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TRAVEL
March 13, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Circus Hostel, 1a Weinbergsweg, Berlin; 011-49-30-2000-39-39, http://www.circus-hostel.de . Family-friendly apartment-style rooms, with kitchens and baths, occupy the top floor of this clean and friendly hostel, separate from the lower, communal-style floors. Two- and four-person apartments are available for about $120 and $190 a night, respectively. Tiergarten flea market , U6 Reinickendorfer Strasse, Berlin. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2003 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy saved the life of a 4-year-old boy who fell into an Orange condominium complex pool unnoticed Sunday evening. The boy, Robert Anthony Garcia, was underwater for three or four minutes before a neighbor dived into the pool and recovered the boy, said father Philip R. Garcia. The deputy gave the boy CPR.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1999
Re "Quiet Waters," Nov. 6. Surprise! Surprise! It's November and no one is using the Hansen Dam so-called "swimming lake," which for the most part is only a huge wading pool. Yes, as could easily have been predicted, it will sit idle for eight months of the year. As to the tiny "boating lake," saying it is a replacement for the old lake is a monumental farce. This project is one of the most flagrant wastes of our tax money we have ever seen. It should be dubbed "Berman's Folly." HOWARD LOCKWOOD Lake View Terrace As a resident of the overlooking community of Kagel Canyon, I have been a frequent visitor at the [Hansen Dam Recreation Area]
REAL ESTATE
May 20, 2007 | Ann Brenoff, Times Staff Writer
Is an affordable country-club lifestyle a contradiction in terms? Perhaps not in the Camarillo community of Spanish Hills Estates, where your housing dollar stretches farther than in Los Angeles, and the Spanish Hills Country Club provides the glamour. Beginnings This is a planned community of 144 home sites, each on lots of about an acre, and 91 town homes known as the golf villas. It was built in the 1990s around the development of the Spanish Hills Country Club.
TRAVEL
July 29, 2012 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
SEATTLE - Pike Place Market. The Space Needle. Pioneer Square. Check, check and check. If you've hit these obvious Seattle destinations, you're not a newbie. But maybe you're not an insider either. So, this 21-stop Seattle checklist is for you. It skirts those three attractions and several other popular stops to make more room for Ballard, Capitol Hill, Fremont and the University District - four asset-rich Seattle neighborhoods my family and I explored on a visit last summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2011 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
Dude Fun With Dude and Betty Lisa Pliscou, illustrated by Tom Dunne Harper: 32 pp., $14.99, ages 4 and up Once upon a time, there was a little surfer looking for some tasty waves. Not kiddie swells in the wading pool. No way. What he wanted was some good, righteous stuff to make him shout "Stokaboka!" all day long. Lisa Pliscou's children's book, "Dude: Fun With Dude and Betty," is the story of this young man's quest to ditch homework and spend a hot summer's day on the finer things in life, like cranking waves and eating nachos.
NEWS
June 20, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Swimming pools are a well-known hazard for young children, and fences around in-ground pools are now known as a must-have.  But just because a pool is portable doesn’t mean it’s safe. So-called kiddie pools pose a risk too. These pools -- which include wading pools, inflatable pools and “soft-sided, self-rising pools" -- aren’t the same as traditional above-ground pools or in-ground pools simply because they’re so movable. That playful element belies their danger. A new study finds that 209 children died between 2001 and 2009 from drowning in portable pools -- about one child every five days during the summer months, according to a Reuters article . Almost all of the reported deaths were among children younger than 5 years old. Most of the drownings were in the summer, and about three-fourths of the time the pool was in the child’s own yard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
A family of tigers rescued from starvation and abuse at an Irish farm in December were released Wednesday to their new home--a 10,000-square-foot secured area, complete with a wading pool, within the confines of the Wildlife Waystation. "Today, they left the quarantine area looking fat and sassy and beautiful and healthy, and moved into a wonderful, naturalistic enclosure," said Martine Colette, the facility's founder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1994 | JON NALICK
Wearing red bandannas and cowboy boots, more than 400 schoolchildren on Thursday celebrated the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of life in the Old West. Designed to excite children about history by providing interesting educational activities, Fay Fryberger Elementary School's fourth annual Western Day offered a bonanza of events such as horseback rides and panning for bits of gold-colored rock.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Maisy" fans, take note: The sweet little mouse in the red T-shirt now has her own TV show. Nickelodeon's new Nick Jr. preschooler series, "Maisy," is a delightfully rendered animated version of the pop-up, flap and tab-pull books so dear to the hearts of countless pint-size fans and their parents.
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