July 3, 2013 |
If this Fourth of July holiday follows recent trends, about 134 people will die on U.S. roadways, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That's the average number of motorists killed in Independence Day traffic crashes from 2007 to 2011, the institute found in a recent study of data from the U.S. Transportation Department. That makes the summer holiday the deadliest day of the year on roadways. “The main reason July 4 is the worst day is simply exposure,” said Russ Rader, a spokesman for the institute.
July 2, 2013
On the Fourth of July, your night life task generally consists of one thing — finding the most optimal patch of grass to splay out and watch things explode in the sky. Hopefully, you'll leave the task of lighting those fuses to the professionals, because SoCal is always a reliable source of incendiary spectacle, sylvan settings and general hooray-for-America good vibes. After you've wrapped up your obligatory daytime backyard barbecue gantlet, here are few of the best events in town to sit down and crack one open for the Founding Fathers on Thursday.
June 20, 2013 |
Latin music superstar Enrique Iglesias will entertain twice during a four-day celebration of Mexican Independence Day at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas . Iglesias will perform Sept. 13 and 15 at the resort's Boulevard Pool . Tickets for the 8 p.m. concerts go on sale at 10 a.m Friday. General admission tickets cost $95 and will be available online or by calling (800) 745-3000. Some cabanas will also be available at premium prices. Call (702) 698-7778 for details.
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September 17, 2012 |
Family lore says that when a young Antonio Aguilar arrived in Los Angeles hoping to make it big, he spent nights sleeping on benches at La Placita Olvera downtown. The Mexican singer and actor, who died in 2007 at the age of 88, went on to make more than 160 records and more than 100 films, building a huge following on both sides of the border. Thousands gathered Sunday to honor Aguilar during celebrations of Mexican Independence Day, when a statue of him was unveiled in a plaza close to the benches where he once slept.
September 10, 2012 |
Antonio Aguilar, the Mexican ranchera music star and cinema idol who had a huge fan base among Southern California Mexican Americans, will be honored on Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16) when a statue of him is unveiled in downtown L.A., reports our Spanish-language sibling publication Hoy. Aguilar, known as " El Charro de México, " who died in 2007, recorded more than 150 albums which sold more than 25 million copies, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
July 4, 2012 |
The United States may have led the way for many nations to declare independence from a colonial power, the 19 th century seeing a flurry of such moves. But if you think our Independence Day has a long tradition, look at Switzerland , where independence dates back to 1291. Here is a sampling of Independence Day dates from around the globe. Note how many other days of independence occurred in July: Algeria, from France , July 5, 1962 Argentina, from Spain , July 9, 1816 Bahamas, from Britain , July 10, 1973 Belgium, from Netherlands, July 21, 1831 Cambodia, from France, Nov. 9, 1953 Colombia, from Spain, July 20 and Aug. 7, 1810 Cuba, from U.S., May 20, 1902 El Salvador, from Spain, Sept.