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By Joe Puglia | August 7, 2013
I've done a million road trips, careening across the land to see what's on the other side of the mountain. Regardless of the number, the hair on the back of my neck still stands on end just thinking of the back roads. I'm on the move again. I'm heading to Big Sur, on the Central Coast, a most remarkable place. I've been over this landscape many times and never tire of its magic. The road holds more than wonder for the traveler. There are memories with every mile but I'm intent on making new ones.
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By Karen Burton | July 2, 2009
Independence Day — 4th of July. Though the American geographic, political, economic, psychological and sociological landscape has greatly changed since 1776, one thing has remained the same: the great American metaphor of the open road. Back then, dirt roads were grooved with wagon wheels driven by pioneers; now our asphalt byways and highways take us to nearby cities within minutes to our destination. Whatever our pursuits, our American open road still represents freedom, mobility, destiny, conquest, passion, independence and opportunity.
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By Charles Rich | May 20, 2010
GLENDALE — In less than five weeks, a champion will be crowned at the 110th installment of the United States Open Championship in Pebble Beach. More than 80 golfers, including 10 local athletes, took their initial step at trying to head north for the prestigious event by traveling to Glendale’s Oakmont Country Club on Monday for an 18-hole local qualifying round. With a light drizzle falling throughout most of the round, the event had some dramatic moments that included a one-hole playoff featuring six contestants battling for five qualifying spots.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 16, 2011
The road to CIF glory is rarely an easy one and for St. Francis High, its path will begin on the road against a league champion. The Golden Knights will travel to face Paramount, the San Gabriel Valley League champion, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs, as the Falcons will take on host La Mirada, the Suburban League champion, on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Southeast Division. And Golden Knights Coach Jim Bonds, for one, doesn't believe it's an easy first-round matchup in the least.
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By Joe Puglia | August 4, 2010
We are a product of our many experiences. Even our genetic chemistry has much to do with how we see the world. I've driven myself to drink trying to figure out what makes me tick. What I've learned along the way is that — coupled with a quixotic nature — I am a product of what I have read. Subsequently, I've read every adventure/travel book written from Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley" to Least Heat Moon's "Blue Highway." However, the epitome of all adventure/travel stories has to be the adventures of Odysseus in Homer's "The Odyssey."
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August 6, 2009
I think the Allman Brothers sang ?Ramblin? Man? just for me. I swear I was born a ramblin? man. Perhaps my concept of rambling (travel) is not akin to yours but I have to tell you that four blasts of a ship?s whistle still raises the hair on the back of my neck. My concept of travel was shaped years ago. I was prisoner to the works of Steinbeck, Kerouac, Melville, and the great travel writers such as Paul Theroux. I?ve read ?On the Road,? ?Blue Highway? and ?Sunrise with Steam Monsters?
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By Joe Puglia | September 15, 2010
I've always had a hankering for motorcycles. I've had many fantasies of riding a Harley-Davidson adorned with buckskin saddlebags, careening across the blue highways of America. I've even visualized what I would wear. Somewhere above, an orchestra would play, "Born to Be Wild," by Steppenwolf and I would race with the wind to the sound of heavy-metal thunder. Bikers speak of the feelings of freedom, the sensations of wind and movement, and ownership in a distinct subculture where everyone is a brother.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 6, 2007
“I hope you remember me: I’m the father of Nicholas, the boy who was shot while we were on vacation in Italy.” So began an e-mail earlier this week to an editor at the Valley Sun. Few people have forgotten the story of Nicholas Green. And few people ever shall forget when they hear of the compassion of Nicholas’ parents and the second chance the child’s organs provided to seven people in the country where the little boy was killed. Nicholas’ dad, Reg Green is making sure of that — and helping to spread the message of the importance of organ donation — through his recently released book, “The Gift That Heals.
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By Joe Puglia | August 7, 2013
I've done a million road trips, careening across the land to see what's on the other side of the mountain. Regardless of the number, the hair on the back of my neck still stands on end just thinking of the back roads. I'm on the move again. I'm heading to Big Sur, on the Central Coast, a most remarkable place. I've been over this landscape many times and never tire of its magic. The road holds more than wonder for the traveler. There are memories with every mile but I'm intent on making new ones.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 16, 2011
The road to CIF glory is rarely an easy one and for St. Francis High, its path will begin on the road against a league champion. The Golden Knights will travel to face Paramount, the San Gabriel Valley League champion, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Western Division playoffs, as the Falcons will take on host La Mirada, the Suburban League champion, on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Southeast Division. And Golden Knights Coach Jim Bonds, for one, doesn't believe it's an easy first-round matchup in the least.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich | May 20, 2010
GLENDALE — In less than five weeks, a champion will be crowned at the 110th installment of the United States Open Championship in Pebble Beach. More than 80 golfers, including 10 local athletes, took their initial step at trying to head north for the prestigious event by traveling to Glendale’s Oakmont Country Club on Monday for an 18-hole local qualifying round. With a light drizzle falling throughout most of the round, the event had some dramatic moments that included a one-hole playoff featuring six contestants battling for five qualifying spots.
NEWS
By Karen Burton | July 2, 2009
Independence Day — 4th of July. Though the American geographic, political, economic, psychological and sociological landscape has greatly changed since 1776, one thing has remained the same: the great American metaphor of the open road. Back then, dirt roads were grooved with wagon wheels driven by pioneers; now our asphalt byways and highways take us to nearby cities within minutes to our destination. Whatever our pursuits, our American open road still represents freedom, mobility, destiny, conquest, passion, independence and opportunity.
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