January 10, 2012 |
The Galapagos Islands never go out of season. That's the pitch from Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, which has created "prime-season" rates available now through March on selected 10-day tours of Ecuador's famed islands, which are temperate year-round. The drawing card here is the unparalleled opportunity to see wildlife up close. You can snorkel with sea turtles, photograph blue-footed boobies on the beach and hike to highland forest trails during this tour of the islands made famous by Darwin's voyage on the Beagle.
January 14, 2011 |
The astrological calendar is all wrong. That public comment from a Minnesota astronomy professor set the Internet aflame this week. People might think they're a Pisces (compassionate, imaginative), but often they're really an Aquarius (witty, clever) -- at least based on an exact reading of the Earth's orbit. Or maybe, if you were born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17, you're actually a strange new zodiac sign: Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. But who wants to admit to being that snake-guy sign on a first date?
August 23, 1997
Two players scored three goals each as the California Jaguars defeated the Zodiac, 6-1, in an A-League soccer game Saturday at Salinas Municipal Stadium. Adriano Gonzalez had three goals and two assists and Mark Baena had three goals to increase his team-leading total to 17 for the Jaguars (15-10). The Zodiac had held California to one goal in each of their previous three meetings.
May 25, 1998
Vancouver rookie Alfredo Valenti scored the deciding goal in a sudden-death shootout to lead the 86ers to a 2-1 victory over the Zodiac in an A-League soccer game Sunday at UC Irvine. Valenti scored in the first round of the sudden-death shootout. Each team had scored only one goal in the first five rounds of the shootout. The Zodiac, which lost at home for the second time this season, remains atop the Pacific Division standings.
March 19, 1986 |
A fascination with astrology is common to a number of contemporary composers. The latest Monday Evening Concert in Bing Theater at the County Museum of Art displayed some of the musical results for Karlheinz Stockhausen and Roberto Gerhard in a program called "Music for the Zodiac." Gerhard seems to have taken it fairly seriously. In the years before his death in 1970, the expatriate Catalan composed a number of works bearing the names of zodiacal signs.
October 19, 2013 |
Jackie Chan is not dead. And he's not retiring. "There are so many different rumors, I am getting used to it," the 59-year-old actor-director says of online reports of his demise. "Don't worry, before I die, I let you know. " Chan may be looking to slow down on the action, but after more than 50 years and 100-plus movies, he seems unstoppable. His latest film, "Chinese Zodiac," which opened Friday in the U.S., still features him leaping from buildings, fighting in the air and rolling down a mountain in a full-body rollerskate suit.