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Tuesday Travel Ticker: More snow at Mammoth

October 23, 2012|By Chris Erskine
  • Up to a foot of snow was reported at Mammoth Monday, with more expected.
Up to a foot of snow was reported at Mammoth Monday, with more expected. (Mammoth Mountain )

Mammoth is reporting up to a foot of new snow, as the season gets off to a promising start. Opening day is set for Nov. 8 . . . . For the first time, Arlington National Cemetery is releasing a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Before 2010, the cemetery used paper records and maps. The smartphone app and map can be accessed through the cemetery's website, www.arlingtoncemetery.mil . . . . Vegas’ McCarran Airport will conduct an emergency drill Wednesday morning, with an exercise simulating an incident using a Boeing 767 passenger jet . . . . . For the second year,  the Venetian and the Palazzo Las Vegas will stage  Winter in Venice, a 50-day celebration starting Nov. 18 that includes  a nightly parade, tree-lighting ceremonies and picturesque skating rink above the Venetian’s outdoor Grand Canal . . . . The San Luis Obispo Wine Country Assn.'s 22nd Annual Rockin’ Harvest Celebration is set for Nov. 2-4.   The weekend’s signature event, the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction, takes place Nov. 3 ( a Saturday) from noon to  3 p.m. at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. Info: www.slowine.com. . . . The San Diego craft beer scene is prepping  for the 4th annual San Diego Beer Week Nov. 2-11. The celebration will include more than 500 beer-inspired specials and events at hotels, restaurants, breweries and alehouses throughout San Diego County . . . . The Santa Cruz County Film Commission is helping tout Friday’s premiere of “Chasing Mavericks,” filmed at key locations in the Santa Cruz area. The movie tells the true story of local surfer Jay Moriarty . . . . The Orlando on Third – a “boo-tique” hotel in the heart of West Los Angeles, is offering a  Halloween special that includes a personal costume fitting at the costume store Trashy Lingerie  and late-night  transportation to and from the West Hollywood Halloween Festival . . . . Looking to make a memorable Halloween next year? Check out the first-ever Ship of Fear Cruise, departing Miami for the Bahamas in 2013.  Activities include a Zombie Prom, party on a private island, amateur film festival, macabre illusionists and classic movies under the stars at night; www.ShipOfFear.com . . . .Travel quote of the day:  “On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.”
(Rodney Dangerfield)

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