| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Brent Bolthouse's breezy beachside hideaway, The Bungalow, has closed temporarily while it sorts out a minor issue with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The bar is located on the grounds of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, and it...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:20 PM
SAN DIEGO — Of the many attractions that make San Diego distinct from other locales in Southern California, two of the most popular are Comic-Con and the Chargers.
The annual nerd-fest that is Comic-Con is an unrivaled summer explosion of costumed...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Airbnb Inc., the short-term home rental service for travelers, has been issued a subpoena from New York prosecutors.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is investigating whether people who put units on the Airbnb website are...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit....
| Oct 3, 2013
As if beautiful half-naked women dancing around onstage weren’t exciting enough, the new topless revue “X Rocks” adds high-voltage shock by setting 17 sensual performances to an intense soundtrack of favorite rock songs.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The stocky man with a goatee walks across the darkened parking lot of the motel and bangs on the door to Room 156.
Greg Reese rehearses his lines. The door opens.
The girl inside is wearing black lingerie and looks like she did in the online ad that...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Sep 29, 2013
La Jolla is known for its cosmopolitan vibe, high-end shopping and fine dining. For a more down-to-earth, beach-centric experience, head to La Jolla Shores, a compact, laid-back neighborhood across the water from the village center. Popular with locals...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:15 PM
With the lingering effects of the Great Recession slowly disappearing, more business travelers are reserving high-priced hotel rooms and booking roomier seats in the front of the plane.
But the luxury spending may be benefiting executives, not middle...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:00 AM
At Wednesday's 10th birthday party for Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Frank Zappa's "200 Motels." It's made up of 13 orchestral suites by the late L.A. rock star and composer, only parts of...
| Sep 28, 2013
The Hotel Sultanhan in Istanbul's Old City is close to most of the important sites. The hotel is a surprise in an unassuming neighborhood. It has a wonderful roof-top restaurant and a helpful, English-speaking staff. Doubles from about $350.