By Chris Erskine: Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Here’s a different way to see Paris: Every Sunday afternoon, thousands of rollerbladers of all skill levels take to the streets with police escorts. The route changes weekly and is posted here . . . . In 2011, nearly 20% of U.S. flights arrived more than 15 minutes late, Bureau of Transportation Statistics show. In January, Tampa had the best on-time performance of U.S. airports; San Francisco the worst. For all sorts of consumer-related travel stats, click here . . . . It may not be Paris, but San Diego has a steamy past.
Check out a “Brothels, Bites and Booze Tour,” that includes a tour of the Gaslamp Quarter and food and drink samples: (619) 233-8687,www.sodiegotours.com . . . .
The stretch of Highway 1 about 25 miles south of Big Sur has reopened, after crews spent more than a week stabilizing a hillside after slides . . . . Actor Rob Schneider performs at the Orleans Showroom May 11 and 12 in Las Vegas,www.orleanscasino.com . . . . Wynonna, as in Judd, performs at the Cannery Casino May 12www.cannerycasino.com . . . . Favorite tourist spots and fond memories of his boyhood will be on tap in “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson’s salute to Scotland the week of May 14 . . . A cruise ship departing from Jamaica rescued 23 Cuban migrants last week after someone aboard spotted their small boat. Officials on the Oasis of the Seas brought the Cubans aboard and provided them with food, water and medical treatment after alerting the U.S. Coast Guard. The Cubans were turned over to Mexican authorities when the ship arrived in Cozumel . . . . Quote of the day: “Maybe fear is God’s way of saying, ‘Pay attention, this could be fun.’ ” (Craig Ferguson)
(Originally posted: April 10, 2012, 5:00 a.m.)