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June 8, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Scrape the bugs off your windshield and check your radiator coolant because the next few months are stacking up to be one of the top summers for road trips in years. With consumer confidence up, fuel prices down and frustration over airline fees growing, Americans are expected to hit the road in big numbers over the next few months, rolling to such hot spots as Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe. Travel experts and surveys conducted in the last few weeks point to a season of busy freeways and crowded roadside attractions.
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SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - When Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Wednesday night about the chances of J.J. Redick returning to play with the team on this trip, Rivers left the assembled media confused with his answers. Redick was on the court shooting before the Clippers played the New Orleans Pelicans, but he still missed his 21st consecutive game because of a bulging disk in his back. Redick will be with the Clippers on the entire five-game trip and Rivers was asked if he would play.
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TRAVEL
June 22, 2013
To keep everyone entertained on a car trip, take a list of songs with lyrics. It's a fun way to make the time pass. Ruth Kramer Ziony Los Feliz Take jars of peanut butter and jelly on international trips. Good local bread is always enhanced by a little PB&J on the road. And we've concocted berry syrup out of jam when we made French toast one morning in Tuscany. Debbie Musser La Habra Take an extra pair of socks for long flights. Your feet tend to swell when you fly so plan to take off your shoes and stretch your toes during a long flight.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers lost for the 12th time in their last 13 games, falling to the Suns in Phoenix on Wednesday night, 121-114. Nick Young was ejected in the second quarter after getting floored by a flagrant foul from Alex Len, who was ejected as well. Young seemingly threw a punch or two -- arguably forearm shoves -- that will likely lead to a suspension. Without their leading scorer, the Lakers still managed to generate more than 110 points.  Defense remained the issue as Phoenix scored 67 points in the second half.
TRAVEL
August 4, 2013
Regarding "Packing to Avoid Extra Fees" by Ellise Pierce (More for Your Money, July 21): Ridiculous article that makes a simple subject far too complicated. Below is my time-honored list of what a well-dressed woman needs for a month in a temperate climate. I always travel in early spring or late fall when the leaves are off the trees, thus affording an excellent view of the architecture. Only coat required is a raincoat with an attached hood. Then you need one pair of slacks, one skirt, one jumper or dress, one vest, five tops (one matches the skirt and the slacks and the others are turtlenecks or mock turtles in optional colors or stripes)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times
From inside the rocket-shaped time capsule of a silver 1949 Hudson Super Six, West Hollywood looked astonishingly modern to Brazilian director Walter Salles. Salles, who has devoted the last eight years to adapting Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" for the screen, rode past men holding hands on Santa Monica Boulevard, past the green neon signs of shops selling medicinal marijuana, past a Starbucks - and another Starbucks - and another Starbucks. It was a streetscape that would have been unimaginable in Kerouac's time - both in the freedoms of the passersby and the homogeneity of the businesses.
NEWS
April 22, 1999 | CHARLES SOLOMON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In his introductory essay to this handsome photo study, Phil Patton states: "Like television, American highways are a national network, a mass medium. Driving, in fact, has been studied by psychologists as a process not unlike watching television. . . . [Highways] have often rolled, like some gigantic version of the machines that built them, through cities, splitting communities into ghettos, displacing people, and crushing the intimacies of old cities."
TRAVEL
August 19, 2007 | Susan Spano, Times Staff Writer
Once travelers reach Lhasa, the options for sightseeing on the Tibetan Plateau are almost as dizzying as the altitude. Agencies in seemingly every hotel offer road trips to formerly isolated places, such as sacred Mt. Kailash and Samye, Tibet's first monastery. You need only a Land Cruiser, the preferred mode of transport on the plateau. The highways are a gift from the Chinese government, which began building roads almost immediately after it occupied the region in 1950.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Time is a key element in Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road. " "We know time," the protagonist Dean Moriarty (based on Kerouac's friend Neal Cassady) mutters throughout the book, an invocation and a prayer. That's important for a couple of reasons: It signals the novel's hunger for new experience, for a way out of the conformist pieties of post-World War II America, and also Kerouac's desire to stare down the mortality that he feared. In some sense, this is the key to all his writing, the idea that by mythologizing his life and that of his friends he was somehow placing them all outside of time.
