May 24, 1990 |
This weekend, load the trunk with a rock hammer, chisels, a pick and shovel and all the water you can carry. Your destination is Opal Canyon, the Mojave Desert home of two opal mines that allow visitors to hunt and keep the fabled semiprecious stones. The Kern County mines are the only known sources of gem-fire opals in California, and one of only three recognized opal fields in the United States.
May 19, 1996 |
Some commuters call it Orange County's Autobahn, the one area of the Southern California driving experience where, suddenly, Interstate 5 feels like a roadway in Germany, France, Austria or Switzerland, where the speedometer cranks up to 110, 120, 130 . . . That's kilometers. In miles per hour, the speeds along this route routinely reach 70 and 80 and sometimes climb higher than the much-ignored limit of 65.
September 5, 2004 |
Despite the impression "Monday Night Football" may leave, Wisconsin has more to offer than dairy products, but much of it is less conspicuous and more genuine than mere tourist amusement. Madison, for example, is not only the cosmopolitan state capital, but also the starting point for a 60-mile journey into an architectural legacy. U.S.
March 15, 2009 |
With the economy in a tailspin, aircraft "boneyards" across the country are filling up with Boeing 747s and other jetliners no longer needed to ferry passengers. Call it airline limbo. Air carriers are grounding planes at a rate not seen since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and industry experts say this year is likely to set a record for planes sitting on the ground.
September 6, 1998
Regarding "Wherefore Art Thou in Utah" (Aug. 2): It is unbelievable that the writer could visit Cedar City, Utah, for three days and miss what we consider to be the city's best restaurant, Milt's Stage Stop. She passed right by Milt's as she left on U.S. Highway 14. Milt's serves wine, is reasonably priced, and has friendly service and a great setting. JIM AND LYNNE NORRIS, Los Olivos
March 21, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO KEENE, CALIF. From Los Angeles, take Interstate 5 north to Highway 14 north toward Palmdale. Continue on California 14 to California 58 west. Take exit 139 toward Keene. Turn right at Woodford-Tehachapi Road. National Chávez Center, 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road, Keene; (661) 823-6134, http://www.nationalchavezcenter.org . Call for visitor center hours and tours. Admission: $3.