October 21, 2010
The cheeky radio troupe Firesign Theatre revives its four-way yukfest (featuring stalwarts Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Phil Proctor) for a West Coast tour of its new show, "I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus," including an L.A. stop at the Barnsdall Art Theater. 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. $40-$60. http://www.firesigntheater.com.
January 19, 2014
Re “Russell Johnson, 1924-2014: The professor, voice of knowledge on 'Gilligan,'” Obituary, Jan. 17 Russell Johnson, also known as the professor on TV's “Gilligan's Island,” sadly has passed away. And even though the show has been over for decades, each time one of the original stranded seven passes on to that little island in the sky, it brings back such memories. Bill Spitalnick Newport Beach More letters to the editor ...
April 25, 2010 |
Just took a great day tour in Glasgow, Scotland, with the About Scotland tour company. The wonderful driver, Ian, took five of us in a Mercedes minivan and will customize a day or multi-day tour for you. About Scotland Walking & Tours, Glasgow, Scotland, 011-44-808-225-0-224, http://www.aboutscotland.net About $45 per person. -- Joyce MacConnell, Lancaster
March 13, 2013 |
The crowd at New York's legendary Comedy Cellar is always primed for high-profile drop-ins like Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld. But this was different. Dave Chappelle was in New York - and on stage. Chappelle, one of the country's most sought-after yet reclusive comedians after walking away in 2005 from his still-influential Comedy Central show, spent three recent nights onstage at the Cellar, sometimes joined by friends, including Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Marlon Wayans and Paul Mooney.
July 4, 2010 |
If you want to see Napa in a new light, take an "edutainment" walking tour and discover the historic buildings, the river and a brew pub. History can be entertaining, at least the way George Webber tells it. It's a fun two hours for the entire family. Napa Walking Tours, (707) 694-5097, http://www.napawalkingtour.com; tours at 10 a.m. daily; $20 per person, 16 and younger free. Debra Renick, Ventura
April 11, 2010 |
What's hot: Get video tours of the hostel's living room, computer hub, bunk beds, kitchen and more before you decide which hostel is right for you. The videos help the properties come to life — as opposed to seeing only property photos. Some videos also offer local tips and attractions. Keep your eye out for the Wi-Fi logo if that's important to you. What's not: You have to leave the website to book the hostel after you fall in love with the property on the video. But that does give you the opportunity to book it on a website that you may already know, such as Hostels.