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May 28, 1989
When we returned to Cabo San Lucas after a two-year absence, we were shocked at the price of food. Visitors can expect to pay about $17 for a fish entree, a la carte. A sundae at an ice cream stand costs about $2.25. Even though the scenery is spectacular, tourists may soon desert Cabo for other Mexican towns where the hotel and restaurant owners are not bent on "killing the goose that laid the golden egg." Eric H. Marcus, M.D. San Diego
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TRAVEL
April 26, 2014
The Xbalanque is a spectacular boutique hotel right on the beach in Roatán, Honduras. Snorkeling and scuba diving are available on the nearby reef. The hotel is furnished with art from around the world and is beautifully designed. This new hotel is a secret gem that is just being discovered. Xbalanque Resort, Tamarind Drive, West End, Roatán; http://www.xbalanque-roatan.com Judy Gordon Los Angeles
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller have a lot in common. Both are up-and-coming actors in Hollywood, both are interested in challenging, offbeat roles, and both of them bombed their first auditions for the parts they coveted in the film adaptation of Tim Tharp's bestselling novel "The Spectacular Now. " But the chance to play authentic versions of teenagers, ones grappling with the challenges of pending adulthood without strong support systems easing...
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- On the publication day of a second magazine article detailing Yasiel Puig's dangerous escape from Cuba, the main subject of the story was smiling. “I feel normal,” Puig said in Spanish. “I'm focused on baseball and giving the best of myself to the team and, hopefully, everything turns out well on the field. Those things that are happening aren't affecting me.” Asked how he could remain focused in light of recent revelations about his past, Puig was about to start answering, only for a Dodgers staffer to prevent him from doing so. The next inquiry was also shut down by Roman Barinas, the Dodgers' manager of international scouting.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 1997
Dance photo--A dancer in a photo that accompanied a review of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre's "Tchaikovsky Spectacular" in some editions of Monday's Calendar should have been identified as Joaquin de Luz.
NEWS
July 6, 2004
I'm marinating in the comfortable soreness and spectacular memory brought on by my recent summit hike on Mt. Whitney. Vast wilderness to all horizons. Keith Hamm Echo Park
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2008 | From City News Service
CBS has ordered four episodes of "The Price Is Right Primetime Spectacular" for the May ratings sweeps after it won its Friday 8-9 p.m. time slot in all four of its most recent broadcasts. "The Price Is Right Primetime Spectacular" will air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning April 30, replacing "Big Brother," which will have completed its run.
TRAVEL
October 2, 1994
I am writing in response to "Color It Fall in California" (News, Tips & Bargains, Sept. 11). There are beautiful colors in the San Bernardino Mountains, especially near Blue Jay and Dogwood Canyon, which are spectacular. The dogwood turns flaming red in fall. HELEN MENDY Irvine
NEWS
May 17, 1987
"Eye on L.A.," please get some class. The Hawaiian swimsuit spectacular that you showed was the most pitiful effort at 3-D that I have seen in a long time. This was supposed to be a "Hawaiian" spectacular, wasn't it? Well, I was very impressed with the sand, the water and the trees, but if it hadn't been for the brief glance of Diamond Head, I might have thought I was watching a show broadcast from Venice Beach. With all the so-called trendy techniques used to produce this show, I was lucky to see that much!
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2005
Zdrastvutye, Calendar! What a sensational tour de force by Kim Murphy on the restoration of the Bolshoi Theater ["Up in the Air, So Valiantly," Aug. 7]! It was a magnificently detailed and researched piece -- the pictures illustrating the ensemble in action ("Spartacus") and the interior's spectacular look and potential promise of restoration were first rate. Spasibo! CRAIG CARR West Hills
FOOD
April 12, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
The second vintage from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wine estate in southeast France is a spectacular rosé from an unspectacular year. Made by the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel, the 2013 Château Miraval rosé is elegant and fresh, with a scent of wild strawberries. I could drink this very serious rosé all summer long. Quantities are limited, though, and this one may be gone even before summer gets here. Have it with radishes and butter, with toasts spread with tapenade, crudités, grilled salmon or a simple roast chicken.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
SAN FRANCISCO - Keith Jackson came seemingly from nowhere to win a seat on the San Francisco Board of Education, a young newcomer running as a champion of parents and the "problem children" he knew growing up in the city's historically black Western Addition. He disappeared from public prominence years ago after a troubled tenure on the board and for well over a decade earned a comfortable if unassuming living as a niche player in local politics, representing candidates and corporate interests before San Francisco's hard-pressed African American community.
SPORTS
January 19, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
SEATTLE - The Seattle Seahawks are heading to their second Super Bowl - and they have their smothering defense to thank. All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman made a huge play Sunday evening to preserve a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game, setting up a Super Bowl XLVIII showdown with the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. With 30 seconds to play and his team at the Seattle 18-yard...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 24 - 30, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SERIES The Twilight Zone The annual day-long marathon of Rod Serling's classic anthology series returns. 9 a.m. KTLA The X Factor Michael Bublé and Demi Lovato perform. 8 p.m. Fox SPECIALS The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews host.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber / 'The Spectacular Now'
We wrote "(500) Days of Summer" because we loved the romantic comedy - and feared for its survival. What used to be "The Graduate" and "Annie Hall" and "When Harry Met Sally" had become the home of the unrealistic, the unrelatable and the insincere. The genre was in free-fall, and "500" was our attempt to breathe a little life back in. When looking for a follow-up, we turned our attention to the other genre we loved and missed: the teen movie. The '80s of our youth were chock-full of smart, sensitive, sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt, always identifiable films about young people.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Liesl Bradner
Last October, as Hurricane Sandy was approaching the Eastern Seaboard, photographer Benjamin Lowy, on assignment for Time magazine, ventured out to Coney Island to capture the swells coming in from the surge. A man had waded into the crashing waves, almost as if on a dare. Lowy, who's been embedded in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, didn't hesitate to charge into the stormy waters to get closer. Bringing an unwieldy DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) into the ocean was out of the question, so he grabbed his iPhone and got the shot.
SPORTS
February 22, 1986
I don't know if the Chicago Bears can repeat their spectacular year next season, but their 1986 schedule gives them every chance. The Bears play only two teams that had winning records in 1985: The Rams and Cowboys. Chicago shut them both out this past season. DAVID J. SCHUESSLER Carpinteria
SPORTS
October 27, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
Though Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer probably has his players buying into the one-game-at-a-time mantra, the same can't be said of the school's marching band. For weeks, the Ohio State marching band has been putting some Michigan smackdown elements into its halftime shows, despite the fact the Buckeyes won't line up against their longtime rivals until Nov. 30. Much like everyone else outside of Ann Arbor, Mich., the Ohio State band knows the Buckeyes are better than the Wolverines this season, and this brash confidence has inspired some truly incredible halftime shows.
TRAVEL
October 11, 2013 | By Dan Blackburn
LAKE TAHOE - Under a golden canopy of quaking aspen, red Kokanee salmon swim up Taylor Creek on the south edge of Lake Tahoe to spawn just as their larger cousins do in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. In their wake come black bears, merganser ducks and other predators seeking to feed on the passing horde, which is estimated at up to 50,000. At times, it seems as if you could almost walk across the 2-mile-long creek on the backs of the colorful fish. Yet this annual October ritual of nature remains one of Lake Tahoe's better kept secrets.
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