November 30, 2013 |
Here's the thing about circumnavigating the globe on a journey that's funded and fueled by kindness: You don't always find comfort but you almost always encounter adventure -- and I have, almost every day of a trip that began Aug. 10 from L.A. I've made my way from L.A. to Thailand -- across the U.S., then the Atlantic, then Europe, then Asia -- riding my 1978 bright-yellow Chang Jiang motorcycle with the BMW engine. I call my mechanized pal Kindness One . On this journey, I've encountered incredible kindness on the one end and a sort of indifference on the other end. This was to be a bit of the latter.
November 6, 2013 |
Hollywood's love for sequels knows few limits, yet rare is the instance when a studio turns out a follow-up to a movie that was never released. That's the case with the new documentary "The Armstrong Lie," which is a spinoff from an earlier Lance Armstrong movie called "The Road Back. " Sony Pictures was poised to release "The Road Back," but just as director Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side") was completing it in 2011 came fresh - and persuasive - evidence that the famed cyclist had won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times thanks to performance-enhancing drugs. So Gibney and producers Matt Tolmach and Frank Marshall discarded "The Road Back," which was almost as much hagiography as biography, and remade the documentary as "The Armstrong Lie. " PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club The film, which opens Friday in Los Angeles, is a far tougher chronicle of Armstrong's deceitful (and often vindictive)
August 28, 2013 |
Another key roadway in Yosemite National Park closed at noon Wednesday as part of a firefighting defense against the massive Rim fire, a closure that blocks the east-west route across the park and one expected to remain in effect through Labor Day weekend. Tioga Road, also known as Highway 120, was closed between Tamarack Flat and Yosemite Creek campgrounds, a roughly 18-mile stretch that makes access to popular Yosemite Valley from the east an incredibly long drive-around. "That will limit the access for visitors to and from the east side of the park, quite possibly over Labor Day weekend, which will have a significant economic impact on the area and [be]
August 22, 2013 |
The Bay Bridge that connects San Francisco and East Bay cities will be closed during Labor Day as the bridge gets ready for its official post-retrofit ribbon-cutting after the holiday. The bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Aug. 28 until 5 a.m. Sept. 3 so workers can take the old east span out of service and ready the new part of the bridge. About 300,000 drivers daily cross the bridge that connects San Francisco to Oakland, Berkeley and other cities. So what's the best way to get around?
July 16, 2013 |
One by one, in auctions across the country, some of the world's most collectible cars are quietly passing from the Petersen Automotive Museum's vault into private hands. The sales started in March, and they include the automotive equivalents of a Pablo Picasso or a Salvador Dali. A 1995 Ferrari F50 went for $1.375 million. A 2006 Bugatti Veyron - the first sold in the U.S. - fetched $924,000. A 1990 Ferrari F40 garnered $715,000. Before the auctions end, the museum plans to liquidate nearly a third of its cache of about 400 classic cars.
June 20, 2013 |
It's almost impossible to avoid cliched driving metaphors to describe what happens repeatedly to the proposal to build a toll highway in southeastern Orange County - and happened again Wednesday evening. The plans for the shorter and renamed Foothill South extension hit another roadblock. A red light. They were slowed, or possibly ground to a halt. In any case, the San Diego Regional Quality Control Board delivered an unexpected "no" to a project that was just a fraction of the Transportation Corridor Agencies' original plan to build 16 miles of turnpike from eastern Orange County through San Onofre State Beach in northern San Diego County.