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September 30, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO NEW ORLEANS From LAX, Delta, United and Southwest offer nonstop flights to New Orleans, and American, United, Delta, Southwest and US Airways offer connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $442. WHERE TO STAY Dauphine Orleans Hotel, 415 Dauphine St., New Orleans; (504) 586-1800, http://www.dauphineorleans.com . A quiet respite in the heart of the French Quarter, just one mile from Frenchmen Street.
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April 16, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
River cruises aren't just for European ports. Blount Small-Ship Adventures is offering 2-for-1 prices on a 16-day cruise along the Mississippi River between Chicago and New Orleans. This  slow-paced ride provides a glimpse of life on the river and in Southern towns. Prices start at $4,999 for two. The deal: Blount has customized small ships that allow passengers to walk from ship to shore and sail in waters as shallow as 7 feet. The cruise on the Grande Caribe navigates along 11 waterways, including the Mississippi, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway as well as the Tennessee, Cumberland, Ohio, Illinois and Des Plaines rivers.
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TRAVEL
February 3, 2013
If you go THE BEST WAY TO NEW ORLEANS From LAX, Delta, Southwest and United offer nonstop service to New Orleans. Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of plane), and American, Delta, United, Southwest and Frontier offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $452.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Kate Mather, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
Former NFL star Darren Sharper is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday, his latest hearing in the ongoing legal saga involving sexual assault allegations in five states. Sharper, 38, has spent more than six weeks in an L.A. jail as prosecutors and his attorneys debate whether he can be held without bail on sexual assault and drug charges out of Arizona. [Updated at 9:55 a.m. PDT, April 15: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn continued the hearing to Thursday morning, citing the Wednesday matter in Arizona.
TRAVEL
August 2, 2009 | Kathy Price-Robinson
reporting from new orleans I drive alongside the grassy slope of the Mississippi River levee and turn east at Magazine Street, traveling past Audubon Zoo toward downtown. It's a narrow, bumpy street shaded by giant oaks, their roots upending great chunks of sidewalk. But nobody seems to mind. This is New Orleans. I'm on a quest to find the best snowball in a city filled with stands. Don't mistake a snowball for a snow cone. The former is soft like powder snow, the latter crunchy like hard pack.
TRAVEL
October 15, 2011
New Orleans We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Herbsaint in the business district: baked crab cakes with eggplant, creamy corn and rice cakes, okra, sweet potato fries and doughnuts with ice cream. Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant, 701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; http://www.herbsaint.com . Open 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturdays. Small plates from $11; main courses from $26. Cheryl Kohr Redondo Beach
NEWS
January 29, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Here are five hangouts anyone headed to New Orleans should know about, whether going for the Super Bowl or Mardi Gras this month, in April for Jazz Fest, or just any old time. PARASOL'S BAR AND RESTAURANT This slice-of-life landmark probably serves the best po'boy sandwiches in town. It also serves up only-in-New-Orleans-caliber conversation, particularly in the bar area. Tulane students, locals and tourists all flock to Parasol's for lunch. Not far off the St. Charles streetcar route, but probably best to take a cab. 2533 Constance St.; (504)
OPINION
August 28, 2010
Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines, causing the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. Waters flowing over or through shattered levees flooded an estimated 80% of New Orleans, driving out more than half the population and devastating the local economy. Scenes from the flood are being replayed across television networks and websites this week, reminding Americans about the multiple governmental failures that helped cause and prolong the suffering.
