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Pez museum and rain-forest exhibit: What a combo!
Hugo Martín // 08.12.09
Ken Hively / Los Angeles TimesThe front of the California Academy of Sciences is a popular gathering spot in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. A money-saving tip: The museum offers free admission on the third Wednesday of every month. But get there early — on free Wednesdays, the lines are monstr...


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Your Scene: A touch of blue on the Emerald Isle
From The Los Angeles Times // 08.08.09
Patrick Brown of Westwood took this photo of a lovely little home during a recent 10-day journey to Ireland with his wife, Stefanie, and his in-laws. \"Of the 1,700-plus photos I took on my vacation, this is the one that many of my family and friends have really raved about,\" Brown said. He spot...


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Readers recommend: Montenegro church
From The Los Angeles Times // 08.08.09
MONTENEGRO A rocky start In the Gulf of Kotor, in the former Yugoslavia, a small island was created over the centuries by seamen who, upon returning from successful voyages, laid a rock in the bay. A beautiful church was built on this island in 1632. Truly a unique creation, and for us, a ...


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Calendar: events for August 2009
From The Los Angeles Times // 08.08.09
SAN FRANCISCO Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival When, where: Aug. 28 to 30, Golden Gate Park Highlights: Three days of music from headliners Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Incubus, plus top indie acts Jason Mraz, Brett Dennen and Zee Avi. Cost: from $89.50 for a one-day pass Info...


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Programs on photography and India
From The Los Angeles Times // 08.08.09
PHOTOGRAPHY SeminarWayne Leeming of Leeming Photography will present \"Travel Photography in the Digital Age,\" with tips on caring for your equipment on the road, understanding digital terminology and getting memorable shots. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Av...


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Letters: Copenhagen on two wheels
From The Los Angeles Times // 08.08.09
Copenhagen on two wheels Kudos to Susan Spano for her articles on bike riding in Denmark [\"On Bicycle, See the Sights at a Sane Pace,\" Aug. 2]. Ten years ago, on a Scandinavian tour, we found ourselves in Copenhagen with a free day. Seeing bicycles everywhere, we decided to rent one and tour...


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'The Wizard of Oz' back home in Oconomowoc, Wis.
Jay Jones // 08.08.09
Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood rightfully boasts about the scores of legendary film stars who have walked through the front doors to attend world premieres. But contrary to popular belief, \"The Wizard of Oz\" wasn't first screened at the Hollywood Boulevard icon. Audience reaction screen...


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Off to see the Oz Museum in Wamego, Kan.
Jay Jones // 08.08.09
For Johnpaul Cafiero and his siblings, the annual screening of \"The Wizard of Oz\" meant home-baked chocolate chip cookies in front of the TV. They knew the story backward and forward. Their grandmother owned a signed first edition of the L. Frank Baum book on which the movie was based. \"She...


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The cost of driving the Oregon and Washington coast
Christopher Reynolds // 08.08.09
SLEEPING Hotels: $930 Hotel taxes: $90.24 Tips: $14 MEALS FOR ONE $382.12 ACTIVITIES Admission fees for state parks, national park, national forest, Prehistoric Gardens (Port Orford, Ore.), Sea Lion Caves (Florence, Ore.): $56.95 TRANSPORTATION 31.8 gallons of gas f...


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Oregon to Washington road trip completes a West Coast journey
Christopher Reynolds // 08.08.09
  The Heceta Head Lighthouse near Yachats, Ore., stands on a seaside slope as spectacular as anything in Big Sur, and there's a bed-and-breakfast in the lightkeeper's home next-door. Be nice, and the innkeepers will let you stand beneath the lighthouse tower after dark. From here you c...


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