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August 21, 2000
Not only did peacocks zap all my seedlings but they took over my enclosed deck for a siesta henhouse. (What a mess--or messes!) I found out fish nets and surprise showers spelled temporary relief. Then I invested in a little pug and taught him to be a bird dog. With a few judicious yaps, he reclaimed and held my territory. And those turkeys got the message and seldom return to test his prowess. IRIS McKINLEY Rolling Hills Estates
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May 11, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
Siesta Suites Hotel is a charming place, in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but serenely peaceful. It's small (20 suites with kitchens ) but comfortable. There is a long patio for relaxing and enjoying the gardens and the odd bird tweet, yet the Giggling Marlin and the Jungle are only a block or so away. It's professionally managed with friendly help. Siesta Suites Hotel, Calle Emiliano Zapata, Cabo San Lucas; (866) 271-0952, http://www.cabosiestasuites.com . Standard room or suite, $69 a night; penthouse, $80 a night.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1987
Has Hollywood gone "Nuts" lately? It seems like it's going "Overboard" with one-name movie titles like "Raw," "Walker" and "September" this November and December. Even one-name stars like Cher in "Moonstruck" and the abbreviated billing of "Nicholson" and "Streep" in "Ironweed" (which, incidentally, isn't a sequel to "Weeds") is "Suspect." And foreign films and re-releases don't seem to be taking a "Siesta" from this trend either, for I see no "Repentance" at the "Checkpoint" from the likes of "Gaby," "Anna" and "Cinderella."
HEALTH
March 1, 2010 | Melissa Healy
Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now. Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And if you snooze long enough, researchers have now found, they also permit your memory banks to do their filing, leaving your brain cleared and ready to learn in the latter half of the day. UC Berkeley psychology professor Matthew Walker and colleagues put 39 young adults through a demanding learning task and tested on it at noon.
HEALTH
March 1, 2010 | Melissa Healy
Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill. You could probably use one right now. Midday naps have long been touted as a good thing, lowering blood pressure and driving down the risk of heart attack. And if you snooze long enough, researchers have now found, they also permit your memory banks to do their filing, leaving your brain cleared and ready to learn in the latter half of the day. UC Berkeley psychology professor Matthew Walker and colleagues put 39 young adults through a demanding learning task and tested on it at noon.
NEWS
June 1, 1997
Thank you for your article on the importance of napping during the workday ("Sleeping at the Job Soon May Be a Perk," May 22). For many years, I have made it a regular part of my routine to stop work around 4:30 or 5 p.m. and take a 30-minute snooze--with the phone unplugged and the answering machine on. While it's true that working from home makes it easier (and, alas, reconfirms the stereotypical notion that those of us who work at home take sneaky...
BUSINESS
June 16, 1997 | DANIEL AKST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Much has been written lately about the growing legion of Americans who work at home, but hardly anyone has paid attention to what might, with nary a snicker, be termed the most eye-opening aspect of this trend: the remarkable resurgence of the siesta. With no one to frown on their recumbency, the monkish few who work cloistered in their own houses are well-suited to the siesta. The word itself comes from the Latin sexta, or sixth, as in sexta hora, for "sixth hour."
TRAVEL
May 23, 2004
Janet and Joe Reichmann of Westwood were touring colonial Mexico on a weeklong vacation last Christmas when they strolled down a side street in Guanajuato and saw this well-dressed fellow napping in front of a shop. "It was chilly, and he found a sunny spot to take in the rays," said Janet, who shot the picture. Wrinkles slept through the photo session. * Send your favorite travel photo to "My Best Shot"/Travel, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
NEWS
July 6, 1985 | United Press International
Mayor Enrique Tierno Galvan, complaining that noise is disrupting the midday siesta in Madrid, has called on citizens to stop making "ferocious sounds" this summer. "In summer months, there comes a time of such ferocious, uncivil and exaggerated sounds that people cannot sleep or take a siesta," the mayor wrote in the July issue of the City Hall magazine. He called motorcycle riders the worst offenders of all.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1987 | KRISTINE Mc KENNA
"There will be people who won't like or understand 'Siesta' and that's OK," says Mary Lambert about her debut feature film, currently playing at Century City 14. Lambert's name may be unfamiliar to filmgoers, but she's been the toast of the video world for five years. Director of Madonna's most popular videos, Lambert earned a reputation as an innovative maker of musical commercials and has worked with the Eurythmics, the GoGo's, Sting, the B-52s and others.
