January 15, 2013 |
Los Angeles enjoyed another banner year for tourism in 2012, when it welcomed 41.4 million visitors, surpassing the record set in 2011. Last year's tourist total represents a 2.5% increase over the 40.4 million visitors in 2011 -- good news for the city's $16.5-billion tourism industry, according to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. Tourism is one of the region's largest industries, supporting 372,000 jobs in Los Angeles County. "Los Angeles County's leisure and hospitality industry is one of the few that has regained all of the jobs and surpassed those positions lost in the recession," said Kimberly Ritter-Martinez, an associate economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
October 15, 2006 |
Get a Rocky Mountain high this winter while getting some holiday shopping done with a package being offered by Denver's JW Marriott Hotel. The deal, which starts at $209 per night, includes accommodations, valet parking and a $50 gift certificate to be used for purchases at Cherry Creek North, which includes boutique shops such as Betsey Johnson, John Atencio Designer Jewelry and Max. The special is available November through January. The rate code is SHPT.
August 25, 2004 |
An Indonesian court sentenced a Muslim militant to 10 years in jail for involvement in last year's bombing of the J.W. Marriott hotel in Jakarta but acquitted him of helping plan the 2002 Bali attacks, even though he acknowledged participating. The August 2003 attack on the Marriott killed 12 people, and the bombings in Bali killed 202.
February 27, 2004 |
An Indonesian court convicted a man of storing explosives used to kill 12 people in the Aug. 5 bombing of the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. Sardona Siliwangi, 23, became the first person convicted in connection with the bombing. He was found guilty of storing chemicals in April that were later used to make the bomb and allowing his home to be used for meetings to plan the attack.
October 27, 2004 |
An Indonesian court sentenced the younger brother of jailed cleric and alleged Southeast Asian terrorist leader Hambali to four years in jail on charges of helping finance last year's suicide bombing at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. Rusman Gunawan, one of four Indonesian students deported from Pakistan in December, was found guilty by a three-judge panel of violating the country's anti-terrorism law.
October 28, 2004 |
Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir went on trial in Indonesia on charges of leading the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist group. Scores of supporters of the 66-year-old Bashir were at the courthouse as the bespectacled, gray-haired preacher was brought by police officers wielding M-16 rifles.
August 22, 2003 |
A radical Islamic cleric accused of heading an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist network in Asia wept in court as he accused the Indonesian government of framing him on charges of treason and plotting to assassinate the president. Abu Bakar Bashir, 64, said authorities in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia had tortured witnesses to testify against him.
April 3, 2013 |
Any uncertainty over the long-term home for Goldenvoice's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and its country cousin Stagecoach has come to an end. Indio on Wednesday granted approval of Goldenvoice's proposal to stage and expand its festival offerings in the desert city, clearing the way for an agreement that will keep Coachella and Stagecoach in Indio through at least 2030. Goldenvoice, a subsidary of AEG Live, has in turn agreed to increase the amount of per-ticket revenue it shares with the city begining in 2014.