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Gear: A pretty pill case makes having to carry meds a little easier to swallow

If you take medications and rely on those ugly seven-day med holders (the ones with SMTWTFS stamped across the snap-open compartments), aesthetic help is at hand.

A company called Inspired by Dawn has found a lovely way to dress up those dowdy pill holders. The Style Rx 7-Day Designer Pill Box Case looks like a slim rectangular jewelry case, but it houses (and hides) an included plastic seven-day...

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Angling for a prize fish? Catch this Hawaii event

You can always fib about the one that got away ... except when you can’t. And that exception might be when all eyes are watching, as they will be during the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament on the Big Island of Hawaii, a competition that dates to 1959.

Each morning, teams entered in the tournament, which is Aug. 10-14, will set sail from Kailua-Kona, hoping to return later in the day with...

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For the friendliest places on the planet, think Honolulu or Amsterdam -- but not L.A.?
Photo tips and virtual tour of Vietnam at REI



Ralph Velasco will share photography tips as well as a virtual tour of Vietnam, including Hanoi and the Mekong Delta.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Manhattan Beach, 1800 Rosecrans Ave., Suite E, and Thursday at the Huntington Beach store, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (310) 727-0728 for Manhattan Beach; (714) 379-1938 for Huntington Beach.



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Letters: Magical memories on Disneyland's 60th anniversary

Happy memories of Magic Kingdom

I read with much pleasure all of the articles in the Travel section on July 12 regarding Walt Disney and the development of Disneyland ["Walt's World"]. My family migrated from Michigan to Whittier in summer 1957. I was a boy of 13, and at the top of my want list was a visit to Disneyland.

I have made numerous visits in the many years since. Some in my youth, some as...

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Cameo is ready for your travel videos

Create a quick, slick travel video collage with your smartphone videos.

Name: Cameo

Available: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. Requires iOS8 or later.

Cost: Free

What it does: It's an app that imports your iOS videos, allows you to edit, personalize and add music, and then share them on popular social platforms.

What's hot: I'm daunted by other video-editing apps, but I was enamored with Cameo's latest...

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