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July 23, 1995
Justin and Sara weren't the only babes in the woods on the RV Weekend Escape to Morro Bay ("Park Place," June 11). Their parents rented an RV, acknowledged that it came with a refrigerator and microwave oven, but spent $80 on dinner at a restaurant. How long would it have taken to prepare a simple meal? Hooking up after dark was avoidable if they had gone directly to the campground. They might also have considered that the RV was a self-contained vehicle--so it wasn't really necessary to hook anything up until the next morning, assuming they filled the fresh-water tank.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
Is a real-life friendship less meaningful than a Facebook friendship? If a judge discloses that a lawyer who comes before him on a case is a friend, but fails to say that he and the lawyer are Facebook "friends," has the judge hidden important information? What about if the judge makes a single, non-legal comment on the attorney's Facebook page at some point before the conclusion of the case? Does that mean he has lost the ability to be impartial? Yes, say attorneys for Paul Evert's Country RV in Fresno, who have called into question the impartiality of Fresno County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton, who slapped Paul Evert and two of his employees with a multimillion-dollar defamation judgment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A driver allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after crashing into a parked recreational vehicle on the side of a road and crushing a man working underneath the RV, Orange County prosecutors said. Marco Vinicio Morales, 50, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | By Patt Morrison
In the 1960s and '70s, as Americans argued over legalizing abortion, supporters of abortion rights sometimes held coat hangers aloft as an eloquent, grisly reminder that desperate women used them - and other methods --  for horrific, sometimes fatal self-induced illegal abortions. In an April 1969 demonstration by more than 300,000 protesters in Washington, marchers wore coat hangers around their necks and held signs reading, “Never again.” Maybe that symbol has faded from memory after 40 years of legal abortion, but not everyone's forgotten.
TRAVEL
October 27, 2002
Regarding "Behind the wheel of the RV craze" (On a Budget, Oct. 13): No doubt RVs are a delightful way to travel, but are they as economical as Arthur Frommer suggests? I asked some RVers in my area and none agrees. A typical RV gets 6 to 10 miles per gallon. With gasoline prices at $1.45 a gallon or more, the cost adds up fast. Some spend as much as $3,000 a month on the road. It's easier for me to fly and drive and, I think, just as economical. Lutz E. Moeckel Garden Grove Either Frommer did no research before writing the article on RVs or it was ghostwritten by an intern.
OPINION
April 4, 2009
Re "The RV: Going the way of the dinosaur?" March 29 The recreation vehicle industry has been hit hard by the economy, but we believe better days are ahead -- not behind us, as The Times' article suggests. You create the impression that all RVs are high-end motor homes, when in fact 80% of the market consists of towable RVs that average $23,000 retail. You ignore how RV manufacturers are adapting by producing lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles. New models include the first-ever RV hybrids, ultra-light composite trailers and green technologies such as fuel cells and solar panels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1992
Opponents of the proposed RV resort at Port Hueneme Beach have greatly distorted facts in an attempt to prevent approval of the resort. Recent press coverage stated that the Sierra Club, among other groups, was fencing off areas of Ormond and Hueneme Beach to protect the nesting areas of the Least Tern. No area of Hueneme Beach (including proposed RV site) was fenced. The area fenced was at Ormond Beach, a distance from the Port Hueneme city limits. Was it coincidental the groups chose this particular time to publicize the Least Tern?
TRAVEL
February 7, 2010 | By Tom Gorman
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier. "Come visit us," she said. "And rent a mobi and travel around," the boyfriend added. "It'll be cheaper than hotels and restaurants." "I'll come too," Cassie said. The last time Cassie joined my wife, Jeanne, and me on a camping trip she dismissed it as uncivilized and swore her allegiance to resorts.
TRAVEL
December 3, 2006
THE cartoonish illustrations in the Travel section ["Travel Turkeys," Nov. 19] are an insult to the intelligence of your readers and make the section look like a chick-lit novel. A travel section should have photographs of travel destinations to entice readers to visit the area or vicariously enjoy the author's trip. CHARLOTTE LOBB Torrance WHY would someone with no experience driving an RV, much less one that is 37 feet long, without informing his family of his plans, and apparently lacking the sense to use a Woodall's or other directory for RV campgrounds and amenities, even consider such an inane trip ["37 Feet of Sheer Agony," Nov. 19]
NATIONAL
February 4, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
We were someplace outside San Antonio, crossing the high plains of West Texas in a rented RV the size of a city bus, when the winter storm took hold. On the radio, a forgotten Buck Owens rendition of "Truck Drivin' Man" filled the darkness. Then the news flash: Snow and high winds had closed Interstate 10, not far down the road. We had a deadline, so we kept moving. As we gassed up in Sonora, the first flakes began to fall - scouts for an oncoming army. Soon a blizzard blew horizontally, blanketing the highway.
