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January 25, 1987|--BETTY MARTIN

Yosemite National Park's entrance fee will increase from $3 to $5 per vehicle beginning Feb. 2. The new fee program also authorizes an annual pass, allowing unlimited entry into the park, for $15. The Golden Eagle Passport, which provides entry to all park areas and refuges, has also been increased to $15. Golden Access Passports for disabled visitors and the Golden Age Passport for those over 62 continue to be free. For more information on passports contact National Park Service, 22900 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills 93164, or phone (818) 888-3440.

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Travel Town of Chatsworth will hold a cruise night Feb. 5 at the Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills, at 7 p.m. Refreshments, entertainment and a fashion show will be featured. Representatives of cruise lines will offer information. Admission $2.50 with reservations. Call (818) 882-9752.

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Travel writers Richard and Donna Carroll will teach a class in travel writing at USC on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simple photographic techniques also will be covered. Fee is $75. For more information call (213) 743-8255.

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The Los Angeles Geographic Society meeting on Feb. 6 will be a slide/lecture program, "The Russian Sense of Place in Sacramento," conducted by Susan Hardwick. The meeting will be held in Franklin Hall, Los Angeles City College, at 8 p.m. For information call (213) 669-4228.

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The Palm Springs Retired Teachers Assn. travel club will offer a slide program, "South of the Border--Down Mexico Way," presented by Ernie and Jan Hemmerling, Monday at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the Palm Springs Public Library. Call (619) 328-5081 for information.

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Roberta Greenwood, archeologist at the L.A. County Museum of Natural History, will present a slide-narration program, "From Canton to California," at the meeting of the U.S.-China Peoples Friendship Assn., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Mercury Savings & Loan, 10435 Santa Monica Blvd. For information call (213) 654-1161.

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Los Coyotes Travel of Buena Park will offer an audio-visual presentation on Europe and other popular destinations at their Preview Travel Nite, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, Buena Park. Tickets are free by reservation from their agency. Call (714) 670-1184 or (213) 921-0781.

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