TRAVEL
October 19, 2008
Karen Caraballo caught this shot of a mother grizzly and her cub in Alaska's McNeil River Sanctuary in July. On her last day, Caraballo found the bear and her offspring grazing on grass. After eating, they found the log and took a nap. "This was a trip of a lifetime," Caraballo says. "An amazing experience to travel to no-man's land and sneak a peek into an unchanged past. " She used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with a 300 mm lens.
HEALTH
October 22, 2007 | Susan Brink, Times Staff Writer
The next time the boss finds you leaning back in your chair, feet up, eyes shut, tell her that you're napping for medicinal purposes. Science won't definitively back you up yet, but the evidence is mounting that a short, afternoon nap, for an otherwise well-rested, healthy person, is good for the heart. "I love to nap," says Dr. Robert Downey III, chief of sleep medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center. "I recommend napping."
BUSINESS
April 7, 2007 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
Jorge Luis Garcia Garcia got in on the ground floor of Spain's economic bonanza. Fifteen years ago he was a Peruvian immigrant working two jobs, washing dishes by day and stoking bakery ovens by night. Today he owns a prosperous construction firm, supplies loading trucks to other builders and is about to expand into recycling. He owns a home and cars and employs other immigrants, as well as a few Spaniards. "The doors are wide-open here," Garcia said. "If you hop to it, you can get ahead.
TRAVEL
December 19, 2004 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
It's a cliche to describe Baja beach towns as sleepy. Then again, naps did punctuate my four days here. Rest and relaxation are primary selling points of San Felipe, a fishing village set along a quiet bay on Baja's eastern coast, far away from the masses in Ensenada and Rosarito. In many ways it's classic Baja, low key and low cost.
OPINION
August 4, 2004 | PATT MORRISON
┬┐Oye, donde esta Osvaldo? Where is Senor Waldo these days? Is anybody missing a Mexican? Now that I think of it, I haven't seen him for a while. But I can tell you where he isn't. The Missing Mexican isn't in Santa Barbara, where Old Spanish Days begin today, the 80th year for the city's annual costume and street party tribute to the vanished romance of California's Golden Age -- its courtly caballeros and baronial ranchos, not the California of the poor, struggling Mexican laborer.
TRAVEL
May 23, 2004
Janet and Joe Reichmann of Westwood were touring colonial Mexico on a weeklong vacation last Christmas when they strolled down a side street in Guanajuato and saw this well-dressed fellow napping in front of a shop. "It was chilly, and he found a sunny spot to take in the rays," said Janet, who shot the picture. Wrinkles slept through the photo session. * Send your favorite travel photo to "My Best Shot"/Travel, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
TRAVEL
October 19, 2008
Karen Caraballo caught this shot of a mother grizzly and her cub in Alaska's McNeil River Sanctuary in July. On her last day, Caraballo found the bear and her offspring grazing on grass. After eating, they found the log and took a nap. "This was a trip of a lifetime," Caraballo says. "An amazing experience to travel to no-man's land and sneak a peek into an unchanged past. " She used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with a 300 mm lens.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Stocks drifted Thursday, with most major indexes posting marginal gains despite bond yields that rose on economic data that was slightly stronger than expected. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 1.10 points to 5,665.78 after meandering through the session, never moving more than 17 points in either direction. Broader measures turned positive, but the gains were modest as trading continued at a mostly sleepy, uneventful pace more typical of summer than were July's volatile swings.
TRAVEL
June 1, 2003 | Laura Randall, Special to The Times
The burnt-orange remnants of daylight brushed across the darkening sky as we unloaded our bags at the Old Mill Hotel and tried to recover from a teeth-rattling three-mile drive off Baja's trans- peninsular highway. Before we had finished unpacking, the hotel's white-bearded proprietor, Jim Harer, shouted across the courtyard. "Stop by for a beer whenever you feel like it," he said. "It's free."
TRAVEL
October 6, 2002 | KAREN E. KLEIN
"At the stop sign adjacent to the Unidad Medica Familiar, turn right," I read aloud, grateful for directions in the absence of street signs. My husband, Steve, steered down a rutted dirt road, turned right at Family Medical Unit, passed a church and a tiny grocery store, then traversed a hill. Suddenly Adobe Guadalupe appeared, an oasis among vineyards.
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