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January 28, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
They are called snow rollers and they look like something out of a Stephen King travel guide to the Arctic Circle -- weird, cylindrical snow formations created in the middle of nowhere without the benefit of human touch. And the sight of them provides more evidence of the strange winter weather that's sweeping the country, threatening snow in the Sun Belt, thrusting Minnesota temperatures even further below zero than usual and menacing the Super Bowl during its own rare appearance in foul-weather country.
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TRAVEL
April 13, 2014
Vincent Bevins wrote that, "São Paulo was built by immigrants from Italy, Japan, Portugal and Lebanon, among others... " ["Culture by Day, Partying by Night," March 30]. That is quite an interesting tidbit about the place that received the majority of the slaves shipped to the Americas. I suppose they are the "among others. " John Anderson Chicago Airlines horror story We recently returned from Amman, Jordan, using Air France business class to Paris, and experienced a new level of disservice.
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REAL ESTATE
November 8, 1987 | Dale Baldwin
Question: Do you know where I can get parts for my 25-year-old K-Line aluminum windows? The rollers need replacement. I've tried numerous hardware stores and none carries K-Line replacement parts. Answer: The K-Line company is no longer in business, but replacement rollers and other parts may still be available, according to Allen Lowith of Lowith Metal Window Co., North Hollywood. If you send him an old roller, he'll be glad to check on the availability of replacement rollers.
NEWS
April 10, 2014 | By Brady MacDonald
A small amusement park in the shadows of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm will introduce a first-of-its-kind ride in the United States that has already caught the attention of roller coaster enthusiasts. The $2-million Rewind Racers set to debut this summer at Anaheim's Adventure City will be the first family shuttle coaster built in North America by Germany-based Gerstlauer Amusement Rides. Photos: Rewind Racers roller coaster at Anaheim's Adventure City Adventure City is already expected to be a stop on the 2015 West Coast Tour for Theme Park Review, a coaster enthusiast website that coordinates cross-country road trips to theme parks around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1989
The Rolling Stones are on tour with Living Colour. It goes to show they're not afraid to follow rough & tumble rock 'n' rollers fresh out of the gate. Then, when they hit L.A., Guns N' Roses will join them. The Jagger/Richard outfit is willing to demonstrate its chops by performing after the band that many think is the top of the heap in today's turbo-rock. You can't accuse the Stones of building a plexiglass bubble to protect themselves. PAUL DePASQUALE Cerritos
NEWS
November 7, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Nobu, the boutique hotel-within-a-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, is about to get even more stylish -- if that's possible -- when Nobu Villa opens atop it next year. The 10,300-square-foot Nobu Villa will crown the 181-room Nobu hotel, which is housed inside Caesar's Palace . The views from Nobu Villa will include Las Vegas ' various resorts and the High Roller, one of the world's tallest Ferris wheels that's being built directly across Las Vegas Boulevard. Unlike other ultra-private villas in Vegas designated for high rollers and other invited guests, Nobu Villa will be available to anyone whose pockets are deep enough (prices haven't been announced)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1985 | ANDY ROSE, Times Staff Writer
The operators of an Irvine Lake drag-boat race which cost the life of a 9-year-old girl may have their permit revoked because of what the county contends was an unauthorized change in the race course. "They went ahead and reversed the doggone direction of the race," said Supervisor Bruce Nestande, who on Monday had called for a ban on further races. He said he will call for revocation of the permit for future racing dates at today's Board of Supervisors meeting.
NEWS
February 25, 1994 | DEBRA GENDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While the rest of you were home watching the Winter Olympics, some of us had to work. Don't think it isn't exhausting, separating the totally cool from the just plain cool. Especially at what had to be the ne plus ultra of fashion events--Tuesday night's Vogue magazine-Neiman Marcus party for Anne Klein designer Richard Tyler. The dress code for women was complicated, but we narrowed it to four looks: the pantsuit, the slip dress (short and long), the cocktail dress and the leather look.
