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Soberanes fire in Big Sur: State park campgrounds in the area shut through Aug. 6

Six state parks in the Big Sur area have been closed temporarily because of the Soberanes fire raging along California’s Central Coast. California State Parks says campgrounds at three of the parks will remain closed until at least Aug. 6.

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Is Meow Wolf an art complex? Maybe, but it's more like an immersive Twilight Zone in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is called “The City Different,” and its newest attraction certainly attests to that. In fact, “different” doesn’t begin to describe the place for which “Game of Thrones” writer George R.R. Martin is the primary investor.

The name Meow Wolf alludes to the unique nature of what a visitor brochure describes as an “art complex.”

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With Tour de France over, how about a hill-grinding Tour de Sonoma?

If you want a Tour de France-like cycling experience on this continent, take heart.

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Century Boulevard pothole fixes and repaving could thwart your next trip to LAX — starting now

Three upcoming construction projects may affect your drive to the airport if you take the 405 Freeway and Century Boulevard, one of the main arteries into Los Angeles International Airport.

The temporary road and lane closures mean passengers and their rides should plan ahead time-wise.

LAX warns airport-bound passengers and drivers to expect delays into August, an LAX release says.

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Need to complete your TSA Precheck application? Pop-up site near LAX opens for five days

The Transportation Security Administration will tell you: If you want a better security check experience at the airport, join the agency’s Precheck program. Starting Tuesday, a pop-up office at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotel will help process folks who enroll in the program that’s designed to get you through security lines more quickly.

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The names were the same, but these hotels were not

Most days, I’m ready to whine about how national brands are crowding out mom-and-pop operations and homogenizing the flavor of travel everywhere. Not today.

Today I’m warning about unhomogenized hotels.   

Why? Because in the last two months, I’ve stayed at two Marriott properties that I expected to deliver matching experiences. They didn’t.

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