April 3, 2013
Disney is plunging back into familiar waters, announcing a November 2015 sequel to "Finding Nemo" titled "Finding Dory. " Enthusiasts of the 2003 finned favorite will recall Dory as the friendly, slightly amnesiac tang voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, who'll return to voice the title character. News of a sequel had been known for some time, but the announcement Tuesday clarifies the focus, title and release date (exact day, Nov. 25). Andrew Stanton, who directed the 2003 hit-cum-animated-Oscar winner, is returning behind the camera.
March 27, 2013 |
Maybe you've eaten at one of Nobu's restaurants or stayed in his signature Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas , but have you ever sailed with the Japanese sushi chef? Here's your chance. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will be mingling and cooking aboard a Black Sea cruise this summer on the Crystal Symphony . For the past two years, he has appeared on one voyage a year with Crystal Cruises , whose ships carry his Silk Road and Sushi Bar restaurants. Nobu will be onboard during the entire 12-day cruise with members of his family.
March 23, 2013 |
Stephen Miller traveled from Dubai to Cape Town, South Africa, in December aboard Oceania's Nautica cruise ship. During a stop in Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania, Miller photographed the sail of a dhow, a traditional sailing vessel common in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. "I have always been fascinated by dhows and their sails ever since I lived in East Africa for one year approximately 40 years ago," he said. The Murrieta resident used an Olympus E-620. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
February 11, 2013 |
BERLIN - It would hardly be fitting if a documentary about the Swedish file-sharing system the Pirate Bay weren't available online, and for free. So as "TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard" premiered Friday night at the Berlin Film Festival, it also became available around the world with the click of a mouse. Director Simon Klose arranged for a simultaneous YouTube launch for his 85-minute film about the Pirate Bay, which has enabled the almost effortless global distribution of music, movies and other (often-copyrighted)
February 10, 2013 |
Sunsets, seafaring and ports of call. This website offers an endless ocean of daydreaming for travelers who can't resist the wide-open sea - or the bikini-clad girls sunning themselves on the ship decks in the pictures. Name: InterSailClub.com What it does: It's a planning and booking platform for chartered sailing vacations. What's hot : I did back flips when I clicked on "Who's on Board?" and up popped a color-coded map of the ship that showed me which berths were available.
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January 7, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Officials on Monday were assessing the damage after an oil tanker crashed into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with initial reports indicating the vessel did not appear to be leaking. The 752-foot Overseas Reymar hit the tower just west of Yerba Buena Island as it headed to sea after delivering cargo, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Lansing said at a news conference. Lansing said fog had diminished visibility at the time of the accident to about a quarter of a mile, but that there are no sight restrictions on vessels passing under the bridge in that location.
December 4, 2012 |
When it comes to travel, especially involving something as pricey as a cruise, it's wise to take precautions. You never know when you may have to cancel your trip. Bill and Sally Mathews paid $1,140 for travel insurance as part of about $12,600 they plunked down in March for a July cruise along the Danube River with Grand Circle Cruise Line. "We've never had to use travel insurance," Bill Mathews, 85, of Redondo Beach told me. "It just always seems like a good idea to have it. We travel a lot. " This time, it turned out, the insurance was a good investment - or it would have been had the insurer, Trip Mate, made good on its policy right away.
November 27, 2012 |
Nature lovers waiting for their ship to come in might enjoy sailing into the Baja California sunset aboard the Safari Endeavour, an 86-passenger yacht-style boat that in December will begin cruising the islands of Mexico 's Gulf of California. The InnerSea Discoveries ship, which is new to Baja, was renovated this year and will sail a new itinerary that includes a stop in Loreto, plus stops at Isla Espiritu Santo, Los Islotes and Isla San Francisco and Bahia Agua Verde.
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October 17, 2012 |
A plan to provide official photo identification cards for illegal immigrants moved easily through a Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday with an array of supporters lauding it as a practical way to incorporate into civic life the area's large undocumented population. Ed Reyes, a member of the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee, said it's "about time" that Los Angeles residents, regardless of immigration status, have the ability to easily open bank accounts and access city services.
September 22, 2012 |
The venue for information gathering for today's column was lunch. Your typist was a fly on the wall. Mary Kate Scandone met Dottie Rountree. That's not exactly Kobe Bryant chatting with Matt Kemp. Actually, as it turned out, it was much better. Scandone has written a book, released Wednesday, called "Nick of Time. " There may have never been a more apt title. Her husband, Nick Scandone, won a gold medal in Paralympic sailing in Beijing. That was September 2008. He died of ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, Jan. 2, 2009.