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Just in time for the holidays, a family-friendly weekend escape to California's Columbia State Historic Park

Columbia State Historic Park, a restored Gold Rush town in the Sierra foothills, holds quirky, old-fashioned events each season, including a Fourth of July watermelon-eating contest and a poison oak floral arrangement show in the fall. The Christmas season is no different; activities are lined up each weekend: Lamplight Tours (Dec. 1 and 2, $25) with costumed docents, a Miner’s Christmas (Dec.

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John Wayne Airport's gift to holiday travelers: faster, free Wi-Fi

John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County is giving passengers an early holiday gift: faster Wi-Fi service that’s free for as long as four hours.

Wi-Fi speed jumps from 5 megabits per second to 20 megabits per second, and coverage has been improved to include the terminal as well as ticketing areas and sidewalks, according to a Tuesday news release.

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Americans traveling in Europe during the holidays should be cautious, State Department alert says

The State Department is telling American travelers headed to Europe to “exercise caution at holiday festivals and events” because of the risk of terrorist attacks.

The renewed alert cites past incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain and Finland carried out the by Islamic State, Al Qaeda and other terror groups, according to the State Department’s website.

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SFMOMA's exhibitions can both amuse and amaze you

Nothing cuts the chill of a San Francisco sidewalk quite like a stroll across the warm maple floors of SFMOMA.

Since adding 235,000 square feet to its SoMa space in May 2016, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has settled comfortably into its new space and offers exhibitions for art lovers of all stripes this fall and make it ripe for a visit.

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Forget football games this weekend. Go watch championship dominos near Las Vegas

Tear yourself away from pro and college football this weekend and go watch professional domino players square off in Las Vegas for $50,000 in prizes.

Members of the Universal Domino League take the game very seriously, with about 350 players turning out to compete in the game played with numbered tiles.

The league’s fall classic begins at 9 a.m.

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