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Near record travel expected in SoCal for Thanksgiving

Near record numbers of people will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, expected to be the busiest since 2005, predicts the Automobile Club of Southern California. An estimated 4.2 million Southern California residents will be leaving town for the long weekend, which runs from Nov....

  • KAABOO Del Mar, which debuts in Texas and Grand Cayman in 2019, aims to expand upscale festival in up to 10 cities

    KAABOO Del Mar, which debuts in Texas and Grand Cayman in 2019, aims to expand upscale festival in up to 10 cities

    KAABOO Del Mar mastermind Bryan E. Gordon is not the first festival producer to cite 1969’s Woodstock as an early inspiration. But he may well be the first to cite the plush Four Seasons hotels and the chi-chi Aman Resorts as inspirations for his unabashedly upscale festival at the Del Mar Racetrack...

  • Kona Kai shows off new $13M expansion

    Kona Kai shows off new $13M expansion

    A $13 million expansion and reboot of the more than half-century-old Kona Kai Resort & Spa seems to have paid off for its owners, delivering one of the best summers the Shelter Island property has ever had. The enlarged hotel, completed in June, now has 41 more suites, bringing the total number...

  • The best casino spa treatments for sun-parched skin

    The best casino spa treatments for sun-parched skin

    We don’t have to tell you it’s been blazing hot this summer. But we do have to tell you that if you’ve been sunbathing, swimming in chlorine, exercising outdoors or just plain living in Southern California, your skin could probably use some serious hydrating right about now. “In the summer, people...

  • Jamul Casino update: New name, offerings

    Jamul Casino update: New name, offerings

    What’s in a name? For the Jamul Indian Village, the rebranding of Hollywood Casino to Jamul Casino connects the tribe’s past to its future. With a fresh logo and newly named dining venues and players rewards club, the casino’s transition from owner to owner/manager has been seamless, said chairwoman...

  • Carlsbad airline to start service in November

    Carlsbad airline to start service in November

    A North County airline that struggled for years to get off the ground is finally about to start operations. California Pacific Airlines recently announced it will begin flights Nov.1 out of McClellan-Palomar Airport going to San Jose, Reno and, later in the month, to Las Vegas and Phoenix. The...

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