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Letters: The best time to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for free

I enjoyed Christopher Reynolds' article ["Après-Ski Zone," Jan. 24] but was disappointed that he missed a couple of important items about Salt Lake City. Although the Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsal nights are interesting, even more enjoyable are the free run-throughs for timing before its live radio broadcasts on Sundays.

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A chat about Southern California



Tom Carroll and Elisa Parhad will discuss her new book, "Southern California: A Guide for the Eyes."

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220.



See "Meru," the story of three climbers who ascended Mt. Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas.

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Reader recommendation: 4 wineries to try in San Diego County

As a San Diego resident, I am always looking for good wineries in the area. Here are four to try, all in Ramona: Cactus Star at Scaredy Cat Ranch, Woof 'n Rose, Chuparosa Vineyards and Edwards Vineyard & Cellars.

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Super Bowl: Why watch men toss a football when you can go to the Otter Bowl?

Suspense is building as three teams hunker down for Sunday’s Super Bowl: the Denver Broncos, the Carolina Panthers and the Aquarium of the Pacific sea otters.

What? Sea otters playing football? Yep, and they play au naturel, without helmets or padding.

On Sunday, you can go to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach to watch the second annual Otter Bowl.

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A global search by 'ride pickers' nabs vintage thrills for U.S. theme parks

A team of scavengers scouring the globe for vintage thrill rides to bring back to Cedar Fair amusement parks in the United States hit the mother lode in Europe and plans to continue the search in Japan.

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Tarot readings and caviar facials: 9 quirky Valentine's Day ideas

Valentine's Day doesn't have to be the same old, same old. For those who want to travel and crave something different, you're in luck.

Maybe this is the year you go to an evening of racy literature in San Francisco or indulge in a caviar facial at an Orange County resort spa.

Here are nine hotels that change it up this year -- just don't wait too long to book!


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