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January 19, 1992
I enjoyed the article "Out There." However, the title page has a picture of a saguaro cactus, a plant found almost exclusively in Arizona. I hope readers heading for Highway 62 don't expect to see lots of them. DAVID W. HASSLER Pasadena Editor's note: Like many denizens of the Mojave Desert, the saguaro cactus was introduced to the area and thrived. The photographer found this saguaro had adapted nicely along Highway 62, far from its Arizona home.
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NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
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.)
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NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
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.)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By August Brown
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2012 | Jessica Gelt
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1995
Old Tucson was more than a movie studio and the recent fire (April 26) destroyed more than just buildings. Old Tucson's location amid splendid saguaro cacti and classic Southwest scenery allowed generations of Americans to experience the Old West--at least as portrayed in the classic American Westerns filmed there. We in Los Angeles once shared that Western movie-making experience in the now long gone Corriganville. I earnestly hope that Old Tucson will be restored, not just to make more movies but also to be a place where movie-making myth and actual Western reality form indelible impressions in the memories of future generations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1993 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By August Brown
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.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2009 | By Ashley Powers
Steve Bowdoin can't hide presents under the teddy-bear cholla cactuses, at least not without getting pricked. He can't hang bulbs on the golden barrels or top the agave plants with stars. The 32-foot-tall saguaro cactus nicknamed "Grandpa" is magnificent, but it can't anchor a family room on Christmas morning. That's OK. Unlike the pines and Douglas firs bedecking most casinos and malls here -- including a 109-foot wonder that's among the nation's tallest -- Bowdoin's holiday display actually embraces the arid Mojave: three acres with 300 species of desert plants wrapped in half a million twinkling lights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2012 | By Julie Cart, Los Angeles Times
House Republicans are backing legislation in Congress to give the Department of Homeland Security control of more than 50 national parks and forests within 100 miles of the U.S. borders. The legislation involves a sweep of land along the frontier with Canada and Mexico, but exempts state land, private property and federal holdings used for mining, livestock grazing and timber harvesting. The new authority would carve through 54 national parks, including Joshua Tree, Saguaro, Acadia and Glacier.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2012 | Jessica Gelt
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.
NEWS
April 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Th e Black Keys , Radiohead, the Shins, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and a ton of other bands are featured at this year's outdoors concerts starting this weekend. The Saguaro hotel in nearby Palm Springs puts you close to the action and has a $199 room rate that comes with exclusive pool-side music parties in a kind of mini-Coachella celebration. The deal: The Saguaro , a relative newcomer to the Joie de Vivre chain of hotels, will host Desert Weekender parties 1-6 p.m. featuring DJs such as KCRW's Jason Bentley of "Morning Becomes Eclectic," live performances by Nosaj Thing, Tokimonsta and other bands, plus free food goodies too. The rate requires a two-night minimum stay during the weekends of the Coachella fest.
NEWS
November 29, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The newest thing in the desert might be the Saguaro, a hotel brand based on -- what else? -- the colors and casual style of the Southwest. One opened this month in Scottsdale, Ariz., and a second is to open in Palm Springs in February as a redo of the former Holiday Inn at Sunrise Way and East Palm Canyon Drive. The concept was developed by Sydell Group, and boutique hotel operator Joie de Vivre has been tapped to manage the new brand. For the record, 10:45 a.m. Dec. 1: An earlier version of this post said Sydell Group was the creative force behind Ace hotels in Palm Springs and New York.
NATIONAL
January 11, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
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.
NATIONAL
December 25, 2009 | By Ashley Powers
Steve Bowdoin can't hide presents under the teddy-bear cholla cactuses, at least not without getting pricked. He can't hang bulbs on the golden barrels or top the agave plants with stars. The 32-foot-tall saguaro cactus nicknamed "Grandpa" is magnificent, but it can't anchor a family room on Christmas morning. That's OK. Unlike the pines and Douglas firs bedecking most casinos and malls here -- including a 109-foot wonder that's among the nation's tallest -- Bowdoin's holiday display actually embraces the arid Mojave: three acres with 300 species of desert plants wrapped in half a million twinkling lights.
NATIONAL
January 11, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
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.
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | BOB SECTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the "cactus cops" caught up with Guadalupe Falcon last year, he and four other men were hacking away at the bottom of a gangly, twin-armed saguaro on federal land near a remote gravel mine east of town. A white Ford pickup with the logo of a local cactus dealer was parked a few feet away.
NEWS
September 20, 2005 | KEN LAMBERTON, Ken Lamberton is the author of "Chiricahua Mountains: Bridging the Borders of Wildness."
THE SAND SUCKS ME IN to my knees where I step, my boots dropping deeply into some kangaroo rat's living room. The scent of blooming primrose and verbena burdens an evening breeze, rose-sweet and heady, a contradiction in this desert place where El Camino del Diablo -- the Devil's Highway -- slashes across the underbelly of Arizona's Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.
NEWS
August 31, 2000 | From Associated Press
Some good news on a thorny issue: The saguaro cactus population, at least in Saguaro National Park, is soaring. Park researchers have found a hefty increase in new plants over the past decade. They estimate that the total number has risen from less than a million to an estimated 1.62 million saguaros today. But they caution that that doesn't necessarily translate to similar gains all across southern Arizona.
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