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Bel Air's Hotel Angeleno, Once the Hidden Gem of the Westside, Launches Speakeasy

Hotel Angeleno, hottest hotel and penthouse in Los Angeles, is launching their new 20s themed monthly speakeasy with Rachel McCord, world renowned supermodel and co-founder of The McCord List....

 

Free Federal Passes to 4th Graders from Every Kid in a Park Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has announced that it will continue its support of the Every Kid in a Park pass program, which officially began its second year September 2. Launched last...

 

Panic at LAX for the Second Straight Sunday

At about 9 am, Airport Police came across a stolen vehicle parked in the white zone in Terminal Three An officer who was there explained, "Some people who were concerned for their safety," panicked...

 
 By Liz Miller    Travel    September 2, 2016

US Navy Rescues Mariners from Uninhabited Island in Pacific

A pair of boaters were rescued from an uninhabited Pacific island by a U.S. Navy air crew on Friday after writing "SOS" in the sand. They had been stranded since August 19 on an island in Chuuk...

 
 By Liz Miller    Travel    August 31, 2016

LAX Shooter Reports Unfounded; Man in Zorro Costume Detained

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport were scrambling to return to normal operations late Sunday after the report of a shooter proved to be false, but led to traffic jams, delayed flights,...

 

Hundreds of travelers stuck on the ground at Long Beach airport

Hundreds of travelers stuck on the ground at Long Beach Airport on Friday night. A military jet made a hard landing just before noon, blocking runways 10 and 25, for more than five hours. The pilot...

 
 By Stan Greene    Travel    August 17, 2016

Just How Bad is Crime in Rio? People ask after the Ryan Lochte robbery

Just how bad is crime in Rio? By all accounts, the answer is pretty bad. Six months ago I had an Uber driver named Elizaveta. She was married, 27 and Brazilian. She was well educated and wore...

 
 By John Sully    Travel    August 14, 2016

Santa Cruz Island Offers an Empty Pacific Island, Minutes from LA

Santa Cruz Island is the largest of the eight islands in the Channel Islands of California, located off the coast of California. The island, in the northern group of the Channel Islands, is 22 miles...

 

Knott's Soak City Offers Relief From Heat, Cabin Fever

Kids have cabin fever from all those weeks of too much freedom? Or perhaps they're dreading the beginning of school and all the stress and work involved. The perfect staycation getaway to let them exe...

 
 By Ariel Tobe    Travel    July 25, 2016

Wonder Woman, Imperial Storm Troopers, Trekkies Mingle with Nerds at San Diego Comic-Con

150,000 people poured into San Diego's convention center for the 36th annual comic con starting last Thursday and ending Sunday night. If I had to summarize Comic-con in one word it would be an...

 
 By Alyssa Ganezer    Travel    July 14, 2016

Cool Off on a Hot Battleship: The Battleship Iowa in Long Beach

Battleships, once thought to be the ultimate weapon, are now a relic of the past. For a chance to visit this past - and enjoy 360-degree breeze-swept views of Los Angeles Harbor, the USS Iowa at Berth...

 
 By Observer Staff    Travel    July 10, 2016

Biblical Noah's Ark Encounter Opened July 7 in Kentucky

It took Noah 40 days and 40 nights to wait out the storm. And visiting a full size replica of the Ark opening in Williamston KY this weekend, will set you back $40. Ark Encounter is a Christian theme...

 

TSA American Airlines Jointly Test New Airport Screening Technology

WASHINGTON/FORT WORTH, Texas - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American Airlines, through a joint initiative, will install new screening technology, including automated security...

 
 By Nancy Uber    Travel    June 24, 2016

Loews Santa Monica Proffers New Family Offers

LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2016) – Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, a breezy beachfront hideaway, is located steps from the sand of one of California's most celebrated beaches. Situated directly across fr...

 
 By Kira Cooper    Travel    June 16, 2016

Staycation at a Hawaii Themed resort ten minutes from the San Diego Airport

To beachfront Kona Kai Resort & Spa – a Noble House Resort located on San Diego's historic Shelter Island – is offering a package for locals and nearby visitors. The Drive Kona Kai Summer...

 
 By Mona Day    Travel    September 29, 2014

The Islands Of Loreto

The fishing village of Loreto on the Baja California Peninsula sits on miles of coastline with year-round sunshine averaging 80 degrees. Looking out on five islands on the Sea of Cortez, it offers...

 
 By Mona Day    Travel    September 8, 2014

An Oxnard Weekend

Oxnard is a hidden gem close enough for an impromptu day trip, and certainly a relaxed weekend. Checking in at the Embassy Suites, I walked across the hotel's central court with its pool and water...

 

Visit Vegas - and Win!

Four hundred dollars. That's how much money a visitor from Canada and her mother had lost in a few days in Las Vegas. But as they lounged poolside at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, they were both...

 

Visit Vegas - and Win!

Four hundred dollars. That's how much money a visitor from Canada and her mother had lost in a few days in Las Vegas. But as they lounged poolside at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, they were both...

 

Santa Monica Mtns National Recreation Area Generates $26 Million in Local Economic Impact

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 650,000 visitors to national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community in 2012. That spending...

 

Car Repair

Two men repair a car on 11th and Olympic....

 

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