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July 31, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Question: My girlfriend and I flew to Atlanta, where I had reserved and prepaid for a car at Avis' airport location. When I told the counter agent my girlfriend would be an additional driver, the agent told me it would cost an extra $13 a day to add her to the rental agreement. (She is well over 25 years old, like me.) When I asked what it was for, I got the "company policy" answer. Had she been my spouse or had this been a business trip and we both worked for the same company, there would have been no charge to add her to the agreement.
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NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia Theatre with Conan O'Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn moment: a tribute to Paul Walker.   The late “Fast & Furious” actor, who died Thanksgiving weekend in a single-car crash, was a fixture at past awards, and the network has decided to honor his memory at this year's event.
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IMAGE
July 28, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
When online eyewear purveyor Warby Parker launched its website in February 2010, the goal was simple: to leverage the power of the Web to offer designer-quality eyewear at less than $100 directly to the masses. Three years later, Warby Parker has sold an estimated half a million pairs of prescription glasses and non-prescription sunnies, attracted an all-star roster of style-savvy investors (J. Crew Chief Executive Millard "Mickey" Drexler and Kate Spade co-founder Andy Spade among them)
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By James Barragan
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
So you've updated to iOS 6. That's cool. But do you know what's new? Here are some of our favorites. Sync Notes Not only does iOS 6 bring a bevy of new features, but it also activates a bunch of features on Mountain Lion, the operating system for Mac computers. One of those is the ability to sync your Notes across all your Apple devices. Now when you write a note on your iPhone, you can access and edit it on your Mac, iPad, and on iCloud.com. Facebook Integration IOS 6 is also bringing Facebook integration to your mobile Apple devices.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Nintendo's plans to make its Wii U a new way to watch TV and movies are on hold, at least for a few weeks. After previously saying the features would be available when the new video game console goes on sale Sunday, Nintendo said Friday that the Wii U's video-on-demand and interactive TV options will come online later. The Japanese video game giant said the Wii U's ability to interface with popular Internet VOD services such as Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Plus will launch in "the coming weeks.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Samsung has released a second video previewing some of the features coming on its Premium Suite upgrade for the Galaxy S III. The features detailed in the latest video of the GS3's upcoming software upgrade focused on improving camera and photo capabilities as well as adding features for users with disabilities. The standout feature is one called Camera Best Face, which is meant for group photos. This feature will take five different pictures, and after its done, each person in the picture can choose the favorite shot of their face.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
HTC introduced its next flagship smartphone Tuesday, formally unveiling the new HTC One, which will make its global debut in late March. The HTC One is made of aluminum and features a high-resolution 4.7-inch screen with a full HD 1080p resolution. Its screen has a 468-pixel density -- possibly the greatest of any current smartphone. HTC, however, is trying to set its phone apart from the crowd with top-of-the-line features in areas other than the screen. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 For starters, the HTC One will include HTC BoomSound, which means it will have two dual front-facing speakers.
TRAVEL
November 29, 2009 | By Jay jones
As bartender Michelle Dell-Colli is fitted for her new uniform, she appears ready to burst at the seams, not because it's too tight but, rather, from the excitement of working in an environmentally progressive enterprise. "When the Mirage opened, it set the pace for luxury and great service," said Dell-Colli, a former employee there who starts work Dec. 16 at Aria Resort & Casino. "CityCenter showcases a green development." All four of the buildings scheduled to open in December -- Aria, Crystals, Mandarin Oriental and Vdara -- have earned the vaunted LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
TRAVEL
September 4, 2011
Who says travel tips have to come from adults? Teentraveltalk.com lets teens with wanderlust write about their family vacations. Name: Teentraveltalk.com What it does: Lets teens blog about their travel experiences, from summer vacations at American theme parks to building houses in Cambodia. There are more than 450 articles that span destinations around the globe. What's hot: There is no shortage of destinations. Find teen reviews of hotels, accounts of visiting a pig ranch in France and trying churrascaria in São Paulo, Brazil.
TRAVEL
March 30, 2014 | By Jen Leo
For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings. Name: Last Minute Travel Deals Available for: Website ( www.lastminutetravel.com ), Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Accesses flights from more than 175 carriers around the world, more than 100,000 hotels in 153 countries, nearly 20,000 vacation homes and about 10,000 activities. Last Minute Travel is able to offer hotel deals at wholesale rates because it buys rooms in bulk and well in advance of your travel.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
A loggia with arched openings sets the Moorish Revival-style tone for this 1920s home in the Hollywood Hills. Inside, a two-story foyer opens to a living room with large windows that frame mountain and cityscape vistas. A rooftop terrace further expands the views. Location: 2220 Mountain Oak Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $2.65 million Year built: 1924 House size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,882 square feet Lot size: 11,590 square feet Features: Beamed ceilings, family room, media room, billiard room, breakfast room, kitchen island, rooftop terrace, detached garage About the area: Last year, 375 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $999,000, according to DataQuick.
