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May 4, 2012
'Last Call at the Oasis' MPAA rating: PG-13 for some disturbing content and brief strong language Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Playing: At Landmark, West Los Angeles
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February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Burning sand dunes, piercing sun, big sky and endless horizons. Whether you are trekking from Marrakech to the Sahara on a camel or taking in the sunrise at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley, designers have got you (barely) covered. At Chloé, spring's offerings include pleated white silk cloqué dresses and pants with loose ankle ties that skim the body. Earth meets sky in Donna Karan's collection, awash in burnished terracottas and indigo blues and loose layers draped scarf-like.
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TRAVEL
June 28, 2011
Within the medina (old city) of Marrakech, Morocco, is an oasis of calm called Café Arabe. It used to be a riad , which is the Moroccan equivalent of a B&B. There are three levels to this café, but the must-see is the rooftop bar. Go there at sunset and experience something you will never forget. I stumbled upon Café Arabe by accident, and it was my favorite part of Marrakech. Café Arabe, 184 Rue Mouassine, Marrakech; http://www.cafearabe.com Lauren Linett Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
"Sunrise at the Oasis," an idyllic desert vision of beasts roaming among cascading waterfalls, palm trees and tropical flowers, won the Sweepstakes award at the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade. Large colorful animals, including elephants, a camel, peacocks and a tiger, were created by a team from Dole Foods using a variety of flowers and ornamentals, including crushed beans, moss, spices and even dried cranberries. Late last night, thousands of fresh roses and other flowers were added as a final touch. The float's beauty and design was cited in awarding the coveted Sweepstakes trophy out of more than 80 entries at the 125th Rose Parade with a theme of "Dreams Come True.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2011
One of music's most famous family feuds is headed for the courts. Oasis singer Liam Gallagher said Friday he was suing his estranged brother and former bandmate, Noel, for saying his hangover forced the rumbustious Brit rockers to cancel a concert. Bad blood between the brothers has made headlines ever since Oasis burst to fame in 1994 with debut album "Definitely Maybe. " When Noel left the band in 2009 he said it was because he couldn't work "a day longer" with his brother.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
John Lennon got verbally crucified in 1966 for declaring that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now, Noel Gallagher has topped that by asserting that God is a fan of Oasis. Noel, the former lead songwriter of the Beatles-obsessed band from Manchester, told Britain's the Sun newspaper that he already had his sales pitch ready to persuade St. Peter to open the pearly gates when he arrived in the afterlife. "I'd say, 'You've heard "Don't Look Back in Anger"?' and they'd say, 'Of course.' I'd say, 'Look, it's me, let us in. I can play you a tune.
TRAVEL
January 24, 2010
This was not my first cruise, but it was my first on Royal Caribbean. Some RC regulars grumbled that the company has cut back. There were no bedtime chocolates on pillows, and there's a $3.95 charge for room service between midnight and 5 a.m. (This was done to curtail waste, one of the food staff members said. "People were ordering stuff they didn't eat.") In the bars, there were no complimentary hors d'oeuvres, only peanuts -- if you were lucky. Other passengers said they had to scrounge for a shower cap, and still others thought the service was slow.
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Lori Grossman
If you're flying American from Southern California and wind up at Dallas Fort Worth International with time to kill, check out the new Minute Suites location in Terminal D. Minute Suites offers a variety of services. For $34 (one-hour minimum required), you can power nap on a comfy daybed sofa in your own little space, watch the game on HDTV, or fine-tune your presentation on the suite's computer or your laptop. You can also treat yourself to a shower ($25 for 30 minutes). Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International and Philadelphia International are home to the company's other locations.
