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There will be 3 evening events (Opening Night, Dinner with a Twist and Flavors of L.A.) as well as 2 daytime events (Field to Fork and Sunday Brunch)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has both Democrats and Republicans on board with the broad outlines of his plan for stockpiling some cash and paying off debt. But as the special legislative session Brown called on the issue opened Thursday, it was clear that, as lawmakers like to say, the devil could be in the details. Republicans, whose votes the Democratic governor needs to place his measure on the fall ballot, want tighter controls on the reserve fund than the governor has proposed.
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TRAVEL
May 1, 2005
JAMES Gilden's column about missing hotel reservations struck a nerve with me ["Online Hotel Reservations Are Still Subject to Human Error," the Internet Traveler, April 17]. We get "confirmed" reservations for hotels, airlines, cars etc., but the confirmation really is meaningless: Either the business has the thing you requested or they don't, no matter what piece of paper you may have. And the apologies you receive do nothing to resolve your immediate problem, which could wreck your vacation or meeting.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
OAKLAND - With two days off before the Clippers played the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA playoffs, reserve guard Jamal Crawford was forced to be careful with his left calf. "I just got treatment, lots and lots of treatment," he said. But Crawford was able to play Thursday night in the best-of-seven series despite a calf injury that's bothering him. "The calf, it limits you a lot," he said. "It happened in the first half of [Game 2] and I pulled myself out. That's when I was actually getting a rhythm, which was weird.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2009 | Bloomberg News
American Airlines said Hewlett-Packard Co. would design a computerized system for reservations, pricing and ticketing that could become the industry standard. The companies signed a letter of intent to develop the program, called Jetstream, in the next four years. Jetstream is intended to improve efficiency and consistency, reducing operating costs. Hewlett-Packard would be able to sell the system to other airlines, capitalizing on the Palo Alto computer company's $13.2-billion purchase a year ago of services giant Electronic Data Systems Corp.
NEWS
November 19, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Chef Ludo Lefebvre's LudoBites is back, for its 10th run -- a "best of" celebration of the popular pop-up dinner series. LudoBites.TEN is scheduled to take place at Gram & Papas downtown on weekdays Dec. 4-21.  A reservations lottery runs from 11 a.m. on Nov. 28 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 29 via UrbanSpoon. You can select desired dates and seatings (the early seating is from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; the late seating is from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.), or all days and "no preference" for times if your calendar is open.
BUSINESS
October 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you want to get the Microsoft Surface tablet as soon as it comes out, you may be able to reserve one now by going to your nearest Microsoft Store. Online pre-orders for the cheapest version of the Surface may have sold out as shipping wait time is now three weeks. So picking up a reservation pass or buying a more expensive version of the tablet may be your best option if you plan on getting the Surface on Oct. 26, the day it comes out. You can see a picture of a reservation pass on WPCentral 's site.
BUSINESS
July 1, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Groupon Inc. has OpenTable Inc. in its cross hairs, launching a similar restaurant-booking service to complement its daily deal offerings. The new Groupon Reserve program is already live in 10 cities, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington. By the end of the year, Chicago-based Groupon expects to expand the set-up to the rest of the country and abroad. At the moment, Groupon Reserve only allows users to put their names down for discounted meals. The program, which uses table-finding technology from Savored.com, gives patrons a bargain on their bill without requiring them to print out vouchers or pay for their food in advance.
NEWS
July 2, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If you're traveling along any part of the Pacific Surfliner rail route July 19-21 -- the seasonal opening of Del Mar racetrack and Comic-Con -- make your train reservations right now or risk not getting a seat. That's the word Monday from Amtrak , which is requiring train reservations in anticipation of a heavy passenger load on the weekend of those two big events in the San Diego area.  Comic-Con, which draws about 130,000 visitors, is set for the San Diego Convention Center from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. July 18 to 20 and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 21. Farther north, the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar opens for the season on July 17. The Pacific Surfliner operates daily service between San Luis Obispo and San Diego by way of Los Angeles, and Amtrak is requiring reservations for all passengers traveling during the mid-July weekend.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
How far will people go to get a reservation at a hot restaurant? I have a friend who was so desperate to get into the French Laundry that he devised an elaborate plan. He learned that there were two online reservations available for the restaurant every night at midnight (as opposed to the bulk of them, which must be made by phone, starting at 8 a.m.). So two months before the night he wanted to eat (the earliest reservations for that seating came available), he stayed up late with the restaurant's reservations page open on his computer and an atomic clock sitting beside him. As soon as the atomic clock clicked over to 12:00:00, he clicked the reservations tab. It worked.
