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November 26, 2009
Critical Mass bike ride Where: Purple Line Metro Station, Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue When: 7 p.m. Friday, ride at 7:30 p.m. sharp Price: Free Contact:
April 27, 2014 | By Veronica Rocha
A cyclist whose right leg was partially amputated after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver near Griffith Park last year said he has a new mission in life. Damian Kevitt was left wounded, but he remains resilient as he works to shed light on a traffic-safety issue plaguing several Los Angeles County cities - hit-and-run collisions. "It's not only about me. An entire city is starting to galvanize around the idea that it's unacceptable to hit and run," he told Times Community News.
November 28, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
Brent Goldman captured the fun and chaos of an illuminated Santa Monica Pier in this photo from Nov. 17. Catching all the elements -- the blur of the spinning ride, the roller coaster cars and the lighted Ferris wheel -- at just the right moment was a challenge, he said, but he was up for it. "My favorite part of the photo was capturing the emotions of the people on the spinning ride. I had to make sure I set my shutter speed appropriately so you could see their expressions, but still see the movement of the ride," he said.
April 24, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before figuring out what to delete from my DVR. The Skinny: The Redskins 2014 schedule came out Wednesday. For the next 4-1/2 months, I can look at it and dream of a 14-2 season. Come September, reality will set in. Thursday's headlines include William Hurt pulling out of the movie "Midnight Rider" and concerns about the FCC's plans for new net neutrality rules . Also, John Oliver gets ready to launch his new HBO show. Daily Dose: A memorial for Lucy Hood, the president of the Television Academy who died this month of cancer, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre at the Academy's North Hollywood headquarters.
March 5, 2009
July 6, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Sonny Barger is not a religious man. But riding motorcycles is "as good a religion as any and probably better than most," says the Hells Angels icon. Meditative and transcendent, motorcycling focuses the mind, he says, and requires devotion. At 71, Barger has spent six decades riding bikes and 53 years as a member of the country's best-known outlaw motorcycle club. Now he's spreading the gospel of two wheels with his sixth book, "Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling, How to Ride the Right Way — for Life," co-written with Darwin Holmstrom.
June 21, 1999
My free subway ride on June 12 from Union Station to Hollywood was exciting. The ride was fast and smooth. The well-lighted tunnel, the attractive subway cars and the modern, clean stations made the ride enjoyable. But arrival in Hollywood was depressing. From the Hollywood Boulevard-Vine Street subway station west to Highland, on Hollywood Boulevard, crummy-looking shops offered tattoos, body piercing, sex paraphernalia and garish merchandise. For me, the boulevard is a wasteland with one oasis, the Musso and Frank Grill.
March 21, 1993
Regarding the article "On the Move" (March 7): Hopefully, the computer systems now in use and those soon to be put into operation will go a long way toward reducing traffic congestion in Los Angeles and Orange counties through computer-controlled traffic signal synchronization, sensors and "smart corridors." All the technology in the world won't help, however, unless more Southern Californians get into car pools, van pools and buses. Share the ride! MARGE HAMILTON Cerritos
March 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride again in "Ride Along 2" on Jan. 15, 2016, Universal Pictures has announced. The follow-up to the hit buddy comedy "Ride Along" will once again debut over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a date that proved successful for the original, which set box office marks when it opened to $48.6 million over the long weekend. Since then, the film has grossed more than $130 million domestically. "Ride Along" stars Hart as a fast-talking security guard trying to prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, a gruff Atlanta cop played by Ice Cube.
May 30, 1995
The Times has missed an exiting story about people raising millions of dollars to help other people here in Los Angeles. Even Mayor Richard Riordan knows of the California AIDS Ride; he has participated in the ride for the past two years by riding the last day of a weeklong bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The Times had a photo (May 21) of sleeping people, referring to the California AIDS Ride event. But, who is Di Barker and why is she so tired? The answer is not merely that she was a rider in this event.
