CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1993 |
Stella Tucker welcomes the occasional outsider to her saguaro camp, a jumble of cots and cooking paraphernalia around a lean-to of tar paper and plywood. She leads the way through a stand of saguaros, stepping carefully among withered brittlebrush and shin-threatening cholla cacti. It's over 100 degrees at 6 a.m. and climbing toward the day's high of 110. For protection, she wears sneakers, a baseball cap, long cotton pants and a faded flannel shirt flapping open over her T-shirt.
June 26, 2013 |
Did you have such a good time at EDC that you're not quite ready to come home to L.A. yet? Well go ahead and book your next eastbound rave vacation at the Saguaro, Curve or Caliente Tropics in August. The three hotels - all recent additions or revamps on the Coachella mod-hospitality scene - are teaming up for Splash House , a series of underground-y dance music pool parties. The artists performing sets during the Aug. 10-11 fest include crossover house and electro-pop stars such as Neon Indian, Bag Raiders, Juan MacLean, Poolside, Miami Horror, Plastic Plates, Viceroy and others.
June 23, 1985
Every Sunday I look forward to complete escape and relaxation reading the Home section. Your April 28 issue depicted an interior, "Putting It All Together," that I found impractical and cluttered. I assumed that that was "professional" interior decorating. It looks like what one might find in a curio shop in Arizona, not in a home. Can you imagine attempting to reach the table setting without tripping over the driftwood? And if you were unable to fall graciously on the cushions, you'd find yourself impaled and wrapped around a saguaro cactus plant.
April 13, 2012 |
Trying to keep up with the party scene at Coachella is like trying to keep track of Snoop Dogg's Twitter feed. He's got 7 million followers and more than 9,000 tweets and you've got, like, 10 million parties to go to in the next two weekends. You'll be hopping from pool to pool in your finest gold lame swimsuit from the moment you arrive in the heat of Indio on Friday until the Doggfather and Dr. Dre close down the main stage at the end of the festival on Sunday night 10 days later.
January 11, 2011 |
The house on Soledad Avenue is comfortably in sync with the Sonoran desert, landscaped with cholla, nopal and saguaro cactus and mesquite. But since Saturday, the family home of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has been swarmed by investigators and news media. Loughner's parents, Randy and Amy Loughner, have kept out of the public eye since their son was apprehended at the scene and even skipped their son's first court appearance on Monday. In their first public comments, the Loughner family released a one-paragraph statement Tuesday distributed by aides to their son's public defender, Judy Clarke.
December 6, 2013 |
The Line hotel, a fashion-forward new hotel at 3515 Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown, will kick off a “soft opening” on Jan. 1 with rates of $168 nightly. Before you rush to book -- and from the looks of the hotel's website , it is tempting to rush -- bear in mind that the place isn't finished. In January, while those discounts are offered, the hotel's two restaurants-to-be, nightclub and pool won't be open. In fact, there may be some construction on site. (The hotel's opening has been delayed a few times.)