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | GEORGE SKELTON, Times Sacramento Bureau Chief
Striking back at state Supt. of Public Instruction Bill Honig's attacks on his budget proposal, Gov. George Deukmejian Wednesday lumped Honig in with what he called the capital's irresponsible, demagogic snake-oil salesmen. Deukmejian also used such unflattering terms as "high roller" and "budget buster" to describe Honig and other critics of the $39-billion state spending plan he proposed last week for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
IMAGE
January 16, 2011 | By Alexandra Drosu, Special to the Los Angeles Times
There are more than 7,000 miles between Los Angeles and Beirut but when it comes to beauty, distance is meaningless. In a sophisticated world of technology and travel, beauty trends in one international style capital can influence those in others around the globe. Here's what experts predict will be on-trend in five stylish cities this year, along with tips on how to adopt the looks here at home. Beirut Originally from Beirut, hairstylist Ouidad has seen the women of her country battle their naturally wavy hair.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
The world of Christian pop music gets the "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" treatment in the clever, consistently amusing mockumentary "Jesus People. " The film, an offshoot of a Web series made popular on FunnyOrDie.com, brings together a deft comedic cast (including six of the series' original actors) who enjoyably sell this tale of the speedy rise and fall of a hapless Christian band named Cross My Heart. Formed under the aegis of the earnest, supposedly dying - and conspicuously bewigged - Pastor Jerry (Joel McCrary)
NEWS
March 31, 2014 | By Jay Jones
The world's tallest Ferris wheel, the appropriately named High Roller, welcomed its first passengers on Monday in Las Vegas. The first tickets were sold for rides beginning at 1 p.m. The 550-foot-tall wheel is the anchor attraction of the Linq , the new entertainment and retail complex directly across Las Vegas Boulevard from Caesars Palace . The 30-minute ride isn't impressive at first because it's alongside undeveloped land behind...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago. Split lips, black eyes, rink rash and bruises are trophies here. "It's not child abuse, it's derby," she once told her mother, who made sure she alerted her daughter's pediatrician about the girl's newfound love for the sport. "There have literally been days where I have been like, 'I must be crazy.' But she just picks herself up and gets back out there," said her mother, Tracy Wolk.
NEWS
February 24, 2014 | Brady MacDonald
A $10-million first-of-its-kind attraction coming to Canada's Wonderland will combine a 4-D interactive dark ride with a roller-coaster track inside the Toronto-area amusement park's decades-old Wonder Mountain centerpiece. Photos: Wonder Mountain's Guardian at Canada's Wonderland Debuting on May 4, Wonder Mountain's Guardian will carry riders up a 60-foot-tall coaster lift hill on the exterior of the man-made mountain before dipping inside a cavern and slowing down for a dark ride experience complete with wind, motion and other special effects.
NATIONAL
January 28, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
They are called snow rollers and they look like something out of a Stephen King travel guide to the Arctic Circle -- weird, cylindrical snow formations created in the middle of nowhere without the benefit of human touch. And the sight of them provides more evidence of the strange winter weather that's sweeping the country, threatening snow in the Sun Belt, thrusting Minnesota temperatures even further below zero than usual and menacing the Super Bowl during its own rare appearance in foul-weather country.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In the midst of television's last golden age, a creepy and effective telling of the infamous Lizzie Borden case blew out the walls of both the TV movie and the historical crime drama. "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" starred Elizabeth Montgomery, who in 1975 was firmly entrenched in American hearts as the sweet-faced, nose-twitching Samantha Stephens from "Bewitched. " To see her as a grimly corseted spinster sweltering under the heat of a New England summer and her family's penny-pinching morality was shocking enough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1987 | Herbert J. Vida
Lynn Sarkisian admits he's afraid of riding in big roller coasters. But he's not afraid to build them, albeit on a miniature scale. "I've been on a couple of real roller coasters," he said, while standing next to his miniature creation, "and I was scared to death." His biggest fright occurred years ago on the old Long Beach roller coaster when he slid off the seat and had to hold on for dear life. "I didn't enjoy the rides then, and I still don't enjoy them," he said.
NEWS
November 30, 1988 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Brian Bennett grew up in a three-bedroom house with seven brothers and sisters on a fading stretch of West Florence Avenue in South-Central Los Angeles. By the time he was 22, he was paying his rent in a fashionable apartment complex off Wilshire Boulevard with $100 bills and doing business from Detroit to Denmark, where, according to federal investigators, he once ran up an $11,000 hotel bill in four days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown stepped out from behind the podium holding a green marker, ready to assume the role of professor. As he laid out his new budget plan, he circled the spot on a chart showing California's budding surplus. Some people think "we should go on a spending binge," he said. He wouldn't do that, Brown said: "We see the lessons of history. " If anyone in the Capitol knows California history, it's the 75-year-old governor serving his second stint in office.
SPORTS
November 29, 2013 | Diane Pucin
That's twice in a row. UCLA went over the century mark again Thursday, beating Nevada, 105-84, in the Las Vegas Invitational at Orleans Arena. On Sunday, the 19th-ranked Bruins trounced Chattanooga, 106-65, in a game at Pauley Pavilion that was also part of this invitational event. UCLA last scored in triple digits twice in a row in 1999. UCLA (6-0) will play Northwestern here at 8:30 p.m. Friday. It has been an early season filled with many easy wins, something Coach Steve Alford said will be changing as he gets more input into the schedule.
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