April 3, 2013 |
With questions clouding the playing future of defenseman Willie Mitchell, the Kings are looking at newly acquired defenseman Robyn Regehr as more than a short-term solution. The Kings traded for the 32-year-old Regehr from Buffalo for two second-round draft choices Monday night. He had his first practice with the Kings on Wednesday and General Manager Dean Lombardi talked about his impact, especially if Mitchell does not return next season. "I think there's a good chance we can retain him," Lombardi said of Regehr, who will be an unrestricted free agent after this season.
April 1, 2013
New releases ruled the sales market, with "The Hobbit," "Les Miserables" and "Zero Dark Thirty" knocking last week's "Rise of the Guardians" off its roost. But holdover “Argo” claimed top spot on the rental chart. Here are the top-selling and top-renting titles for the week ending March 23 and March 24, respectively, according to Rentrak. TOP 10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES 1. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" Warner Bros. Week 1 2. "Les Miserables" Universal.
March 31, 2013 |
Here's another reason to love L.A.: Car rental rates in the City of Angels are among the lowest of any major city in the country. The average car rental rate in Los Angeles over the last 12 months was $30 a day, according to a survey by Cheapcarrental.net . Los Angeles had the third cheapest rate of the nation's 50 top destinations in the study. The most expensive rates were found in New York, where the average price was $72 per day. But rental rates aren't the only consideration when driving.
March 31, 2013 |
Here are some tips to add to your storehouse of money-saving knowledge. For instance, you can get money back when a hotel room rate drops. Or you may be able to get free airline lounge passes or a hotel upgrade. Here's how. Getting money back if the price goes down: If your hotel lowers your room rate between the time you buy and check in, which happens about 20% of the time, you can usually rebook at the lower rate, or get a refund automatically. Tingo.com checks and rechecks your hotel rate almost until the hour of check-in and automatically refunds the price drop to your credit card.
March 26, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Calgary Flames captain and spiritual leader Jarome Iginla might fit in quite nicely with the Chicago Blackhawks or the Boston Bruins. How about with the reigning Stanley Cup champion Kings? On the ice? Yes. With a shrinking salary cap looming? Probably not. This is why the chances of the Kings making and succeeding in a serious pitch for the right wing appear slim. The struggling Flames and Iginla played in Chicago on Tuesday night. Of course, things can change with one tweet in the NHL, especially with the trade deadline still eight days away.
March 19, 2013 |
Celebrating your 50th? So is Hacienda Beach Club & Residences, a Cabo San Lucas landmark that once catered to Hollywood stars such as Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Desi Arnaz. The Hacienda's management is inviting others celebrating the half-century mark - whether it's a 50th birthday or a 50th anniversary - to join in the party. If you're marking a 50th anniversary, you can get a complimentary two-night stay; those celebrating a 50th birthday can collect a 50% discount on every second night, plus a free 50-minute massage at the Hacienda Spa. “The original Hacienda Hotel was such an iconic destination," said Ricardo Ramirez, general manager of Hacienda Beach Club & Residences.
March 8, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Could rental houses owned and managed by deep-pocketed hedge funds and big investors be the post-bust steppingstones to homeownership for huge numbers of renters? Could they also provide a form of safe harbor or sanctuary for thousands of families who were displaced by financial difficulties from their previous homes through foreclosures or short sales? A new national study suggests that the answer to both questions is yes. Over the last five years, according to Wall Street analysts' estimates, between $7 billion and $9 billion worth of distressed single-family homes have been purchased and converted to rentals by institutional investors such as hedge funds, private partnerships of high-net-worth individuals and even pools of capital raised among investors in foreign countries.
February 25, 2013 |
In its first week of release on DVD and Blue-ray, Fox's "Skyfall" - the latest James Bond installment - topped DVD and Blue-ray sales chart, knocking "Hotel Transylvania" out of the No. 1 spot. In addition to the 007 flick starring Daniel Craig , "Hotel Transylvania," "The Man With the Iron Fists," "Peter Pan" (re-release) and "Flight" rounded out the top slots on the DVD sales chart for the week ending Feb 17. Denzel Washington's action-thriller "Flight" remained atop the rentals chart for a second week, with "Here Comes the Boom," "Taken 2," "Hotel Transylvania" and "Alex Cross" completing the top five list.
February 19, 2013 |
In its first week of release on DVD and Blue-ray, Denzel Washington's action-thriller “Flight” soared to the top of the rental chart but failed to knock "Hotel Transylvania" out of its No. 1 spot in the sales rankings. Paramount's “Flight,” which earned Washington an Oscar nomination, was the most-rented disc in the U.S. during the week ending Feb. 10, but came in second in sales. “Hotel Transylvania,” the computer-animated comedy produced by Sony, was the top seller in its second week since being released on disc.
February 17, 2013
Rental car agencies Contact information for rental car agencies, here and abroad: Ace (800) 243-3443 http://www.acerentacar.com Advantage (800) 777-5500 http://www.advantage.com AllRite No central booking number http://www.allriterentacar.com Alamo (877) 222-9075 http://www.alamo.com Apex Car Rentals, New Zealand No U.S. central booking number http://www.apexrentals.co.nz Auto Europe (888) 223-5555 http://www.autoeurope.com Avis (800)