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February 10, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO SANTA FE, N.M. From LAX, American offers nonstop service to Santa Fe, and United, Frontier and American offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $290. United, Southwest, American and Alaska offer nonstop service to Albuquerque, N.M., and Southwest, Delta, United and Frontier offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $284. WHAT TO DO Museum of Internation Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo; (505)
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Think of a map of North America, and then turn it upside down so that Mexico and Texas are at the top and near the middle, and New England drips down like an appendage, nearly falling off the edge at the bottom. Felipe Fernández-Armesto has done something like that with North American history in his fascinating but problem-plagued new book "Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States. " He tells the history of the territory that is now known as the U.S.A. from the point of view of Spanish speakers, going back more than five centuries to the days of the conquistadors.
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NATIONAL
June 19, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- Talk about unholy deeds: Somebody is breaking the lock on the donation box inside a historic Santa Fe, N.M., mission and stealing more than just the congregation's good will. And not just once. In the fourth theft at the Santuario de Guadalupe in the last six months, a thief pried open the tiny wooden box holding donations and made off with the cash inside. Not long ago, someone broke through several iron bars in the back of the little church, smashed a window and made off with two wooden crosses.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Jennifer McCarthy, a former wife of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, was arrested in a bizarre assault case in Santa Fe, N.M., last week. She was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and released on $5,000 bail. According to arrest records , McCarthy and her current boyfriend, whose name has been redacted, were arguing about space aliens Saturday morning. The boyfriend alleges that McCarthy went into her bedroom alone and came out wearing lingerie, with "a silver hand gun in her vagina.
TRAVEL
August 8, 2010
NEW MEXICO In O'Keeffe country The Wayfarers' six-day "New Mexico's Land of Enchantment" trek visits landmarks in Santa Fe, including museums, restaurants and historic homes. Then the walking tour heads outside the city to a Native American pueblo and into the canyons and high-desert expanses that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe's sensual paintings. The Sept. 12 departure will be accompanied by photojournalist Ellen Barone. Itinerary: Santa Fe to Chimayo, Abiquiu, Box Canyon and Frijoles Canyon Dates: Sept.
TRAVEL
February 10, 2013 | By Kayleigh Kulp
SANTA FE, N.M. - It's fair to call me a chocoholic, but it wasn't until a trip to Santa Fe that I realized I'd never had the good stuff. What was supposed to be a casual late-December exploration of this New Mexican cultural hub wound up becoming a full-on chocolate extravaganza in which I dragged my husband, Jay, to a new exhibit, "New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Más," at Santa Fe's Museum of International Folk Art, and...
TRAVEL
October 31, 2010
We lucked into this superb new bed-and-breakfast in Santa Fe. It's only four suites, each featuring hand-carved furniture, hand-painted tile work, tribal rugs and other artistic furnishings matched to the individual theme of each suite. It's set in an old adobe building yet features the most modern amenities. Antigua Inn, 622 Castillo Place, Santa Fe; (505) 954-1231, http://www.antiguainn.com . Doubles from $139. Sandy Rand Pacific Palisades
AUTOS
November 28, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Hyundai introduced the 2013 three-row Santa Fe crossover utility vehicle at the L.A. Auto Show Wednesday along with the Veloster C3 Roll Top, a California-themed concept car. The new six/seven-passenger Santa Fe will join Hyundai's two-row Santa Fe Sport, which went on sale in August. The newly announced Santa Fe is 8.5 inches longer and is also slightly taller and wider than the Santa Fe Sport. The three-row Santa Fe offers 1.9-inches of additional leg room for the vehicle's second row of seats -- which are available in captain's chairs if desired.
