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Polynesia

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  • The World at 40

    The World at 40
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Back in 1971, Disney promised us the World. And that's precisely what it delivered — in spades. Walt Disney World's castle door flew open Oct. 1 that year, unwrapping an entertainment complex that would go on to vastly...
  • Actress likes Aussie men and the feel of Jamaica

    Actress likes Aussie men and the feel of Jamaica
    You've probably seen — or heard — Alexandra Breckenridge on some of your favorite television series. She portrays Katerina on HBO's "True Blood" and spent six years doing voice work for animated shows such as Fox's "Family Guy" and "American...
  • The rock stars of Easter Island

    The rock stars of Easter Island
    As our tour group gazes at the view from the slopes of Rano Kau — one of three extinct volcanic peaks on Easter Island — an explosion sounds in the valley below, followed by a puff of white smoke. "Don't worry, that's normal," our guide, Tom,...
  • On the Town: Cooking up 'A Polynesian Paradise'

    On the Town: Cooking up 'A Polynesian Paradise'
    Firefighters from Glendale’s Station #26 didn’t put out a fire — they started one. The blaze went up to cook a Polynesian feast at the Glendale home of Paula and Art Devine. For the last four years, the firefighters have bought the...
  • French presidential election begins

    French presidential election begins
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy cast his ballot Sunday in the country's presidential elections as he fought to keep his job in the face of challenges from nine other candidates. Sarkozy voted with his wife Carla Bruni in Paris. Socialist candidate...
  • PASSINGS: Mau Piailug

    Mau Piailug Traditional Polynesian ocean navigator Mau Piailug, 78, a traditional navigator who in the 1970s began teaching Native Hawaiians how to use the stars, moon, wind, birds and currents to find their way around the vast expanse of the Pacific...
  • Army Spc. Avealalo Milo, 23, Hayward; killed in combat while serving in Iraq

    Mareko Milo believed his son's chances weren't good. Few people on the small Polynesian islands of American Samoa, a United States territory roughly the size of Long Beach, know how many of the nearly 58,000 residents have gone to fight in Iraq. But...
  • Tonga Hut carries tiki torch high

    Tonga Hut carries tiki torch high
    Like a lot of the better things in Los Angeles, you'd probably miss the Tonga Hut if you weren't looking. It sits on a nondescript stretch of Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, tucked between a model railroad store and a hydroponic grow shop (for...
  • They're carrying a torch for tiki

    They're carrying a torch for tiki
    If the words "tiki culture" conjure images of rum drinks the color of windshield wiper fluid, dusty tribal masks and low-rent bamboo-backed bars, hold on to your paper parasol because there's a new trade wind blowing. What was once dismissed as "tacky...
  • Couples' essential havens for turning up the romance

    Couples' essential havens for turning up the romance
    Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece travel to Tahiti Laird Hamilton, big-wave surfer, and Gabrielle Reece, former pro volleyball player When your daily life takes you from Malibu to Maui to follow the surf and the seasons, getting away from it all...
  • Hawaii ships' woes may limit cruise options

    Ever since Polynesian settlers came ashore in canoes centuries ago, touring Hawaii by water has seemed natural. Until now. NCL America, a Honolulu-based cruise line that conveys visitors around these idyllic islands, has found rough sailing, and its...
  • Chile earthquake: Tsunami hits French Polynesia; no immediate damage reported

     
    Tsunami waves up to 6 feet high have struck parts of French Polynesia, but no damage was immediately reported. Residents were being warned early Sunday morning that tsunamis can consist of several waves and they should remain vigilant. Tonga and the...