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July 3, 2011
SOUTH AMERICA Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls" When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission, info: $1 for Beverly Hills residents; $2 for others. (310) 550-4761 CAMPING Workshop Unsure about cooking outdoors? Learn campsite cooking options, plus menu planning and keeping it simple. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.
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July 17, 2011
VANCOUVER, CANADA Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival When, where : July 31, downtown Highlights: This exuberant street party draws more than 650,000 to see floats, dancers and musicians. Cost: Free Info: (604) 687-0955, http://www.vancouverpride.ca/vancouver-pride-parade COURTLAND, CALIF. Courtland Pear Fair When, where: July 31, Primasing and Washington avenues Highlights: Vendors sell an array of pear-infused edibles, including fries and cider.
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July 17, 2011
VANCOUVER, CANADA Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival When, where : July 31, downtown Highlights: This exuberant street party draws more than 650,000 to see floats, dancers and musicians. Cost: Free Info: (604) 687-0955, http://www.vancouverpride.ca/vancouver-pride-parade COURTLAND, CALIF. Courtland Pear Fair When, where: July 31, Primasing and Washington avenues Highlights: Vendors sell an array of pear-infused edibles, including fries and cider.
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July 17, 2011
TOURISM Presentation Author William D. Chalmers will discuss his new book, "On the Origin of the Species Homo Touristicus," and the state of authentic travel in the age of reality TV. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220 SOUTH AMERICA Slide show Mort Loveman will present "Venezuela: Exploring the Amazon and Orinoco River. " When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills Admission, info: $1 for Beverly Hills residents; $2 for others.
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July 10, 2011
A beautiful Italian getaway It's not often an article can transport me from my Tarzana kitchen to the seaside hills of Taormina, Italy, but "Oh, Go Ahead, Indulge Yourself" [July 3], by Janis Cooke Newman, did just that. What a beautifully written piece. For a moment I was able to escape and breathe in all the beauty that is Italy. Thank you for painting such a scrumptious picture … and for my mini-getaway. Janine Sharell Tarzana In your excellent survey report "Foreign Tourists' Favorite Places to Visit in the U.S.," [July 3]
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July 3, 2011
BIG BEAR Big Bear Paddlefest When, where: July 9 and 10, Meadow Park Highlights: This annual event celebrates kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddle boarding. Events include clinics for beginner and advanced rowers, boat and board demos, sports exhibits, kayak and canoe races and a kids' fun paddle. Cost: Adult racers $45; clinics $25; kids race free Info: http://www.bigbearpaddlefest.com INCLINE VILLAGE, NEV. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival When, where: July 15 to Aug. 21, Sand Harbor State Park Highlights: Take in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" on Tahoe's shore.
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July 10, 2011
BACKPACKING FOR WOMEN Workshop Experts explain the differences between men's and women's gear, plus how to make sure you have been fitted and outfitted correctly. When, where : 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 FRANCE Slide show Mort Loveman will present "French Connection: Cities and Villages by Le Car" When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
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July 10, 2011 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
If you think flying is tedious, try figuring out what your flight will cost. Fees for bags and optional services, such as seat selection, extra legroom, Internet access, onboard entertainment and other choices can plump up airfares by $100 or more. And you may need radar to find the fees. "I've actually challenged airline executives to find their fees for me, and they can't find them on their own websites," said Charles Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Help may be on the way. Under a new federal rule dubbed "Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections," each airline would be required to list all its so-called ancillary, or optional, fees on a single Web page, linked from its home page.
TRAVEL
July 10, 2011
A beautiful Italian getaway It's not often an article can transport me from my Tarzana kitchen to the seaside hills of Taormina, Italy, but "Oh, Go Ahead, Indulge Yourself" [July 3], by Janis Cooke Newman, did just that. What a beautifully written piece. For a moment I was able to escape and breathe in all the beauty that is Italy. Thank you for painting such a scrumptious picture … and for my mini-getaway. Janine Sharell Tarzana In your excellent survey report "Foreign Tourists' Favorite Places to Visit in the U.S.," [July 3]
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July 10, 2011
BACKPACKING FOR WOMEN Workshop Experts explain the differences between men's and women's gear, plus how to make sure you have been fitted and outfitted correctly. When, where : 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave. Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 FRANCE Slide show Mort Loveman will present "French Connection: Cities and Villages by Le Car" When, where: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roxbury Park Community Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.
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July 10, 2011
SANTA PAULA Citrus Festival When, where: July 15-17, Harding Park Highlights: This annual celebration features a citrus and avocado pavilion, plus carnival rides, entertainers, a car show and craft vendors. Cost: $5; $2 for ages 10 and younger; carnival rides extra. Info: http://www.santapaulafestival.org MENLO PARK, CALIF. Connoisseurs' Marketplace When, where: July 16 and 17, Santa Cruz Avenue Highlights: This outdoor festival brings together 250 artists who sell their works and compete in a juried show.
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July 10, 2011 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
If you think flying is tedious, try figuring out what your flight will cost. Fees for bags and optional services, such as seat selection, extra legroom, Internet access, onboard entertainment and other choices can plump up airfares by $100 or more. And you may need radar to find the fees. "I've actually challenged airline executives to find their fees for me, and they can't find them on their own websites," said Charles Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. Help may be on the way. Under a new federal rule dubbed "Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections," each airline would be required to list all its so-called ancillary, or optional, fees on a single Web page, linked from its home page.
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