January 1, 2012
MT. WHITNEY Workshop Experts offer tips on preparing for Mt. Whitney, including alternate routes to the top, physical conditioning and coping with high altitude. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd., and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Huntington Beach store, 7777 Edinger Ave. Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360 for Rancho Cucamonga; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach. MIDDLE EAST Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Syria: Road to Damascus.
May 8, 2011
Sunday Mother's Day Brunch Where: Jasmine (Bellagio) Highlights: Sunday brunches abound, but if you want to splurge on Mom, this is a prime choice. Info: (866) 259-7111, http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/jasmine.aspx Thursday-May 15 Helldorado Days Where: Downtown Las Vegas Highlights: A Wild West-themed Vegas fixture since 1935, the events include a parade and a contest to find the longest beard and longest mustache Info: (702)
November 4, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO BOSTON From LAX, American, JetBlue, Virgin America and United offer nonstop flights to Boston, and Southwest, Delta, US Aireways, United, AirTran and Jet Blue offer connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $414. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, (617) 514-1600, http://www.jfklibrary.org . Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Adults $12, seniors (62 and over)
December 18, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO PATMOS From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Athens is offered on KLM, Air France, Lufthansa, British, Delta and Swiss. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $476, excluding taxes and fees. For information on ferryboats leaving from Piraeus (Athens) to Patmos with ports of call along the way, see http://www.ferries.gr . One-way tickets start about $46. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code)
November 18, 2012 |
1. President Obama will visit Myanmar this month, the first sitting president to do so. The U.S. has eased some sanctions against the country to encourage further democratic progress. 2. Estonia has been showing off its vote by computer system. Tunisia, Ukraine and the Palestinian Authority are interested in adopting Estonia's system. 3. In Rio, 16 girls from Mangueira slum were treated to a debutante ball by local police. It's part of a program that aims to improve security before the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.