Back when visitors drove just south of Los Angeles to what was then called Marineland of the Pacific, the general feeling was this spectacular piece of the California coastline was ideal for a major theme park focused on marine life. The broad vistas and panoramic view of the ocean just seemed to be the perfect backdrop.
HONOLULU (AP) - Airfare, hotels, guided tours and pricey luaus - a Hawaii vacation can add up, especially now that hotel room prices are back on the rise.
When the producers of TV's Murder She Wrote were looking for the perfect stand-in for the fictional New England coastal village of Cabot Cove, they found it about 3,000 miles this side of the East Coast in the Northern California community of Mendocino. So it's no mystery that, with all of the TV exposure, Mendocino has become one of the most popular getaways on the California coast.
Dodge may have just hit the bull's-eye with its Dart. This compact sedan is the first offspring from Chrysler LLC?s partnership with Fiat, and the Dart has a modified foundation from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. There is much, well-established competition in this front-wheel drive segment, including the Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla and VW Jetta. But bringing a Dart to a knife fight has its advantages -- ...
HOUSTON (AP) - Some might prepare for the end of the world by checking off items on their bucket list. But at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, curators are launching an exhibit designed to demystify the Maya and debunk the myth that the ancient culture predicted doomsday on Dec. 21, 2012.
NEW YORK (AP) - Did Minnie Mouse do a catwalk cleanse?
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the world will start a glory tour and countdown to dedication.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British Columbia's snow-covered slopes by snowmobile.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - It turns out there will be another day for Scarlett O'Hara's green curtain dress. Many of them.
The Kia Optima is considered a midsize sedan built to be unlike any other of its kind.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The images of Las Vegas are familiar: gambling, ostentatious theme hotels, gambling, shows, the Strip ... and gambling.
LAS VEGAS - If you've got the money, Las Vegas has a million ways for you to spend it - the limo, the penthouse suite, the finest champagne money can buy - and that's before you even hit the casino floor. But even in this town of glamour and excess, there's enough for the guys and girls who didn't get so lucky at the tables ...
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has been around for a decade. The 10th anniversary model still has the same drivetrain from that of the previous year. Yet there are plenty of other changes for this always popular four-wheel drive vehicle. For starters, the one at Cabral Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram at 1145 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca, featured in a Commando green exterior comes with seven-slot grille and throw-back 16-inch styled wheels reminiscent on ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A beloved pet dressed in a Halloween costume, posed next to a lit jack-o-lantern, sounds like a great photo opportunity - but it's also a fire hazard.
NEW YORK (AP) - Can't figure out how to dress as a binder full of women for Halloween? There's always Big Bird, the other star of the presidential debates.
I don't know what I expected when I got into the Fiat 500L, but it's better than I thought it would be. It feels substantial, it's fairly functional and almost fun to drive.
SONOMA - The rolling hills and vineyards of the Sonoma Valley are just part of a natural tapestry that has beckoned art-lovers and wine connoisseurs to this region for decades. Indeed, the fathers who founded missions here were growing grapes hundreds of years ago. Then, in the late 1850s, a fellow named Col. Agoston Haraszthy figured it all out.
KINTLA LAKE, Mont. (AP) - With a can of bear spray on his hip and hearing aids in both ears, Lyle Ruterbories whistles and hums as he tends to this patch of wilderness along the Canadian border.
DETROIT (AP) - Automakers expect little impact from the federal government shutdown, and they predict a fourth-quarter rebound after a rare sales decline in September.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Really, it's not that hard to spell. Just remember, there are three Us and a couple of Qs.
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