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March 22, 2005
Regarding "Marked by the Mountains" [March 15]: I live on the edge of Eaton Canyon and enjoy walking there often. Thanks for putting observations I have also made there into such lovely words. Kent Brandmeyer Altadena
April 15, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
INDEPENDENCE, Calif. - One by one, a parade of Owens Valley residents rose at a public hearing Tuesday to assail the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's plan to meet its renewable energy goals by covering 2 square miles of high desert with 1 million solar panels. "We believe in economic development - but this is not the kind we want," Jane McDonald, who helps run a farmer's market, said at the DWP's first public presentation of the project during an Inyo County Board of Supervisors hearing.
December 29, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
On his ninth day of vacation, President-elect Barack Obama enjoyed a scenic drive along the Kamehameha Highway with his family and friends from Chicago. Barack and Michelle Obama, their two daughters and Chicago friends Eric Whitaker and Marty Nesbitt were among a group that later gathered at the home of Bobby Titcomb, a longtime friend who like Obama attended the private Punahou High School in Honolulu. Earlier, Obama went for his daily workout at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and visited with troops and others afterward.
February 9, 2014
Take a tour of L.A. in video-bites - just a sample of what's available in the format: Auditions Local Vine star Curtis Lepore has 2.6 million followers for his mini-comedy sketches, plus accounts for his dog and his praying mantis. "Desert Friends," billed as "the world's first Instagram TV show," plays out in 15-second episodes, a couple of which are vaguely amusing. Perhaps the world's second, third and fourth Instagram TV shows will get better.   Tours of the city Go on a six-second trip on Fairfax with @GlitteratiTours or enjoy a ride on the Bonaventure elevator with @LAHistory Pete Halvorsen's videos, many of which feature glamour shots of the Manhattan Beach Pier, are like moving photographs set to music.
March 21, 2010
When an estimated 25,000 runners hit the pavement early Sunday in the 25th Los Angeles Marathon, they will pass many of L.A.'s signature landscapes in a new "Stadium to the Sea" route. Beginning at Dodger Stadium, runners will wind their way through downtown, pass through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica and end at the Pacific Ocean. Along the 26.2-mile course, runners will pass such landmarks as City Hall, the Capitol Records Tower, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive and the Santa Monica Pier.
June 9, 1991
Perhaps inflation has affected the numbering of most scenic spots in Japan ("Land of the Paper Birds: A Journey Through Beautiful, Baffling Japan," April 28), but I was taught years ago that the traditional most scenic spots in Japan are three in number: Miyajima near Hiroshima; Matsushima near Sendai, and Amanohashidate on the Sea of Japan. In his article, Simon Hogart said that there are six. NAOMI KASHIWABARA San Diego
October 22, 1989
I like "Baywatch," not just for the well-filmed scenic views of the beach, not just for the great-looking swimsuits and not just for showing people having fun at the beach, but for showing the tremendous importance of having lifeguards. Emerito M. Semense Jr., Carson
October 18, 2009
A perfect starting point for visiting Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), as well as for countless hiking / biking trails and scenic drives. Modern architecture and comfortable rooms. Pensiunea Luana (Luana Inn), Moeciu; 011-40-722-21-14-61, Rooms from about $44. Gabi Adler Hermosa Beach
June 15, 1986
Thanks to the informative article by Betty Hughes in the May 4 issue I did not miss the breathtaking scenic route of U-12 in Utah. I was informed by the AAA that the portion between Boulder and Torrey was not recommended for travel by car but only for four-wheel-drive, since it was shown on the map as a broken line. Before departing Bryce for Moab I inquired at the Bryce Canyon Lodge about the condition of that road, and the gentleman at the transportation desk confirmed Betty Hughes' article that the road is fully paved and is one of the scenic routes, and it truly was. ALICE FLEISCHER Pasadena
July 5, 1992
In the Guidebook accompanying the article about Chemainus, British Columbia ("Canadian Town Brushed itself Out of a Corner," June 21), transportation by car is the only method mentioned for getting to this charming town. I'd like to inform your readers that one can also take an island bus from downtown Victoria or can take a relaxing scenic ride on the old-fashioned island train, which in itself is a vacation treat. CECILIA KELLY
February 8, 2014 | By Jen Leo
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October 2, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The park is named after the late actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo, who played the comic sidekick Pancho in the 1950s Western TV series "The Cisco Kid. " Located along Pacific Coast Highway near the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, it has doubled for Iwo Jima, the Caribbean and Hawaii. For six decades, Leo Carrillo State Park has been one of the most popular beaches, not only for Los Angeles residents but for location scouts. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments From "Grease" to "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," the scenic stretch of beach has been featured in countless movies, TV shows and commercials.
