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February 6, 1991 | HERMAN WONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The posh life is certainly not new to George and Gina Rothschild. After all, they have lived in some pretty swanky condominiums in the San Fernando Valley and the Wilshire Boulevard sector of Los Angeles. And their first residence in Orange County was a three-bedroom Dana Point house with a gorgeous sea view. But for sheer deluxe spaciousness, dazzling array of creature comforts and an even more spectacular view, their current Orange County address beats them all.
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SCIENCE
April 18, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Could primitive extraterrestrial life have traveled the universe in tiny spacesuits and colonized alien planets? Perhaps, according to a team of Japanese scientists who used electron beams to turn insect larvae's natural secretions into a protective “nano-suit” that allowed the young bugs to survive in a vacuum for a whole hour. The nano-suit, a 50-to-100-nanometer layer that allowed the soft-bodied insects to survive a vacuum that should have instantly killed them, was described this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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BUSINESS
October 7, 2009
Today: Television for the week that ended Sunday Top network shows Viewers ages 18-49 1 Sunday Night Football (Chargers/Steelers) NBC, 9.8 million viewers 2 Grey's Anatomy ABC, 8 million 3 House Fox, 7.6 million 4 Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick NBC, 7.2 million 5 The Big Bang Theory CBS, 6.9 million -- Top cable shows All viewers 1 Monday Night Football (Panthers/Cowboys) ESPN, 15.7 million viewers 2 Suite Life on Deck (8 p.m. Fri.)
BUSINESS
October 12, 2009
Weekly roundup of the top five in each category: TELEVISION Top network shows, viewers ages 18-49 For the week that ended Oct. 4: Sunday Night Football (Chargers/Steelers): NBC, 9.8 million viewers Grey's Anatomy: ABC, 8 million House: Fox, 7.6 million Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kickoff: NBC, 7.2 million The Big Bang Theory: CBS, 6.9 million Source: Nielsen Top cable shows, all viewers For the week that ended Oct. 4: Monday Night Football (Panthers/Cowboys)
MAGAZINE
October 20, 1985 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch are Los Angeles free-lance writers.
If you've always secretly wished for your own coat of arms, engraved with the slogan "Living Well Is the Best Revenge," and if you can spot the difference between beluga and Sevruga caviar through a Baccarat decanter of iced vodka at 20 paces, then you're a likely candidate for the suite life at sea.
TRAVEL
August 9, 2009 | Jen Leo; Rosemary McClure; Judi Dash
Mammoth plans in flight If you are still making the five-hour or more drive to Mammoth during ski season, you might consider a 70-minute flight this winter from LAX. Horizon Air, which had one flight a day from Los Angeles-Mammoth Lakes Yosemite airport last year, has added a second daily nonstop for the coming winter season. Rates start at $69 each way, pretax, out of Los Angeles. This year's Mammoth schedule begins Dec. 17 and runs through April 11. Departing flights will now leave LAX at 8:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., arriving in Mammoth 70 minutes later.
NEWS
December 25, 1987 | ANN CONWAY
Call them Portola Wives, those good-natured gals whose social lives bite the dust when their husbands--members of el Viaje de Portola--hit the dust for a three-day horseback ride into the scruffy canyons of South County. While the women get to participate in a traditional sendoff at the El Adobe restaurant in San Juan Capistrano, the rest of the fun--snoring under starlight, steer wrestling, etc.--is strictly por homme .
NEWS
June 19, 1986 | Benjamin Epstein
Imagine if you will a Noah's ark of delicacies, a garden of epicurean delights, some familiar, others quite strange, set adrift near the Costa Mesa Freeway. Imagine 750 visitors, turban- and sari-clad, though many, perhaps in deference to local custom, arrive in black tie. At least half a dozen Arabian horses, nostrils flaring, wait at valet parking.
NEWS
March 31, 1999 | MIMI AVINS
It was only fitting that the first guests at the Century Plaza Hotel and Tower's 30th-floor Ronald Reagan Suite were Ronald and Nancy Reagan. They had given their approval to the redesign and renaming of the former Plaza Suite, a two-bedroom, two-bath spread in the Century City hotel that goes for $5,400 a night. The Chhada, Siembieda & Remedios design firm decorated the walls with photographs of the former president documenting his Hollywood and political careers.
