| Jul 22, 2014
"I just returned from a trip to Europe, and really enjoyed riding the high-speed Eurostar and TGV. Why can't we have something like that here in the U.S.?" So asked a reader, and the fundamental answer is simple: The United States, as a nation, does not...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it."
There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Q: "My daughter gave me a birthday gift card worth $50 to a spa on the Silas Deane Highway in Rocky Hill. Several weeks ago, I tried calling to schedule an appointment and the phone was no longer in service. When I drove to the spa, the building space was...
| Jul 8, 2014
If you're a senior about to shove off on your vacation, here are a few notes on the current state of senior travel.
AIRLINES. Forget any special senior deals. The only airline with meaningful senior fares is Southwest, and its senior fares are good deals...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Inside tips to Oceanside
Although I commend Irene Lechowitzky on her selection of Oceanside ["Easy Breezy," July 6], I wish to mention what I consider two major omissions or oversights.
On Saturdays and Sundays, there are four Metrolink trains that...
| Jul 9, 2014
Elwood residents have long tolerated growing tractor-trailer traffic that rattles homes, strains nerves and interrupts funeral processions to the nearby national military cemetery. But with 8,000 big rigs rolling through town each day, many say their...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Ahoy after returning from the Big Apple!
My show manager, Brenda Barnes, and I had a great time visiting New York City to attend the radio industry's Talkers New York 2014, held at the India House Club. The gathering was well attended, since the fall...
| Jul 2, 2014
As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership.
Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: On May 16, when we returned to our car parked at the Santa Barbara Amtrak station, a group of people was gathered in the lot. We were approached by a Santa Barbara police officer; someone had run into our car and fled the scene. The officer...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Oceanside rarely makes the list of best places for a Southern California beach getaway. This rough-around-the-edges town may not have the panache of La Jolla or the Rodeo Drive-ish allure of Newport Beach, but what it lacks in bells and whistles it...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 11:26 AM
For the third time in about a week, aisle rage erupted on Monday after a dispute over a reclined seat led a Delta flight to make an unscheduled stop. One passenger was taken off of the plane in Jacksonville, Fla., and the aircraft then completed its New...