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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2001
Federal law now prohibits commercial activity at interstate rest stops. But acting at the request of state transportation officials, Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Redlands) is pushing a pilot program that would allow gas stations and burger joints to open at some rest areas in California. "Many of California's rest stops are in such disrepair that drivers avoid them as unsanitary and unsafe," Lewis said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
On a drive up the California coast Sunday,  Amparo Rios shot a photo of this vintage camper stopped next to the beach along Highway 1 in Ventura. When they have the chance, she and her husband take little getaways for much-needed walks along one of the beautiful beaches in the Ventura and Santa Barbara area. Finding a good photo opportunity is an extra treat -- and she almost always spots these vintage campers along the way, she said. Rios shot the photo with a Nikon 50mm.
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NEWS
July 22, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just south of Victorville, on a barren 15-acre tract where U.S. 395 meets Interstate 15, developers are about to start a project with the looks of a trendy shopping center: Mediterranean style, red-tiled roofs, landscaped walkways and acres of parking. This is California's newest version of a highway rest stop. On the blue-and-white signs posted as far as 100 miles away, it will be called a Travelers Service Rest Area, but it won't be like any existing rest stop in California.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2009 | David Sarno
The new, high-octane iPhone 3GS is loaded with features that could light up your life -- but its battery isn't one of them. Buyers are finding that the device, introduced two weeks ago, has trouble making it through a workday without a rest stop at the electrical outlet. It's proving to be something of an Achilles' heel on Apple Inc.'s flagship device, more than 1 million of which were sold in the first weekend.
NEWS
December 25, 1990 | CHARLES HILLINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You can't miss Ed and Junior's half acre 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles on U.S. 395 in this old mining town. It's the fence of highway signs that catches your eye--a Speed Limit 50 sign is one of the gates. Icy, Dips, Yield, Watch Out For Cattle, Right Lane Closed Ahead, Thru Traffic Merge Left and School Bus Stop 400 Feet are but a few of the nearly 100 road warnings that line the fence. A Caltrans official stopped one day wanting to know where the signs came from.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2003 | John Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Compared to laid-off teachers and looming threats to police and fire services from the state's ongoing budget fracas, Caltrans' decision to shut down four highway rest stops in Redwood Country hardly raised an eyebrow in Sacramento. In Laytonville, however, where loggers still belly up for beer and steaks at Boomer's Bar, losing the highway loos is spurring a lively debate over whether the closures will put a strain on more than travelers' kidneys. "Why rest stops?
NEWS
August 5, 1990 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon Roderick had always considered himself a well-seasoned traveler, having motored wind-swept interstate expressways and broken bread at highway rest stops from Maine to Montana. But as the 23-year-old recently jostled his way in the crush of fellow sojourners at a freeway respite just north of Oceanside, he could only shake his head, admitting that he had never--ever--witnessed anything like this.
NEWS
September 27, 1990 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bid a fond farewell to the mom-and-pop truck stops that once guarded the nation's byways. Say so long to homemade apple pie and the owners' wives who poured the coffee and the blonde cashier who knew your first name and the best route to El Paso. Today's fourth-generation truck stops--as the industry likes to refer to them--increasingly are part of corporate chains. They are called travel plazas, and some, like the one in Gallup, N. M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2001 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long Thanksgiving holiday hadn't even started, but the parking lot at the Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant was filling with the red-eyed and road-weary. Beverly Lund, a 46-year-old music industry executive, swung in for a bag of fruit on the way from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. Don Dakin, the owner of a San Diego optical manufacturing plant, took a break for a steak during a family trip to a second home in Lake Tahoe. Mel Grable had come even farther.
TRAVEL
December 15, 1991
Please advise your readers that when driving in Mexico City they must take care to obey the laws concerning "rest days" for autos with license plates ending in certain numbers. For example, if your plates end in the number three and it is a Wednesday, you are forbidden to drive. Failure to obey this law can result in a stiff fine, possible time in custody and vehicle impoundment. I escaped those problems by paying $120 to the policemen who stopped me; I also agreed not to drive my car until the rest day was over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2009 | Ruben Vives
Blanca Wilterdink was on her regular walk Friday along the Marina del Rey channel when a stranger stopped and asked if she had heard about the whale. "A what? A whale?" Wilterdink asked. "I thought, 'This lady must be mistaken.' " She looked to the water and called her husband, who raced over on his bike with a pair of binoculars. Sure enough, there was a 20-foot-long gray whale swimming playfully around the Marina del Rey breakwater. "It was such a beauty," she said.
