February 5, 2013 |
Attention, TED obsessives. The conference that started out as a cult event but has exploded into a global phenomenon is relocating next year. After years of being held in Long Beach, the main TED conference will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in 2014. TED organizers announced the move in a blog post Tuesday. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 "We have absolutely loved the past five years there, but as TED has crossed major milestones - our billionth video view last fall and our 6,000th TEDx event last month - we feel ready for a new adventure.
August 13, 2011
On a recent visit to Vancouver, Canada, we came across this gem. Vancouver Community College has a culinary arts department that teaches students to be chefs. It has two restaurants: J.J.'s and Wild Salmon. We ended up eating lunch at one and dinner at the other in one day. The food was excellent, and the prices were very reasonable. I had a wonderful sunflower seed-encrusted halibut for $11, and my wife had a fantastic salmon steak, also $11. The menu changes daily. If you call ahead, they can tell you what is fresh that day. They also have a full wine list.
February 6, 2011
SIERRA VISTA, ARIZ. Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering When, where: Feb. 11-13, Buena Performing Arts Center Highlights: Cowboys who also happen to be poets and musicians perform their rough-and-tumble art. The theme for this year's annual event is "Cowboys in Blue. " Cost: $18 a day; $16 for seniors and military; $6 for students. Some shows are free on Feb. 12. Info: (520) 678-9952, http://www.cowboypoets.com CATALINA ISLAND Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance When, where: Feb. 12, Casino Ballroom Highlights: Avalon's historic Art Deco ballroom comes to life with music and dancing.
August 15, 2010
SHINGLETOWN, CALIF. Wild Horse Sanctuary Open House When, where: Aug. 21, Wild Horse Sanctuary Highlights: This annual Shasta County event, hosted by a nonprofit, includes opportunities to ride horses (free for children 10 and younger), see wild mustangs and burros and learn about horseshoeing, grooming and saddling. Also cowboy poetry, live music, a barn dance and plenty of food. Cost: Free Info: (530) 474-5770, http://www.wildhorsesanctuary.
May 16, 2010 |
SILVER CITY, N.M. Silver City Blues Festival When, where: May 28-30, Gough Park and other downtown venues Highlights: For the 15th year, blues performers and fans converge for concerts and street dancing during this musical block party. Between the jam sessions, vendors sell artisan wares and ethnic foods. Cost: Saturday and Sunday performances at Gough Park are free; other shows start at $12 Info: (888) 758-7289, http://www.mimbresarts.
March 1, 2010
Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer is considering hiring an additional coach after a disastrous error by his current one cost him a second gold medal. Kramer said Sunday he was not planning to dump Gerard Kemkers but may add another coach to his team for the 2014 Games. Kramer won the 5,000-meter race in Vancouver. In the 10,000, Kemkers sent him into the wrong lane during a crossover deep into a race he was well on his way to winning. More miscommunication cost the Dutch team pursuit a spot in the final.