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June 26, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Who would take a road trip when gasoline is hovering near $4 a gallon? Well, you might, especially if you're taking the family. Sometimes it's cheaper to drive. "Driving makes sense if you have three people traveling, heavy baggage or fragile sporting equipment," said George Hobica, founder of , an airfare deals blog. Baggage fees, which put almost $3.4 billion into airlines' coffers last year, can cost as much as $35 a bag (Allegiant, paid at the airport)
December 17, 2006 | Mark Heisler
Isiah's Knicks are a little too ready to rumble So much for the good old days when the biggest problem was the basketball. Saturday night's brawl in Madison Square Garden was too reminiscent of the 2004 Auburn Hills riot for comfort. This involved only Knicks and Nuggets players, but Commissioner David Stern may hit the $10-million mark in fines and suspensions anyway. If it takes two to rumble, it's not surprising one was the Knicks.
August 18, 1986 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Moose Stubing, Angel third base coach, is as big as his name implies. At 6-feet 3-inches and 250 pounds, Stubing doesn't so much flash signs as he does billboards. Sunday, in the first inning of the Angels' game against the Oakland A's in Anaheim Stadium, Stubing held up his arms and screamed with enough power to stop a truck. Brian Downing was barreling toward Stubing after a one-out double by Reggie Jackson.
April 10, 1991 | PAMELA MARIN
In 10-gallon hats, chamois chaps, snakeskin boots and belt buckles the size of T-bone steaks, they rolled in like tumbleweeds for the grub and the show at Wild Bill's Wild West Dinner Extravaganza in Buena Park. The Saturday night hoedown drew more than 600 duded-out guests at $50 per, raising an estimated $20,000 for the local chapter of the March of Dimes.
August 27, 1995
In Lancaster, where the average temperature in July is a scorching 98 degrees, desert wildlife must adapt to the environment. Survival for many means lying low during the hot daytime hours under a bush, in a nest or burrow that will provide adequate protection. Since water is scarce, animals obtain moisture from the plants or animals they eat. Here's a look at some of the animals in and around the Antelope Valley that make their home in the western Mojave Desert.
September 12, 1997 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Skie Bender has channeled her frustration with the local music scene into an all-day music festival featuring an eclectic lineup. Ten bands, covering punk, pop, funk and rockabilly and including all-instrumental and performance artists, will play Saturday as part of the IV (Independent Visions) Festival at the La Vida Roadhouse in Brea. At $6 a ticket, it's a bargain.
The latest Japanese craze for virtual pets has at least one pack of American animal lovers yowling. "You can't replace warm and fuzzy with an electronic toy," sniffed Funda Alp of the American Pet Products Manufacturers Assn., which represents the $23-billion industry that caters to the nation's pooches and kitties. The association's stance was announced Tuesday after two Japanese toy manufacturers--Sony Corp. and Sega Toys--revealed they are about to unleash a new breed of pets in the U.S.
August 21, 1988
RANCHO CALIFORNIA: Final phase of Portofino by Sunland Housing Group, 20 single-family detached houses out of 125, 4 bedrooms; 2,000-2,600 square feet; $144,990-$176,990; November move-ins; 3 models open 10 a.m.-dusk at 40277 Atmore Court. ESCONDIDO: Lakeridge by Pacific Scene, 11 single-family houses out of 69, 3-5 bedrooms, 2 1/2-3 1/2 baths; 2,888-3,546 square feet; $279,990-$339,990; December move-ins; 3 models open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1922 Briargate Place.
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