OPINION
March 27, 2014 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom. "We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours. " When I pressed him to elaborate, he shot back with a question of his own. "How many times have you voted," he asked, "when someone named 'Bush' or 'Clinton' wasn't running?" The answer, I sheepishly admitted, was once: in 2008. Before that - going back to 1980, the first year I cast a ballot - every single presidential ticket featured someone from one of those two families.
NEWS
March 26, 2014
As Assistant Managing Editor for Features, Alice Short oversees Health, Food, Home, Travel and Fashion content for the Los Angeles Times.   She has worked at the paper for more than 20 years and has edited a number of Times publications, including the Life & Style daily features section, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Calendar Weekend. She has also worked as Daily Calendar Editor and Assistant Metro Editor. Her current position involves oversight of  five blogs (Daily Dish, All the Rage, Jacket Copy, L.A. at Home and Travel Deals & News)
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Dan Monson, the basketball coach at Long Beach State, will feel like a proud father this weekend in Sacramento as he watches not one, not two, not three, but four high school players he signed to letters of intent last November play for state championships. "I can cheer for every one of them because they're in four different games," he said. Shooting guard Deontae North of Corona Centennial, forward Jack Williams of West Hills Chaminade, point guard Justin Bibbins of Torrance Bishop Montgomery and power forward Temidayo Yussuf of Alameda St. Joseph Notre Dame form a recruiting class like few others in 49ers history.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Steppingstones cross a reflecting pool at the entrance to this contemporary home, which evokes a travertine-encased museum. Designed with expanses of walls for art display and an open floor plan for entertaining, the house centers on a 34-foot-high window-topped gallery that runs the length of the roof and brings in natural light. Location: 2251 Linda Flora Drive, Bel-Air 90077 Asking price: $12.5 million Year built: 2013 House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 9,372 square feet including guesthouse, breezeways and patios Lot size: 3.2 acres Features: Fourteen-foot-tall ceilings, glass walls, glass-floor library looks down on wine room, upstairs office, deck, guesthouse with kitchen, swimming pool, loggia with fireplace, gated driveway, motor court, three-car garage, canyon views About the area: Last year, 157 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.945 million, according to DataQuick.
TRAVEL
February 24, 2013 | By Jen Leo
Safari, anyone? Here's your online marketplace to research and book your dream African safari. Name: SafariBookings.com What it does: Features 181 safari tours in parks and preserves in eight countries, from 89 tour operators. Consider it a CliffsNotes to African safari tours. What's hot: The parks and countries are reviewed by experts - travel writers who live and breathe Africa and have written for well-known guidebooks such as Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and more.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Have you been wanting to take Google+ to work? Now's your chance. The search giant said Wednesday that it is folding features from Google+ into Google Apps, including Hangouts, the video chat service which can connect up to 10 peeps and can now be turned into a virtual meeting, albeit a small one. Google Apps is the software that Google hawks to companies and competes with Microsoft. Google is a bit of a laggard in social networking, which has already made a grand - - and potentially lucrative -- entrance into the business world.
IMAGE
March 22, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Dorothy's pinafore and ruby red slippers, Darth Vader's helmet and cape and Austin Powers' blue velvet suit are just a few of the treasures on display in "Hollywood Costume," the monumental exhibition celebrating 100 years of costume in the movies opening Wednesday at the Phoenix Art Museum, its only stop in the West. Originally organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where it had a sold-out run in 2012-13, the exhibition is curated by Deborah Landis, the David C. Copley chair and the director of the David C. Copley Center of Costume Design at UCLA's School of Theater, Film & Television.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
Foodies and flea market enthusiasts can sharpen their respective skills in this 10-day fall tour that combines lessons at a cooking school with visits to markets in Provence and the flea markets of Paris. The first leg includes seven nights in an 18th century farmhouse in St. Remy-de-Provence, two days of cooking instruction (for beginners or experts) with dinner, a visit to the St. Remy market, tours of several hill towns, including Gordes, Les Baux and Arles, and a trip to the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Sunday market.
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