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October 8, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
There's still time for a summer vacation, if you head south -- way south -- and like to cycle. BikeToursDirect offers a guided bicycling tour of central Chile that winds through the country's lake and volcano district. The eight-day tour along back roads starts in Temuco and travels south to Puerto Varas. During the trip, participants tour the Andes Mountain area at the border with Argentina and then visit a national park in the Alto Bio-Bio area. Trip highlights include visits to adventure tourism town Pucon, the Huilo Biologicall Reserve as well as Lake Llanquihue, Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and Petrohue Waterfalls.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Margaret Gray
Among the revivals and West Coast premieres that dominate our theatrical offerings, the startling phrase “world premiere” implies an exhilarating, possibly risky novelty: You can't help expecting pyrotechnics. But Rachel Bonds' “Five Mile Lake,” receiving its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, is a small, quiet play in which nothing particularly momentous happens. In fact, you may forget you're watching a play at all, and that the people in whose every fleeting expression you have become so deeply absorbed are actors reciting memorized lines.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991
When they drained the lake at Hollenbeck Park in Boyle Heights, somebody forgot to warn the ducks. As a result, a lot of waterfowl are rapidly becoming mud fowl, and as the summer progresses, they may have to learn to be dust fowl. But the ducks seem to be managing all right so far. And when the lake is refilled at summer's end, they'll have a far healthier puddle.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, have put the home they own in Silver Lake up for one-year lease at $8,500 a month. Built in 2010, the boxy contemporary features an open living room, dining room, media room, office/gym, six bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,000 square feet of living space. The top-level master suite has views of the reservoir. Concrete counters and a walk-in pantry are among amenities in the sleek kitchen. There are multiple decks. The street just got a fresh coat of slurry, so it would appear the place is ready for new occupants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Budget cuts have forced Los Angeles County parks officials to restrict swimming at three lakes this summer. Starting Monday, parks officials are closing beaches at Castaic Lake State Recreation Area in Castaic, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas and Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 7. Beach closure signs will be posted at park entrances, parking lots and shorelines, a parks spokesman said.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Division of Wildlife is stocking hundreds of high mountain lakes with fingerling trout dropped from hoppers mounted in Cessna 185 aircraft, aquatic biologist Sherman Hebein said in Aspen. The planes, traveling about 85 mph, get within 125 feet of the lake surface before releasing the fish so they don't dry out before they hit the water.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1990 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new landing strip has been opened to handle traffic in the busy airways over Los Angeles, but this one is strictly for the birds. The "airport" is a 1 1/2-acre lake at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, complete with overnight and nesting facilities for migratory birds and their less-traveled cousins. The planting of seeds for grasses and native wildflowers was completed Monday, marking the finishing touches on the $350,000 project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Officials plan to reopen two small fishing lakes in February after spending about $290,000 to seal the bottoms to hold water. The rehabilitation at the lake at Chris Carr Park will make it possible to revive a state-acclaimed fishing derby for disabled youngsters in the community. The derby is scheduled for April or May. Lakes at Chris Carr and Jack Greer parks were fenced off in March, 1991, when water leaked out. Botulism developed at both sites, and fish and other wildlife were killed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
At a public hearing Wednesday, the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners will ask for input on its recommendation to reduce the size of two lakes to be built in the Hansen Dam Recreation Center. Financial considerations led the city and Army Corps of Engineers to agree earlier this year to reduce the size of the lakes from 15 to 10.5 acres, said Dallan Zamrzla, director of planning and development for the city Recreation and Parks Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
More than 15 years after an accumulation of silt forced the closure of Holiday Lake, swimmers and boaters will be able to return to Hansen Dam Recreation Area by the spring of 1999, Army Corps of Engineers officials said. On Thursday, the Corps of Engineers signed a $7.6-million contract with Southwest Engineering Inc. of Santa Monica to complete the long-delayed project. The contract covers construction of a 1.
NATIONAL
April 21, 2014 | By Michael Muskal, This post has been updated. See details below.
The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by U.S. marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Monday. Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, told the Los Angeles Times that the shooting was related to the trial of Siale Angilau, an alleged member of the Tongan Crips. She described the case as “a long-running RICO” case involving the group. [Updated April 21, 1:58 p.m. PDT: The Associated Press, quoting the FBI, said that Angilau died Monday at a hospital.
NATIONAL
April 20, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. For six years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has been building an intake straw below the reservoir's two existing pipes. Due for completion in fall 2015, critics say it may not provide a long-term solution. An ongoing drought and the Colorado River's stunted flow have shrunk Lake Mead to its lowest level in generations.
NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported Saturday morning eight miles from Bodfish, Calif., near Lake Isabella in Kern County, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:15 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was about 25 miles east of Bakersfield. In the last 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Matjames Metson's Silver Lake studio is in a 1930s Art Deco duplex perched atop a steep flight of aging, concrete stairs overlooking a cul-de-sac, which overlooks a hillside, which overlooks a bustling intersection that, from above, appears to be teeming with tiny toy cars and action-figure people. Inside, Metson's dusty, sunlit living room-turned-art studio is also full of tiny treasures. The assemblage artist builds intricate, architectural sculptures, wall hangings and furniture made from his abundant stash of objects, most of which he finds at estate sales.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
In balmy Southern California this week, the polar vortex is putting a chill on Simon Baitler's Passover meals. On Monday night, 21 people dined at his Santa Monica house to celebrate the Jewish holiday. Another 10 were scheduled to be there Tuesday evening. To feed them all, Baitler had to get creative because a winter of historically frigid proportions has caused a shortage of whitefish, a key ingredient in the Seder feast's traditional gefilte fish. Most of the country gets its whitefish from the Great Lakes, which this winter were so thickly caked in ice that they are just now starting to thaw.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | Nardine Saad
Lake Bell has turned up the va-va-voom dial several notches for her May cover of Esquire magazine. Well, she got our attention, all right - and is directing it toward her upcoming projects. The "Million Dollar Arm" star poses topless for the mag, wearing only black pantyhose and blunt bangs. The May issue , on newsstands April 22, also has an alternative cover shot by photographer Derek Kettela that features a topless Tom Hardy sans the pantyhose... PHOTOS: Funny women and why we love 'em Bell is pretty proud about the spread, which shows off her assets inside the mag as well.
TRAVEL
September 9, 2007 | Rosemary McClure, Times Staff Writer
Float into autumn on the blue waters of Arizona's Lake Powell with a lodging-and-boating package that starts at $175 a night. The deal: The Bed-and-Breakfast package includes overnight accommodations at Lake Powell Resort, breakfast for two in the hotel's Rainbow Room and a three-hour scenic boat tour of Navajo Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a contract to an Irvine firm for design work on a proposed 15-acre swimming lake at Hansen Dam in Lake View Terrace, Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Panorama City) said Friday. The $74,000 contract, awarded to Noble Consultants Inc., is the final step before construction can begin on the lake, part of a long-planned renovation of the 660-acre Hansen Dam Recreational Area. The lake and related facilities are expected to cost $2.1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
A 67-year-old Van Nuys skier who crashed into a tree at a Lake Tahoe resort has died, according to authorities. The skier was identified by Fox40 as Marc L. Coleman. The skier was injured Sunday while skiing on Rail Splitter, one of the advanced runs at Northstar Ski Resort, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. When rescue team arrived, the skier was unresponsive and later was pronounced dead. Deputy coroners determined Coleman's death to be caused by an apparent skiing accident.
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