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Lone Pine Film History Museum pays homage to industry

Lone Pine Film History Museum pays homage to industry

The celebration of the history of moviemaking in and around Lone Pine, Calif., started as a film festival and morphed into a museum.

These gadgets help make travel experiences wonderful

These gadgets help make travel experiences wonderful

Once again, it’s time for a roundup of great gadgets for gadabouts.

Mammoth Mountain, Lake aren’t just for wintry seasons

Mammoth Mountain, Lake aren’t just for wintry seasons

It’s the first week of June, but sizable patches of snow linger on the trail to Crystal Lake, 9,000 feet in the mountains near the town of Mammoth Lakes.

Touching history: Exhibit features experiences on Titanic

Touching history: Exhibit features experiences on Titanic

I was rescued; my husband wasn’t.That’s what we learned when we reached the end of the newest exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. Every visitor to “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” receives a replica boarding pass with the name of a real passenger who made the ill-fated voyage in 1912.I became […]

Cruising Newport is a peek into lavish lifestyles

Cruising Newport is a peek into lavish lifestyles

Cruising around the Newport Beach Harbor maze, it’s hard to imagine a time when there were so few homes that the film industry could pass it off as a beach in the South Pacific (“Sands of Iwo Jima”), the banks of the Nile (“Cleopatra”), and the Eastern Shore (“Beaches”). But the non-stop narration of tour […]

Plenty to see, do and eat in beautiful Manhattan Beach

Plenty to see, do and eat in beautiful Manhattan Beach

There are few things in life better than a cloudless sky, 72-degrees, a gentle breeze and a wide, white Southern California beach on an off-season weekday. That’s what my friend, Wanda, and I see on a recent Thursday after a 90-minute drive north from North County. We’ve arrived in Manhattan Beach, and checked into the […]