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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2000
From June through August, freeways, side streets and boulevards are a little more crowded with camp buses filled with happy children. Drivers charged with delivering these children home safely are usually college students. We're not stupid. We've been trained and tested. We operate by a higher standard of driver safety and road rules. You lay on your horn when we don't turn right on a red light. You pass us at dangerous speeds in canyons. You even pull up to us at a stop light and yell obscenities.
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SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
BEIJING - Turn on the TV, and there's a commercial for a car. There's also a damsel in distress, a woman who stops the car and jumps into the passenger seat while screaming about an apparent heist. The vehicle, which turns out to be the pocket-sized Smart car, zooms away in pursuit of a man sprinting through city streets with a painting, presumably priceless. The denouement comes when the driver throws the car into reverse, screeches backward down a narrow alley and hurls a basketball at the perpetrator, knocking him off a fence and saving the day. Kobe Bryant, hero to the Chinese.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2010 | By Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times
For Tan Sheng and a group of Chinese teens, all it took was a raucous game of dodge ball at a San Bernardino YMCA to leave them dripping with sweat and falling for America — or at least for American-style summer camp. "This was pure fun. I have never played like this before," said Tan, 14, a student from Beijing. "In China our parents want us to study all the time. " Schoolmate Kang Lai agreed. "Even when we play basketball we have to use our brains. Here you just throw the ball and don't have to think," the 14-year-old said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
Summer is gone and now so is NBC's low-cost summer offering "Camp. " The network opted to not renew the show for a second season thanks to disappointing ratings. The series, which starred Rachel Griffiths and was picked up for a 13-episode order in January, was a fun-loving romp through a summer camp for adults and their children called Little Otter Family Camp. Word of the cancellation spread on Tuesday after costar Nikolai Nikolaeff tweeted, "So… It was a great summer and I loved every minute of it. Sorry to all the @NBCCamp fans out there but no go on #CampSeason2.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2011 | By Sophia Lee, Los Angeles Times
It was only three weeks before summer camp was to begin that Gricel Mendoza, program director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, broke the news to Taylor Evans: She was one of the 15 members chosen to attend a weeklong session at Pathfinder Ranch. The 13-year-old's freckled face lighted up with delight. "Yay!" she exclaimed, reaching over to hug Mendoza. "Thank you!" "It's been so hard for me to keep this from her," said her mother, Toni Mickelson. She had known about the news earlier but kept silent so that Taylor could personally hear it from the club's staff members.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2011 | By Diane Mastrull
Let's be honest about summer camp — it's no picnic. Well, maybe there's a picnic at some camps. The ones that are still in the woods, by a lake, where the focus is on swimming and communing with nature. But overall, summer camp has evolved into something decidedly less recreational. It's more like a classroom experience, where college and career preparation are the emphasis, not learning the breaststroke. Some camps have resorted to recruiting abroad to keep enrollment up, partly because of still-rough economic times.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Usher, the 26-year-old R&B star who began singing at age 6, has opened a summer camp in his hometown of Atlanta to help some other prodigies-in-training. One hundred and fifty campers, ages 8 to 18, hole up at Clark Atlanta University for two weeks, honoring their specialties -- either singing, dancing or basketball -- and learning about the respective industries.
NEWS
March 29, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Summer camp can give kids a big dose of fun, independence and self-esteem. But parents should help first-time campers prepare for the experience, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. For camp to be a happy experience, parents should make sure kids want to go to camp, can handle normal homesickness and that the camp will provide activities that a child is interested in. That means involving the child in the choice, experts wrote. Parents should be positive about the child's trip to camp.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
With 20 minutes to go before making their high-stakes start-up pitches, the wannabe entrepreneurs were understandably nervous. In one corner of the room, Marc Pakravan and Robert Davis, who came up with the idea for an online shopping site for men's ties, were struggling to put on their own neckties. A few feet away, Jessica Chan-Ugalde looked exasperated as she chastised her partner for not knowing what a hashtag was. Meanwhile Neil Serebryany, whose start-up idea Transformo offers language translation through a headset device, was utterly unfazed as he surveyed the last-minute frenzy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2011 | By Sophia Lee, Los Angeles Times
The Painted Turtle camp in Lake Hughes affords two preteens with hemophilia the chance to have fun. Kirin and Bailey Heftye are both handsome, healthy-looking preteen boys. Under a shaded area at an El Monte Starbucks, they frequently interrupt each other to discuss their favorite activities at summer camp. But they are not your typical 12-year-old kids, nor is the camp they attend each year your average summer camp. Kirin and Bailey are twins, and the camp they look forward to attending in early August is the Painted Turtle at Lake Hughes . It's a camp for children affected by serious health conditions including hemophilia, a lifelong, inherited bleeding disorder caused by low or nonexistent levels of blood-clotting protein.
