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October 28, 2013 | By The Times staff
Is this video of a helcopter ride on Kauai's Na Pali coast worthy of inclusion in a Los Angeles Times Travel video collection? Catharine Hamm, the Travel editor who shot this, thinks readers have vacation videos that are head and hands above this one. So we're asking Times Travel readers to share their vacation videos. This is, after all, a movie town. If your video is chosen, it will be screened at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention Center.
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Miami's loss has become UCLA's gain. Malcolm Bunche left Miami's football program seeking more playing time, and he fills UCLA's greatest need on the offensive line. Left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo made himself available for the NFL draft and Bunche slides nicely into what had been a vacancy. "He gives us that big body, gives us that experienced offensive lineman we need," Coach Jim Mora said. "He has acted a little bit like a mentor to some of those guys as well, in his own quiet way. I appreciate that he's here.
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HEALTH
May 30, 2011 | By Karen Ravn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little stress-reduction. And that can have some big payoffs. It can lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and help you live longer. It may even make you smarter. "A vacation is not a luxury," says Jens Pruessner, an associate professor in the departments of psychology, psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and Tim Logan
Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an extension cord to another room to keep electricity going. But when the Los Angeles Fire Department told McDowell and dozens of other tenants that they had to clear out of the building at 5700 S. Hoover St., citing dangerous conditions, she panicked.
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Taking pictures of your food and sharing them with friends is always fun, but sharing pictures of all the food you've eaten on vacation? Those are the best. During our #Weekendeats chat Monday morning on Twitter, our #Weekendeats family shared some photos from their recent vacations. Here are the highlights: Food blogger Darin Dines shared a photo from his 10-day trip to Tokyo. While at the RyuGin restaurant in Tokyo, Dines feasted on fried uni . Jo from Mylastbite.com shared some photos of her meals from her time in London.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
Is your love life lacking? Maybe you need a vacation. A survey of 2,076 adults found that 88% of Americans are “somewhat likely to be intimate” when taking a vacation with a spouse or partner. Only 12% said they are “somewhat or much less likely” to be intimate on vacation, according to the survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Expedia, one of the world's largest travel site. What's more, the study said couples who vacation three or more times per year are more likely to be satisfied with their love life than those who take two or fewer vacations per year.
NEWS
August 19, 2011 | By Maeve Reston
President Obama made his first foray out of his vacation compound Friday with a trip to the legendary Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven. Bystanders who had been browsing upstairs at the two-story bookstore rushed to the windows as crowds gathered on the street. Obama, in a blue polo shirt, jeans and sneakers, wandered in with his daughters. After telling some customers that Sasha was going to browse, he wandered the store with a staff member while discussing his choices with one of the employees.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Help the economy by taking more time away from work. That is the message from the U.S. Travel Assn., the nation's trade organization for the travel industry. A study commissioned by the group found that more than 40% of American workers who receive paid time off finish the year without using all of their allotted vacation time. Workers who are given paid time off had an average of 3.2 days of unused vacation time in 2013, according to the study by the research firm Oxford Economics.
SPORTS
August 4, 1999
NFL players with the biggest bonuses for the 1998 season: Hugh Douglas, Eagles equal to $305,882 a game Cris Carter, Vikings $211,765 a game Jake Plummer, Cardinals $188,235 a game Scott Mitchell, Lions $188,235 a game Dan Marino, Dolphins $152,941 a game Drew Bledsoe, Patriots $152,941 a game Mark Brunell, Jaguars $147,059 a game Brett Favre, Packers $147,059 a game Source: World Features Syndicate ...