April 24, 2014 | By Brady MacDonald
Don't get your hopes up, Marvel fans. The new Iron Man ride coming to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2016 won't be easily replicated at other Disney theme parks around the world. PHOTOS: Iron Man Experience at Hong Kong Disneyland The $100-million Iron Man Experience will be similar to Star Tours, a simulator ride based on another of Disney's tent-pole properties: Star Wars. Recent updates to the Star Tours attractions at Disneyland in California and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan mean Tony Stark won't be replacing Darth Vader anytime soon.
April 22, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Free rides to and from the airport are hard enough to come by, let alone free rides on demand. Taxi Magic is changing that for customers who use its mobile app to hail a cab in the Los Angeles area this week. Here's how it works: Download the Taxi Magic app (if you haven't already) or sign in to your existing account. Enter the promotion code "TAXIBACK," and you'll receive a $15 credit for your next cab ride. (For those who haven't used it, you pay for fares using the app too.)
April 20, 2014
One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act that President Obama often touts is the limit it places on medical bills: no more than $6,350 annually per insured individual or $12,700 per family. The insurance industry's idea of an "out-of-pocket maximum," however, doesn't deliver on the promise implicit in its name, as I learned when my insurer told me I might owe half of a $54,000 ambulance bill. My coverage from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is exempt from the new limits because it predates the ACA, but it still has annual spending caps.
April 16, 2014 | By Brady MacDonald
A long-overdue renovation of the Calico Mine Ride will introduce state-of-the-art technology to the first major Knott's Berry Farm attraction while preserving the groundbreaking work of a legendary theme park innovator. Photos: Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm After transporting more than a million riders a year over the past half century, the 1960 Calico Mine Ride at the Buena Park theme park is undergoing a complete overhaul that will see the addition of nearly 50 animatronic figures as well as technical and structural upgrades to the seven-story manmade mountain.
April 15, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
What did they do with baby George? The official trip that brought Prince William and wife Catherine to New Zealand this month took a turn for the adventurous Sunday when the couple hopped on a jet-boat journey down the Shotover River. The jet boat ride in Queenstown on the South Island is known for dodging jagged rocks and zipping through narrow canyons during a white-water rush that lasts less than half an hour. The boat travels more than 50 mph on the fast-flowing river. The New Zealand Herald reports that the boat carrying the royal couple shot up the river, made a 180-degree turn for the cameras, and then disappeared into the canyon.
April 12, 2014 | By Noel Murray
Philomena Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99 Available on VOD beginning April 15 One of last year's most heartening box-office success stories, this British melodrama had more financial success and drew more awards attention than one might've expected for a midbudget tear-jerker about a woman trying to find the son she was forced to give up in Ireland in the 1950s. Credit Judi Dench's lead performance as Philomena Lee, a proud woman who's spent decades dealing with the sense of shame she felt as a young unwed mother.
May 3, 2013 | By Hugo Martin, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
After a three-week closure to complete safety work, the popular Space Mountain attraction at Disneyland  in Anaheim reopened Friday evening. Disneyland voluntarily closed the 36-year-old ride April 13 after state regulators investigating the injury of a contract worker found violations related to safety procedures and equipment for maintenance staff. Disney officials said earlier Friday that they could not give an exact date for the reopening of the ride but hope to have it operating over the weekend.
July 3, 2013 | By David Wharton
Now that Lance Armstrong has announced he will take part in a recreational bike ride across Iowa this summer, the question is: How will other cyclists treat him? “I'm well aware my presence is not an easy topic, and so I encourage people if they want to give a high-five, great,” Armstrong told the Des Moines Register . “If you want to shoot me the bird, that's OK, too.” The disgraced cyclist plans to join in the RAGBRAI, an annual weeklong trek that stretches between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
April 11, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
The latest piece in Universal Studios Hollywood's $1.6-billion expansion debuted Friday with dancing, music, speeches by dignitaries and swarms of minions. The theme park's newest attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, was unveiled to the members of the news media and special guests; it opens to the public Saturday. The opening is set to take advantage of the crowds of school-age children and college students vacationing in Southern California during spring break. The ride is based on the characters of the two "Despicable Me" movies, which have grossed about $1.5 billion.
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