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Friday Travel Ticker: Talk about a ski deal

April 06, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Bruce Willis says he's willing to give away his central Idaho ski resort to a nonprofit. The Idaho Mountain Express reports Willis told county leaders that he is willing to donate the Soldier Mountain ski area in Fairfield, a three-lift resort he has owned since the late 1990s, to the right group . . . . Airport security screeners picketed San Francisco’s Terminal 2 during the busy 6:30-7:30 a.m. period Thursday, over checkpoint workforce reduction plans. They say they wanted to let  passengers know that a workforce reduction could result in longer lines at checkpoints and lower security standards. And, of course, they protested over workers’ jobs . . . . Big Bear Lake is offering special deals for cycling fans at this year’s Amgen Tour of California Stage 6 Finish, May 18. The lodging portion of the package is good for a one or two night stay anytime from Thursday, May 17, through Sunday, May 20. For details, visit www.bigbear.com or call (800) 424-4232 . . . . The Fairmont San Francisco's rooftop beehives have been tapped for its new honey ale. The beer will be available on draft starting today at the hotel’s Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar . . . . The Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, held since 1896, takes place this year April 24-29across 30 locations in Ventura County. Ojai Valley Tennis Club is the host: (805) 646-7241, or  www.ojaitourney.org . . . .  San Diego is in the midst of a month-long celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s  stories and poems,  with exhibitions, readings, discussions and performances.  For schedules, go to Write Out Loud . . . . San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square is hosting the fourth annual Ghirardelli Goes Green event on April 21 from 1-5 p.m. featuring  food, live music and tips on how to go more green. Info: www.GhirardelliSq.com or (415) 775-5500 . . . . Kobe Bryant helped Turkish Airlines mark the one-year anniversary of its LAX-Istanbul connection last week, as well as the start of daily non-stop flights . . . . Twenty  Napa wineries will be  pouring new wines in the Sense Yountville pre-release event May 5. Only 350 tickets are available, at $150 each. A dozen chefs will offer food pairings. For tickets or details, go to www.senseyountville.com . . . . Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa, opening this summer, is touting its location and great views for luxe  weddings . . . .  Travel quote of the day: “If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. “ (Edgar Allan Poe)

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