August 22, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Fergie showed off her baby bump on Tuesday at the Los Angeles premiere of "Scenic Route," her husband Josh Duhamel's new film. The singer for the Black Eyed Peas looked suitably like a rocker Mom in a studded jacket, tight pants and super-stretchy top. I don't know who designed the clothes, but she was carrying a Perrin Paris cabriolet clutch. Rachel Zoe tells Capitol File magazine that her Bravo show, "The Rachel Zoe Project," is over. [Capitol File] Lily Collins has been overdoing the crop-top fad and is starting to look like a fashion victim, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore says.
August 21, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
"Scenic Route" begins with the promise of bone-crunching violence. Before a single image appears, we hear thuds, moans, fists against flesh. Two men finally emerge, their faces smeared with blood. First-time feature directors Kevin and Michael Goetz then show how two lifelong friends, preppy Mitchell (Josh Duhamel) and schlubby Carter (Dan Fogler), became stranded by the loneliest road in the American Southwest and broke each other's noses. Tempers initially flare when Carter, an unemployed writer, tries to convince his pal that his finance job and suburban house have led him astray.
July 27, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
ABOARD THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEER IN WESTERN CANADA - The land, baronial and steep, dwarfs this 20-car train as it snakes through the wilderness. Go ahead, smudge your nose up against the wide windows. Slip outside into the warm, pine-scented vestibule between the cars. At times, the Canadian Rockies seem one misty dreamscape. There are almost too many thrashing waterfalls, too many forests, too many vistas that look as though they've never been hiked. Grizzly bears, elk, moose and big-horned sheep still roam these rugged canyons.
October 20, 2012 | By Lewis Segal
The search for a warm-weather “Nutcracker” continues with “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” Christopher Wheeldon's three-act dance fantasy, which the National Ballet of Canada brought to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday in its U.S. premiere, beginning a five-performance run. Like the Russian Christmas classic, the new work (co-commissioned by Britain's Royal Ballet) begins at a party for adults, involves its child-heroine in dreamlike changes of scale and battles with bizarre adversaries but also contains such formal divertissements as a Waltz of the Flowers and an Arabian Dance.
August 2, 1985
Hart's article on Malibu's controversial local coastal plan is right on! Here is an elected representative who stands up and really supports both his Malibu residents constituency, and the taxpaying recreational public who come to enjoy Malibu's scenic and water pleasures. We admire the environmental truth of his words. We are impressed by his political courage. And, we are appreciative for his strong support. KATHLEEN ZEITSOFF VERN ZEITSOFF Malibu
September 29, 1996
We loved your Mendocino County article ("Cabin Fever," June 30) and were intrigued by Sheep Dung Estates. We've just returned from four days there and give it our highest accolade: We'll be back! Along with Sheep Dung, we discovered the Anderson Valley, a very scenic pastoral wine country two hours north of San Francisco off Highway 128. By the way, Sedrick, our golden retriever, loved his first vacation at Sheep Dung. BARBARA KLEIN Beverly Hills
October 13, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Andrew Khouri and Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times
The space shuttle Endeavour arrived in Los Angeles last month with an air of majesty, soaring over ocean and mountains, swooping past the Hollywood sign and Disneyland, and dazzling crowds gazing up from the ground. Endeavour lost a little of that grandeur Friday, towed by four trailers, inching down city streets from Los Angeles International Airport toward its new life as an exhibit at the California Science Center. But it was greeted with fanfare by large crowds who marveled at its sheer size against the city backdrop.
August 26, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
A NASA advance team took to the skies above Los Angeles on Saturday in preparation for next month's scheduled arrival of the space shuttle Endeavour. Two NASA jets, a T-38 trainer and an F-18 Hornet, circled low across the Southland for several hours, scouting possible routes - and backdrops - for a scenic flyover by Endeavor before its Sept. 20 touchdown in Los Angeles, officials said. NASA awarded the retired orbiter last year to the California Science Center in Exposition Park, where it will be put on permanent display.
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