TRAVEL
January 24, 2010 | By Beverly Beyette
When Oasis of the Seas is sailing at capacity, the food staff will prepare about 35,000 meals a day, from pizza and burgers to the $75 multicourse dinner at the exclusive Chef's Table. And executive chef Ivo Jahn, 39, oversees the ship's 24 dining venues and the 235 cooks and five executive sous chefs who make the magic happen. As Jahn and I toured the vast stainless-steel main galley, we passed heaping trays of pasta and potatoes, giant bags of onions, big bins of peppers, lettuce, mushrooms and carrots, boxes of melons.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
"Sunrise at the Oasis," an idyllic desert vision of beasts roaming among cascading waterfalls, palm trees and tropical flowers, won the Sweepstakes award at the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade. Large colorful animals, including elephants, a camel, peacocks and a tiger, were created by a team from Dole Foods using a variety of flowers and ornamentals, including crushed beans, moss, spices and even dried cranberries. Late last night, thousands of fresh roses and other flowers were added as a final touch. The float's beauty and design was cited in awarding the coveted Sweepstakes trophy out of more than 80 entries at the 125th Rose Parade with a theme of "Dreams Come True.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
The latest developments in the debate over Coachella Valley High School's mascot, the Arab, will be announced Tuesday at a news conference with the district and a civil-rights group. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee recently urged the district to eliminate the mascot - a man with a large nose and heavy beard wearing a kaffiyeh, a traditional Arab head covering - saying the school is perpetuating demeaning stereotypes. After a special board meeting, the Coachella Valley School District announced the school will keep the “Arab” name, but will discuss revisions to the mascot with the group, the Desert Sun reported . “(Changing)
HOME & GARDEN
October 30, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
They found the home listing in the PennySaver, of all places. Todd Porter and Diane Cu barely glanced at the interior of the run-down three-bedroom, two-bathroom house when they arrived for a walk-through, and instead they headed straight to the sprawling backyard overgrown with brush and suffocated by a giant pine. "We looked at each other and said, 'This is it,'" Porter recalled. PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the "Bountiful" garden The Costa Mesa backyard wasn't neat or squared off like Southern California yards are supposed to be. Instead, the 11,000-square-foot lot was a jagged, oddly shaped U. It was perfect for the couple's plans: To carve out a quiet oasis where they could live a garden-to-plate lifestyle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2013 | Steve Lopez
In the hills high above Ensenada, on the road to Ojos Negros, a dust-covered, mustachioed cowboy named Don Heriberto Aguilar has found the perfect life. A trip to Aguilar's rancho was not on my itinerary in Mexico. I was there to research a story, which will be coming soon, on more than three decades of good deeds performed in Baja California by the owners of Benning Violins in Studio City. But Tito Quiroz, a musician who started Ensenada's Academia Benning (which he named for his longtime mentors)
HEALTH
July 20, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Lack of sleep, researchers say, can cause driving hazards, depression, poor work performance, a hazy memory, a lackluster sex life, an increased risk of obesity, disease and more - as if those were not enough. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine reports that 10% to 15% of adults have "an insomnia disorder with distress or daytime impairment. " Is that all? Those figures seem low based on how often you hear people say they don't get enough sleep. So what better time than now to catch up on our collective sleep deficit?
NEWS
July 1, 2013 | By Lori Grossman
If you're flying American from Southern California and wind up at Dallas Fort Worth International with time to kill, check out the new Minute Suites location in Terminal D. Minute Suites offers a variety of services. For $34 (one-hour minimum required), you can power nap on a comfy daybed sofa in your own little space, watch the game on HDTV, or fine-tune your presentation on the suite's computer or your laptop. You can also treat yourself to a shower ($25 for 30 minutes). Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International and Philadelphia International are home to the company's other locations.
HEALTH
February 23, 2013 | Charles Fleming, Charles Fleming is the author of "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles."
Near the junction of the 405 and 101 freeways, in the green space below the Sepulveda Dam, is a haven for many species of winged wildlife. Nearby are a hidden Japanese garden, an archery range and a string of cricket pitches. -- 1. Depart from the parking area, near a building that houses restrooms and a wildlife education center, at the end of a long lane bordered by cricket lawns where men in white bat and bowl in the English tradition. -- 2. From this lakeside viewing area, you might see a great blue heron, snowy egret, black-necked stilt, Canada goose or enormous American white pelican floating, flying or wading nearby.
NEWS
January 16, 2001
However creepy Hollywood Boulevard became over the past so many tawdry years, it offered one sure cultural oasis in Book City ("Closing the Book on a Landmark," Dec. 10). How sad to learn that this wonderful literary depot is being forced out of the neighborhood by the very redevelopers whose motive, I thought, is to return a semblance of legitimacy to the street and replace all the last vestiges of riffraff with a higher quality of civic life. I fear another mindless CityWalk. Give me culture with sleaze over no culture at all. DAVID LEWIS Piedmont
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
* "The only reason to beli e ve in rock 'n' roll in 1994 . . . ." * "What the world has been waiting for . . . ." * From those quotes, you'd think the British music press was writing about a band that's changing the face of rock, right? Not really. It's just Oasis, another perfectly gratifying but fairly mediocre pop outfit with fab sunglasses and mod hairdos. This kind of hype is a tradition.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
John Lennon got verbally crucified in 1966 for declaring that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Now, Noel Gallagher has topped that by asserting that God is a fan of Oasis. Noel, the former lead songwriter of the Beatles-obsessed band from Manchester, told Britain's the Sun newspaper that he already had his sales pitch ready to persuade St. Peter to open the pearly gates when he arrived in the afterlife. "I'd say, 'You've heard "Don't Look Back in Anger"?' and they'd say, 'Of course.' I'd say, 'Look, it's me, let us in. I can play you a tune.
TRAVEL
November 25, 2012 | Christopher Reynolds
Sure, you could go to the beach again. Or you could turn your back on the Pacific and head instead for a desert land of date shakes and camel races, jumbo windmills and creationist dinosaurs, native palms and gay parties, mountain views and midcentury buildings. We'll get to those details later, but by now you know we're talking about the Coachella Valley. It's about 110 miles from Los Angeles City Hall to Palm Springs -- a few miles longer than the drive to downtown Santa Barbara, a few miles shorter than the drive to downtown San Diego.
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