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Valentine's Day: What you do above Vegas -- even making whoopee at 5,280 feet -- stays above Vegas

Picture this: You in a private plane above Las Vegas with a comfy bed -- and your Valentine. If this is your idea of romance, you're ready for the Love Cloud.

The highflying tour offers lovers a chance to use the main cabin of a twin-engine Cessna, which has been tricked out with a bed topped with a red blanket and plenty of heart-patterned pillows.

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Letters: The best time to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for free

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.

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Warning on Iran updated to highlight risk

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.

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A chat about Southern California



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.

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Reader recommendation: 4 wineries to try in San Diego County

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.

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Web Buzz: helps craft enthusiasts travel with purpose

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.

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