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
After recent lackluster seasons, the California Poppy Reserve is again painted in orange and yellow hues across the rolling hills near Lancaster. The timing couldn't be better, as recent rains spurred the Antelope Valley reserve to fuller blooms in time for the Poppy Festival this weekend, April 26 and 27, at Lancaster City Park. The 3.5 inches of rain in late March has helped create one of the best blooms the Antelope Valley has seen in years. The Reserve is open from sunrise to sunset, but best times to go are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when the poppy petals are open to the sunlight.
SPORTS
April 21, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Turns out the Dodgers have found a nifty solution to a worn-down bullpen. More relievers! Before Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the Dodgers optioned utilityman Chone Figgins to triple-A Albuquerque and called up right-handed reliever Jose Dominguez. Despite the Dodgers' 12-7 record, their bullpen has thrown 70 1/3 innings this season, second only to the Arizona Diamondbacks' bullpen. “It's been a little bit of a storm,” said Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford made a three-point basket from half court to beat the first-quarter buzzer, giving the Clippers a five-point lead, sending the crowd at Staples Center into a frenzy. But that was a short-lived good feeling for Crawford and the rest of the Clippers reserve unit Saturday against the Golden State Warriors during Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series. The Clippers bench went eight for 30 shooting from the field, scoring only 26 points. "We're trying to find our rhythm," said Crawford, who was two for 11 shooting from the field, one for five from three-point range.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund. In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a technicality. His proposal was already on the table, and lawmakers are already in session and can address the topic of a new fund concurrently with other business. Even though Brown can ask lawmakers to concentrate on his proposal, there's no guarantee they'll act. A key benefit of calling a special session, which Brown scheduled for April 24, is shining a spotlight on the governor's preferred subject, said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an election-year pitch that he must make to lawmakers without the benefit of a Democratic supermajority. Brown's proposal is aimed at cushioning the state against recessions and calming its turbulent fiscal waters. It would require Sacramento to capture spikes in revenue and either save the money to prevent budget cuts during a downturn or pay off debt and cover long-term liabilities such as public pensions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a legislative special session to prod lawmakers to approve his proposal for creating a new reserve fund, which the governor says will insulate the state from the economic turbulence it's suffered in the past. The special session is scheduled to begin on April 24. California has had a rainy day fund since 2004, but it's mostly been left empty amid the state's budget crises and there are weak rules for funding the account. Brown wants a new plan that would require the state to save some tax revenue from capital gains.
NEWS
February 9, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're planning a hike up Half Dome this summer, you'll need a day-use permit -- no matter what day you plan to go. The National Parks Service this year will require a permit for every date the cables are open for  those who want to ascend Yosemite National Park 's most popular rock face. And you can expect permits to go fast. Generally cables for the hike to the top are in place from mid-May to mid-October, weather and conditions permitting (more on that below)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
"If I Ever Get Out of Here," Eric Gansworth's first novel for young people, rings true with a sophisticated look at what it's like to be an outsider and what it takes to be a true friend. Lewis Blake has precious little going for him in school; he's smart, sure. But he's super skinny, essentially friendless, his family is dirt poor, and he's from the "rez" in an area that routinely treats his Tuscarora Reservation community with disdain - or worse. The friendship part starts to change with the arrival at school of George, an Air Force kid. Lewis and George share the same experiences many adolescent pals do: eagerness to learn about girls, sneaked beers, campouts.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is considering tougher rules for big banks to keep credit flowing in case of another financial crisis, Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday. Although officials from the Fed and regulatory agencies approved more stringent requirements for the eight largest banks last week, Yellen said additional measures might be needed to keep short-term credit markets from freezing up during stressful financial conditions. "In 2007 and 2008, short-term creditors ran from firms such as Northern Rock, Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros., and from money market mutual funds and asset-backed commercial paper programs," Yellen said in a video speech to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's financial markets conference.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Jamal Crawford missed five of his first six shots Saturday, a clear sign the Clippers reserve shooting guard was out of rhythm after sitting out the last five games recovering from a strained left calf. But Crawford made his next two shots, a clear sign he is confident enough to take shots when the result hangs in the balance, even if he's still trying to find his way after being out for so long. "I think in the second half, I got more comfortable," Crawford said after scoring 10 points on three-for-eight shooting.
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