NEWS
March 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Santa Fe Sage Inn in New Mexico's capital offers a spring getaway for $74 a night plus tax. The inn is in a convenient location, too, within walking distance of the Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard each Saturday or a shuttle hop to downtown.  The deal: I have written about this inn before because its prices are good in a city where you easily could spend a lot more. It's a basic motel-style building with a heated pool and inexpensive parking ($5 a night). Breakfast (waffles, pastries, bagels, yogurt, fruit, eggs, cereal and more)
NEWS
March 16, 2011 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Whether you long to savor truffles or New Mexico scenery, this deal offers an April getaway to Santa Fe .  The deal: The 25th Anniversary Package gives guests 25% off the Eldorado Hotel's best available rate, which often starts at $169 during April. Guests also receive a box of truffles. The Eldorado is in downtown Santa Fe near the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Its pueblo-revival style guestrooms include 32-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms include wood-burning kiva fireplaces.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Santa Fe Sage Inn in Santa Fe, N.M., has launched a 48-hour sale with low room rates at this budget hotel that's not far from the city's historic plaza. Prices drop to $59 to $64 a night for fall, winter and early spring. Here's how to make the most of the sale that ends Friday. The deal: The hotel is selling one-night coupons (you may buy as many as you like) that are good for two guests in a room with a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Rooms cost $59 a night for stays from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 and $64 a night for March 1 to April 15. Here's how it works: After you purchase the coupon, you then make a reservation with the hotel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
In New Mexico, you know autumn is coming when you smell the chile roasting. The bitter aroma rises from street corners and grocery store parking lots, where spicy green peppers plucked during the September harvest are blistered to perfection in cages cranked over an open flame. We buy them by the sack and put them in or on nearly everything we eat: burritos and tamales, of course, but also hamburgers, pizzas, pastas and pies. When I left Albuquerque for college on the East Coast, it was the food back home that I missed as much as the family cat or the yawning desert sky. Each time I visited, my mom would have a pan of enchiladas waiting in the oven.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed the identity of a 7-year-old girl killed in a car crash at a weekend car show in Santa Fe Springs. Mia Chapman of Gardena died instantly when a vehicle being driven out of the car show at 10230 Freeman Ave. veered out of control and struck her about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, officials said. Police said a number of car clubs had gathered for an event at a business Sunday. Video of the event showed classic cars and low-riders decked out with hydraulics bouncing feet into the air with crowds standing just inches away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A 7-year-old girl died in an apparent freak accident Sunday night at an auto show in Santa Fe Springs. Witnesses told KTLA the girl was killed instantly when she was struck by either a car or pallets that fell after being hit by the car about 8:15 p.m. The incident occurred inside a warehouse in the 10200 block of Freeman Avenue, where classic cars and low-riders with hydraulics bounced up and down while onlookers crowded around them....
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Michael Miller
David Parsons' in-progress dance piece, "EK90," officially celebrates the 90th birthday of a world-renowned artist. But to Parsons, it represents the birth of a movement - one that's grown fitfully over the years but now looks to have more momentum than ever. Last year, photographer Jack Shear commissioned a piece from Parsons in honor of his longtime partner, Ellsworth Kelly. With gay people winning battles in the United States and abroad, the topic came easily enough. "EK90," which Parsons Dance will perform Thursday and Friday at the Laguna Dance Festival, tells a coming-of-age story of a boy and a girl who eschew traditional gender roles.
IMAGE
September 1, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
There's no disappearing into the background in this season's new, don't-mess-with-me camouflage and animal prints. Alexis Bittar's "Santa Fe Deco" necklace mixes a zebra Lucite bib with luxe jewels, while Eddie Borgo's "Moon" ring is set with a rock crystal, onyx and jade "horn" that spans four fingers. Dries Van Noten's satin clutch boasts exotic plumage, and Nicholas Kirkwood's ankle boots spout fox fur pelts for the toes. But the ultimate luxe urban jungle trophy is from Michael Kors: a camo mink coat that yells, "I am woman, hear me roar.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
For eight long months, ex-lawman Steve Dobbie has matched wits with a Santa Fe, N.M., escape artist whose spirit, tactical instincts and sheer will to remain free have repeatedly left him shaking his head in respect. Dobbie's quarry isn't human - he's a stray dog named Pepper. But Dobbie still experienced the thrill of fist-pumping victory when he finally got his man, er, dog, after some 240 days of sheer frustration and near-misses. “During his time on the streets, a day didn't go by when I didn't increase my respect and admiration for that dog,” Dobbie told the Los Angeles Times.
HOME & GARDEN
June 8, 1996 | CYNDI Y. NIGHTENGALE
Southwest style comes to your home via custom furniture from Out of Santa Fe, an apparel and jewelry store. The collection is part of the Pecos Group, designed exclusively for the store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach by Robert Bowley of Santa Fe, N.M. All of the pieces in the line are handmade from western ponderosa pine using mortise and tenon joinery. The furniture is accented by chip carvings and tin plate insets.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Fans lucky enough to have scored tickets to the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe on Friday night  handed them over to none other than author George R.R. Martin, who was manning the door. The author of the books behind the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones" has used his earnings to buy and restore -- complete with legendary popcorn -- the shuttered movie theater. "The Grand Re-Opening of the Jean Cocteau Cinema came off as scheduled on Friday evening ... something I scarcely would have believed a week ago," Martin writes on his website.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Artwork and jewelry worth more than $5 million has been stolen from a home in Rancho Santa Fe, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Tuesday. Eleven paintings were stolen, including a Monet print and a Pissarro print. Sculptures, some Chinese and some by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof, were taken along with the jewelry, including elaborate gold, tourmaline, diamond, cabochon, and citrine necklaces and bracelet sets, the Sheriff's Department said. The theft occurred June 17 or June 18. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
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