TRAVEL
January 28, 1990 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch are free-lance writers who live in Los Angeles
About 10 years ago, the average cost per person per day on a cruise ship was about $100. It was an easy figure to remember, and many cruise veterans still use it as a base for evaluating rates. Today, however, the average for a standard outside cabin with two lower beds is up to $265 a day per person, double occupancy.
TRAVEL
August 9, 2009 | Jen Leo; Rosemary McClure; Judi Dash
Mammoth plans in flight If you are still making the five-hour or more drive to Mammoth during ski season, you might consider a 70-minute flight this winter from LAX. Horizon Air, which had one flight a day from Los Angeles-Mammoth Lakes Yosemite airport last year, has added a second daily nonstop for the coming winter season. Rates start at $69 each way, pretax, out of Los Angeles. This year's Mammoth schedule begins Dec. 17 and runs through April 11. Departing flights will now leave LAX at 8:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m., arriving in Mammoth 70 minutes later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2001 | STANLEY ALLISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nobody in Fire Company 67 expected room service, complimentary shampoo, let alone mints placed daintily on the pillows. But these are cushy times for a squad of Newport Beach firefighters who were hired after a team of county firefighters moved out of town when a fire burned their station house in December. The engine company is now temporarily headquartered in a pair of second-floor rooms at the Radisson Newport Beach, the fire engine parked just outside.
NEWS
March 31, 1999 | MIMI AVINS
It was only fitting that the first guests at the Century Plaza Hotel and Tower's 30th-floor Ronald Reagan Suite were Ronald and Nancy Reagan. They had given their approval to the redesign and renaming of the former Plaza Suite, a two-bedroom, two-bath spread in the Century City hotel that goes for $5,400 a night. The Chhada, Siembieda & Remedios design firm decorated the walls with photographs of the former president documenting his Hollywood and political careers.
NEWS
January 8, 1996 | ANN CONWAY
When they roll out the birthday cake for George Burns, Beverly and Bob Cohen of Newport Beach will be there--loving it. The couple own the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, where the cigar-chomping comedian will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 16. "We're so honored to have George Burns at the hotel," said Beverly on a recent sunny morning in Beverly Hills. "I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet him if he wasn't having his party here. We're very excited." Ah, the suite life.
REAL ESTATE
August 14, 1994 | JOEL RAPP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Rapp is a Los Angeles free-lance writer who, as "Mr. Mother Earth," has written several best-selling books on indoor gardening
QUESTION: I love the look of ivy, and I've tried to grow an ivy plant in an east window, a west window and recently a south window, but in each case the plant has slowly withered up, turned brown and died. I've tried fertilizing and not fertilizing. Nothing works. Please help! ANSWER: My guess is you're trying to grow Hedera ivy, which includes ubiquitous varieties such as English ivy (H. helix). This type of ivy is very difficult to grow indoors.
NEWS
March 22, 1993 | JACK SMITH
Some years ago, when we had house guests and the atmosphere was strained, I thought it best for me to move out for a while. I checked into a fleabag hotel at 2nd and Hill; it was cheap and it was close to The Times. (The place has been completely renovated and is now respectable). The neighbors were noisy. The halls reeked of cooking cabbage. My room was directly across the street from a fire station. At 2 a.m. the fire engines came clanging out. I woke up in a panic, quite disoriented.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991 | GERRY BRAILO SPENCER
Eduardo Mendoza, 10, sat against the door of the cafeteria at Rio Plaza School in Oxnard and slowly hammered a nail through a pie tin, making a flowered design. Once the hole-punched design was finished, lace and ribbon would be attached, making an attractive wall hanging. "It's a gift for my mom," the Oxnard boy said proudly.
NEWS
December 6, 1992 | KATHY HENDERSON, Free-lancer Kathy Henderson is an occasional contributor to TV Times
Only an actor of Stacy Keach's wildly varied experience could spend 20 minutes describing his most recent TV movie and a failed series pilot and then confess his desire to star in a revival of "The Iceman Cometh." Television's premier tough guy is also a Yale-trained Fulbright scholar hailed in the late '60s as the finest classical actor since John Barrymore. After seeing his Coriolanus, a New York critic wondered, "What will there be left for him to do when he is 50?"
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