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OPINION
January 20, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is frequently compared to George W. Bush, a fellow Republican Texas governor who went on to serve two undistinguished terms as president of the United States. But that's a grave insult to Bush. Perry, who dropped out of the GOP presidential race Thursday, is far more divisive, inarticulate, insular and insensitive than Bush ever was, which is why his departure from the national political scene is good news for everybody but late-night comedians. But it's better for one man than anybody else: Newt Gingrich.
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SPORTS
March 8, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Arizona's Solomon Hill appeared to be the only one who showed up ready to play Thursday, as he helped the Wildcats carve out a 29-23 halftime over UCLA lead in the quarterfinals of the Pacific Life Pac-12 tournament at Staples Center. While others stumbled through the half, Hill, who played at Los Angeles Fairfax High School, was sharp. He had 14 points in the half. He made five of seven shots and was three for four on three-pointers. Hill's three-pointer gave the Wildcats a 4-2 lead.
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MAGAZINE
November 30, 1997
I just finished reading Gwen Davis' bittersweet essay about her dog Happy's last trip to France ("Travels With Happy," Oct. 12). I recently had to bid farewell to my darling little companion of 16 years under similar circumstances. Thank you, Gwen Davis. Happy's story and his charming picture are carefully pressed between the pages of one of my many "dog books." Teri Denson Camarillo
SPORTS
March 7, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
Quite possibly the ugliest 15-point win in the history of UCLA basketball began with a bus trip to bonkers. Every team in the Pac-12 tournament is staying in a hotel across the street from Staples Center, and every team but one simply walks to the arena. Ben Howland's Bruins are the exception. They travel the block by bus. Before their first-round game with USC on Wednesday, Bruins center Josh Smith was four minutes late for that bus. Smith walked across the street and arrived at the locker room before the team, only to discover he was being benched in the first half because he was late for a bus that was, well, later than him. There's something really weird about all this, right?
MAGAZINE
August 20, 1995 | Mary Melton
It's hard to accept that the retro Hollywood lounge scene--where Gen-Xers, tipsy on $6 imports, mangle their Sinatra as badly their goatees--could possibly share a branch on the same family tree as The Trails. This most tasteful, most poignant, most dignified Duarte piano bar is a singer's haunt, the last of the old-school. And the singers? About 100 regulars, almost all of whose birth years predate the New Deal. Dozens of their 8x10 glossies plaster the walls.
NEWS
May 16, 1993 | BEA MAXWELL
The Salvation Army's "Happy Trails to You" benefit gala honoring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans on April 29 at the Universal Hilton netted $150,000. Proceeds will go to the new Hollywood Youth Shelter and Youth Center. (Groundbreaking is scheduled for July 15.) In addition, the Weingart Foundation has donated $2 million to the project.
SPORTS
March 7, 2012 | Bill Plaschke
Quite possibly the ugliest 15-point win in the history of UCLA basketball began with a bus trip to bonkers. Every team in the Pac-12 tournament is staying in a hotel across the street from Staples Center, and every team but one simply walks to the arena. Ben Howland's Bruins are the exception. They travel the block by bus. Before their first-round game with USC on Wednesday, Bruins center Josh Smith was four minutes late for that bus. Smith walked across the street and arrived at the locker room before the team, only to discover he was being benched in the first half because he was late for a bus that was, well, later than him. There's something really weird about all this, right?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Bill Rice, a member of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, offered a prayer to "Grandfather Oak" for permission to enter his forest. The great, gnarled oak is located at the entrance to one of the many twisting trails at Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains. Some of Rice's listeners might have feared snakes and mountain lions, but he assured them that Grandfather Oak "will alert our brother snake that we're coming," presumably gaining his protection during their walk.
NEWS
March 6, 1996 | PETER H. KING
Economic indicators are wherever you want to find them. In this case, it is a Mexican restaurant in North Hollywood. The decor tends toward Santa Fe rugged, long on cattle skulls and saddle blankets. A three-piece band--guitar, fiddle and Dobro--plays in one corner of the bar. The musicians pick and twang their way through "Red River Valley" and "Streets of Laredo" and "Happy Trails" and any other cowboy ballad to which they can recall a respectable majority of the words.
