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  • Big boats, big price tags

    Big boats, big price tags
    In an empty Lido Marina Village office space, Duncan McIntosh has assembled his boat show preparation essentials: a coffee maker, creamer and sugar. "All the stuff that'll probably kill you," he said with a laugh. McIntosh has organized the yacht...
  • Travel crystal ball: Websites advising when to buy tickets

    Travel crystal ball: Websites advising when to buy tickets
    They're the questions that vex leisure travelers across regions, languages, origins and destinations: When will I find the best fare? Should I buy that plane ticket now or wait? Websites are increasingly responding to these universal questions with...
  • More for Your Money: Getting the best airfares

    More for Your Money: Getting the best airfares
    It's difficult to know when to buy an airline ticket and when to wait. Some sites offer to guide you on the timing of your purchase. I recently examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane...
  • Rise and fall of airfares

     Rise and fall of airfares
    In the last Travel Mechanic column, I examined the fare prognostication tools used by Kayak and Bing, which advise travelers whether to buy plane tickets while searching those websites or to wait. Both sites use data from scores of past searches to...
  • Youth sports: Figuring out if your child is safe, tired of it [video]

    Youth sports: Figuring out if your child is safe, tired of it [video]
    Participating in youth sports can be a deep passion for families, but it also appears to be taking a toll on young athletes. Parents, if you've played chauffeur, calendar coordinator and cheerleading squad for your kids, you know how taxing their athletic...
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow'

    I'm filling in for your regular recapper, Janell. I'm usually on b's dance show beat, covering "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." This show is pairs of people doing things that are uncomfortable, so how different can it be? Seven...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Blue Bell Boy'

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Blue Bell Boy'
    "He went to the cellar, to draw a little beer; And quickly did return, to say there was none there." -- "Blue Bell Boy," traditional nursery rhyme "Blue Bell Boy" is a stripped-down, brilliant episode of "Boardwalk Empire." Outside of Nucky's immediate...
  • 'Survivor Philippines' premiere recap, 'Survivor smacked me in the chops'

    'Survivor Philippines' premiere recap, 'Survivor smacked me in the chops'
    The crazy is coming out early this season. We're back for the 25th season of "Survivor." Really? 25th? That makes me feel old. Anyways, the twist this year is they've brought back players who had to be removed from the game for medical reasons. When...
  • Postcard from a day with Oracle at the America's Cup

    Postcard from a day with Oracle at the America's Cup
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Having written about Oracle at various points over the last decade means I have also followed founder Larry Ellison's obsessive pursuit of the America's Cup.  The race has always been there in the very distant background, until...
  • Sailing toward the future

    For 20 children from the Oak View community in Huntington Beach, getting to sail in 4-foot boats at the Newport Sea Base is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Since June, they learned how to tie different types of knots, learned essential boating...
  • Bill Miller's fund is beating the market once more

    Bill Miller's fund is beating the market once more
    During the depth of the 2008 financial crisis when Bill Miller's funds were in free fall, a colleague advised him to get a dog. "I needed to change my luck," said the Legg Mason money manager, famous for beating the market 15 years in a row. "I reasoned...