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September 9, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ and J.J. POPE
The Fullerton Senior Multi-Service Center is offering a free weekly astronomy class beginning Sept. 16. Astronomer Rich Garner will lead the class, which will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. He will present lectures and the class will take field trips. The center is at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave. Information: (714) 738-6305.
December 2, 2013
WILDLIFE Slide show Carl Palazzolo, wildlife veterinarian, conservationist and photographer, will share his wildlife and conservation work around the world, as well as his Africa safari pictures in a 90-minute slide show. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brix Wine & New York Deli, 16635 Pacific Coast Highway, Sunset Beach. Admission, info: Free. (562) 592-3167. First-come basis. SAFETY Workshop Experts will explain where and why avalanches occur.
February 22, 1998
As they have been known to do in these days of reform and revolution, members of the Los Angeles City Council last week left their cloisters in City Hall and trekked out to Encino for a meeting. Even if one-third of the council couldn't make the trip, it's at least nice to see the others understand that night meetings away from downtown are part of the key to holding Los Angeles together.
August 21, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- He's the brains behind Google Earth, Maps and Street View. Now John Hanke is searching for new ways to connect people to the world around them. He runs Niantic Labs, essentially a tiny startup inside Google. Google Chief Executive Larry Page greenlighted Niantic's mission to re-imagine the physical world with augmented reality. So far it has produced two mobile apps. Field Trip is like a real-time guide book that digitally annotates the world. Your phone buzzes to deliver helpful information about your surroundings, pointing you to a cool new restaurant or a city landmark.
September 27, 1991 | T.H. McCULLOH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This is a different "Dr. Galley" than the one a few years ago at Theatre East. It's the same play, by Conrad Bromberg, with the same psychological twists and turns, but the two performances are as night to day, proving how strong the writing and characterization are. In this incarnation, teamed at Actors Forum with Marc Mantell's "Apartments," William Douglas Smith is levelheaded and quite controlled as practicing psychiatrist Robert Galley, lecturing to a friend's class.
September 4, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
The Topanga-Las Virgenes Resource Conservation District is seeking about 15 individuals to lead schoolchildren on nature field trips through the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area and Malibu Lagoon. "They have to enjoy working with kids," program administrator Meg Wiedlin Inkeles said, "and they have to have a love of nature or else they'd find it boring."
June 1, 1993 | ED BOND
Children from Sunland-Tujunga can go on field trips to places like Universal Studios and Huntington Beach through the Sunland Recreation Center's Summer Day Camp program. The summer day camp program will cost $50 a week. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For $60 a week, children can get extended care, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Perkins said. The recreation center also operates a swimming pool about a mile away at Irma and Hillrose avenues.
June 15, 1999 | NANCY FORREST
The Ventura County Maritime Museum and the Channel Islands marine floating lab will combine resources to offer a maritime history and oceanography program to fourth- and fifth-graders. The field trips, which will be booked over the summer, will begin Sept. 21 at Fisherman's Wharf in Channel Islands Harbor, said David Leach, the museum's operations manager since 1997.
Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito on Friday led a coterie of lawyers and court officers to the scene of the murders that O.J. Simpson is accused of committing--an outing that captivated sightseers who gathered to watch as the group laid the groundwork for a Sunday field trip by the jury and the defendant. Friday's dry run included the judge and lawyers for both sides, and the group traveled to Simpson's Rockingham Avenue house as well.
December 9, 1998 | LYNNE BARNES, Lynne Barnes is an assistant city editor in the Ventura County edition of The Times
I don't recall a lot of field trips from my childhood, but the ones I do remember weren't that great. They mostly involved long bus trips to see something on the order of sap trickling out of maple trees, a sight that even a grade-school kid in Akron, Ohio, couldn't find very exciting. So when Julianna, my kindergartner, came home with a flier asking for volunteers to chaperon a school trip to "The Nutcracker," visions of sugarplums danced in my head. Now this was a field trip.
April 7, 2013 | By Susan Spano
When Silicon Valley wizard John Hanke developed Google Earth a little more than a decade ago, he put advanced, interactive mapping technology in the hands of consumers. It was a major breakthrough, but Hanke has moved on since then. As director of Google's Niantic Labs, he masterminded Field Trip, an app that provides real-time, location-based information about shops, buildings and services. It's available for smartphones and tablets. When used used in conjunction with Google Glass, expected to be released by the end of the year, the Field Trip app will be accessible to by voice-activated, futuristic spectacles, thereby freeing users' hands.
