| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:13 PM
A lone jewel thief who struck the lavish Carlton International Hotel in the French Riviera resort of Cannes made off with $136 million in diamond-encrusted watches and gems, making it one of the biggest jewel heists in history, French authorities reported...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:45 AM
A San Antonio police officer was shot Monday morning at a downtown motel where a suspect was in a standoff with authorities.
The incident began when officers responded to reports of a family disturbance at the Super 8 Motel at about 8 a.m. CDT,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:50 PM
SAN ANTONIO -- A daylong standoff at a downtown motel that left a police officer shot in the head ended Monday when the suspect surrendered, authorities said.
Police had responded to reports of a domestic disturbance at a Super 8 motel Monday morning...
| Sep 8, 2013
Telegraph Avenue may be the spiritual heart of Berkeley and the University of California campus the focal point, but from a visitor's point of view, downtown is the ideal place to stay. It's close to everything and has its own vibe, with an eclectic...
| Jun 23, 2013
Say "redwoods" and you're apt to think of Yosemite. But the world's largest remaining old-growth redwood forest is actually 200 miles north of San Francisco, along a fairy-tale stretch of the 101 Freeway. Dotted with small towns and kitschy roadside...
| Sep 7, 2013
Dear SOS: Every year my husband and I celebrate our anniversary at the Sunday brunch at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. They have the most fabulous red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting I've ever had. Would the hotel be willing to share...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Are the days of hotel front desk clerks numbered? Marriott Hotels has been testing an app that allows guests to check in via a mobile device and it's been so successful -- downloaded 2.3 million times -- that the service will be expanded to all 329...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I actually live in Las Vegas and did a staycation at the Rio. The $18 resort fee, more reasonable than some, includes use of the gym and the hotel's luxurious spa. I spent hours in the spa — whirlpool, steam room, sauna —and it was all...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:28 PM
You booked the flight, you reserved the hotel room and the rental car and maybe you even figured out your meal. You're set. No surprises, right? Maybe not.
As we too often find out when traveling these days, the cost of the trip is not necessarily the...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep may have made famous the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. But that county's six covered bridges are a mere ripple in the river compared with the 20 in Lane County, Ore. This sprawling county, which stretches from the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Thieves put a major damper on the latest Southland tour swing by A Flock of Seagulls — among the first wave of early 1980s bands that found an audience on MTV — making off with what...