ?
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