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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1987
A comment regarding Ellen Goodman's column (Op-Ed Page, Aug. 24) on time and vacations: delightful! Her gentle words describe how I have felt for years. I plan to have her column framed and hung on my office wall, to ponder until my next vacation. Thank you, Ellen Goodman! ANNE WILSON Lakewood
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April 20, 2014 | By Jen Leo
Get more quality time out of your vacations, let alone weekends at home, with this app. Name: AwayFind Available for: Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (requires iOS 6.1 or later) What it does: It alleviates the need to check your email continually by letting you filter which topics and people you need to hear from when you're away. Assign the priority email addresses or keywords and AwayFind will send you an SMS text to your smartphone when they arrive.
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TRAVEL
December 27, 2009 | From The Los Angeles Times
Trips that can make a difference Regarding "Trips That Led to New Chapters" [Dec. 20] by Amanda Jones: After traveling in Nepal frequently beginning in 1990, several trekking buddies and I started talking about forming a nonprofit to better organize our efforts helping children and women there. The Didi Project ( www.didiproject.org) was born. While visiting Nepal in the fall, during boarding school vacations, we had the delight of living and traveling with "our daughter" Sabita, who now at age 15, helps a lot with the projects.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SAN ANTONIO - Finally. The Lakers crawled past the finish line Wednesday, kissing goodbye to the 2013-14 season (without any further injuries) in a 113-100 victory over the half-interested San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center. After a series of record-setting lows, the most important date for the Lakers becomes May 20, the night of the NBA draft lottery. They have a 6.3% chance of landing the top overall draft pick after finishing with the NBA's sixth-worst record. While the Lakers (27-55)
NEWS
May 28, 1988 | MARILYN OLIVER
"I need a vacation, but I can't be away from home long." "I want to go away, but--yes, even now--I'm afraid to fly." "I'd like to go to a fancy resort, but I can't afford the cost plus transportation." If these or other reasons are preventing Southern Californians from taking a longed-for vacation, they should rethink the problem. They're in one of the major vacation capitals of the world.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Verizon is reportedly blocking retail employees from taking a vacation day Sept. 20, fueling speculation that the next iPhone will go on sale that day. Apple news site 9to5Mac cites unnamed sources saying Verizon is restricting vacations from Sept. 18 through Sept. 22. That follows a report this week that said T-Mobile is blocking vacations around the same time. In the past, electronics retailers have been known to block their employees from taking days off when major products are set to go on sale.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2011 | Stuart Pfeifer
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. 'Free' vacation The Federal Trade Commission is suing a company that it said preyed on the Spanish-speaking community. The firm allegedly charged fees for vacation packages that victims supposedly had won in contests but never received. According to a lawsuit filed in Florida, VGC Corp. of America placed ads on Spanish-language television and radio stations that promised prizes to callers if they could answer a trivia question.
BUSINESS
June 23, 2012 | By Shan Li
--J.C. Penney  is adding 600 Izod shops within its department stores as part of an effort by the struggling retailer to increase its hip quotient by building in-store boutiques, Women's Wear Daily reports. The new shops will take over space left after Penney earlier this year got rid of a Ralph Lauren line called American Living, said Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of Izod owner PVH. More than 500 of the stores will be 600 to 700 square feet and about 70 will be more than 1,000 square feet.
SPORTS
August 15, 1989 | Jim Murray
Every vacation you go on, you hope for three things: --To take 10 strokes off your handicap. --To get a tan. --To get a rest. Well, one out of three ain't bad. The tan, I got. My golf game which you have to know, if it were human, belongs in an iron lung, I gave no break at all to. I went to Jack Nicklaus and told him I opted to play his new course on the island of Kauai, the Kiele on Kalapaki Beach at the Westin Kauai. "It'll add 10 strokes to your handicap," frowned Jack.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Verizon is the latest iPhone carrier to black out vacation days around the expected launch of the next iPhone, according to a report. Since late July, many reports have come out saying Apple is planning for a Sept. 12 event during which it will announce the sixth-generation iPhone. Pre-orders for the phone are expected to immediately follow, and the iPhone is expected to launch on Sept. 21. Now, an employee for Verizon has told TechCrunch that the network has barred employees from taking off in the days between the launch and Sept.
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.
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.
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.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2014 | By Tim Logan
The market for a place at the lake is hopping. Sales of vacation homes jumped nearly 30% in 2013, the National Assn. of Realtors reported Wednesda y, and second-home purchases made up their biggest share of the housing market since 2006. “Growth in the equity markets has greatly benefited high net-worth households, thereby providing the wherewithal and confidence to purchase recreational property,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, though he noted that vacation home sales remain one-third below their peak in 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Shia LaBeouf may be taking his whole "I am not famous anymore" thing seriously. The unpredictable actor, who has recently attempted to distance himself from his own celebrity, has exited the upcoming Bill Murray comedy "Rock the Kasbah," to be replaced by Scott Caan, according to the Hollywood Reporter. LaBeouf, 27, departed the film under "amicable" but undisclosed circumstances, THR said . PHOTOS: Shia LaBeouf - life in pictures Directed by Barry Levinson from a script by Mitch Glazer, "Rock the Kasbah" stars Murray as a washed-up rock manager who takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan, only to find himself abandoned, broke and without a passport in war-torn Kabul.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | By Judi Dash
Whether you've tracked in snow, mud, dirt or sand, there's no reason you should trouble yourself with scrubbing the floors of your weekend getaway or vacation rental. Just let loose the new Scooba 450 , a little robot floor mopper from the same folks who created the popular do-it-itself iRobot Roomba carpet vacuum. The Scooba 450 is a 14 1/2 -inch-diameter rechargeable disk that automatically propels its 9-pound self across wood, tile (or any uncarpeted floor), spinning and spiraling around the room, its sensors gauging the size of the floor, and redirecting its efforts when it bumps into a wall or other obstruction.
NEWS
January 16, 1995 | From a Times Staff Writer
Republican Gov. Pete Wilson has left California for a short European vacation, leaving Democratic Lt. Gov. Gray Davis as acting governor. Press secretary Sean Walsh said Sunday afternoon that the governor would leave late Sunday night or first thing this morning for his first vacation in five years. Walsh also said the governor had been assured by the Office of Emergency Services that the major storm threat to California is over, at least for the time being.
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.
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