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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Battle of the Mariachis

The Battle of the Mariachis

A stunning setting and stirring music enlivens a springtime Saturday. Read »

Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swallows Day Parade

Swallows Day Parade

Seen any of Capistrano's famous winged visitors yet? Read »

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011 at 6:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cinematic "Spork"

Cinematic "Spork"

The quirky film will join classic movies at the West Coast Film Festival. Read »

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Swallows Celebration in San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Celebration in San Juan Capistrano

March 19 is St. Joseph's Day, and the mission is marking the occasion with several activities. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.