TRAVEL
December 20, 2009
New Orleans-area nonprofits looking for home-building volunteers: Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat-nola.org Preservation Resource Center, www.prcno.orgCatholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, www.ccano.org St. Bernard Project, www.stbernardproject.org Project Homecoming, www.projecthomecoming.net, (504) 942-0444 Lowernine.org, www.lowernine.org, (504) 278-1240 Historic Green, www.historicgreen.org AmeriCorps, www.americorps.gov/about/programs/hurricane.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The last time the Lakers won three straight games was in mid-November. On Tuesday, they have the chance to do it again -- for just the season time this season -- hosting the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on Wednesday night. The Lakers (21-39) defeated the Sacramento Kings on Friday and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. The Pelicans (23-37) also played on Monday, losing in Sacramento. New Orleans has struggled of late, losing eight in a row. All-star Anthony Davis is playing through a shoulder injury but Ryan Anderson (back)
SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | Broderick Turner
It was an intense game that clearly meant something to both the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder. It was such an intense game that neither team seemed able to take control, the Clippers falling behind by 17 points, the Thunder blowing almost all of its lead. In the end, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant game up big to help the Thunder get by the Clippers, 107-101, Wednesday night at Staples Center. Chris Paul (25 points, eight assists) and Blake Griffin (30 points, 12 rebounds)
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
It's being hyped as a showdown between two of the best teams in the NBA. When the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder meet Wednesday night at Staples Center, both teams will have plenty riding on the outcome - and that's why there is all the hype. Leading the season series, 2-1, the Clippers can clinch the regular-season tiebreaker over the Thunder with a victory. So if the Clippers and Thunder end the regular season with matching records, L.A. would win the first tiebreaker of head-to-head competition and would have the home-court advantage if the two teams meet in the second round of the NBA playoffs.
SPORTS
April 7, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Lakers guard Xavier Henry has been scheduled to undergo a pair of surgeries Friday to repair the wrist and knee injuries that have sidelined him for the rest of the season. Dr. Steven Shin will repair the torn ligament in Henry's left wrist and Dr. Steve Lombardo will perform arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage abnormality in Henry's right knee. A timetable for Henry's recovery will be given after the surgeries. Henry managed to have somewhat of a breakthrough season despite being limited to 43 games because of his injuries, averaging 10 points and 21.1 minutes per game.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - When Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Wednesday night about the chances of J.J. Redick returning to play with the team on this trip, Rivers left the assembled media confused with his answers. Redick was on the court shooting before the Clippers played the New Orleans Pelicans, but he still missed his 21st consecutive game because of a bulging disk in his back. Redick will be with the Clippers on the entire five-game trip and Rivers was asked if he would play.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - The Clippers have slipped in recent games, leaving Coach Doc Rivers to declare that the “basketball gods punish you for messing around.” Rivers also said that a poor mind-set from the outset will prove costly, and the Clippers didn't bring the right intensity in dropping a 98-96 game to the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at the Smoothie King Center. The Clippers are 2-2 in their last four games, all against sub.-500 teams. BOX SCORE: Pelicans 98, Clippers 96 This loss came against a Pelicans team that had only nine healthy players and has the fourth-worst record in the Western Conference, but still won after Jamal Crawford missed a potential game-winning three-pointer as time expired.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The individual matchup between Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin and New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis will be perhaps the most intriguing one to watch when the two teams meet Wednesday night at Smoothie King Center. Griffin has been on a tear, having scored 20-plus points in 29 consecutive games, the longest streak for a Clipper since the franchise moved from San Diego in 1984. He is averaging a team-best 24.2 points per game. Davis also has been on a tear, averaging 31.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in his last nine games.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2012 | By Chris Barton
At age 26, bandleader Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the heir to a legacy of Crescent City musical royalty that includes Dr. John, the Marsalis family and the Neville Brothers. With a hip-shaking sound that mixes New Orleans jazz with funk, hip-hop rhythms and rock guitar, Andrews earned a Grammy nomination for his 2010 album “Backatown,” which was the same year he earned notice playing himself on HBO's “Treme.” His latest album features guest turns from Jeff Beck, Kid Rock and the Rebirth Brass Band, and Wednesday he performs at the Hollywood Bowl as part of the Neville Brothers' farewell tour.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers' last lengthy trip of the regular season could amount to an extended scouting mission. Three of the teams they'll play on the five-game trip - Dallas, Houston and Phoenix - are possible first-round playoff opponents, though a matchup against the Rockets appears unlikely unless both teams slip considerably over the last three weeks of the regular season. Before Tuesday's games, the Clippers (50-21) were in third place in the Western Conference, but only 2 1/2 games behind second-place Oklahoma City and 1 1/2 games ahead of fourth-place Houston.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CLIPPERS AT NEW ORLEANS When: 5 PDT. Where: Smoothie King Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 50-21, Pelicans 30-40. Record vs. Pelicans: 3-0. Update: The Clippers have defeated the Pelicans six consecutive times and eight of the last nine meetings. Blake Griffin has scored 20-plus points in 29 consecutive games. The Pelicans have won three consecutive games, all against Eastern Conference playoff teams - Atlanta, Miami and Brooklyn.
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