August 15, 2010
Thank you for the security reminders, which apply to anyone, not just solos ["Safety Tips for Traveling Alone" by Terry Gardner, Aug. 1]. My wife and I are experienced travelers in our 60s who have been to Europe several times. We think there are security issues in Europe that the travel industry is in denial about. While we were taking a local train from Brussels to Bruges, Belgium, on our last trip to Europe, a thief sneaked into the seat behind us and grabbed my wife's purse and jumped off the train at the next stop.
August 8, 2010 |
Nearly two decades have passed since tough-as-nails trail boss Curly Washburn hurled insults at the three "City Slickers" who invaded his turf, a Colorado cattle ranch, in search of a Wild West adventure. The 1991 movie, which earned Jack Palance a supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of Curly, the crusty cattleman, spurred an increase in dude ranch vacations as urban and suburban cowboys tried their hands at riding, roping and herding cattle. I thought I might like riding the range too. But my interest waned when I realized I'd have to sleep in the dirt — and pay for the privilege.
HOME & GARDEN
September 19, 2009 |
There are certain phrases I never expected to utter in my lifetime. Things like, "Excuse me if I don't shake your hand. Mine's covered in horse urine." Or, to my son, "When you're finished with dinner, clear your plate and feed the scraps to the worms." Yet those are exactly the sorts of things I've found myself saying in the months I've been an urban farmer. A year ago, I didn't have a vegetable garden. I had a couple of lemon trees, but I'd given up on potted plants, having killed every rooted thing I'd attempted to nurture on my back deck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2006 |
Jack Palance, the leather-faced, gravelly voiced actor who earned Academy Award nominations for "Sudden Fear" and "Shane," and who finally captured the Oscar almost 40 years later as the crusty trail boss in the 1991 comedy western "City Slickers," has died. He was 87. Palance, who had been in failing health with a number of maladies, died Friday of natural causes at the Montecito home of his daughter Holly, family members said.
March 8, 2006
WHAT a sheer delight, Russ Parsons' article on beans, lamb, cowboys and his own past ["Beans Again? Gussy 'Em Up!" March 1]. Thank you. The article was well received and is being shared with very special foodie friends way beyond L.A. CLAUDIA SHAMBAUGH Irvine
May 14, 2005
Regarding the May 7 letter from Frank Borzilleri griping about the L.A. Angel moniker: I can't decide if it's ironic or hypocritical to be an Anaheim resident complaining to an L.A. newspaper about the name change. Frank Collier Long Beach