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June 29, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara County residents, still wearily battling devastating brush fires, may be facing more calamity later this year well after the ashes have cooled. Rolf Ohlemute, assistant director of the county's flood control and water conservation district, warned that this week's fire has burned enough vegetation around four local creek beds to raise the danger of floods this winter. "Rainfall of just one inch will cause a problem," Ohlemute said, "It will bring a load of mud into urban areas."
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TRAVEL
May 12, 2013
Rosemary McClure's May 5 article on Avalon turning 100 was outstanding ["Still Shining"]. Another way for visitors to experience Avalon's golden days is to have breakfast or lunch at the Inn on Mt. Ada, [William] Wrigley's home, completed in 1921. By calling (800) 608-7669 up to one month in advance, you can book a breakfast for $25 or lunch for $33, both plus tax and tip. Guests are served their meals in the family dining room. All first-floor rooms are open to view. Upstairs is available only to overnight guests of the inn. The food is excellent, views spectacular, and for a short time you can live like a Wrigley.
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TRAVEL
January 31, 2010
LA Live hotels at the ready The 878-room JW Marriott and 123-room Ritz-Carlton hotels, to open Feb. 15 and March 15, respectively, at downtown's LA Live complex, have begun accepting reservations. The hotels share space in a 54-story tower at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street adjacent to Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, 244 condos priced at $1.3 million to $6 million, will occupy the top floors. The JW Marriott's L.A. Market restaurant, Glance lobby bar and lounge, the Mixing Room cocktail bar, Illy coffee bar and Ion rooftop bar and lounge will be in operation by the opening.
TRAVEL
April 28, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
Here are three tweets I would have sent from my recent stay at Santa Barbara's just-reopened El Encanto hotel if I hadn't been busy behaving like royalty and pretending the Internet didn't exist: - Arriving Encanto. Tab for a 375-sf room w/fireplace and regal bathroom: $575 for 1 night, $35 for pkng, plus tax. Hey, what's with extra stairs? - Sunset on terrace. Ordering abalone. Below: lush grounds, distant sea, SB's red roofs. We're 200 ft above normal life. - Waiting for dinner.
NEWS
September 21, 1985 | Associated Press
Firefighters rescued 70 people from a 50-year-old hotel as flames lit up the harbor in the city's largest fire this year, authorities said. The blaze, reported at 10:37 p.m. Thursday, caused an estimated $590,000 damage to the Southern Hotel on State Street. There were no major injuries, Fire Department spokesman Peter Ramsdell said, although one man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
TRAVEL
April 28, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times
Here are three tweets I would have sent from my recent stay at Santa Barbara's just-reopened El Encanto hotel if I hadn't been busy behaving like royalty and pretending the Internet didn't exist: - Arriving Encanto. Tab for a 375-sf room w/fireplace and regal bathroom: $575 for 1 night, $35 for pkng, plus tax. Hey, what's with extra stairs? - Sunset on terrace. Ordering abalone. Below: lush grounds, distant sea, SB's red roofs. We're 200 ft above normal life. - Waiting for dinner.
TRAVEL
June 26, 2005 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
Periodically, I catch up with travel industry news and let you know about things that may affect your upcoming travels. Here are a few such items. Norwegian Cruise Lines has expanded its fleet with 12 more -- mainly new -- ships, each with balcony cabins and up to 10 restaurants ("freestyle dining whenever you like").
