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Those four-digit flight designations? Their days may be numbered

American’s Flight 1776 to Philadelphia? Hilarious.

Southwest’s Flight 1492 to Columbus, Ohio? Clever.

Alaska’s Flight 2738 to Portland? Not a side-splitter, but I don’t blame Alaska.

But I do worry about all three of them and their peers because the airlines are facing a problem.

Their numbers’ numbers are up.

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101 Freeway won't open for at least a week. Amtrak adds extra trains to accommodate more travelers

The 101 Freeway in the Santa Barbara area won’t open for at least a week, Caltrans tweeted Monday. The agency cited continuing cleanup plus storms predicted this week for the ongoing closure between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.

Until the road reopens, the quickest way to travel to and from the affected area is by train. Detours using Interstate 5 can take up to five hours, depending on traffic.

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Samantha Brown hosts new PBS travel series called 'Places to Love'

Another cruise company has jumped into TV show sponsorship as a way to entice new travelers into seeing the world.

AmaWaterways, with a fleet of 20 river boats cruising Europe, Asia and Africa, is backing a new Samantha Brown show called "Places to Love,” which is airing on public television nationwide, including L.A.’s PBS station KOCE.

Carnival Corp.

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California Bucket List is a huge hit with this reader — and it's not over yet

California Bucket List — one of the best things the Los Angeles Times has ever done. I looked forward every day to see what new adventure was awaiting me. Wish it would continue in 2018. I will miss it.

Thanks for bringing something so positive to my life when so much news is difficult to deal with. California has so much to offer. Thanks again.

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After fire and mudslides, Montecito struggles; Ventura and Santa Barbara counties rebound

After December’s fires and early January’s floods, any visit to Santa Barbara County will require homework.

Caltrans said Friday that the 101 Freeway, from the Ventura-Santa Barbara county line to South Milpas Street in Santa Barbara, would remain closed indefinitely. For updates, check the agency’s website at or call (800) 427-7623.

Amtrak ( on Jan.

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Films & programs: Exploring Yosemite, avalanche awareness



Experts will share tips on exploring Yosemite National Park and making the most of your adventures, including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and bird watching.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Woodland Hills, 6220 Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Admission, info: Free.

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