April 16, 2013 |
Two art museums in Boston are opening their doors for free Tuesday to help residents and visitors heal from the deadly explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday. The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on the city's waterfront announced the free admission via Twitter and added: "We hope the museum will offer a place of community & reflection. " The Museum of Fine Arts also will be free with activities such as story hours for families and children and art-making workshops designed to keep young and old focused on something other than the blast.
December 8, 2000
Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia will offer free admission Saturday and Sunday to anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more for the park's Toys of the Holidays drive. All toys collected will be distributed to underprivileged children by UPS and the Southern California Boys and Girls Club. Information: (661) 255-4111 or (818) 367-5965.
June 13, 1991
As part of a nationwide centennial celebration of U.S. forestry, officials are offering free admission Saturday to the Crystal Lake Recreation Area, north of Azusa on state Route 39. The Forest Service's Mt. Baldy Ranger District is waiving its normal $8 fee for camping and $3 charge for parking at Crystal Lake. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis until the parking lot reaches its 400-vehicle capacity. The gate opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
June 3, 2009 |
The Interior Department on Tuesday said Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and 144 other national parks would offer free admission on three weekends this summer: June 20-21, July 18-19 and Aug. 15-16. At Yosemite, that can save $20 per car, or $10 per person for those who arrive by foot, bicycle or motorcycle.
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October 15, 1999 |
Children take center stage Saturday at Griffith Park for the fourth annual Kids Day L.A. Celebration at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the Los Angeles Zoo. Last year, 200,000 visitors attended the one-day event, which offers entertainment, information and educational programs for children and their families. This year, a new feature will be an interactive, family-oriented play, "John and Juan," about the history of California and Mexico.
September 26, 2013 |
Discover Los Angeles, the city's tourism agency, is offering a cultural package that it's calling LA Museum Season. Visitors and locals who make a hotel reservation for at least two nights will receive free admission to more than 25 museums in Southern California. The deal: The package requires a two night minimum and must be booked via Discover Los Angeles. Hotels in the deal range from Motel 6 to the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Locals can plan a weekend escape and pick up vouchers for two tickets to each museum, including the Huntington Library (usually $20 per person)
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August 17, 1991 |
Pastor Chuck Smith looked out at the more than 51,000 people who filled three-fourths of Anaheim Stadium on Friday night and said: "We've got a lineup tonight that would make Gene Autry drool." But instead of professional baseball stars such as Mark Langston and Jim Abbott, Smith, the pastor of Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, trotted out his own team of heavy hitters for the last night of the Summer Harvest Crusade.
November 25, 1999 |
Mexico and the 15-nation European Union agreed Wednesday on the terms of a sweeping free-trade treaty that should help Mexico expand its already booming exports as well as reduce its near-total dependence on trade with the United States. European and Mexican officials announced the agreement at EU headquarters in Brussels after their ninth round of negotiations since November 1998.
April 27, 2011 |
Sometimes it pays to take your own advice. A while back, I wrote about Hertz offering $5-a-day one-way car rentals starting in Arizona. It inspired me to plan a super-cheap spring road trip to ... well, I wasn't sure where. I just knew I wanted to take off and have fun without breaking the bank. By the time I was done, I had covered more than 3,400 miles in two weeks. Here's how I did it: I went to Hertz's website, where it took exactly five minutes to reserve a car at Tucson International Airport (TUS)