December 19, 2013 |
Presto change-o; now you see it, now you don't. If you're looking for an undiscovered, secluded escape hidden from view yet minutes from the bustling center of San Marcos and its restaurants, bars and entertainment, Lake San Marcos is for you. My husband hurt his back last month and wanted a slow-paced weekend to relax. We came to the right place: Leisure is king in this mellow enclave tucked away on a lake in a quiet residential neighborhood in northern San Diego County. Here, paddle boats rule the lake, and golf is the preferred "action" sport.
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December 11, 2013 |
A popular Northern California golf coach has been charged with child molestation after allegedly sexually assaulting multiple boys during a three-year period, authorities said. Andrew Michael Nisbet, of Livermore, did not enter a plea on Tuesday in Alameda County Superior Court after he was charged with 65 felonies, including lewd acts with a child and oral copulation of a child. the Associated Press reported. Nisbet was arrested Saturday while he was working at the Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore, the AP reported.
December 11, 2013 |
Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman, once ranked No. 1 in the world and a two-time British Open champion, has joined Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler as well as defending champion Brian Gay in the field for the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation golf tournament next month in La Quinta. Norman, a 20-time winner on the PGA Tour and winner of 70 tournaments overall, will play in the event, scheduled for Jan. 13-19, for just the third time in his career.
November 20, 2013 |
Volkswagen used the Los Angeles Auto Show to launch its first U.S. electric vehicle in the nation's premier zero-emissions car market. The 2015 Volkswagen eGolf, in its North America debut on Wednesday, joins a host of electric cars from automakers seeking to comply with California's strict pollution standards, which essentially mandate production of cars with no tailpipe emissions. The eGolf will go on sale in select states in fall 2014. It will join a host of other electrics that sell in low volumes but nonetheless have sparked high competition among automakers.
November 17, 2013
The best way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Phnom Penh is offered on Asiana, Korean, China Eastern, Malaysia, EVA and Thai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,256, including taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHERE TO PLAY Garden City Golf Club, Phum Prek Tavath, Khum Prek Tasek, Srok Russey Keo, Phnom Penh; http://www.gardencityclub.com . Greens fees for 18 holes: $70 weekday, $90 weekends.
November 17, 2013 |
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - It was just before 9 a.m. on a Monday as I stepped out of the luxurious, air-conditioned changing rooms of the Garden City Golf Club and onto the first tee. The temperature was already in the 90s and rising. But the heat didn't concern me as much as the design of this beast of a golf course. It runs 7,361 yards from the black tees, through narrow, winding fairways, between bunkers you could get lost in, with water everywhere and, finally, into huge undulating greens that look big enough to hold a game of five-a-side touch football.
November 14, 2013 |
Torrey Pines (364), Diamond Bar (381) and Walnut (382) were the three team qualifiers advancing to the state championships in girls' golf after Thursday's regional at the Golf Club at Rancho California. Haley Moore of San Pasqual shot 68 for the low score. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills, Andrea Lee of Mira Costa, Brooke Graebe of Yorba Linda and Elisa Piere of Golden Valley were among a group at 70. Eric.email@example.com
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November 11, 2013 |
Orange County Great Park designer Ken Smith was hired for his vision. When he looked out at 1,300 acres of runways and abandoned buildings at a former military base in Irvine, he imagined a gathering place that could provide a center to this sprawling county, rivaling New York's Central Park and San Diego's Balboa Park. But after years of designing an ambitious park, for which he and his team were paid millions, it seems increasingly likely that Smith's vision will be pushed aside in favor of a more pragmatic plan.
November 10, 2013 |
Alonzo Mourning and President Obama made for half of a foursome Saturday morning at the South Florida golf course made famous in "Caddyshack. " That's kind of cool. I wish I could tell you Chevy Chase and Bill Murray (or the late, great Rodney Dangerfield and Ted Knight -- now that would be newsworthy) rounded out the group at the Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale. But, alas, completing the foursome was U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, a frequent Obama golf partner, and Cyrus Walker, the cousin of senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett.
November 4, 2013 |
Granada Hills didn't just win the City Section girls' golf championship on Monday at Balboa Golf Course. The Highlanders set a City Section record for lowest team score, shooting 421. North Hollywood was second at 484 and Van Nuys took third at 494. It was the third consecutive City title and ninth in 13 years for Coach Steve Thompson. Tiffany Yau of Van Nuys won her third consecutive individual title, shooting a four-under 69. Leading Granada Hills were Julia Youn, who shot a 78, and Jojo Roecker and Nia Aniceto, who shot 84. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org