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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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Warning on Iran updated to highlight risk

The State Department updated its travel warning on Iran on Jan. 29 "to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian Americans, in Iran."

The U.S. relies on the Swiss Embassy in Tehran for consular services because the U.S.

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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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Web Buzz: helps craft enthusiasts travel with purpose

Calling all crafters: Grab your embroidery needles and a map — it's time to multitask your vacation.


What it does: The website connects craft instructors with those who would like to combine travel with their passion for scrapbooking, quilting, crocheting, wood turning and more.

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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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