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News, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

U.S. State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert "Due To Increased Terrorist Threats"

Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 9:14 am

Just as thousands of Southland residents hit the roads and airways for the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. State Department has issued a worldwide travel alert "due to increased terrorist threats."

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Lax

LAX Investigation: Potential Security Issue On JetBlue Aircraft

Posted Nov. 19, 2015, 9:58 am

Authorities today were re-screening a JetBlue aircraft that was being prepared for a flight to New York City, along with luggage, due to a "potential security issue," officials said.

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens and much more.

News, Travel, Tourism

'Star Wars' Related Attractions to Open at Disneyland Monday

Posted Nov. 15, 2015, 9:35 am

A series of "Star Wars" related-attractions will begin opening at Disneyland Monday in connection with the Dec. 18 release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service Between LAX, Costa Rica

Posted Nov. 2, 2015, 12:55 pm

Alaska Airlines has inaugurated service between Los Angeles International Airport and Costa Rica's two major international airports.

A satellite image of Hurricane Patrica on Friday off the Mexico coastline.

News, Travel, Weather

As Hurricane Affects Mexico, U.S. State Dept. Urges Citizens Keep In Contact

Posted Oct. 24, 2015, 8:09 am

The U.S. State Department is urging American citizens in Puerto Vallarta or other hurricane-affected areas of Mexico to do their best to keep relatives apprised of their whereabouts.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Weather, Lax

Flights From LAX To Mexico Canceled As Powerful Storm Affects Puerto Vallarta

Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 3:31 pm

At least six flights between Los Angeles International Airport and areas of Mexico about to be slammed by Hurricane Patricia were canceled today, and more cancellations are likely to occur over the weekend as the powerful storm closes Mexican airports and leaves many travelers stranded in place.

The third edition of Life is Beautiful Festival Sept. 25-27 will include headliners Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar.

News, Music, Travel, Entertainment

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons & Kendrick Lamar To Headline 2015 Life Is Beautiful Sept. 25-27

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 2:14 pm

Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar will headline the third annual Life is Beautiful Festival next month, Sept. 25-27 in Downtown Las Vegas.

Musicians at Play. Marlboro College. Marlboro, Vermont.

Travel, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Marlboro Music Festival: Rudolf Serkin To Mitsuko Uchida

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 8:39 am

Three famous European music families – the Serkin, Busch and Moyse families – escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany. They reunited in Marlboro, Vermont in the early 1950’s around the concept of learning music in a family and communal environment.

Interior designer Grania Murray offers a seven-day journey to Ireland where she will guide clients through a cascading Irish story that captivates, charms, and re-energizes.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

Ready To Escape? Retreat Into Dublin’s Design & Culture

Posted Jun. 12, 2015, 9:33 am

Santa Monica-based Grania Murray, an internationally recognized interior designer whose clients include Pierce Brosnan, Andre Agassi, and Steffi Graf, is offering a seven-day Design Retreat to Ireland that “will pull at and vibrate your senses, blend the best of food and [give] exclusive personal access to leading Irish Designers and Artisan Craftsmen.”

News, Travel

Twisted Colossus To Open To Public Today At Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted May. 23, 2015, 8:50 am

Twisted Colossus, billed as the world's longest hybrid roller coaster, will open to the public today at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

Memorial Day Weekend Travel: 2.76 Million Southern Californians To Take Getaway

Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Millions of Californians are expected to set out today on a long Memorial Day weekend -- the most since 2005, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

For the first time in forever – and for a limited time – the live “Frozen” experiences will be available in the Hollywood Land area of Disney California Adventure Park.

News, Travel, Santa Monica

"Frozen Fun" A Cool Blast Of Excitement At Disney California Adventure Park

Posted Apr. 9, 2015, 10:15 am

A new “Frozen Fun” experience has been making visits to Disney California Adventure Park extra special for guests since the attraction opened in January.

Mirror Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn has been named Visit Temecula Valley's recipient of its PR Professional of the Year award.

News, Awards, Travel, Santa Monica

Beverly Cohn To Be Awarded PR Professional Of The Year

Posted Mar. 11, 2015, 1:06 pm

Visit Temecula Valley has announced that this year’s recipient of The PR Professional of the Year is the Santa Monica Mirror's Editor-At-Large Beverly Cohn. This annual award is bestowed upon a travel writer who has had the greatest impact through media in promoting Temecula as a tourist destination.

Big Bear Mountain is expected to remain open through mid-April after 16-20 inches of snow coated the mountain this past week.

Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica

Big Bear Snow Season Extended After Fresh Powder Coats Mountain

Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

As wet weather doused the Westside last weekend, the same winter storm delivered plenty of fresh snow to Big Bear – making for the perfect weekend getaway before beach weather arrives.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Lax

LAX Officials: Record 70.6 Million Travelers Passed Through Airport In 2014

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:08 am

A record 70.6 million travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, with the total passenger volume increasing 6 percent from the previous year.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Weather, Lax

Northeast Blizzard Leads To 73 LAX Flight Cancellations

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:14 am

A blizzard warning in the Northeast today has led to 73 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Disneyland is offering special tickets to Southern California residents.

California, Travel, Santa Monica

Discounted Disneyland Tickets Go On Sale For Southern California Residents

Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:18 am

In what has become an annual tradition at Disneyland, Southern California residents today got a chance to buy special tickets allowing access to the Anaheim theme park as well as Disneyland California Adventure park, where its attractions based on the movie "Frozen" kicked off.

News, Travel, Holidays

Disney California Adventure Park To Celebrate Three Kings Day

Posted Jan. 2, 2015, 9:08 am

A celebration of Three Kings Day will be held at Disney California Adventure Park today through Tuesday, with the addition this year of "The Spirit of Navidad," a storytelling performance presented by two bilingual musical artists.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Lax

LAX Travel To Take Off With Busiest Days Of The Year Today, Tomorrow

Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 8:48 am

Today and tomorrow are expected to be two of the busiest days of the holiday travel season at Los Angeles International Airport, so travelers should pack some patience along with their luggage.

News, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX 14-Day Holiday Travel Period Starts Friday; 2.97 Million Passengers To Use Airport

Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Nearly 2.97 million passengers will pass through LAX during the 14-day holiday travel period that starts Friday and ends. Jan. 2, a 4.1 percent increase over last year, airport officials said today.

Mar’sel chef du cuisine Charles Olalia will dish up special holiday menus this Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Dining, Holiday, Travel, Rancho Palos Verdes

Celebrate Holidays In Style At Terranea Resort With Special Dining, Extended Stay Promo

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:21 am

Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is gearing up for the holiday season with special dining options this Christmas and New Year’s.

Terranea’s signature restaurant mar’sel offers an inventive twist on California cuisine with seating indoors and out.

Dining, Travel, Ocean, Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort Serves Up More Than Just Ocean Views

Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 11:13 am

With eight unique dining experiences on its 102-acre estate ranging from formal dining restaurants with sweeping ocean views to cute cafes, Terranea Resort executive chef Bernard Ibarra leads a busy work life heading up a culinary team of more than 100 chefs.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Gas Prices

Gasoline Prices At Lowest Level For Thanksgiving Since 2009

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:42 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its lowest amount on Thanksgiving since 2009, dropping seven-tenths of a cent today to $3.104.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

3.5 Million Southland Residents Estimated To Travel This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:24 am

More than 3.5 million Southland residents are traveling during this Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.8 percent increase over last year that the Automobile Club of Southern California attributes to lower gas prices and improved personal finances.

News, Holiday, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Forecast To Be Nation's Busiest Airport Over 11-Day Thanksgiving Travel Period

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am

Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.

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