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April 11, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Well-heeled travelers bound for the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Maldive Islands now have a new place to park their private jets.  Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa  has put paradise on the radar with a private jet airport terminal. The terminal, at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, is a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort and is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort's guests. A private lounge offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.
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February 28, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation. Held in a ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the evening doubled as a salute to the record producer Rick Rubin, who oversaw the Dixie Chicks' Grammy-winning 2006 album “Taking the Long Way” and Thursday received the Lifetime of Harmony Award from the foundation that promotes Transcendental Meditation....
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SPORTS
January 20, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
In an attic somewhere in this land there's a portrait of the golfer John Cook, and his face is wrinkled and weathered and there are furrows in his brow and his eyes squint in a two-fairway gaze and he looks, oh, 50 years old or so and his face looks, as the fellow said, like two miles of bad road. You're all familiar with the Portrait of Dorian Grey story where the picture aged but not the real Dorian Grey.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
A year ago this English singer-songwriter was largely unknown in the U.S. despite the fact that his self-titled debut had entered the British chart at No. 1. Today Jake Bugg is still largely unknown here, but the folks who do know him are people of influence. Thus "Shangri La," Bugg's second album, titled after the Malibu studio where he recorded with A-list producer Rick Rubin and an all-star band that included Elvis Costello's drummer and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers. The result isn't the clean-up job it might've been; Bugg, 19, still sings with a nasal edge that wouldn't last more than a round on "American Idol.
NEWS
January 10, 1987 | DICK RORABACK, Times Staff Writer
In the south, elephants, leopards and rhinos trample the heady tropical flora. As the ancients were wont to inscribe on their maps, "Here there be tygers." In the north, high in the Himalayas, roam yetis and dragons. Oh yes, dragons! In between is Shangri-La. And in Shangri-La dwells Benchen Khenpo. Benchen has been around. For 800 years or more, he explains. This December, he has taken a laid-back leave of absence from his duties as guru to Jigme Singye Wangchuk, fourth king of Bhutan.
TRAVEL
June 3, 2007 | By Rosemary McClure, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Bora-Bora, French Polynesia A dream landscape emerged as our dinghy sped through turquoise waters toward the uninhabited South Seas islet of Tapu. Here, on a triangular speck of sand and coconut palms at the bottom of the world, red hibiscus, white gardenia and yellow plumeria blossoms were strewn on the water at land's edge. As we stepped from the boat, a sommelier offered flutes bubbling with Dom Perignon. Behind him, china and crystal sparkled on a dining table positioned in shallow water at the edge of the lagoon.
NEWS
February 13, 1991 | STEVE EMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You walk into the Shangri-La, a cabaret in a small, out-of-the-way, vacancy-plagued shopping center. You pay $5 at the door. No one asks whether you want a seat in the dining room. You just turn straight into the no-alcohol bar, where about 20 other men are sitting silently, waiting for the show to begin. The waitress asks what you want. You order a Coke, $3.50. After a while, a woman emerges from the lavatory wearing the skimpiest string bikini in the galaxy. She turns on the stereo, ascends to a narrow, lighted stage and begins dancing and smiling at the front-row patrons.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 6, 1986 | CLARKE TAYLOR
Film buffs lined up at the Museum of Modern Art this week to see an early, 132-minute version of Frank Capra's "Lost Horizon" that has been recently restored after nearly 50 years. The New Yorkers were the latest among the unexpectedly large audiences that have turned out in a dozen other cities across the country this summer to see the 1937 black-and-white film about an earthly paradise called Shangri-La.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1998
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are some weekend home-viewing tips: Tonight. "Tibet's Lost Paradise: Shangri-La" (History, 5-6 p.m. repeating 9-10 p.m.) In this documentary, modern explorers search China, Nepal and Tibet in for the mythical paradise of Shangri-La. Romanticized in James Hilton's classic novel "Lost Horizons," the fictional setting was also the basis for an excellent 1937 movie (available on video)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By August Brown
The L.A. electro-pop duo YACHT has a visual aesthetic that's just as stylish as its music -- equal parts occult and urbane, with lots of triangles and mysticism and affection for Los Angeles. It's a good look -- one that might have been clandestinely appropriated by the mass-fashion retailer Kohl's for a T-shirt line. On Thursday, the band posted this image to its Tumblr account , linking to a shirt sold at Kohl's and Burlington Coat Factory that pretty clearly owes a debt to the band's imagery and the chorus lyric ("If I can't go to heaven let me go to L.A. ")
