CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2012 |
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on. "I'll pay for the seats," he later recalled telling the audience in 1969, "but I won't shortchange you by not giving my best. " And then he walked off. He made his name as the faltering attorney in playwright John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" in the mid-1960s in London, rode the role to a Tony Award nomination on Broadway and re-created the part in the 1968 film.
February 1, 2011 |
The economy may be bouncing back, but cheap hotel rooms in Las Vegas endure. Here are three hotels with rates starting at $24 to $38 a night. Of course, those prices don't reflect the daily resort fees. But where else can you score a four-day getaway for less than $250? Excalibur: The 20% off sale starts at $24 a night. While savings may be slim, $4 a night, the overall rate is pretty cheap. As usual, midweek rates are cheaper than weekend rates. The lowest rates are available online only; phone reservations carry a charge and require the code "X0126P.
November 16, 2010 |
Skip two movies or a week’s worth of venti-sized lattes and you could underwrite a Las Vegas getaway at the Excaliber hotel-casino, where rooms have been discounted to $22 a night. The deal: The Lowest Rates Online offer starts at $22.40 per night, plus tax and resort fee, and includes a tower room a, free Jell-O shot at Dick’s Last Resort, free eats for up to two children 11 years and younger (with the purchase of two adult buffets) and $10 off the Steakhouse at Camelot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2009 |
Eugene van Tamelen, a Stanford chemist who was a pioneer in determining the structure of complex natural molecules and then synthesizing them, died Dec. 12 of cancer, the university announced. He was 84. He was "an exceptional intellect, with an extraordinary imagination," said chemist John Brauman, now a professor emeritus at Stanford. "He was constantly inventing new reactions and new approaches to interesting molecules. " FOR THE RECORD: Van Tamelen obituary: The obituary of Stanford chemist Eugene van Tamelen in Monday's Section A said that Van Tamelen's son, Peter, lives in Corvallis, Wash.
January 1, 2004 |
Rich Manning wanted a holiday homecoming, and this was just the ticket. Wearing a red windbreaker and stoic expression, he spent Monday and Tuesday strolling the sidelines at Santa Ana Foothill High, site of the 14th Excalibur girls' soccer tournament. Manning, Los Alamitos' coach from 1994 to 1997, had a vested interest in the Griffins' impressive run to the tournament final. He led the school to two Southern Section championships and sent eight players to Division I colleges.
June 27, 2002 |
Messy and high-spirited, the Excalibur Children's Thea- tre production of "Peter Pan" won't win any awards for professional polish, but its exuberance and audience-friendliness would be hard to match. In the tiny lobby outside the small theater space, upstairs from Studio City's Sports Center, actors in costume greet the audience and slip neckties over the heads of adults of the male gender.