September 2, 2012 |
The murmuring around Toluca Lake is that "Ghost Whisperer" star Jennifer Love Hewitt has listed a house for sale at $2.895 million and is trying to lease out another place she owns up the street — complete with watercraft. The traditional-style house for sale was built in 1952. It features a flexible floor plan, an office, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,921 square feet of living space. The quarter-acre site includes a swimming pool and a patio with a built-in bar. Public records show the property was purchased in 1998 for $1.695 million.
August 18, 2012
Truth Aquatics' one-day adventure to Santa Cruz Island is a great day on the water, with whale watching, a visit to Santa Cruz's Painted Cave, snorkeling, kayaking and just plain relaxing. $90 per person includes breakfast and barbecue lunch; $50 for kids ages 5 to 12. Multiday hiking trips to the island also are available. Truth Aquatics, Santa Barbara; (805) 962-1127, http://www.truthaquatics.com Doris Schaffer Santa Barbara
HOME & GARDEN
August 17, 2012
Tickets for kayaking the L.A. River this season are sold out, but for information on future seasons, visit the L.A. Conservation Corps site, www.paddlethelariver.org . Tickets sold through L.A. River Expeditions are $50 to $55; www.lariverexpeditions.com .
HOME & GARDEN
August 17, 2012 |
I've always liked slow-moving rivers - mirrors to moonlight and literature, our first and best interstates, running over rocks, as Norman Maclean so deftly put it, "from the basement of time. " So what am I doing in the San Fernando Valley, a mile from the junction of the 405 and 101? Running a river, baby. Wall of trees to my left. Wall of trees to my right. Dozens of species of chattering birds. Minnows doing button-hooks beneath a ribbon of urban drool. Honestly, if someone blindfolded and plopped you down here, without your having chugged the freeways, without your kicking up a stampede of dust when you parked along Woodley Avenue, you might think you're in Idaho.
July 29, 2012 |
SEATTLE - Pike Place Market. The Space Needle. Pioneer Square. Check, check and check. If you've hit these obvious Seattle destinations, you're not a newbie. But maybe you're not an insider either. So, this 21-stop Seattle checklist is for you. It skirts those three attractions and several other popular stops to make more room for Ballard, Capitol Hill, Fremont and the University District - four asset-rich Seattle neighborhoods my family and I explored on a visit last summer.
July 22, 2012 |
You've just paid for plane tickets to Pago Pago, so now it's time to make sure you have what I call the stuff of vacations - clothes, luggage, shoes. More often than not, you need at least a few new items. The hunt for new stuff must begin, but where to start? We can't promise we can get stuff for you wholesale, but we can offer tips from experts on where to look for real bargains on vacation-related items. Here are some ideas: - If EBay is your go-to for secondhand stuff, also consider NoBetterDeal.com . This site handles returns from major retailers, and its items are 30% to 70% off retail prices, says Tom McElroy, vice president of e-commerce.
July 9, 2012 |
After a long wait, online flight-and-hotel search resource Kayak Software Corp. announced Monday that it will sell shares at between $22 and $25 apiece, which would raise up to $100.6 million. Kayak will sell shares on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol KYAK, the company said in an amended filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Norwalk, Conn.-based company first announced its intent to go public in November 2010, but then delayed its plans. The bungled Facebook initial public offering in June, in which the social network's shares lost 27% of their value in two weeks, chilled the IPO market . Kayak reportedly delayed its roadshow in the aftermath of the Facebook offering. Kayak said in its IPO filing that it made $73.3 million in revenue in the first quarter of this year, 39% more than the same period last year.
July 9, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The giant dorsal fin sliced through the sparkling blue water, trailing an oblivious kayaker. Closer to shore, bathers splashed in the waves. One tourist shot video of the idyllic scene. The only thing missing was the ominous soundtrack from"Jaws,"the 1975 blockbuster about a great white shark eating its way through a seaside resort. That and terrified hordes fleeing the water. But this came soon enough, after a paddle-boarder spotted the huge fin behind the kayaker and shouted the one word sure to clear swimmers from the sea: "Shark!"
July 9, 2012 |
Who says California is more laid-back than the East Coast? Just take a look at the sharks cruising off the respective coasts. Over the weekend, a great white shark guesstimated at 14 to 18 feet attacked a fisherman's kayak off Santa Cruz, biting the front end and throwing the man into the water. He was rescued unharmed but with quite a story to tell . That same day in the waters off Cape Cod, another great white -- estimated at...
July 9, 2012
The shark's giant dorsal fin sliced through the sparkling blue waters off Cape Cod, trailing an oblivious kayaker as wide-eyed beach-goers watched in horror. The only thing missing was the ominous, thumping soundtrack from "Jaws," the 1975 blockbuster about a great white shark that terrorizes a seaside resort. "Shark!" people began screaming at the kayaker, who looked over his shoulder, spotted the looming fin, and paddled faster. He got away and the beach has reopened following Saturday's drama.