| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the 35-story landmark in downtown Los Angeles known for its revolving cocktail lounge, giant atrium and cylindrical glass towers, has long been a popular film location.
The movies "True Lies," "In the Line of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.
33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The Torrance Marriott South Bay, a 17-story hotel next to Del Amo Fashion Center, has been sold to a Chinese real estate developer for $74 million.
Sichuan Xinglida Group Enterprises Co., which has built numerous mixed-use projects in mainland China,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Muddy Leek is offering a free appetizer to anyone participating in Movember by having a mustache or a beard, or wearing a mustache T-shirt. The freebies are valid for lunch or dinner between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday until...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Name of restaurant: Bugis Street Brasserie, a Singaporean-Chinese-influenced concept named after a major tourist junction in Singapore. It originates from the UK; this particular location is the only one in the U.S.
Owner: Bugis Street is managed and...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:00 AM
"I always feel like a vague failure in L.A.," said Greta Gerwig, sitting in a movie theater in the heart of Hollywood.
The actress, 30, had flown from her home in New York to partake in the Los Angeles Times' Young Hollywood round table at AFI Fest last...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Anyone who thinks that Los Angeles and San Francisco have a monopoly on California’s most intriguing hotels should take a drive along the Central Coast. Take Highway 1 or U.S. 101 — doesn’t really matter which — because both of...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Airlines and hotels don't have the best track record for showing compassion to travelers who face emergency situations. Refunds and fee waivers can be hard to come by.
But Manhattan Beach resident Laura Mandracchia experienced a very different level...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.
For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:15 PM
As they fled a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, hundreds of passengers ran for their lives. They left behind suitcases, wallets—and carefully arranged travel plans.
When the shooting ended, their odyssey was just...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:07 PM
As the FBI sorts out details of Friday morning's shooting at LAX, airport officials have cut back outgoing flights -- a move that may leave many travelers in need to LAX-adjacent lodging tonight.
Here are several airport-close options, culled from my...