CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2012 |
Los Angeles police will not pursue through the courts scores of motorists with unpaid tickets from the city's defunct red-light camera program. The city Police Commission voted this week to end its contract with the company that operated L.A.'s cameras until they were shut off last summer. And authorities are now planning to reassign a small group of officers who regularly appeared in court to testify in contested photo enforcement cases. With the cancellation of the contract, officers will no longer have easy access to the photo and video evidence that courts require.
February 28, 2012 |
I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times over the last two decades and have been writing the Funland theme park blog for about four years now. As a result, people are always asking me how to do everything at Disneyland in a single day. The short answer is you probably can't. It can be a struggle for even hard-core fans with military assault-like strategies. The longer answer is there's lots of ways to maximize your time in the park and get on the most rides possible. PHOTOS: How to do Disneyland in a day So in honor of Disneyland's 24-hour Leap Day celebration , here are my seven tips for tackling Disneyland in a day: Tip 1: If you're trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland , I always recommend arriving just before the park opens in the morning, staying until the park closes at night and taking a long break in the heat of the afternoon at your hotel pool or cocktail bar. It may sound like a long day, but you'll get more done in the first two hours and the last two hours of your day than if you spent 15 hours straight at the park.
July 26, 2008 |
A crowd of 30,000 people, baking in the heat and waiting for up to two days, swarmed a ticketing center Friday as the final batch of Olympic tickets went on sale. Police shoved and kicked them and used metal barricades to prevent a stampede. The Aug. 8-24 Games are the first Olympics expected to sell out, and some fans spent the night on thin bamboo mats and newspapers for a chance to buy tickets that went on sale in different parts of the city. At the main ticket office not far from the National Stadium, tempers flared as sticky bodies pressed against one another in the surging crowd before sales began at 9 a.m. Police yanked more than half a dozen unruly fans from the throng, kicking one who fell as he was being led away and dragging another by his hair.
November 5, 2008 |
Turn off all cellphones and pagers -- and for heaven's sake, don't sing. Center Theatre Group -- which oversees the Ahmanson and Kirk Douglas theaters and the Mark Taper Forum -- recently announced its recession-minded Entertainment Stimulus Package, making available 100,000 tickets at $20 for all performances at the three venues for the 2008-09 season, with no limitations. For the Ahmanson's current offering, the musical "Spring Awakening" -- which opened Thursday and continues through Dec. 7 -- there's another bargain option that is not quite as inexpensive, but definitely higher-profile: There are 26 tickets available for each show at $30 a pop for onstage seats that put audience members in the middle -- or at least, on the sides -- of the action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2013 |
The winning numbers of Saturday's Powerball drawing - with a jackpot estimated at $600 million - are 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11. Lottery officials have not announced whether there were any winners, but they said about 80% of possible combinations were purchased. The drawing took place in Tallahassee, Fla., with the largest jackpot since California entered the lottery. Powerball is played in 43 states as well as in the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. People lined up across California to purchase tickets, with lottery officials estimating that tickets were selling at a rate of about 1.5 million tickets per hour.
November 26, 2012 |
They call La Tienda the home of the "Utah Lottery," but the convenience store is in Idaho, in the border town of Franklin. And as Powerball's jackpot swells to a record $425 million, Utah residents hoping to strike it rich are fleeing their state's lottery ban for this ticket-selling store in droves. "This weekend we had four registers running, and they were going 15 or 20 [people] deep," said La Tienda owner K.C. Spackman, who guesses that 90% of his customers are from Utah and who sold a winning $1-million ticket to a Utah mother and daughter last year.