CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1999 |
Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weissmuller trained for the Olympics in the tide-fed saltwater pool. So did world-renowned Hawaiian surfer Duke Kahanamoku. Generations of children learned to swim there. The Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium was intended as a "living memorial" to the 102 servicemen from Hawaii killed in World War I. It's on both federal and state historic preservation registers. But after decades of neglect, it has become an embarrassment.
November 20, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA From LAX, Asiana, Korean, Thai, China Airlines, EVA and China Southern offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $950, excluding taxes and fees. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number. WHAT TO DO Le Tigre de Papier cooking school, Pub Street, Siem Reap; 011-855-122-6581, http://www.letigredepapier.com/en/cooking.php . Three-hour cooking classes are $12 and include preparation of an appetizer, main course and dessert plus a visit to the local market.
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 2011 |
Producer Glenn Gordon Caron and his wife, actress Tina Caron, have sold their Pacific Palisades residence for $5.69 million. The gated estate, built in 2002, is in the Palisades Riviera neighborhood. Surrounded by Italian-inspired gardens, the Mediterranean house opens to a courtyard with a fireplace, bar and grill. The master bedroom suite has an ocean-view balcony, an outdoor lounge and dual bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. The house has a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus a chilled wine room, a home theater and a rooftop observatory.
October 15, 2001 |
University of North Carolina scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that baby loggerhead turtles "read" the Earth's magnetic field to help them navigate the massive clockwise current that sweeps the northern Atlantic Ocean. Small magnetite deposits in the turtles' brains allow them to recognize magnetic fields that mark geographic regions where they must change direction to stay on course, biologist Kenneth J. Lohman and his colleagues reported in the Oct. 12 Science.
June 25, 2006 |
Ceilings of intricate tin panels are out of the ordinary, but ones of peacock feathers and leather? That's extraordinary. Artist Denise Roberge runs her gallery, jewelry salon and restaurant out of a plaza that she built about a decade ago in Palm Desert. When she was finished, she wanted to create a more subdued version of the art-rich plaza as a place to live.
December 13, 2009
1840 N. Catalina St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $589,000 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,850 square feet Features: The single-story traditional-style house has a family room with a fireplace, a saltwater pool with a waterfall and a bonus room off the garage. MLS ID: F1826740 1917 N. Valley St., Burbank 91505 Listed for: $569,900 Size: Three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,500 square feet Features: The kitchen and bathrooms of this 1942 one-story ranch-style house have all been remodeled.
August 7, 2011
View Boothbay Harbor, Maine in a larger map THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $506. WHERE TO STAY Linekin Bay Resort, (866) 847-2103, http://www.linekinbayresort.com , has rustic lodge rooms and cabins, a heated saltwater pool and family-style restaurant on the water about a mile outside Boothbay Harbor.
September 30, 2012
If you go THE BEST WAY TO NEW ORLEANS From LAX, Delta, United and Southwest offer nonstop flights to New Orleans, and American, United, Delta, Southwest and US Airways offer connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $442. WHERE TO STAY Dauphine Orleans Hotel, 415 Dauphine St., New Orleans; (504) 586-1800, http://www.dauphineorleans.com . A quiet respite in the heart of the French Quarter, just one mile from Frenchmen Street.
September 20, 2011 |
Would Homer Simpson sell his house to Moe Szyslak, Apu, Chief Wiggum or Comic Book Guy? Dan Castellaneta , the voice of Homer on "The Simpsons," has done just that, selling to Hank Azaria , who voices those characters and more on the 22-season-and-counting animated sitcom. Castellaneta and his wife, television writer Deb Lacusta , sold their Pacific Palisades home of five years for $5.5 million. Azaria is downsizing from a 9,000-square-foot home in Bel Air with seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms that he sold earlier this month for $11,065,000.