November 8, 2009 |
For a getaway up or down the coast, or in popular destinations inland, you might look into a stay with Pacifica Hotels. The company has a great promotion for late fall and early winter. The deal: Under its current online winter promotion, receive 25% off regular rates over the next couple of months. The deal is good only in California, where Pacifica operates hotels in Sonoma, San Francisco, Cambria, Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Marina del Rey, Redondo Beach, Laguna Beach and San Diego, among other locations.
June 25, 2006 |
COMING down hard off the Technicolor freakout of Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the divisive election of President Nixon, musicians began ditching didactic rock in favor of a mellow brand of acoustic alchemy. It was nothing so much as the sound of surrender, and though the message rang at lower volume, it was still unquestionably clear: OK, we can't change the world, so instead let's dig our pain.
October 10, 2004 |
The rooftop garden-pool-fireplace area at Santa Barbara's new Hotel Andalucia will be the highest of any downtown hotel--not high given the local four-story limit. But the five-floor Andalucia's mere existence is an event: The last full-service hotel built from the ground up in the area was Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in 1986. "We don't do that often around here," says Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum. And the project wasn't controversy-free.
November 18, 2003 |
The first in a series of stories about presidential campaign fundraisers. Retired Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark, hoping to snag the leading role as the Democratic presidential candidate, came to Hollywood with his hand out Sunday night in the tradition of major liberal politicians with White House ambitions. Wearing a black shirt, black blazer and dark pants, he blended in at an Eagles concert held for his benefit.
May 27, 2001 |
In the gray glimmer before dawn, engineer Martin Wuest gets into his trusty Volkswagen and drives 82 miles to his job in Silicon Valley. Wuest and his family fled San Jose for the life of ex-urban "super-commuters" 10 years ago, driven out by housing prices as tens of thousands of people poured in. Since then, California's population has grown by more than 13%. Wuest has watched the trend unfold in his rearview mirror. "I see more people out there.
February 27, 2001
The number of new hotels built in California dropped by more than a third in 2000 as hotel financing became more difficult to obtain, according to a new report. Sixty-four hotels were built in the state last year, down from 101 in 1999, a study by Costa Mesa-based Atlas Hospitality Group said. Despite lower interest rates in 2000, financing was harder to find because "lenders became very conservative," said Alan X. Reay, president of Atlas.