April 6, 1995 |
Start with navel oranges, then contemplate "Inney" at the new Huntington Beach Art Center. The center and a new produce shop have just opened on Main Street. 5 to 5:20 p.m.: Follow huge yellow footprints down a little alleyway to Corey's Super Produce. "Stop right there, and try one of those big grapes," said owner Jim Clinton as I peeked in. "They're awesome--red globes." They were awesome. "Yep, and those Larry Anne plums over there--they're out of this world!
December 30, 1990 |
Grandtravel, which originated the concept of grandparent and grandchildren travel five years ago, will offer 15 special trips in 1991, including, for the first time, the Soviet Union, Galapagos Islands and New England. The 15-day Soviet Union tour, set like all tours to coincide with school vacations, includes not only the historic sites of Moscow and Leningrad, but visits to Helsinki and Lapland in Finland plus Copenhagen and Legoland, a children's favorite, in Denmark.
March 9, 2008
I enjoyed Reed Johnson's piece on "No Country for Old Men" ["A Filmmaking Breakthrough for the Coens," March 2]. I too found fascinating undertones that apply to much more than the story itself. One that I found particularly pertinent to our culture was the idea expressed by Javier Bardem's character to Kelly Macdonald's character just before he kills her. The heads-or-tails quarter itself has come from the same place and is just as important (or unimportant) as anyone's life that its flip decided.
September 13, 2001 |
Mothers can be such fuddy-duddies. It's fun to play with your food. Check out these edible excursions where presentation, discovery and hands-on fun add to the savory experience. Thursday When Rocky Aoki founded the first Benihana in New York 37 years ago, it was a four-table hole-in-the-wall near Broadway. His concept was simple: Fuse the Japanese custom of women preparing meals at the table with American showmanship.
January 25, 2009 |
It seems as though everywhere you look you'll find a bargain -- department stores, auto dealerships and especially cruise lines. Thanks to the economic downturn and the number of new ships, this year the deals on the high seas are particularly good, says Pauline Frommer, author of Pauline Frommer's Travel Guides and a budget travel guru. Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor in chief of CruiseCritic, a website devoted to cruising, says, "I don't think [prices] can go a whole lot lower.
January 21, 2010
California State Park Rangers lead 2 1/2 -hour boat trips into the Pacific on a search for gray whales at Malibu Pier Whale Watching Excursions . The noble creatures are in the midst of their annual trip between Mexico and the northern Arctic seas. You could also catch a glimpse of dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and other marine life. Malibu Pier, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $30-$45. (310) 456-8031. www.malibupier.com.
May 15, 1994 |
The Bodensee, also known as Lake Constance, has been described as Europe's inland sea, and this impression is particularly strong at night when a gusting southeast wind from the Alps churns up the waters and a heavy mist obscures the opposite shore. Forty-six miles long and an hour northeast of Zurich, the Bodensee is an immense, moody lake with a checkered past and a placid, prosperous present.
March 13, 2013 |
Western Canada 's popular luxury excursion train, the Rocky Mountaineer , will provide its first rail link to the U.S. in August, when it begins Coastal Passage journeys between Seattle and either Banff or Jasper national parks. For years, the rail tour company has wowed visitors with its regal Gold Leaf service in bi-level, glass-domed cars that afford ideal viewing of the ever-changing scenery of British Columbia and Alberta. All of its trains operate only during daylight, with overnight stops along the route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1999
Re the Ford Excursion (March 11): This behemoth is another obscenity from American car makers. To justify its size, The Times reports that "Ford makes the case that the Excursion is more efficient because it burns less fuel hauling nine people and their luggage than would two mid-size cars." Baloney. How often does Ford or anyone else seriously believe that this is how the truck will normally be used? Check out how many SUV drivers haul more than one or two adults and a child or two and maybe a few bags of groceries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1997 |
Want to travel with people from your neighborhood this coming year? The city is offering several winter and spring trips in 1998, including jaunts to New Orleans, Laughlin and Stateline, Nev., and Baja California. Single-day excursions include musicals and plays in Los Angeles, tours of art museums and other entertainment-related events. Los Alamitos residents typically board buses and travel together. The fees for the trips vary.