NEWS
January 5, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
Air Force One touched down at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:03 am Eastern on Tuesday, bringing the first family back to Washington after what the president called a "terrific" holiday vacation in his home state of Hawaii. As he settles back at the White House to prepare for battles ahead, here's a look at some statistics from his getaway. 12 : Number of days Obama spent in Hawaii, one more than in 2009 when the trip was consumed with responding to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S.-bound jet. 5 : Days the vacation was delayed because of the lame-duck session of Congress 2 : Number of days he extended his stay, eventually leaving Jan. 3 instead of Jan. 1. 116 : E-mails from the White House press office sent between the time of Obama's departure for Hawaii until his return.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and Tim Logan
Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles building amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to help people relocate from the squalid and dangerous apartments. In recent years, the Hoover Street commercial building was converted into dozens of apartments, prompting a complaint to the city six months ago. But when the city ultimately forced the building to be vacated, its tenants were given little time to leave. A Los Angeles Fire Department order said they had to be out by Friday, citing "unsafe buildings" and "structural hazards.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Things appear to be heating up between George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. "The Monuments Men" actor-director and the British lawyer were spotted together on a four-day safari in Tanzania and photos of the pair have been obtained by People and Us magazine  -- photos that suggest a serious romance is afoot. Several images show Clooney, 52, and Alamuddin, 36, decked out in safari or beach digs, in close proximity, with the Oscar-winner's arm wrapped around his reported lady love.  PHOTOS: George Clooney's life in pictures   Earlier this year, the perennial bachelor was also spotted vacationing with the Beirut-born barrister in the Seychelles, according to People.
TRAVEL
March 14, 2014 | By Jill Schensul
A recent trip to Europe was an exercise in saving money. Here is some of what I discovered. Ground transportation: Taxis may seem like the most convenient and civilized way to get around, and sometimes they are, but sometimes they're expensive and annoying. They're also subject to all the traffic everyone else is sitting in. Subway systems are efficient and traffic-proof (unless there's a problem on a line). They can get you to most tourist destinations faster, and they are actually easy to use - easier than figuring out the rules for hailing a cab in the same city.
OPINION
March 5, 2014 | Patt Morrison
It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the gavel in June as the Assembly's next speaker. But she's nothing if not prepared. Starting in 2000, she served eight years as a popular San Diego City Council member, and in 2005, became the city's acting mayor after the incumbent resigned.
IMAGE
February 28, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
You dream of a getaway to Tahiti (or perhaps it's just a day trip to Topanga). You conjure visions of sun and surf, swaying palms and fragrant blooms. Luckily, you can dress the part. Michael Kors' vision for spring? "A modern pinup at the beach. " At the spring 2014 shows, his offerings included a grass green and white blossom-print bikini top paired with a matching pencil skirt for the ultimate in casual luxe. FULL COVERAGE: Spring fashion Fausto Puglisi used palm trees in prints on long skirts and kicky dresses.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Fans of the quieter side of Catalina Island, rejoice. Quiet and rustic Two Harbors is going a bit posh with two new vacation rental homes that elevate the lodgings lineup offered on the western end of the island. Three-bedroom Casa Santa Cruz sleeps eight and four-bedroom Casa Santa Rosa sleeps 10. Both offer harbor views and ocean access 20 land miles from the town of Avalon. The homes come with amenities such as televisions, grills, balconies and decks, dishwashers and fireplaces.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2012 | By Hugo Martin
With more Americans worried about the direction of the economy, a new survey found that 52% of employed adults planned to put in some work during their summer vacation this year. That represented an increase, compared with the 46% of employed Americans who said in a similar survey that they worked through vacation last year. The latest survey of more than 1,000 workers was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of TeamViewer - a producer of remote control and online meetings software.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Memorial Day unofficially launches thousands of summer vacations, but about a quarter of all Americans will not be paid while they soak up some rest and relaxation. A recent study said the United States is the only advanced economy that does not require paid vacation days or holidays. The report, released Friday by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, revisited a 2007 study that compared the U.S. with nearly two dozen other countries and also found it to be the only nation that does not require paid vacation or holidays.
NEWS
February 26, 2014 | By Kerry Cavanaugh
A month after he was convicted of voter fraud and perjury, state Sen. Roderick Wright requested and was granted Tuesday a paid leave of absence until he is sentenced on May 16 or granted an appeal. It's about time Wright made an exit from the Legislature - he is, after all, a convicted felon. But a paid leave of absence? The only reason Wright still has a job is because his Senate colleagues decided to go easy on him and wait until the judge affirms his conviction and decides the sentence.
BUSINESS
February 23, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Help the economy by taking more time away from work. That is the message from the U.S. Travel Assn., the nation's trade organization for the travel industry. A study commissioned by the group found that more than 40% of American workers who receive paid time off finish the year without using all of their allotted vacation time. Workers who are given paid time off had an average of 3.2 days of unused vacation time in 2013, according to the study by the research firm Oxford Economics.
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