BUSINESS
December 15, 2013 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: Both of our sons, ages 63 and 59, are currently unemployed. We are 93 and self-supporting with Social Security and my retirement benefits. We live in our own home and are able to handle all our expenses, even though my wife requires a companion for 12 hours each day. I believe we should financially aid both sons, to the limit of our ability, but my wife disagrees. They are the two main beneficiaries of our estate. Each one is scheduled to receive about $40,000 upon our deaths.
NEWS
August 29, 2013
Sell your boat, RV, airplane, etc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
A driver allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine has been charged with vehicular manslaughter after crashing into a parked recreational vehicle on the side of a road and crushing a man working underneath the RV, Orange County prosecutors said. Marco Vinicio Morales, 50, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2013 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
We were someplace outside San Antonio, crossing the high plains of West Texas in a rented RV the size of a city bus, when the winter storm took hold. On the radio, a forgotten Buck Owens rendition of "Truck Drivin' Man" filled the darkness. Then the news flash: Snow and high winds had closed Interstate 10, not far down the road. We had a deadline, so we kept moving. As we gassed up in Sonora, the first flakes began to fall - scouts for an oncoming army. Soon a blizzard blew horizontally, blanketing the highway.
BUSINESS
May 18, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Winnebago Industries Inc., maker of the cult favorite recreational vehicles, reviewed and rejected an unsolicited $321.5 million takeover bid from a private equity firm Friday. In a letter , North Street Capital offered $11 per share in cash for Winnebago - a 29% premium over the Iowa company's Thursday close. But Winnebago said in a statement that the letter didn't have “sufficient information to deem the offer as credible” and that the proposal was conditional upon further due diligence and negotiation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2012 | Ann M. Simmons
Eager to live in an upscale neighborhood without paying rent or buying a home, Remy Martin Foster said he hit on the perfect solution: He bought an RV. "Mathematically it made the most sense," the unemployed 29-year-old said. "It was the best financial move I ever made. I started saving money immediately. " Trouble is, living in a vehicle on public streets is illegal. Ever since Foster began parking his camper on residential streets, first in Hollywood and then in the San Fernando Valley, the motor home dweller has been rousted from one spot to the next by annoyed neighbors and police.
NEWS
August 29, 2013
Sell your boat, RV, airplane, etc.
NEWS
March 25, 2014 | By Patt Morrison
In the 1960s and '70s, as Americans argued over legalizing abortion, supporters of abortion rights sometimes held coat hangers aloft as an eloquent, grisly reminder that desperate women used them - and other methods --  for horrific, sometimes fatal self-induced illegal abortions. In an April 1969 demonstration by more than 300,000 protesters in Washington, marchers wore coat hangers around their necks and held signs reading, “Never again.” Maybe that symbol has faded from memory after 40 years of legal abortion, but not everyone's forgotten.
TRAVEL
February 12, 2012
WESTERN ARIZONA London Bridge, Lake Havasu. If the Grand Canyon is the granddaddy of Arizona attractions, London Bridge is the prince. The span, which traces its royal roots to 1831 England, was purchased in 1971 for $2.4 million, but shipping was more than $4 million. A look at this blocky bridge is unaffecting, but when you walk it, you have to wonder in whose footsteps you're following -- Charles Dickens? Jack the Ripper? (928) 855-5655, www.golakehavasu.com CH Castle Dome Mines Museum.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2012 | By E. Scott Reckard and David Pierson
Winston Chung came to Southern California two years ago like a standard-bearer for the new China, a wealthy Hong Kong entrepreneur with visions of creating an electric vehicle industry by reviving struggling manufacturing firms. Some dreams rolled out as planned. The battery scientist and clean-energy promoter bought control of four Southland specialty vehicle makers. UC Riverside renamed a building as Winston Chung Hall, saying that the $13 million he provided for green power research was the biggest donation in campus history.
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