TRAVEL
May 2, 2010 | By Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times
If you're packing for a trip, save yourself a headache or two and visit Pitstopsforkids.com before you zip up that last bag and throw it in the car. What's hot: This travel resource is written for parents by parents, because who knows better than a parent when a kid's naughty alter ego might emerge? Pit Stops for Kids is not just for road trips. The site reviews airport play spaces, parks besides and kid-friendly motels and restaurants you would encounter on the interstate.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Maybe it was a bit of hyperbole from Chris Paul about the importance of game No. 25 out of the 82 scheduled for the Clippers. But his point was well taken. The Clippers are 3-3 on this seven-game trip that concludes with a game Saturday night against the Washington Wizards. The Clippers want to return home from the 13-day trip having gone 4-3 and not 3-4. And that's why Paul made such a bold statement. “It's early in the season,” he said after the Clippers' 102-93 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, “but it's a must-win for us [against the Wizards]
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
In "Sake Bomb," twentysomething video blogger Sebastian (Eugene Kim) has a problem few film characters ever face: a sense of relentless, righteous rage for which there is no simple solution. For Sebastian, life as an Asian American male is one of perpetual defense against silent accusations of foreignness, meek quietness and - the one that really stings - small genitalia. To disabuse the world (or at least his 10 subscribers) of such stereotypes, he bleats the concepts of Asian American Studies 101 over the Internet.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks on Monday sent center Saku Koivu and goalie Viktor Fasth home to Anaheim for evaluation and treatment of their injuries. Koivu was knocked out in Sunday's 4-3 victory at Columbus - the fourth game of the Ducks' eight-game road trip that continues through Nov. 4. Late in the second period, Koivu was struck by Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky after passing a puck into the Blue Jackets' zone. Koivu had to be helped from the ice and didn't return; Dubinsky was ejected. The NHL protocol for a player who is knocked unconscious is to have the player undergo medical evaluation and follow-up tests as Ducks forward Dustin Penner was after being knocked out by Colorado's Ryan Garbutt on Oct. 20, returning to the team for Sunday's game.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
The Muslims are coming! The Muslims are coming! Directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah and a lineup of fellow Muslim American comedians hit the road in this documentary that follows their stand-up tour throughout the American Southeast and West. When they're not performing some actually pretty edgy material, they're setting up public stunts like "Ask a Muslim," "Name That Religion" and "Hug a Muslim. " Their goal is to introduce "Muzzies" - real American Muzzies, not just the scary, hateful, jihadist versions you see on TV - and help tone down some of the Islamophobic rhetoric they encounter every day. Along the way, "The Muslims Are Coming!"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Let's start with the story behind "We're the Millers," the new comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The writers of the very funny "Wedding Crashers," Bob Fisher and Steve Faber, came up with the idea and wrote the first drafts of "The Millers," about a small-time drug dealer who uses a fake family as cover for one major score. Sean Anders and John Morris, who crafted "Hot Tub Time Machine" - also funny, also raunchy - finished the script. What's mystifying is why anyone thought combining these two writing teams' sensibilities made sense.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 5, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - When Jennifer Aniston heard last month that Jason Sudeikis was exiting "Saturday Night Live," she sent the comic actor a text. "So sad you're leaving - selfishly - but good for you. An enormous life awaits," she wrote. Her advice in person was a little more portentous. "Brace yourself for what the next year will feel like," the actress said to Sudeikis as she sipped coffee with him at a downtown hotel last week. Aniston had retired her own signature persona, "Friends" mainstay Rachel Green, after more than a decade, and she knew there was a tendency to underestimate the feelings involved.
NEWS
April 20, 2013 | By Judi Dash
The Tidy Table Tray plus Flexi-Diner looks like a giant clipboard, except the clip is on the bottom instead of the top, and it holds food instead of papers. The Tidy Table is a highchair tray, minus the highchair. The large pressure clip on its underside grabs firmly onto pretty much any tabletop. A removable insert fits over the tray, lifting out for a quick washing without having to remove the whole tray. The insert has an extended lip that helps keep spills off your child's lap and compartments in the insert hold a cup and slidable things such as peas and snacks.
OPINION
August 11, 2002 | STEVE SMITH, Steve Smith is a freelance writer who lives in Costa Mesa.
Over the years, my wife and I have found summer road trips to be a good time to measure our children's progress. Away from the pressures of school and friends, our kids let their hair down and their real personalities emerge. The bickering ceases and they slow down, think more and talk in paragraphs. On a recent long-weekend trip to Mammoth Lakes, we took Highway 395 and went through Kramer Junction and Lone Pine.
TRAVEL
August 4, 2013
Regarding "Packing to Avoid Extra Fees" by Ellise Pierce (More for Your Money, July 21): Ridiculous article that makes a simple subject far too complicated. Below is my time-honored list of what a well-dressed woman needs for a month in a temperate climate. I always travel in early spring or late fall when the leaves are off the trees, thus affording an excellent view of the architecture. Only coat required is a raincoat with an attached hood. Then you need one pair of slacks, one skirt, one jumper or dress, one vest, five tops (one matches the skirt and the slacks and the others are turtlenecks or mock turtles in optional colors or stripes)
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
In the next two episodes of the  second season of "Road Trip with G. Garvin" on the Cooking Channel, the star of the series, former L.A. chef G. (Gerry) Garvin (Reign, Kass Bah, Morton's and his own G. Garvin's) will be showing off a handful of Los Angeles area restaurants with Southern roots or accents. Actually, Garvin is not quite sure about the adjective “former.” True, he did go back to Atlanta a year and a half ago, and he does have a restaurant, Low Country Cooking by G. Garvin , at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport there.
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