TRAVEL
September 15, 2013 | By Millie Ball
Memories of summer camp in the mountains of western North Carolina bring me back to a safe, sweet place. I can feel my face soften as I recall sitting with friends between two skinny trees, a breeze cooling our faces, canoeing in a lake and being lulled to sleep by sounds of a stream flowing over smooth rocks. Added to my childhood memories now are a lifetime of vacations within a couple of hours of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which lures 9.5 million visitors a year to its 814 square miles that straddle Tennessee and North Carolina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Carter Paysinger, the principal of Beverly Hills High School, said Monday that he welcomes an independent review called by the Beverly Hills Unified School District into the for-profit summer sports camp he owns. The review was in response to an article in The Times last week that reported that the Beverly Hills Sports Academy, held on campus, is owned by Paysinger and operated by two school employees. Parents say they were led to believe that the academy was a mandatory school-sanctioned camp for athletes and that fees would help fund sports teams.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
With 20 minutes to go before making their high-stakes start-up pitches, the wannabe entrepreneurs were understandably nervous. In one corner of the room, Marc Pakravan and Robert Davis, who came up with the idea for an online shopping site for men's ties, were struggling to put on their own neckties. A few feet away, Jessica Chan-Ugalde looked exasperated as she chastised her partner for not knowing what a hashtag was. Meanwhile Neil Serebryany, whose start-up idea Transformo offers language translation through a headset device, was utterly unfazed as he surveyed the last-minute frenzy.
HEALTH
August 10, 2013 | Mary MacVean
If you can't eat gluten and you're a kid, life can be tough to negotiate. No thanks to the pizza party, the birthday cake, the trades at school lunch. But for a week, for 67 kids, there's Camp Gluten Free, about 6,000 feet up in the San Bernardino Mountains. For the most part, it's camp -- arts and crafts, songs, archery and cabin life. But in the dining hall, it's another matter. On Tuesday, the lunch menu is "bodacious burger, wacky potato wedges, fresh cantaloupe. " So what's so great about Camp Gluten Free?
SPORTS
August 8, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Cody Kessler liked the feeling. On Thursday, for the first time since arriving at USC in the spring of 2011, Kessler took the first snap with the starting offense in a scrimmage. "I feel very comfortable with the ones," he said afterward. "Very in command. " Whether Kessler takes control of USC's quarterback competition remains to be seen, but he is making a case by continuing to show the efficiency and leadership he displayed during spring practice. Kessler and fellow sophomore Max Wittek both played well Thursday at the Coliseum.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Paresh Dave
On a recent Tuesday, the leader of the French Toast Mafia looked harmless. She wore a lime-green shirt featuring Carlton from "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and her mafia "thugs" were 17 smiling high schoolers in slacks and black polos. But she does want her bunch to enter some big battles. Specifically, Kim Merino is worried because of the nearly 4,000 students who took the Advanced Placement computer science exam in California last year, not even 400 of them were black or Latino.
NEWS
June 2, 1988
Disadvantaged and disabled youngsters from nine children's centers in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice will receive transportation to summer camp in Crestwood Hills Recreation Center, according to Supervisor Deane Dana. The $30,000 cost of the program, begun in 1983, will be paid for from Proposition A half-cent sales tax revenues.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2013 | By Michelle Maltais
I recall that the best times I had at summer camp always involved the crafts, whether it was making paper from blades of grass or creating vehicles from recycled materials. But that often required paying a pretty penny and packing lots of sunscreen and bug spray. Going to camp these days can be as simple as signing on to Google+. The folks at Make magazine are offering again this year their free monthlong virtual summer camp for teens. Just by clicking in to a video hangout every weekday at 11 a.m. Pacific time, kids are transported to Maker Camp , a community of "makers," learning to build such things as a 2-liter motor boat, a bike tail pipe, a pedal-powered phone charger or a rocket-propelled toy car.  This year already more than 15,000 people have signed up for Maker Camp, and more than 10,000 campers have joined the Maker Camp Community.
SPORTS
July 10, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Kobe Bryant said his Achilles' tendon injury is healing at a faster pace than doctors expected. "I'm far ahead, far ahead," Bryant told The Times in an interview Wednesday at his summer camp at UC Santa Barbara. "Surprisingly so, but really ahead of schedule. " Bryant said he expects to be more aggressive with his conditioning by mid-August, which would put him at four months after his surgery.  "I can shoot, but they'd just rather me not," Bryant said. "And there's no reason to rush it, so I'd rather just wait and let the tendon strengthen and completely heal and go from there.
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