October 6, 2013 |
The Galaxy couldn't have scripted Sunday's game much better. Needing a victory to stay firmly in Major League Soccer's playoff race, the reigning MLS champion prevailed in game it was expected to win by beating last-place Chivas USA, 5-0, at StubHub Center. The Galaxy's goals came early and often despite the 92-degree temperature at game time. The Galaxy's star forwards, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, each scored twice and Gyasi Zardes also scored. Donovan tied Jeff Cunningham for the MLS all-time scoring record of 134 regular-season goals.
October 5, 2013 |
John Velasco rushed for four touchdowns as Concord De La Salle dominated Anaheim Servite, 35-10, in tonight's intersectional showdown at Santa Ana Stadium. Servite trailed 28-0 at halftime but managed to score 10 points against the Spartans' reserves in the fourth quarter. The Friars (3-2) committed three turnovers and failed to score in three trips inside the 5-yard line. Servite must forget this loss quickly because it opens Trinity League play next Friday against undefeated Santa Ana Mater Dei at Angel Stadium.
October 4, 2013 |
Maridean's daughter and son-in-law were booked on a Caribbean cruise. Things didn't work out so well. The couple was at San Francisco International Airport in June, awaiting their flight to the Caribbean, when Asiana Flight 214 crashed on the runway. Flights into and out of the airport were immediately canceled. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions As a result of circumstances beyond their control, they missed their cruise but had to swallow the cost. Maridean asks: Would travel insurance have protected them in this situation?
September 25, 2013 |
Roger Daltrey of the Who and the Moody Blues will share the bill in April not at a concert but on a Caribbean cruise aboard the MSC Divina. The British rockers will take to the seas along with members of others 1960s and 1970s bands booked for the five-night cruise that begins in Miami. The theme of the cruise will be the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which is the last time Daltrey and the Moody Blues played at the same show. The Zombies, Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, the Orchestra starring ELO, Starship, Little River Band and others join the lineup too. It's the second time the Moody Blues have scheduled a cruise for fans.
September 24, 2013 |
While crews work to salvage the wrecked Costa Concordia ship off the coast of Italy, the ship's parent company is struggling to sail clear of stormy conditions. Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise company, Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $934 million, or $1.20 a share, compared with $1.3 billion, or $1.71, in the same period last year. Carnival also reported that bookings for the remainder of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 are behind the same periods in previous years, with prices about the same.
September 16, 2013 |
Connoisseurs of craft beers can lift a glass with the experts on a West Coast cruise during the “California Beer Festival at Sea” aboard the Celebrity Century. Guests will learn about industry trends and how to make their own beer at a roundtable with Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma, Calif., and Ninkasi Brewing Co. of Eugene. Ore. “It's like Brewing 101,” said Vincenzo Giammanco, president of the California Beer Festival, the program's organizer. Other events include a four-course luncheon paired with beers and a festive “Craft Beer Heaven” with live music, food and small-batch suds.
September 16, 2013 |
GIGLIO, Italy - Twenty months after it capsized off the Italian coast in a disaster that killed 32 people, the Costa Concordia cruise ship emerged from the Mediterranean on Monday thanks to a painstaking $800-million salvage effort. Fifty-six giant pulleys slowly heaved the half-submerged vessel back to an upright position in a 19-hour operation that went into the early hours of Tuesday, revealing a section of hull darkened by rust and algae during months underwater. "The rotation has finished its course, we are at zero degrees, the ship is resting on the platforms," said Italy's civil protection chief, Franco Gabrielli, at a 4 a.m. news conference on Giglio island, where he was applauded and cheered by residents.
September 11, 2013 |
Fifty years ago this week, Porsche unknowingly changed the face of sports cars by introducing the 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Now 820,000 copies later, the icon is still going strong. To track the evolution of the 911, we grabbed an early 1967 model and a 2013 Carrera 4S Cabriolet and tested each. PHOTOS: Porsche's 911 through the years We also brought our cameras along for our day in the early model, which we drove on some winding roads outside Carmel, Calif. Here's a video from that drive.
September 10, 2013 |
The 1,350-passenger cruise ship Veendam will return to Mazatlan, Mexico, in November, the first major cruise ship in the last two years to stop at the Pacific Coast port. And others will follow. Mariachis will play, the governor will speak and a grand fiesta will take place as passengers disembark from the Veendam, a Holland-America Line vessel. In 2010-11 industry giants Carnival Cruise Lines , Princess Cruises , Norweigian Cruise Line , Disney Cruise Line and Holland-America stopped calling at the port.
September 9, 2013 |
Rochelle had a really bad trip aboard a cruise ship, so what she should be asking about is travel insurance. But her question concerns customer service. Specifically, why is it sometimes so bad? Rochelle broke her back while on a cruise. Needless to say, the trip was ruined. Now that she's better, she'd like to give cruising another try. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions Rochelle contacted the cruise line. She said she knew her accident wasn't the company's fault.