| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Osceola County, often overshadowed by Orlando's global image as a vacation destination, is trying to stake out a patch of supremacy in Central Florida's crowded tourism landscape.
Citing its huge inventory of vacation properties for rent, it's...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's.
But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The buying spree has continued for Jim Gissy, longtime right-hand man for time-share magnate David Siegel.
The vice president of sales and marketing at Westgate Resorts recently purchased the Golden Eagle Village shopping center at 2430 U.S. Highway...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:53 PM
An advertisement for the new Fox television show “Red Band Society” was abruptly pulled from Los Angeles Metro buses Thursday after activists complained it was racist and offensive.
The ads for the series that premiered this week show...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A Metro committee on Thursday backed a plan to rename two rail stations after termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Gloria Molina. If approved by the full Metro board -- which still includes the two supervisors -- on Oct. 2, the...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Commuters will start paying more this week to board buses and trains operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is raising fares Monday morning for the first time in four years.
At 12:01 a.m. Monday, one-way Metro...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:36 PM
The commuters who crowded along a broad, sunny sidewalk Monday morning in South Los Angeles craned their necks as bus after bus rumbled north on Vermont Avenue.
As each vehicle pulled to the curb, a public address system said in a cool monotone,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A pedestrian was killed in North Hollywood early Friday after being struck by a Metrolink train traveling on the Ventura line, authorities said.
The pedestrian was hit in the 7200 block of Lankershim Boulevard at 7:46 a.m., Lt. Mike Mendoza told the Los...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
On Saturday, federal transportation officials will announce more than $10 million to refurbish one of the Los Angeles County transit system's busiest light-rail stations.
The $10.25-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will partially...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Metro officials are warning Blue and Expo Line riders to expect delays up to 20 minutes after a vehicle clipped the side of a train near the Pico stop in downtown Los Angeles, leaving two people with minor injuries.
The incident occurred around 8 a.m....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:06 PM
It's a 2009 flashback: Mischa Barton is back in the news.
"The O.C." alum's Beverly Hills villa is being foreclosed upon, according to several reports.
The 28-year-old's numerous attempts to sell or rent out the home have failed and she's...