TRAVEL
October 15, 2006
SUSAN SPANO found another winner ["Breaking Away From the Herd," Her World, Oct. 8] when she reported on the Harris Ranch, which serves as an oasis-type rest stop when driving the monotonous Interstate 5 through the Central Valley. My wife, Alda, and I have always looked forward to stopping there for relaxation and refreshments while driving between Los Angeles and Sacramento. Spano failed to mention that the ranch also is a great lunch destination for pilots because of an adjacent 2,800-foot runway with parking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2006 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
When motorists whiz past Rancho Camulos on California 126 in Ventura County, they are passing a little-noticed gem in the state's history. But that's about to change, preservationists and historians say of the 1,800-acre Mexican rancho that was home to a prominent California land grant family and was the setting of a beloved 19th century novel.
MAGAZINE
June 11, 2006 | Michael Webb, Michael Webb is the author, most recently, of "Art/Invention/House." He is also a contributing writer for Architectural Digest.
Peter Alexander Having a magnificent workspace doesn't guarantee that the art will be great, but it sure doesn't hurt. Peter Alexander moved from a horse barn behind a Victorian house in West Adams to a Venice garage, where he cleaned up the grease pit and converted it into a lap pool. He now has an expansive metal shed in Santa Monica in which to read, sleep, think and--when the spirit moves him--get to work.
HOME & GARDEN
May 5, 2005 | Lili Singer, Special to The Times
Ever seen a hummingbird do the breast stroke? Trish Meyer and her husband, Chris, have witnessed this phenomenon in the hummingbird bath of their Sherman Oaks home. "They move their little wings like this," Trish says, demonstrating the proper arc, "and paddle with their teeny little feet. Hummingbirds need water as much as they need food." To a hummingbird, the Meyers' garden must feel like a gourmet cafe with a 10-page menu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2003 | John Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Compared to laid-off teachers and looming threats to police and fire services from the state's ongoing budget fracas, Caltrans' decision to shut down four highway rest stops in Redwood Country hardly raised an eyebrow in Sacramento. In Laytonville, however, where loggers still belly up for beer and steaks at Boomer's Bar, losing the highway loos is spurring a lively debate over whether the closures will put a strain on more than travelers' kidneys. "Why rest stops?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
On a drive up the California coast Sunday,  Amparo Rios shot a photo of this vintage camper stopped next to the beach along Highway 1 in Ventura. When they have the chance, she and her husband take little getaways for much-needed walks along one of the beautiful beaches in the Ventura and Santa Barbara area. Finding a good photo opportunity is an extra treat -- and she almost always spots these vintage campers along the way, she said. Rios shot the photo with a Nikon 50mm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1991
Is California so desperate for water that officials have to close the rest stop areas from Los Angeles to the Nevada border? My husband and I left Laguna Beach on Aug. 14 to drive home to Las Vegas. Fortunately, we stopped in Barstow for gas and to use the restroom. However, if we had tried to make the five-hour trip without that stop, we may have risked a ruptured bladder. All of the rest stops on I-15 were closed. (There was no explanation such as "closed for repair" or any other sign.
SPORTS
May 28, 2003 | KELLY HRUDEY
I was pretty impressed with the way the Ducks started off after that 10-day layoff. In that first period, I was thinking, they were supposed to be rusty, but they played OK. But then, in the second period, they let their guard down. They slid. They forgot how to read situations. Now it may seem silly to some people that would happen to a team after a whole season, but 10 days off is a long time when an organization is thrown into a pressure situation like the Stanley Cup finals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2002 | CARA MIA DiMASSA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine-year-old Cierra Walden, who was abducted by her mentally disturbed mother from a foster care facility on Wednesday, was recovered Saturday in San Diego County by California Highway Patrol officers acting on an Amber alert tip. According to a CHP spokesman, Steve Lopez, two men, one of them an off-duty corrections officer, spotted a blue Hyundai Accent about 8 a.m. at the Buckman Springs Rest Stop on Interstate 8.
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