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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more