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June 18, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Keyes of Mission Viejo will wake up this morning to a special breakfast of eggs, toast, pancakes and a smoothie, all carefully and proudly prepared by daughters Lindsay, 6, and Brooke, 4. His Father's Day gift, though, will be more routine: his annual bottle of Lagerfeld cologne from Bullock's Men's Store in South Coast Plaza. "Dad shops for himself, and he always knows just what he wants," Keyes' wife, Lisa, said Saturday as she waited in line to make the buy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Keyes of Mission Viejo will wake up this morning to a special breakfast of eggs, toast, pancakes and a smoothie, all carefully and proudly prepared by daughters Lindsay, 6, and Brooke, 4. His Father's Day gift, though, will be more routine: his annual bottle of Lagerfeld cologne from Bullock's Men's Store in South Coast Plaza. "Dad shops for himself, and he always knows just what he wants," Keyes' wife, Lisa, said Saturday as she waited in line to make the buy.
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June 17, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Both President Obama's and Mitt Romney's campaigns celebrated Father's Day on Sunday, in a brief respite from the increasingly heated presidential race. The Obama campaign, which has been promoting a Father's Day card for the president in the buildup to the holiday, released a video celebrating the holiday, and trumpeting his parenting. First Lady Michelle Obama opens the video by emphasizing that her husband is always “giving his children the kind of stability and continuity that he didn't have.” The video honoring the “hands-on dad,” in his wife's words, makes a point to contrast Obama's own personal experiences growing up in a less stable household with the life he seeks for his daughters, Sasha and Malia.
NEWS
May 8, 2012
Eighty-four percent of Americans planning to travel this summer expect to travel primarily by car for at least one of their trips, a survey from Choice Hotels International found.  Those same Americans plan on racking up an average of 1,172 miles on all their summer vacations . . . . The biggest celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th birthday takes place May 27, the anniversary of its opening. Organizers are inviting the public to share personal stories and photos of the bridge online at goldengatebridge75.org . . . . Mother's Day tip: The historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside is hosting a “Miss Manners Afternoon Tea” Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
Officials in Chinatown unveiled a 7-foot bronze statue of Bruce Lee to a crowd of several hundred in the historical Central Plaza on Saturday night. The unveiling caps a five-year effort to bring the statue to Chinatown, said Shannon Lee, Bruce's daughter and president of the Bruce Lee Foundation. The statue, created by an artist in Guangzhou, China, is the first such statue of her father in the United States, Shannon Lee said. Though the statue will not be permanently installed until business leaders can raise $150,000 to install seating and a concrete plinth, the timing was right for the unveiling, Shannon Lee said.
BUSINESS
June 13, 2013 | By Jessica Naziri
With Father's Day is just a few days away, it may be time to start shopping. But before you go off and buy a tie, cologne or another polo shirt, remember, dads are more tech-savvy these days. After all, he did wish you “happy birthday” on Facebook.  This year, get dad an upgraded version of something that he can actually use. So, whether your father is an outdoors man, a bookworm or loves to grill for the family, there are plenty of Father's Day gifts for the new millennium dad. And as for the other dads, well, now is your chance to help your father enter into our brave new world of smartphones and tablets, e-readers and apps.
NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Big Bear's Discovery Center, about two hours from L.A., is offering weekend snowshoe tours around the lake this winter. The guided tour is suitable for beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Reservations recommended, and be sure to call ahead for snow. Admission: Adults: $35, Children (8-12): $25. For info, call (909) 866-3437 . . . . The second annual Run in the Name of Love race returns to Carmel on Father's Day, June 17.  Two events will take place: a 5K run and a dog-friendly 2K walk.  For information or to register, go to runinthenameoflove.org . . . . Take a few runs at Squaw Valley with Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley through Friday.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Mom still gets lavished with more expensive gifts, but this year, Dad is catching up on affection with expected Father's Day spending rising 2.1%. Sales for the holiday on June 16 will reach $13.2 billion from $12.9 billion in 2012, as the improving economy puts more discretionary income in consumers' pockets, according to research firm IBISWorld. Earlier this year, spending on Mother's Day rose 0.2% to $17.1 billion, the Santa Monica-based group found. The most substantial chunk of money dropped on paternal appreciation will go toward special outings, with 18.8% of total sales generated from meals out or sporting events.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Las Vegas will roll out the red carpet for dads on June 16, offering a variety of testosterone-infused challenges for Father's Day, from trying to stay atop a mechanical bull to taking flight for some barrel rolls. The PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood will offer a special “BBQ, beer and bull rides” event. Dads who down a half-rack of pork ribs will receive a free 22-ounce draft (PBR, of course) and a complimentary ride on the mechanical bull for however long that may last.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
In his latest exhibition at Charlie James Gallery, Nery Gabriel Lemus takes a somewhat meandering course through the contradictions of fatherhood and masculinity. Most of the works are pointed but heavy one liners, such as a tapestry of a baseball cap bearing the words, “Happy Father's Day, Mom,” or a graphite drawing of guns scrawled with earnest but grammatically weird sentences: “Less guns! More, Good dads!” Still, a couple of bizarre stuffed animals and a series of small drawings save the day.  The animals are made of multi-colored fabrics familiar from serapes and blankets.
NATIONAL
June 16, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Father's Day 2012 arrives in cutting-edge style: Via a Google Doodle featuring an animated, remote-controlled robot serving a coffee mug declaring dear old dad #1. Google Doodles typically offer up honors to the obscure and the offbeat. This Google Doodle , however, underscores the challenge many Americans face when the Father's Day holiday rolls around on the third Sunday of each June. Buy a tie for dad? Or some grilling accouterments? Socks? A round of golf? Why is it so hard to find the perfect gift for Pops?
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