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  • Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories

    Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories
    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
  • Service taxes just might work

    When Democrats propose broadening sales taxes to cover services, and Republicans such as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and business groups like the California Chamber of Commerce say no, taxpayers on either side of the issue know they can at least rely on...
  • Long Beach water use restrictions are dripping success

    Since Long Beach ordered mandatory curbs on water use this fall, its Water Department has turned to unorthodox tools to spread the word. "STOP Wasting Water," urge the crimson warnings on the front pages of local weekly newspapers. A YouTube video, shot...
  • Residentes exigen aire limpio y buena salud

    Residentes exigen aire limpio y buena salud
    En la casa de la familia Cruz pareciera haber temblores permanentes. Los cinco miembros ya se acostumbraron a ver temblar vidrios, espejos y adornos, pero no por culpa del suelo, sino de los trenes y camiones que pasan literalmente a un metro de su...
  • Rebate check is not in the mail

    Let's say you're shopping for a new cellphone. Let's say that, like me, you thought it'd be kind of cool to own one of those sleek Razr handsets. So let's say you go to T-Mobile's website and there it is, for the nifty price of $49.99. But wait. Clicking...
  • Planning your trip to Hearst Castle

    THE BEST WAY Drive north on Interstate 5 or U.S. 101, then head west to California 1 northbound. About 240 miles north of Los Angeles, nine miles north of Cambria and one mile north of hotel-heavy San Simeon Village, you reach the exit for Hearst...
  • Ending L.A.'s gridlock

    Next week, politicians, engineers, labor leaders, environmentalists and assorted wonks will gather to try to solve one of L.A.'s knottiest policy problems: how to build a decent public transit system in a city where the need is almost overwhelming and the...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
  • A new Great Depression? It's different this time

    A new Great Depression? It's different this time
    Dysfunctional capital markets, frantic central banks, stressed-out consumers, fear and uncertainty -- all are alarming echoes of the global economic cataclysm of the 1930s. Which raises the inevitable question: Could another Great Depression be lurking...
  • Obama's economic team has Clinton feel

     
    ( Chicago Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak ) by Frank James We're all waiting for President-elect Obama's first post-election press conference this afternoon at 2:30 pm Eastern Time. Before that press conference, which will be held at the Hilton......
  • Digital TV shift may be delayed

     
    by Frank James Don't get rid of those old analog televisions yet. The national transition to digital television was supposed to occur next month on Feb. 17. But some key members of Congress and the Obama presidential transition may engineer......
  • Rep. Dingell sets House longevity record

     
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......