By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: August 13, 2019 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: August 13, 2019 at 8:00 am Southern California has seen 571 hotels either open this year, under construction or planned. Atlas Hospitality’s mid-year report on local lodging development activity tells us there’s little cooling in hotel construction in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. In the year’s first six months, 20 hotels with 2,478 rooms opened with plenty more coming. The four-county market had 89 hotels with 14,016 rooms under construction at mid-year. That’s 29% more hotels in the works vs. June 2018 and 27% additional rooms being built. On top of current construction, developers have plans to build another 462 hotels with 67,964 rooms at mid-year. That’s 15% more hotels planned vs. June 2018 with 11% additional rooms on the industry’s drawing boards. What’s new this year? In Los Angeles County, … [Read more...] about Does Southern California need 571 more hotels?
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By Merrill Shindler | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm | UPDATED: May 21, 2019 at 1:40 pm I did not grow up eating salad. Or at least, I didn’t grow up eating anything that might be mistaken these days for a salad. My mother, who was seriously challenged as a home cook, would cut up some iceberg lettuce pieces which had seen better days, grab a plate, and serve them, announcing that it was a salad. That was it. No carrots, no cucumbers, no anything — and especially no dressing. For the longest time, my idea of dressing was some salt sprinkled on the lettuce leaves. I would have used black pepper too, but we didn’t have black pepper. Salt was the only spice in our house. Which is why to this day, salad is something by which I’m fascinated. I guess you can say I came to it later in life, in my teens, when I began going to a super cheapo restaurant chains called Tad’s Steakhouse, which offered a $1.19 steak dinner that included a skinny, … [Read more...] about Where to find the best salads in Long Beach
By Kevin Smith | [email protected] | San Gabriel Valley TribunePUBLISHED: April 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm | UPDATED: April 8, 2019 at 4:16 pm Lingering refinery problems and a switch to the summer blend of gas are poised to push Southern California gas prices to $4 a gallon for the first time since July 2014. Price tracker GasBuddy reported Monday, April 8 that Los Angeles County prices have jumped nearly 20 cents over the past week and were 52.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. Orange County and the Inland Empire have weathered similar increases. “California will soon be home to something not seen in nearly five years: a statewide average of over $4 per gallon, with some of the largest cities there swelling to averages as high as $4.15 per gallon before any relief arrives,” said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. DeHaan said it’s going to get “ugly this week” on the West Coast. Any further issues, he said, could lead to more price … [Read more...] about Southern California gas prices are rapidly closing in on $4 a gallon
By Jerry Rice | [email protected] | Daily BulletinPUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 8:37 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 3:49 pm In 2019, there are so many fun things to do in Southern California it will take 52 weeks to fit them all in. Whether you’re into art, beer and wine, classic cars, food, movies, music, sports or something else, here’s our annual guide to dozens of the best events happening during the next 12 months. Jump to a month: February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December JANUARY Palm Springs International Film Festival One of the largest film festivals in North America features more than 200 films from nearly 80 countries. Regular screenings continue through Jan. 13, with Best of the Fest presentations happening Jan. 14. When: Through Jan. 14 Where: Six theaters in the Palm Springs area, including Regal Cinemas Stadium 9 and Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets: $13 individual screenings, $69 for six Information: … [Read more...] about 2019 list of festivals, fairs and special events in Southern California
By Merrill Shindler | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 9:30 pm Bidding farewell to the old year marks not just the start of a new year but also our annual national New Year’s Resolution Pledge to get in shape (at long last), and lose the pounds we were going to a years ago. But then, Ben & Jerry’s came out with all those great new flavors, a brand new pizza place opened with some really terrific pies and…well, you know how it is. The Battle of the Bulge was lost, before it even began. Now, as a guy who eats for a living (and who lives to eat!), my fight against middle-age spread is a daily challenge. I mean, really, who can resist a massive bacon-chili-cheeseburger, with onion rings, when it sits before you, crying out, “Eat me! Eat me!” In my life, I’ve been really skinny (okay, I was 12 years old at the time), and really, let’s say, large. I know the questionable joys of obesity, and … [Read more...] about Where to find the best seafood in the South Bay