Crying foul over baseball issue
A whole Travel section (March 2) devoted to baseball is just not right. Many have no interest in sports whatsoever. There is already another whole section devoted to sports every day in the Los Angeles Times.
You have really disappointed me and many others, I'm sure.
Local vs. longer trips
The reader letter on Feb. 23 expressing great disappointment at The Times' selection of featured locations was perplexing. She need only go back several issues to see the L.A. Times Travel section really does aim for a balanced mixture in local and not-so-local coverage.
She might benefit from Amtraking it now during the off-season. I recently went from Union Station to Albuquerque for $60 each way. A similar trip to Tucson was $45 each way. These were low-season fare specials, but the destinations were exciting and most fulfilling.
Just because you can't visit someplace exotic today doesn't mean in the future events couldn't change —...
Susan Van Allen will lead a workshop on how to create a travel journal that suits your trip and your style.
When, where: 7 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.
Admission, info: $39. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. Class size limited.
Linda Mullally, author of four dog-friendly hiking guides, will share tips on choosing a dog to fit your lifestyle and the training involved to hit the trail.
When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.
Admission, info: Free. (909) 646-8360
This strenuous (10 miles round trip) all-day excursion will take you to Cary's Castle, the secluded site of a 1940s prospector's home deep within the hills of Eagle Mountain.
When, where: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16. Meet at Chiriaco Summit Chevron station.
Admission, info: $60. RSVP to (760) 367-5535.
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