NEWS
June 27, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Chinese teacher, politician and philosopher Confucius (551 - 479 BC) will be celebrated when a new Shangri-La Hotel opens later this summer in Qufu, his birthplace. Shangri-La Hotel Qufu , scheduled to open Aug. 1, will pay homage by blending Confucian principles, Chinese traditions and contemporary style to reflect the city's history, said Jason Xu, general manager. The hotel's façade, designed to resemble a traditional Chinese pavilion, has roofs topped by gray tiers of flying eaves.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Well-heeled travelers bound for the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Maldive Islands now have a new place to park their private jets.  Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa  has put paradise on the radar with a private jet airport terminal. The terminal, at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, is a five-minute speedboat ride to the resort and is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort's guests. A private lounge offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By August Brown
The L.A. electro-pop duo YACHT has a visual aesthetic that's just as stylish as its music -- equal parts occult and urbane, with lots of triangles and mysticism and affection for Los Angeles. It's a good look -- one that might have been clandestinely appropriated by the mass-fashion retailer Kohl's for a T-shirt line. On Thursday, the band posted this image to its Tumblr account , linking to a shirt sold at Kohl's and Burlington Coat Factory that pretty clearly owes a debt to the band's imagery and the chorus lyric ("If I can't go to heaven let me go to L.A. ")
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
A pro-Israel organization canceled a protest rally at the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica after the hotel's co-owner condemned anti-Semitism and agreed to donate to Jewish and Israeli causes. In reaching the agreement with the western region of the Zionist Organization of America, hotel executive Tehmina Adaya sought to defuse reaction to a jury's recent decision that she had discriminated against a Jewish group that held a charity event at the hotel. "I care deeply about the hurt, anger and misunderstanding that has resulted, and I want the Jewish and pro-Israel community to know I condemn anti-Semitism," Adaya said Friday in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its owner discriminated against members of a Jewish organization at a charitable event two years ago, a jury in Santa Monica determined Wednesday. The case was brought by young leaders of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, who had gathered on the afternoon of July 11, 2010, at the Art Deco hotel. Soon after their party got underway around the pool, hotel staff and security guards began telling group members to remove their literature and banners, to get out of the pool and hot tub, and to stop handing out T-shirts, according to legal documents and testimony.
TRAVEL
July 18, 2011 | By Susan Spano, Special to the Los Angeles Times
A suite atop the new Shangri-La Hotel in Paris boasts a 1,000-square-foot terrace overlooking a slice of heaven: the City of Light, from Montmartre to the Eiffel Tower. At the balustrade you can see half a dozen bridges over the Seine, the Grand and Petit Palais, Les Invalides, Tour Montparnasse, Île de la Cité, the Pantheon and Tuileries Gardens. It's like Google Earth with room service. On a tour of the hotel, which opened in December in the historic Palais d'Iéna, I learned that rates for standard rooms start at more than $500 a night, never mind the suite.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1987
Bail for an antique dealer was raised to $750,000 from $500,000 Tuesday after a judge ruled she was a flight risk. Sonia Daniella Bonge, who is also known as Daniella de Villeneuve and four other names, is charged with 11 counts of grand theft, forgery and corporation code violations. She owns the Shangri La shop, 1237 Prospect St., and lives in Del Mar. She has given three different birthdays to authorities, with her age ranging from 48 to 64.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation. Held in a ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the evening doubled as a salute to the record producer Rick Rubin, who oversaw the Dixie Chicks' Grammy-winning 2006 album “Taking the Long Way” and Thursday received the Lifetime of Harmony Award from the foundation that promotes Transcendental Meditation....
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2011
Sip in the spirit of South America with the Jale Porton, a unique cocktail that is part of the Hotel Shangri-la's new summer drink menu and served at its Dining Room, Suite 700 and pool bar. Or shake it up yourself, assuming you can locate its niftiest ingredient, a wacky flower appropriately known as the "buzz button. " Indigenous to South America and parts of Africa, the flower contains a natural analgesic that, when chewed, both numbs your mouth and makes it tingle — kind of like if Pop Rocks were made from green peppercorns.
HOME & GARDEN
February 12, 2011
Lisa Napoli's "Radio Shangri-La" book tour includes two local appearances this month: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; (626) 449-5320, http://www.vromansbookstore.com 7:30 p.m. Thursday, in conversation with Meghan Daum at Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Building C1, Santa Monica; (310) 264-4678, http://www.track16.com ? Alexandria Abramian-Mott
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