March 20, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Where'd you graduate from? Food University . Where's that? Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Possibly that would get you somewhere on the Eater Dating site. Er, maybe not so far in the real world. But if you just want to hang out with prominent food world figures and in the process learn about ingredients, knives and celebrity chefs at this three-day event, even those with less-than-stellar grade point averages can get in. That is, if there's still space left for the event which runs March 27 to 29. "Food University is the collaboration among Caesars Palace, philanthropist and hospitality industry leader Larry Ruvo, Food Network co-founder the ever ebullient Robin Leach and veteran culinary entertainment producer Richard Gore," trumpets a release.
March 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google Field Trip, an app that alerts users of interesting places as they travel, has arrived on the iPhone and iPod Touch. The app, which launched for Android devices last September, sends users notifications as they near interesting locations, such as landmarks or popular restaurants. "Field Trip can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat and have fun," the app's description says. QUIZ: How much do you know about Google ?
March 5, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
The state Senate is taking a rare field trip, heading to Long Beach on Tuesday to learn how career technical education programs are working in some model schools. Most of the 40 senators are expected at the bipartisan California State Senate Policy Conference on Education, which includes tours of career academy classrooms to review how academics and technical training are being merged. "We know that one of the best ways to improve outcomes for our students and to close achievement gaps is to align rigorous academics to the world of work and careers," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)
January 26, 2013 | CHRIS ERSKINE
All went well on the recent school outing to the tall-masted ship, which I helped chaperon. I had to pull only three kids from the water, and two of them were easy because the shark had just spit them out -- pit-ewwwwwey -- and I was able to snag them in the air, in sort of mid-somersault. Pit-ewwwwwey ... gotcha. The third kid, Snot, was a little trickier because he was covered in the traditional fourth-grade goo of Cocoa Puffs, grape juice and chocolate-flavored mucus. "Yum," thought the shark, which released him only when I explained that fourth-grade boys cause vomiting and trichinosis in most sea creatures.
November 11, 2012 | By Dalina Castellanos, Los Angeles Times
Students from Western Avenue Elementary's special education classes sat in the shade and counted rings on "tree cookies" taken from redwoods on a recent field trip. "This is where learning comes alive and is more meaningful," said teacher Mysie Dela Pena about the Christensen Math Science and Technology Center in San Pedro. "We talk about a lot of these elements in the classroom, but this is where they get the experience firsthand. " The interactive life science classroom is a beleaguered survivor of the Los Angeles Unified School District's budget cuts.
May 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
A principal and a teacher opened fire at stone-throwing high school students angered over field-trip fees, killing one and wounding two, police said Friday. The shootings Thursday at a rural school came as South Africans are increasingly worried about school violence and as the country experiences a crime wave. "It's shocking because these things you see on TV, now it's happening in our area," said Mandla Msibi, an education department spokesman.
March 4, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
Parents from seven schools whose children will someday attend Newport Harbor High School will host a rummage sale today to raise money for field trips at Whittier Elementary School. Parents from the schools agreed to have the benefit for Whittier because family incomes tend to be lower in that attendance area, parent volunteer Liz Parker said. The sale runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the parking lot of the Smart & Final store at 707 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa.
October 7, 2012
Google releases a local search/ travel map app. Name: Field Trip Available for: Android What it does: Gives users information about their surroundings while they are exploring on foot or by car. You can choose the tips you want to receive by selecting (or un-selecting) interest filters such as Food, Drinks & Fun, Cool & Unique, Architecture, Outdoor Art, Lifestyle, Historic Places & Events or Offers & Deals. Cost: Free What's hot: Google has partnered with resources such as Zagat, Thrillist and Food Network for food; Arcadia Publishing for history; the Public Art Archive for outdoor art; and Cool Hunting and Daily Secret for the cool and unique, to name a few. You can even use the app as an audio tour guide and have it speak to you when a wired or Bluetooth headset is plugged in, or when your phone has the car audio connected or is plugged into a car dock.
February 24, 2012 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated. Please see note at bottom for details
Federal authorities are seeking information about Jerry Sandusky , the former Penn State assistant football coach facing state charges of sexually abusing children, as well as others involved in the scandal that has shaken the college sports powerhouse. Penn State on Friday acknowledged receiving a federal subpoena from the U.S. attorney's office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania seeking information on Sandusky and others. The school is complying with the request, said Lisa Powers, director of the department of public information, in an email.
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