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Airfare to Malaysia falls to $390 round-trip from LAX on United

Fares to Asia just keep getting lower. To wit: a $390 round-trip fare on United, including all taxes and fees, from LAX to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for winter/spring travel.

The catch: You must buy your ticket by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

The fare is subject to availability. It is for travel Mondays through Thursdays from Jan. 9 to April 30.

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If you love Napa Valley, now's the best time to visit: Wine events this weekend will fund help for fire victims

“Eat, drink, give!” says the promotion for a $30 food and wine tasting Sunday at Rutherford Hill Winery in Napa Valley. All proceeds from the event will go to local organizations that are helping victims of the deadly wildfires that ravaged California’s wine country last week.

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Where to hop aboard the 'Polar Express' and other Christmas train rides
Must-see locations of Ai Weiwei's expansive 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' exhibit in New York
L.A. chef Angelo Auriana brings rustic Italian food to Princess Cruises

Pasta lovers of the world, take note: Your favorite noodles may be coming to a cruise ship near you.

Princess Cruises has added a new celebrity chef to its lineup, and his specialty is Italian food: Angelo Auriana is executive chef of L.A. sister restaurants Factory Kitchen at 1300 Factory Place and Officine Brera at 1331 E. 6th St.

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Between the rocks and the river on a weekend escape to Marble Canyon, Ariz.

When we sisters-in-law (one in California, the other in Nevada) agreed to a midway Western weekend for the brothers, we should have known better. The setting and scenery would be grand, the river inviting and the amenities, well, less so. Arizona’s Marble Canyon and the upper Colorado River near Glen Canyon Dam are jaw-droppingly beautiful in spring and fall.

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