TRAVEL
May 12, 2013
Rosemary McClure's May 5 article on Avalon turning 100 was outstanding ["Still Shining"]. Another way for visitors to experience Avalon's golden days is to have breakfast or lunch at the Inn on Mt. Ada, [William] Wrigley's home, completed in 1921. By calling (800) 608-7669 up to one month in advance, you can book a breakfast for $25 or lunch for $33, both plus tax and tip. Guests are served their meals in the family dining room. All first-floor rooms are open to view. Upstairs is available only to overnight guests of the inn. The food is excellent, views spectacular, and for a short time you can live like a Wrigley.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The owner of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City has purchased another landmark inn: the Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara. Los Angeles investor and developer Michael Rosenfeld said Wednesday that a partnership he heads would redevelop the historic hotel on Santa Barbara's waterfront. The Californian, which dates to the 1920s, has been closed for more than a decade. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed, but seller Mountain Funding, a North Carolina lender, had sought nearly $8 million for the hotel and two adjacent parcels, real estate broker Steve Brown said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1991
Macario S. Bautista, who worked as a bartender at the Lakeside Country Club for 25 years, has died at his Van Nuys home. He was 83. Bautista died Monday of natural causes, said his grandson, Gilbert E. Bautista. Born May 11, 1907, in La Union, the Philippines, Bautista came to the United States when he was 17 and worked as a busboy at country clubs and hotels in Santa Barbara where, despite Prohibition, he learned to tend bar, his grandson said.
BUSINESS
January 20, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
The owner of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City has purchased another landmark inn: the Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara. Los Angeles investor and developer Michael Rosenfeld said Wednesday that a partnership he heads would redevelop the historic hotel on Santa Barbara's waterfront. The Californian, which dates to the 1920s, has been closed for more than a decade. Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed, but seller Mountain Funding, a North Carolina lender, had sought nearly $8 million for the hotel and two adjacent parcels, real estate broker Steve Brown said.
TRAVEL
January 31, 2010
LA Live hotels at the ready The 878-room JW Marriott and 123-room Ritz-Carlton hotels, to open Feb. 15 and March 15, respectively, at downtown's LA Live complex, have begun accepting reservations. The hotels share space in a 54-story tower at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street adjacent to Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, 244 condos priced at $1.3 million to $6 million, will occupy the top floors. The JW Marriott's L.A. Market restaurant, Glance lobby bar and lounge, the Mixing Room cocktail bar, Illy coffee bar and Ion rooftop bar and lounge will be in operation by the opening.
TRAVEL
June 26, 2005 | Arthur Frommer, Special to The Times
Periodically, I catch up with travel industry news and let you know about things that may affect your upcoming travels. Here are a few such items. Norwegian Cruise Lines has expanded its fleet with 12 more -- mainly new -- ships, each with balcony cabins and up to 10 restaurants ("freestyle dining whenever you like").
NEWS
June 29, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Barbara County residents, still wearily battling devastating brush fires, may be facing more calamity later this year well after the ashes have cooled. Rolf Ohlemute, assistant director of the county's flood control and water conservation district, warned that this week's fire has burned enough vegetation around four local creek beds to raise the danger of floods this winter. "Rainfall of just one inch will cause a problem," Ohlemute said, "It will bring a load of mud into urban areas."
NEWS
September 21, 1985 | Associated Press
Firefighters rescued 70 people from a 50-year-old hotel as flames lit up the harbor in the city's largest fire this year, authorities said. The blaze, reported at 10:37 p.m. Thursday, caused an estimated $590,000 damage to the Southern Hotel on State Street. There were no major injuries, Fire Department spokesman Peter Ramsdell said, although one man was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
When Rick Caruso bought Montecito's Miramar Hotel in 2007, it was a long-vacant, fenced-off, dilapidated eyesore. Five years later, the fences are still up, the windows boarded, the paint peeling. In a community of sky-high hedges and imposing gates, it's still an eyesore. "I'm embarrassed we haven't been able to get it built," Caruso told Santa Barbara County supervisors at a meeting last week, "but it hasn't been for lack of trying. " Caruso, a celebrity developer who is considering a run for mayor of Los Angeles, was asking for a $15-million tax break that he said can speed transformation of the beachfront property into a new five-star hotel.
TRAVEL
October 6, 1991 | JACK ADLER
Red Lion Hotels & Inns is offering a "Twice as Nice" promotion at 46 hotels in the Western states. If you stay Friday, Saturday or Sunday night at the regular weekend rate, you get that same room for half-price for a second night, or a second room on the same night. The offer is valid through Dec. 30, and includes hotels in Santa Barbara, San Jose, Sacramento and San Diego. Weekend rates generally run between $49 and $79 per night on a single- or double-occupancy basis.
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