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February 21, 2010
CALIFORNIA Hilly haven The 19th century hunting retreat up in the hills north of Healdsburg offers stunning views, luxurious lodge rooms and cottages, sumptuous breakfasts, and extremely kind and accommodating innkeepers. Old Crocker Inn, 1126 Old Crocker Inn Road, Cloverdale; (800) 716-2007, Doubles from $130. Dawn Seltzer Glendale
February 8, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
The American Redoubt: It lies in the rural high country of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, eastern Washington and Oregon. For a growing number of people, it's the designated point of retreat when the American economy hits the fan. When banks fail, the government declares martial law, the power grid goes down. When warming oceans flood the coasts and a resurgent Russia takes out targets on the Eastern Seaboard. Though white separatists for years have called for a racial homeland in the inland Pacific Northwest, an even bigger movement of survivalists, Christian fundamentalists and political doomsayers is fueling the idea of a defensible retreat in the high country west of the Rockies.
February 23, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
A Palm Springs estate built in 1977 for Oscar-winning actor William Holden has come on the market at $5.5 million. Sitting on 2.5 acres in the gated Southridge neighborhood, the 8,000-square-foot desert retreat has mountain and city light views, custom-carved double entry doors, high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a master bedroom suite with dual fireplaces, a 36-foot-long walk-in closet, a TV area, a sunken terrazzo spa tub and an...
September 4, 2011 | By Anne Hurley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Betty MacDonald Farm is still everything its first owner described in her memoir "Onions in the Stew": a beautiful retreat with a breathtaking view of Puget Sound, lush fruit trees and bald eagles nesting just outside the windows. The farm in the 1940s and '50s was the ideal spot for MacDonald to raise two daughters while cranking out bestselling books that detailed, with a contemporary comedic sense, every step, and misstep, that led her here. Happily for the legion of MacDonald fans - and for nature lovers visiting nearby Seattle - the farm and its grounds are largely as she and her second husband, Don, left it when they moved to Carmel in the 1950s.
April 7, 2009 | Roger Vincent
Shamed by images of wealthy corporateers cavorting at the expense of ordinary people, U.S. companies canceled an estimated $1 billion worth of conferences in the first two months of this year and trimmed back on others. Hoteliers are calling it "the AIG effect," after the insurance company that took a public drubbing for spending freely on corporate perks despite its financial turmoil.
March 5, 2014 | By Tony Barboza, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police quashed a demonstration Wednesday at Inglewood High School after hundreds of students attempted to walk out of their classrooms in protest of school administrators, authorities said. Dozens of officers responded to a disturbance call from the school at 231 S. Grevillea Ave. about 1 p.m., Inglewood Police Lt. Jacqueline Layne said. KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported the students were upset over a news report that the financially troubled Inglewood Unified School District recently sent principals and administrators to a retreat at a luxury hotel in La Jolla at a cost of more than $38,000.
February 28, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Tassajara Mountain Zen Center lies at the end of a 14-mile drive down a dirt track near a Central California town few people know  (Jamesburg). And that's the point: The remote inland setting in the Santa Lucia Mountains about 25 miles south of Big Sur provides an ideal  place to shut out the daily grind and unplug. When monks aren't being trained at the center, which was founded in 1967, Tassajara opens its doors each year to vacationers and guests. Last year 5,200 people came to engage in a retreat, meditate, do yoga, go hiking in the surrounding Ventana Wilderness, dip in the nearby hot springs, eat at the center's  vegetarian kitchen and reconnect with nature and themselves.
October 11, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
More than 99% of Alaska's large glaciers are in retreat or thinning, a new book by the U.S. Geological Survey says. Glaciers in nearly every mountain range and island group are experiencing "significant retreat, thinning or stagnation," particularly those at lower elevations, according to "The Glaciers of Alaska," the agency said Monday. About 5% of Alaska is covered by more than 100,000 glaciers. Those at elevations below 4,900 feet are retreating the most. Some glaciers at higher attitudes, where temperatures are lower, have expanded.
June 11, 1988
Isn't it about time the Singing Cowboy instructed his Anaheim Stadium organist to start playing "Retreat" instead of "Charge?" LEAH WILSON San Pedro
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