March 21, 2011 |
With more than 4 million people visiting Yosemite National Park last year ? and that number expected to increase this year ? it's no wonder lodging inside the park is snatched up quickly. "We typically sell out during the summer season," Delaware North Cos. spokeswoman Lisa Cesaro said of its Yosemite accommodations (Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite Lodge at the Falls, Curry Village and the housekeeping camp on the Merced River; the Wawona Hotel, and in the back country, Tuolumne Meadows Lodge, White Wolf Lodge and the High Sierra camps)
March 20, 2013 |
Jeff Bezos: founder and CEO of Amazon.com, and now, bona fide ocean explorer. A year after vowing to send a team into the ocean to find F-1 engines from the historic Apollo 11 moon launch, Bezos announced Wednesday that the team had recovered F-1 engine parts. Because many original serial numbers are missing or partially missing, it was unclear if they actually came from the Apollo 11 mission. Calling it an “incredible adventure,” the billionaire said the team had just finished three weeks at sea, working nearly three miles below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
August 1, 2009 |
The evidence keeps piling up that the U.S. economy has reached bottom and that a recovery of some sort is in the cards for the second half of this year. But that's where the consensus ends. The shape of any recovery remains a matter of heated debate on Wall Street. As my colleague Don Lee notes in his front-page story today, the "robust recovery" camp was buoyed Friday by the government's data on second-quarter gross domestic product.
January 26, 2013 |
The almost annual Teemu Selanne retirement watch will exist again after this season, the Ducks' right wing now 42 and confessing he'll be making concessions to a tightened schedule that includes 17 games in March. Selanne opened the season impressively, scoring two goals with two assists in Vancouver on Jan. 19. He started Saturday night's home game against Nashville at Honda Center one power-play goal shy of 250 in his career, and now sits in 18th place on the NHL's all-time scoring list.
January 5, 2012 |
Eight months after wedding England's Prince William, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton), has revealed she will become a patron of the British charity Action on Addiction, which supports research, prevention and treatment of addiction, support for addicts' families and the education and training of those working in the field. Action on Addiction is one of several charities to which the Duchess will lend her highly visible support: Other charities relate to Catherine's interest in the arts, including a charity that provides art therapy to children.
February 6, 2013 |
The housing recovery spread to more markets in February, according to industry data, indicating that more parts of the country are showing signs of improving economic health. A total of 259 metropolitan areas were listed as improving, according to an index produced by the National Assn. of Home Builders. That was an increase from 242 markets listed as improving in January. “Today, the story is about how widespread the recovery has become as conditions steadily improve in markets nationwide,” David Crowe, chief economist for the builders group, said in a news release.