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March 4, 2012 | Mary Forgione, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For those who want to spend more time than money in Las Vegas, here are 21 things to do for less than $21, all aimed at keeping the bottom line low and the fun factor high. 1. Springs Preserve. Forsake the fake pyramid and fake Statue of Liberty for a power walk through the real Vegas: 110 acres of pre-Bugsy Siegel desert. There are miles of cactus-filled trails, botanic gardens and a museum that pays tribute to the city's Mojave Desert roots. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.
June 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
George Foreman said promoter Don King has offered him $15 million to fight former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson this fall. Foreman said King flew to Minneapolis to present him with a contract, then returned to LasVegas, where Tyson is preparing for his June 28 rematch against Razor Ruddock. John Solberg, a spokesman for King, said that he had not heard of the offer, "but it wouldn't surprise me."
July 4, 1999
Wondering which Las Vegas hotels are still taking New Year's Eve room reservations? Check out the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's Web site at and click on "Celebrate the Millennium in Vegas!" Scores of hotels are listed with toll-free phones, Web sites and reservation status, but no prices.
July 4, 2010 | By Jay Jones
Sunday Fireworks reggae-style Where: Mandalay Beach (Mandalay Bay) Highlights: Celebrate Independence Day to the blast of fireworks and the beat of Mystic Roots Band. Info: (702) 632-7580, Friday Lilith Fair Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center Highlights: Billed as a celebration of women in music, the headliners include Sara McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, the Bangles and Queen Latifah. Info: (702)
December 3, 2006 | Amy Hubbard
First Fridays Jan. 5: Las Vegas showcases the work of local artists, live music and more during the monthly multi-block party that is First Fridays. The next one is scheduled for Jan. 5. Visitors can print out a map from the First Fridays website, then devise a walk through the downtown Las Vegas Arts District. It's sure to provide lessons in art appreciation and people watching. 6-10 p.m. Info:, (702) 384-0092. * '100 Suns' Feb.
August 21, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times staff writer
Truckee police are now using stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) to patrol Donner Lake , making the department one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to use the popular new recreational equipment. "Anything we can do that gets officers out of their vehicles and invites interaction with our community is a step in the right direction," Police Chief Adam McGill says . . . . Tom Parsons of warns travelers to stay away from these expensive flying days: At Thanksgiving: Nov. 16, 17, 21, 24 and especially Nov. 23 and 26. At Christmas: Dec. 20, 22, 26 and 28 . . . . London Heathrow airport-owner BAA Ltd.  will sell Stansted Airport in London,   in a forced breakup of its assets ordered by antitrust regulators.
April 25, 2010 | By Jay Jones
Several resorts will be upping the poolside ante this summer. At Aria, the biggest hotel at recently opened CityCenter, guests have their choice of three large whirlpools and three even larger pools. The cabanas include 42-inch LCD TVs and iPod docks. There's also Liquid, an adults-only venue with dipping pools featuring underwater speakers; (866) 359-7757, . At the neighboring Mandarin Oriental, butlers attend to guests on the eighth-floor pool deck.
April 9, 1995 | LAURA BLY
Here's a sampling of some of the more intriguing travel-related newsgroups on the Internet: alt.appalachian Regional awareness, events and culture--from bluegrass festivals to poems about springtime in West Virginia. alt.culture.alaska One of several alt.culture newsgroups of interest to travelers. Other examples include alt.cul ture.oregon, alt.culture. us.southwest and alt.cul ture.beaches, a new newsgroup devoted to beaches worldwide. alt.vacation.
June 21, 2001 | ROBERT BURNS,
Summer is special for the agoraphobic traveler--a time to leave the self-help chat rooms behind and head out for the trip of a lifetime. Or at least a new URL. Just for you, Click has collected some primo Webcams, much more interesting than the vacation photos your friends slip under those double-bolted doors. We'll start someplace exciting: Iowa. Thousands of people use up some vacation time for the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (
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