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Open House San Diego invites you to explore the city, building by building

A quarter century ago Victoria Thornton founded Open House London based on one salient thought: Invite the public to see and experience the architecture all around them, and they’ll advocate for better design of their city.

The idea took off, and San Diego signed on as an Open House city.

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Finally, a place to sharpen your ax-throwing skills in Vegas

Now you can cap off a late night in Vegas with something different: a little axe-throwing.

Anyone can tap their inner Celt, Viking or lumberjack at a new indoor facility called Axe Monkeys, which opened March 1 about five miles east of the Strip.

No experience necessary to heave an axe over your head and take aim. Guests spend $25 each for an hour’s worth of throws.

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6 things you need to know about the new electronics carry-on ban

The newly announced ban on electronic devices, which the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Monday, confused travelers, especially after it was followed up by an announcement from Britain on Tuesday about a similar ban.

Homeland Security said the changes were necessary for added security and to thwart potential terrorist attacks on commercial airlines.

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Chef who made Julia Child cry headlines Santa Barbara food and wine event honoring her

Chef Nancy Silverton once made Julia Child cry — on TV, no less.

Actually it was a creme fraiche custard brioche tart that Silverton whipped up while a guest on Child’s ’90s cooking show that prompted tears of joy from the culinary legend.

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The Who's residency at Caesars in Vegas starts with six concerts

They just can’t stay away. The Who, the British rock band that announced its first farewell tour in 1982, is back again.

Original rockers Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will bring the band to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a residency starting with six shows this summer.

Tickets are on sale now for performances on July 29 and Aug. 1, 4, 7, 9 and 11.

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Fifth night free at Hilton properties in Hawaii

Hilton offers a free night in Hawaii if you stay at least five nights — and you can pick your price point too. The deal’s good at 11 hotels, from a Hampton Inn on Oahu to a Waldorf Astoria on Maui.

The deal: Hilton calls this deal Another Day in Paradise, and it lasts until next year.

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