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  • SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face

    SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face
    Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns. I always figured the rest —...
  • Watery wonder in Turks and Caicos

    Watery wonder in Turks and Caicos
    PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Sixty feet below the surface of the aquamarine western Atlantic, my 12-year-old daughter, Maddie, glided gently along the reef, her arms crossed in Buddha-like meditation. To the left, where the sea...
  • Taking her daughters to remote Australia to sleep on the ground

    Taking her daughters to remote Australia to sleep on the ground
    NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — It was a terrible thing to admit to myself, but my teenage daughters are a bit spoiled. My own youth involved riding public transportation, taking bug-infested hikes, sailing competitively in thunderstorms and...
  • Recycle -- but don't tax -- plastic bags

    Recycle -- but don't tax -- plastic bags
    It is no surprise that the organization representing makers of plastic grocery bags takes issue with your April 16 editorial urging the state to pass a new tax on bags. We simply believe that asking Sacramento to levy a draconian tax that amounts to about...
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel-Air home is for sale

    Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel-Air home is for sale
    Zsa Zsa Gabor's longtime Bel-Air estate has come on the market at $15 million. Gabor's ninth husband, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, had announced in January that the couple hoped to sell the house for $28 million. More recently, he expressed a desire to...
  • Activists committed to Palestinian rights sail toward the Gaza Strip

     
    Palestinians: Two boats, one Canadian and the other Irish, left Turkish shores Wednesday sailing toward the Gaza Strip to try to break a five-year-long Israeli blockade....
  • On Location: Venice Beach rides Hollywood wave

     
    Venice Beach, a storied cinematic backdrop since the silent film era, continues to play a starring role in Hollywood....
  • Federal funds for health testing at beaches to be eliminated

     
    Health testing at beaches in California and across the nation is at risk of being cut back under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan to eliminate federal funds for monitoring whether the water is too contaminated to swim in. Citing......
  • The Dry Garden: 'New Park Design in Los Angeles' exhibit dreams of a city turning back the clock

     
    We were warned. In 1930, in “Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches for the Los Angeles Region,” the Olmsted brothers and Harland Bartholomew urged the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to set aside land and funds to create 70,000 acres of parkland........
  • Beach closures in U.S. hit 2nd highest level in two decades; Gulf spill, heavy rains are big factors

     
    The number of beach closures and advisories nationwide due to polluted water jumped last year to its second-highest level in two decades, up 29% from the year before, a new report says. In California, closures and advisories nearly doubled in......
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delays protections for Pacific walrus

     
    Pacific walruses need additional protection from the threat of climate warming but cannot be added to the threatened or endangered list because other species are a higher priority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. Walrus will be added........