| Sep 26, 2010
An unruly passenger on a flight bound for Amsterdam forced pilots to return the plane to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after take-off Saturday, a Delta spokeswoman said.
Flight 224 left the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport just...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:55 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- An estimated $52,000 worth of opium was confiscated by customs officials late last week at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Department of Homeland Security found eight pounds of opium hidden inside the linings of two suitcases...
| May 11, 2012
| 5:26 AM
My husband's family hails from Amsterdam, so I couldn't resist posting this information when it came into my inbox. Van Mullekom is a very Dutch name and we hope to visit his homeland next year on a Vikings boat tour.
In the meantime, if you plan to see...
| Jun 21, 2012
The longtime Beverly Hills home of the Morey Amsterdam family has sold for $4.9 million.
The 5,854-square-foot house, built in 1958, has walls of glass that open to the backyard, a living room with a fireplace and a step-down bar, a breakfast room, a den...
| Jan 22, 2012
Here's a list of many of the lines that carry passenger traffic, along with a list of their vessels. Ships that are to have maiden voyages this year also are listed; check with the cruise line, though, because dates can change.
AIDA Cruises, (011) 49-...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Win Thida, a 45-year-old Asian elephant, has become the first pachyderm in Europe to be fitted with a contact lens in an operation that required a stepladder to reach the giant-size patient.
The Irish Times reported Win Thida, a native of Burma, had...
| Jan 3, 2012
The winter cruising season is well under way, and that means the southern ports are filling up with returning cruise ships with trips to warmer climes through next April. For those playing at home, here's a roundup by port of which ships are sailing...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Our culture regularly informs us that it's a big advantage to be bilingual.
I accept that.
Trilingual? All the better!
I, unfortunately, am — and have always been — painfully monolingual. Some would label me monosyllabic.
I've never been...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:03 AM
On Sept. 24, Glendale’s Alex Theatre will host electric guitarist Wiek Hijmans, who will perform with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Hijmans, 44, a resident of Amsterdam, grew up in Holland with parents who were lovers of classical music. By...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Where are the best places to go in the U.S. for pot tourism?
Earlier in the month, Oakland hosted the International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, the first open-air marijuana festival ever held in our country. Marijuana wasn't legally available for sale there,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Drawings by Rembrandt, his Students and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
Through Jan. 8, 2012, Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, (203) 869-0376, brucemuseum.org
In the history of Western art, countless figures serve as...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Three weeks ago Hedy and I took a train into Amsterdam's main station, then walked 20 minutes to Prinsengracht 263, a nondescript address next to a canal in the Dutch capital.
Entering the building, we slipped behind a bookcase and into a secret world....