Mammoth Mountain guarantees snow

The snow will be back in 2012-13, Mammoth Mountain is guaranteeing
: book your 2012-13 ski trip to Mammoth Mountain early, and rest easy
knowing your snow is guaranteed!
Here’s the deal: Book before opening day (Nov. 8) and if our base depth
doesn’t meet the levels on the chart below, guests will receive:
  • A $100 gift card, for keeping the original reservation date OR
  • The option to move the reservation date with no fees or penalties
Base depth Chart based on 5-year minimum average:











66″ 70″

Lido Yacht Expo coming to Newport Beach

See the latest and largest yachts at the 34th
Annual Lido Yacht Expo at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach on Sept

At the Lido Yacht Expo, show-goers can step aboard and
compare nearly 200 new models making their West Coast debuts and ocean-tested
brokerage boats at the West’s largest In-Water Fall Boat Show.

There will be
much to see including luxury yachts, offshore sportfishers, sailboats,
long-range trawlers and sportboats.

Grand opening of Grand Park set for Oct. 6 in downtown Los Angeles

The County of Los Angeles will celebrate the grand opening of the
now completed Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 6. Visitors to Grand
Park that day will enjoy entertainment in all four blocks of the park,
culminating in the first Los Angeles performance by international aerial
movement pioneer, Bandaloop, with a large-scale vertical dance suspended
hundreds of feet high on the exterior of City Hall.

The day’s festivities begin with “A Taste of
Dance,” presented by The Music Center as part of its Active Arts series, on The
Music Center Plaza, where visitors will enjoy dance lessons in a variety of
styles in a salute to Latino Heritage Month.

Programming continues on Grand
Park’s Fountain Plaza with a novel, high-energy performance in the Arthur J.
Will Memorial Fountain. “A Fanfare for Grand Park,” features a dance and
live music. Musicians in the
“Fanfare” orchestra include the classical quintet “Brass Pacifica,” members of
the well-known “Mariachi Los Camperos” and West African master drummer, Malick

The evening’s entertainment will continue on the Performance Lawn,
launching Grand Park’s “World Jazz Series,” with music by Latin Jazz duo “Dos y
Mas,” featuring percussionist/composer Arturo Stable and pianist/composer Elio

Later park
visitors will see video projections on the Community Terrace and join the public opening of the last section of the park, the Event Lawn,
led by County Supervisor Gloria Molina and other special guests.

Visitors will
see a dance performance as Bandaloop lights up the exterior of City Hall with an
invigorating, large-scale vertical dance. Dancers will turn City Hall into a vertical dance floor  while suspended from
climbing ropes.

Mendocino hosts American Craft Week

Galleries, studios
and businesses throughout Mendocino County will open their doors with special
shows, events and demonstrations featuring a vast array of local handmade
crafts in October.

The first weekend, October 5-7, will feature events in the inland areas
and the second weekend, October 12-14 will feature events on the coast.

Pick up
or download a map to find all of the treasures Mendocino County artists have to
share with you. American Craft Week is a nationwide celebration of handmade
American crafts and the people who make them.
or 707.895.2810

Half Moon Bay holds art and pumpkin festival

The World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay celebrates its bountiful fall
harvest and autumn splendor on Oct. 13-14 with a special display of gigantically
enormous champion pumpkins, three stages of smashing
entertainment, stellar live music on stage
and street throughout downtown with headliners The California Cowboys
Big Cat Tolefree, The Megatones, Caravanserai, and The Daniel Castro Band.

Great Pumpkin Parade will be held Oct. 13 at noon with Honorary Grand Marshal, Hall of
Fame quarterback, Super Bowl MVP and all-time 49er great Steve Young .

There will also be a
bone-chilling Haunted House, harvest-inspired crafts, homestyle foods, expert
pumpkin carver Farmer Mike sculpting a monster 1,200+ pound pumpkin into a
one-of-a-kind masterpiece, photos with the grand champion mega-gourd, pie-eating
and costume contests.

INFO-LINE: 650-726-9652

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki offers winter room rates on Oahu

The “Fall Into Winter” room rate promotion is available at the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki on Oahu.

Located at the entrance to Waikiki, the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki offers
refreshed guestrooms with all oceanfront panoramic views and world-class service.
“Fall Into Winter” room rates begin at $189 per night for an Oceanfront Marina
category. Offer is valid from October 1 – December 27, 2012, inclusive. There is no
minimum night stay required, black out dates and restrictions may apply.

For information, visit or call 1-866-
PRINCE6 (866-774-6236).

TEDxSantaCruz coming this Saturday

TEDxSantaCruz this Saturday will offer an unforgettable show with a stellar lineup.

17 outstanding
speakers and performers will share their unique viewpoints onstage, including
John Perry Barlow (Grateful Dead and the Electronic Frontier Foundation), Martha
Mendoza (Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist), Nina Simon (Santa Cruz Museum of
Art & History), Chris Yonge (Makers Factory), Danny Keith (Grind Out
Hunger), Allie Cooper (aerialist), and more talks, music, and

General admission is $75 and student discounted tickets are just
$50. Admission includes a full day of talks and performances as well as lunch.

You can also buy a ticket to the post-event reception/after party for an
opportunity to talk about the day with speakers and fellow attendees over wine
and refreshments. Reception tickets are limited to 200, and are available on a
first-come basis for an additional $25.

To make TEDxSantaCruz as
eco-friendly as possible, bring your reusable water bottle and/or coffee

Get ticket Here

Half Moon Bay holds international marathon

Half Moon Bay International
September 23, 7 a.m.

The Half Moon Bay
International Marathon (HMBIM) is back in Half Moon Bay. Runners will begin and
end the race at Princeton Harbor, home to Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Contest.
The marathon path features 26 miles of flat terrain stretching across the
Pacific Ocean coastline and provides exquisite views of Half Moon Bay landmarks
such as the Pillar Point Fishing Harbor, Point Montara Lighthouse and the
world-famous Mavericks big-wave surfing area. To view the full course, visit
Princeton Harbor, (650) 479-5RUN (5786).

Crystal Cruises

For those seeking a quick getaway, we’ve curated a number of convenient 6- to
8-day itineraries that showcase favorite must-see destinations. Plus, take
advantage of special low limited-time fares on Crystal Getaway cruises
when you book by October 31, 2012

Sail to classic Mediterranean destinations and indulge in all Crystal has to
offer including:

  • Limited-time Book Now Cruise-Only Fares from just
  • All-inclusive amenities: gratuities for bar, dining, housekeeping and
    Penthouse butler staff
  • Complimentary specialty dining, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, beer
    and non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty
    coffees and more

On board, treat yourself to a pampering massage at the only Feng
Shui-inspired spa at sea, relish dishes created by renowned chefs and enlighten
yourself with complimentary Creative Learning Institute courses. Ashore, explore
Istanbul’s colorful Spice Market, visit ancient ruins of Turkey, savor the wine
of Spain and France, admire the distinct landscape of Mykonos and discover the
treasures of Italy.

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& conditions.