Take a tour of the night sky in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on Saturday evening when the moon will be a thin crescent and night sky visibility should be good.Read more
The world’s top 32 drone pilots will compete Saturday in Las Vegas for the world champion title in the International Drone Racing Assn.’s top challenge.Read more
Join Ron Glazier on an 11-day African safari to Botswana organized by the nonprofit Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo. Participants on the trip will explore the Makgadikgadi and Nxai national parks as well as the Okavango Delta.
Botswana, known for its diverse wildlife, is ideal for viewing rare, endangered wild dogs as well as lions, leopards, elephants and bird life.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more