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Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Literary Love: Steinbeck Festival

Literary Love: Steinbeck Festival

Take a tour of "Steinbeck Country" when Salinas honors its belovedly bookly son. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Literary Lark: Steinbeck's Birthday Celebration

Literary Lark: Steinbeck's Birthday Celebration

The National Steinbeck Center remembers the author on his 112th birthday. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

75th Anniversary: Retracing "The Grapes of Wrath" Route

75th Anniversary: Retracing

A trio of artists will follow in the footsteps of Steinbeck's Joad family. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Salinas, Steinbeck, and Celebration

Salinas, Steinbeck, and Celebration

It's one of the great author parties on the literary calendar; and can we give props for the Salinas love, too? Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Steinbeck Festival Considers Friends & Foes

Steinbeck Festival Considers Friends & Foes

The lit confab marks its 31st year by considering those we love, and the not-so-much-lovers, in literature. Read »

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Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.