CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1999
After several years of wrangling among the property owner, the city and its residents, plans to redevelop the Treasure Island mobile home park into a luxury resort have hit another delay: Opponents have gathered enough signatures on a petition to force a public vote. The Laguna Beach City Council, which backs the high-priced hotel proposal, agreed Tuesday to set April 27 as the date for the referendum.
December 20, 2006 |
American Skiing Co. said it had agreed to sell Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp., one of the nation's largest ski areas, for $265 million in cash to Canadian resort operator Intrawest Corp. The move, which is subject to regulatory approval, would bolster Intrawest's resort holdings in Colorado to three while helping American Skiing's bottom line.
February 27, 1985 |
A state commission Tuesday renewed Resorts International Inc.'s gaming license for its Atlantic City casino, rejecting a recommendation by investigators that the permit be revoked because of the owners' business dealings in the Bahamas. Those dealings include a total of $421,000 in payments that indirectly reached the Bahamian prime minister when Resorts was negotiating to open a casino-hotel in Freeport.
November 19, 1993 |
Alpine Meadows joined the handful of Sierra ski resorts that have launched pre-Thanksgiving seasons when it opened one run this week and said two more runs may be opened this weekend in light of an approaching storm. Along with Alpine Meadows, only Boreal has opened in the Tahoe area. Mammoth is open in the central Sierra and Squaw Valley USA and Northstar at Tahoe plan Saturday openings.
January 23, 1989 |
After two winters of skimpy storms and warm temperatures, ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada are celebrating heavy snow and hordes of returning skiers. From Mammoth Mountain north to Donner Pass, ski resort operators say the slopes and cross-country trails are covered by a snow pack 8 to 10 feet deep. In Yosemite Valley--where temperatures are usually warmer and snow melts quickly--rangers report 18 inches. "It's beautiful," said Yosemite National Park Supt. Jack Morehead.
December 28, 2003 |
Ski resort officials say fewer jobs are being filled by foreign workers this season because of new, stricter national security screening policies. Vail Resorts typically requests permission to sponsor about 1,200 employees covered by H-2B visas. This year, the company asked the Labor Department for 1,000. Winter Park, Steamboat and Aspen also asked for fewer visas.
November 3, 1989 |
A bid by the Australian concern Qintex to develop a major seaside resort in Dana Point appears to have failed after the financially troubled company said Thursday that it would not complete purchase of a key 115-acre tract. Qintex said in July that it would build a $1-billion resort on the property, known as the Headlands, and another nearby tract in the small southern Orange County beach town. The two properties are among the last large undeveloped sites on Southern California's coast.
October 21, 1989 |
A U.S. executive with Qintex Australia Ltd. said Friday that its plans to build a luxurious resort in Dana Point are still on track despite the bankruptcy of a subsidiary. The subsidiary, Qintex Entertainment, filed for protection from creditors this week after missing a $5.9-million payment to MCA Inc., part of a film distribution agreement. The bankruptcy is one more sign of troubles for Qintex Australia Ltd., the parent company, which owns 43% of Qintex Entertainment's stock.
December 11, 1990 |
When the first big snow hits the San Bernardino Mountains, the flatlanders descend upon the town of Running Springs like an avalanche. Their ski-laden cars and pickups clog the roads and turn the town's tiny commercial center into a parking lot. The winter visitors get stuck in snow banks, track slush into shops and use the restrooms without buying anything. People up here just love them.
February 7, 2014 |
MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE FOREST RESERVE, Belize - As Hummingbird Highway carves away from Belize's resort-laden sands, pavement dissolves into rutted dirt tracks and the dense jungle canopy starts to press in from all sides. The tallest buildings pushing through the foliage are Maya ruins, and howler monkeys and macaws lurk in the ceiba trees. Late at night, distant thunderstorms ring the horizon, broad sheets of lightning illuminating the mountains. Before I brought my family to Belize for 10 days last summer, I packed a copy of "Heart of Darkness," knowing that although traveling through Central America wouldn't precisely parallel a trip up the Congo River, Joseph Conrad's novel would remind me that the book was the indirect inspiration for our itinerary.