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June 17, 1997
Today's edition is the final Prep Extra for the school year. The weekly section is taking a break for the summer but will return in the fall when school begins again.
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OPINION
September 1, 2013 | Doyle McManus
I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two words: Never again. Never again, that is, will I take all my technology along. The Internet has ruined summer vacations. When I first visited my in-laws' cabin in Ontario's north woods 35 years ago, there was no such thing as broadband Internet. The nearest telephone was a one-mile canoe paddle down the lake, and we were beyond the reach of television. Our media diet consisted of a battery-powered radio. I know I risk sounding like an aging crank, but it was paradise.
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OPINION
September 1, 2013 | Doyle McManus
I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two words: Never again. Never again, that is, will I take all my technology along. The Internet has ruined summer vacations. When I first visited my in-laws' cabin in Ontario's north woods 35 years ago, there was no such thing as broadband Internet. The nearest telephone was a one-mile canoe paddle down the lake, and we were beyond the reach of television. Our media diet consisted of a battery-powered radio. I know I risk sounding like an aging crank, but it was paradise.
NATIONAL
August 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
EDGARTOWN, Mass. - As the White House announced an upcoming presidential bus tour to focus on a middle-class agenda, President Obama was golfing at a private club on Martha's Vineyard. When Obama wanted to show he was engaged on the deepening political crisis in Egypt, he delivered a statement from the driveway of his rented estate - then zipped off for another nine holes. After skipping his summer vacation last year during the scrutiny of the campaign, a reelected Obama embraced his week of leisure with little worry about the inevitable political swipes at a vacationing president or the collision of images Washington calls "optics.
TRAVEL
June 19, 1988
Nearly 50% of Americans will traveling away from home on vacation this summer. More plan to vacation in the Midwest or near the Great Lakes than ever, and more are choosing July as their vacation month. These are some of the findings of the "1988 Summer Vacation Travel Forecast" compiled by the non-profit U.S. Travel Data Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Huddled together in a classroom stripped of decoration, the sixth-graders at Township School eyed the wall clock ticking off the seconds until summer vacation began. "Five. Four. Three. Two. One!" they shouted in unison before letting out whoops of delight and turning to hug each other before streaming off the Simi Valley elementary campus. "I'm going to miss this place," said 12-year-old Mary Abler, who was planning an end-of-school pizza party for her friends.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
In honor of its 10th year, the travel website Orbitz is handing out extras to those who make hotel reservations in the next week. Book two nights at selected hotels and score a $25 dining coupon and a $200 coupon good for future travel purchased through Orbitz. If the dates work for you, this offer could be a sweet way to save money on a summer trip. The deal: The coupons are part of Orbitz's 10th Anniversary Hotel Sale . You have to stay at least two nights at qualifying hotels (they are marked on the website with special anniversary logos)
SPORTS
June 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
For the 12 European-based players on the U.S. national team, Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Honduras was a little like the last day of school. They were going on summer break no matter what happened in the game, but a passing grade on the final exam was going to make that break a whole lot more fun. So striker Jozy Altidore, who spends his winters playing in the Dutch Eredivisie with Alkmaar, and goalkeeper Tim Howard of England's Everton, made that happen with Altidore scoring in the 73rd minute and Howard posting a shutout in a 1-0 victory over Honduras.
NEWS
August 6, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Prices are falling and interest rising in Cancun as summer draws to a close, according to statistics compiled by Kayak.com, the airfare and travel comparison website. If you're looking for a budget-friendly, last-minute beach destination to end your summer vacation, Mexico 's Riviera Maya may be a winner. Kayak 's techies analyzed more than 100 million inquiries a month that were conducted on the website from Memorial Day through July to find late-summer deals in August.
BUSINESS
July 21, 2013 | By Hugo Martín
As Americans, we like to say that we work hard and play hard. But what happens when work invades our play time? A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive found that 61% of Americans plan to work during summer vacation this year, compared with 52% last year. The survey of 1,094 employed Americans shows that the economy is pushing workers to do more. Just ask John Husing, an economist from Redlands who communicated with clients and reporters by Internet during a recent adventure trip on a boat from Tasmania to the Antarctic coast.
SPORTS
June 19, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
For the 12 European-based players on the U.S. national team, Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Honduras was a little like the last day of school. They were going on summer break no matter what happened in the game, but a passing grade on the final exam was going to make that break a whole lot more fun. So striker Jozy Altidore, who spends his winters playing in the Dutch Eredivisie with Alkmaar, and goalkeeper Tim Howard of England's Everton, made that happen with Altidore scoring in the 73rd minute and Howard posting a shutout in a 1-0 victory over Honduras.
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Summer at desert resorts can bring good values for those content to cool down by splashing in the pool or having a massage. Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage has a summer sale on rooms starting at $99 a night that's an inexpensive way to explore and enjoy this resort. The deal: Rancho las Palmas, which has 444 rooms and 22 suites, recently renovated its plaza, restaurant and suites. But it's the water features that will impress the kids. There's Splashtopia water park with a pool, lazy river and two 100-foot water slides and the Azure pool for adults.
NEWS
May 6, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Advice for summer travelers: Plan on a late-summer vacation to find the best prices. If online travel retailers are reading the tea leaves correctly, August might be the wallet-friendly sweet spot this year. Priceline says June and August will be the cheapest times to fly domestically, and August will offer best airfares for international travelers. It also found that airline tickets cost about 1% more than last summer.  “Internationally, tourists can keep costs in check by traveling in August, but they'll have lots of company, as that's when Europeans traditionally take summer holiday,” Priceline spokesman Brian Ek said in a statement.
NEWS
March 25, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Are you in summer vacation planning mode? Every state and many cities in America publish their own tourism guides, vacation planners, whatever you want to call them -- and they're usually free for the asking. Sure, the glossy, color magazines are out to lure you to visit, but they're also packed with good information and maps. The deal: You can find guides by searching online for state or local tourism offices. For example, the 108-page Official State of Alaska Vacation Planner is offered in hard copy (it takes three weeks by mail)
BUSINESS
July 16, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
After a strong surge over the last two years, business travel in the U.S. is expected to grow more slowly through the end of the year, largely because of economic uncertainty in Europe. The slowdown in travel spending was forecast last week in a report by the Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for travel managers. The group also cited continuing worries about the U.S. economy, low job growth, falling consumer confidence and slowing corporate profits. The group predicted spending on business travel this year will jump 2.2% over last year, reaching $256.5 billion, compared with a previous forecast that the spending would grow 3.6% in 2012.
SPORTS
July 16, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I took a two-week vacation figuring you people needed it. By my calculations I missed five Sparks' games and Stan Kasten's letter to Dodgers fans proclaiming, "Dodger pride is back. " I guess first place is something entirely different. Maybe they get that back, maybe they don't. As for Magic and when he might be back, a Dodgers' spokesman texted to say he couldn't recall the last time Magic was at Dodger Stadium, but would check to see whether if he will ever return.
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