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Oct. 16, 2009
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California & Vegas airfare Sale: Southwest, Virgin America, JetBlue Have $44 Fares
from The Los Angeles Times
Fares within California (and to Vegas) start at $44 each way, pre-tax. Getting between Los Angeles or Orange County and the Bay Area cost $44 each way on JetBlue and Virgin America as well. So go ahead and take your pick. Who do you want to fly with for a California getaway Southwest, Virgin America or JetBlue? More

Farm Tourism in Full Bloom in Rural San Diego
from Appeal-Democrat
The contributions of agritourism to farmers and to the enjoyment of California's non-farm population is on display in San Diego County like no place else. The annual blazing array of colors in the flower fields of Carlsbad has attracted visitors for six or seven decades at that location or elsewhere. More

California and Colorado Ski Resorts in a Snow Daze
from The Los Angeles Times
Southern California skiers are gearing up for an early season, with snow-making going on a full month before usual at Mountain High, thanks to an unusual October cold spell. Big Bear and Mammoth are biding their time, waiting for the real stuff as cold weather lingers and new storms approach. More

George Kalogridis Named President of Disneyland Resort
from The Los Angeles Times
A Walt Disney Co. executive who worked his way up from busboy at a Walt Disney World hotel has been named the new president of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. George Kalogridis, a 38-year Disney veteran and former Disneyland executive, replaces Ed Grier, who retired last week. More

Los Angeles Harbor Plan Would Mix Leisure with Industry
from Associated Press
The hulking container ships that ply the Port of Los Angeles already provide Southern California with a major source of revenue. Soon they could also provide the scenery for what port officials hope will be the region's newest tourist destination. More

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Renowned Wine Journalist George Taber Finds New Ground in Wine Tourism
from The Canadian Press
Thirty-three years ago, George M. Taber set the world of wine on fire with a four-paragraph dispatch about a tasting in France that compared the work of French vintners with those of their counterparts in California. The California wines won, and winemaking in the New World has never been the same. More

Haunted Bed & Breakfast Inns Available Halloween Weekend
from the Los Angeles Times
Not everyone has kids that need to stick close to home for trick or treating. If you fall into the camp of people who'd rather head to the hills than man your door with candy, consider a Halloween-themed getaway. BnBFinder.com tipped me off to some haunted bed & breakfast inns perfect for a ghoulish Halloween escape. More

Pumpkins Latest Seaside Tourist Draw
from Seaside Signal
Fall has arrived in Seaside, Calif., in a big way, literally. The first annual Seaside Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off is scheduled for the north side of the downtown Carousel Mall. Growers displaying pumpkins that weigh more than one thousand pounds are expected to take part in the event. More

Cache Creek Casino Resort Folds on $300 Million Expansion Plan
from Sacramento Business Journal
Two years after it announced a massive expansion of Cache Creek Casino Resort, the Tribal Council of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation halted the $300 million effort. The tribe will continue to invest in the casino, but it will be through upgrades not the expansion that would have made the Capay Valley a destination with the equivalent of more than 700 hotel rooms. More




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