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | JEFFREY MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Back in 1893, Sierra Madre resident Wilbur Sturtevant, having tried his hand at gold prospecting and running a pack train, set up a cluster of tents in a clearing deep within Big Santa Anita Canyon. Sturtevant advertised his modest digs as a "hiking resort," a place where Los Angeles residents could escape the hectic pace of city life. The camp operator's gamble that people would hike a half-dozen miles to relax in the shade of his spruce trees paid off.
OPINION
January 20, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is frequently compared to George W. Bush, a fellow Republican Texas governor who went on to serve two undistinguished terms as president of the United States. But that's a grave insult to Bush. Perry, who dropped out of the GOP presidential race Thursday, is far more divisive, inarticulate, insular and insensitive than Bush ever was, which is why his departure from the national political scene is good news for everybody but late-night comedians. But it's better for one man than anybody else: Newt Gingrich.
TRAVEL
January 1, 2012
Question: I'm planning to be in Seoul next year. The Plaza Hotel was recommended to me, and when I went online, I saw that Agoda.com would act as intermediary in booking, with modest discounts. It looks to me as if Agoda is legitimate. I expected to give them my credit card info to secure a room, but I did not expect to have to pay until I checked out of the hotel. I notice that the full price has posted to my credit card. Is this usual? It seems unorthodox to me, and I'm not happy about it. What should I do?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2011 | Liesl Bradner
Singing cowboy Roy Rogers devoted his life to keeping the spirit of the American West alive. As a testament to his legacy, fans can join his Riders Club, which boasted nearly 2.5 million members in the U.S. and 90,000 in England during its heyday in the 1950s. "He stood for morals and ethics and was a real-life hero to many," said his son, Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr. Rogers starred in more than 80 films and "The Roy Rogers Show," which aired on NBC for six seasons and focused on family values and the cowboy lifestyle and had its own set of club rules such as "always obey your parents" and "be courteous and polite.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Don't worry, be happy — or at least get the warm fuzzies at the Feel Good Film Festival, which "celebrates films and the filmmakers and creative artists that create entertainment with positive themes, happy endings that make audiences laugh and that capture the beauty of the world. " The third annual festival, which includes feature, short and student films, begins Friday at the Egyptian Theatre with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Cheryl Hines hosting the opener, "Father vs. Son," starring "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2005 | Sara Lin, Times Staff Writer
Long before Orange County became known for pricey real estate, amusement parks and fancy malls, farms and farm animals were the norm. Horses were common, and renting one for a trail ride along the Santa Ana River or the undeveloped coastline was as easy as renting bicycles in Huntington Beach today. But as farmland gave way to planned communities and office parks, horse rentals went the way of orange groves and cattle ranches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2004 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
A range war has broken out between environmentalists and off-road motorcyclists over an illegal 3-mile dirt trail that cuts through prehistoric burial grounds and runs past a cave believed to have been used by Native Americans.
NEWS
June 19, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott
In the role of Bridget Hennessy, Kaley Cuoco faces off against her TV dad, played by John Ritter, on ABC's "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter." But this active actress usually takes life at a gallop. During her "summer break" she's acting in "The Hollow," a horror film now in production. But there's still a little time for relaxing. Vegging out If I'm not working, I start my weekend on Friday night -- sitting on my couch, watching TV, drinking tea -- just totally vegging out.
TRAVEL
April 27, 2003
I recently returned from a 17-day tour of Ireland and spent a couple of days on the Beara Peninsula. Kenneth Rosenberg described it beautifully in "Rolling Through Ireland" (April 6), though I find there are not enough words to describe the rugged beauty and tranquillity of this special area in Ireland's southwest. As it did for Rosenberg, the local farmer's collie also escorted us to the Ogham Stone in Ballycrovane. We were privileged to spend a day with one of Ireland's great photographers, the transplanted Englishman John Eagle, who served us a spot of tea and lunch in front of a roaring bog fire in his traditional Irish stone cottage.
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