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  • How do you explain gay marriage to an 8-year-old?

    How do you explain gay marriage to an 8-year-old?
    The march toward marriage equality in Florida took another step last week. Monroe County Chief Circuit Judge Luis Garcia properly ruled that 4.8 million voters got it wrong in 2008 with a state constitutional ban on gay marriage that was inherently...
  • Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage

    Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage
    Lou Ann Naples of Old Saybrook, a frequent traveler, says she never checks her baggage at an airport without securing it with a Tumi lock recognized by the Transportation Security Administration. When she picked up her luggage at Southwest Florida...
  • Airfare: Fall/winter round-trip fare to Madrid $685 on Aeroflot

    Airfare: Fall/winter round-trip fare to Madrid $685 on Aeroflot
    With autumn fares to some places in Europe running as much as $1,000, here’s a good fare to Madrid (but with a catch): $685 round trip, including all taxes and fees, from LAX on Aeroflot. The fare is subject to availability and is valid for travel...
  • Traveling? Share your photo memories with the L.A. Times

    Traveling? Share your photo memories with the L.A. Times
    Times readers surely have been busy this summer, as their photos show. In June, we asked you to give us your best shot--of vacation photography, that is. And you've responded with great shots that could be used in our Sept. 21 print issue or online....
  • Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth

    Theme-park spending helps drive Comcast earnings growth
    Higher attendance and per-capita spending at Universal Orlando and Comcast Corp.'s other theme parks drove a 12.8 percent year-over-year jump in second-quarter revenue for the properties, the company reported Tuesday. The theme parks generated $615...
  • The Crowd: Writing the book on cystic fibrosis

    As some 425 guests arrived at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, they entered the ballroom to find a handsome gold-covered and perfectly bound book at each table place setting. The thickness of the publication suggested far more than a brochure...
  • Breakers taking steps to more success

    Breakers taking steps to more success
    In seven weeks, the fall season will begin for the Laguna Beach High cross-country program. That may seem far off in the distance, but the boys' and girls' teams know that preparations for the demands of a challenging season begin now. On Monday at El...
  • Looking at San Francisco through Google Glass

    Looking at San Francisco through Google Glass
    After you slip on Google Glass — the new computer you wear on your face — you get things rolling with the voice command, "OK, Glass." Then you tell the eyeglass-like contraption what you want it to do — take a picture, shoot a video,...
  • Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?

    Israel: Can you avoid financial penalty if you cancel your trip?
    On the heels of a new State Department warning on travel to Israel, a rocket that landed near the Tel Aviv airport on Tuesday prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to cancel U.S. flights to the country. Tourists may be able to rebook their...
  • Diagon Alley becomes the place to shop at Universal

    Diagon Alley becomes <i>the</i> place to shop at Universal
    Theme parks have heavily promoted merchandise for years, but with its new expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando has gone a step further. It has based an entire new area on a fictional shopping district called Diagon Alley,...
  • Tourist areas beef up nighttime options

    Tourist areas beef up nighttime options
    Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night. Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...