July 29, 2011 |
A possible terrorist plot against military personnel at Ft. Hood in Texas was disrupted with the arrest of an Army private who had purchased ammunition and bomb-making materials in preparation for such an attack, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo, a 21-year-old Texas native who had successfully argued that he was a conscientious objector whose Muslim faith would not allow him to deploy to Afghanistan, was arrested at a motel Wednesday by Killeen, Texas, police after his purchase of gunpowder at a local gun store aroused employees' suspicion.
HOME & GARDEN
July 2, 2011 |
Once upon a time in Fourth-of-July America, when gas was cheap and highways were empty, Mom, Dad and the family headed out for summer vacation. Packing the Ford the night before, they left at dawn, rolling over dusty valley roads to Santa Barbara. They might have stopped for lunch, some culture at the historic mission and an ice cream cone, and then they were back on the road to San Luis Obispo. As the sun tipped over the ocean horizon, Dad turned off Highway 1, the Camino Real. He rumbled along a country lane to the Milestone Mo-tel, the first of its kind in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2011 |
Stuffed animals, teen magazines and children's underwear were found in a raid of a Wilmington motel that was home to dozens of convicted child molesters and registered sex offenders, authorities said Monday. Eight people were taken into custody Friday for alleged parole violations, including possession of child pornography or narcotics. Most of those arrested were middle-aged men whose previous offenses included lewd and lascivious conduct with children or other sex crimes, said Det. Patricia Batts of the Los Angeles Police Department.
June 9, 2011
STAGE The curtains are pulled back on the world of underground erotica as "The Dirty Show" comes to town. Merging highbrow erotic art and popular peep show, the exhibition features rooms curated by L.A.'s Lenora Claire, as well as a pop-up version of Rick Castro's Antebellum Gallery. City Center Motel. 1135 W. 7th St. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Fri. and Sat. (213) 627-2581. citycenterhotellosangeles.com.
May 11, 2011 |
Vacation homes, hotels and motels near California's Yosemite National Park are offering a little relief from the high cost of gas : Cards worth $10 to $50 to help guests fuel up. Different rules apply to each deal. It's worth perusing the list before you plan a summer road trip. The deal: Go to the Visit Madera County website and click on " Special Deals " in the upper right-hand corner to see a list of participating businesses. Many offer a $10 gas card or $10 taken off the nightly rate.
March 20, 2011 |
THE BEST WAY TO SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT From Los Angeles , take Interstate10 east to Highway 111 in Palm Springs. Most of the monument's major attractions can be accessed from 111. WHERE TO STAY The Chase Hotel at Palm Springs, 200 W. Arenas Road, Palm Springs; (877) 532-4273 or (760) 320-8866, http://www.chasehotelpalmsprings.com . Step back into the Palm Springs of Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope at this attractive midcentury boutique motel in downtown Palm Springs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2011 |
Standing in front of TV cameras at a Hesperia gas station Monday, the distraught mother of a missing teenager made an urgent plea. "If you are holding my daughter, please let her go," Melissa Bender said. "Please, I beg you to let my daughter go. She's just 13 years old. " Jessie Marie Bender had been missing a week. Her mother told authorities she feared the girl had run away with a Chicago man she met on Facebook. Following the family's initial report, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department launched a massive search in the High Desert town for the girl, bringing in agents from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Chicago police.
October 10, 2010
New Zealand The Cottages Motel offers quiet, lovely, spacious, immaculate garden cottages and excellent value. My husband, teenage daughter and I enjoyed the peaceful garden setting and really appreciated the fully equipped kitchen, roomy sitting and dining areas, cute porches, plus covered parking. Coromandel Colonial Cottages Motel, 1737 Rings Road, P.O. Box 71, Coromandel Town; 011-64-7-866 8857, http://www.corocottagesmotel.co.nz Rooms about $90. G.A. Murayama Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2010 |
In a couple of hours, the boy named Jasiel would have started the second day of second grade and his parents would have gone off to the multiple jobs they worked just to get by. But with a terrible noise and a choking plume of smoke, their Santa Barbara house collapsed atop them shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday as a runaway truck finally came to a tragic halt. Buried beneath the rubble of their home and a mountain of gravel being hauled to a construction site, the effervescent 7-year-old and his parents died in the crash that demolished their small rented home at the foot of San Marcos Pass.