CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2009 |
Investigators said Thursday they have interviewed two victims injured Tuesday during a shooting rampage at a Korean religious retreat near Temecula but have not yet established a motive for the violence that left one dead and four injured, including the gunman. Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman Dennis Gutierrez said deputies interviewed Joseph Kim, 69, and his wife, Julina, 65, who both suffered "significant facial trauma" during a violent struggle with John Chong, the retreat's handyman, who is accused of attacking them shortly after shooting two other people at the Kkottongnae site.
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, www.oldcrockerinn.com. Doubles from $130. Dawn Seltzer Glendale
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2010 |
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...
April 7, 2009 |
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.
September 4, 2011 |
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.
February 28, 2013 |
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.
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1985
I can't help but believe that the voters of Los Angeles made the correct choice on Proposition 1. It became particularly evident when one reads comments from Chief Daryl F. Gates, which were phoned in from the "retreat for high ranking officers of the Police Department" in Oxnard. I'll just bet, even without looking, who paid for this retreat. What a good and useful way to spend tax money. HARVEY PULLIAM-KRAGER South Pasadena
August 15, 2008 |
Anyone needing a break from all those speeches and protests at the Democratic National Convention in Denver can find solace through some riverside meditation and yoga. Meditate '08 is a six-day retreat on the banks of the South Platte River coinciding with the convention. Its organizers aim to give delegates, candidates, demonstrators and locals a chance to reconnect with their inner selves. Even though some might think the idea "trippy," retreat co-chair Don Morreale said that it would counter "angry energy" emanating from protests.
October 11, 2008 |
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.