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Travelers' Tales series seeks stories for publication

The Travelers' Tales series of anthologies is seeking submissions for upcoming titles. The publisher is looking for personal, nonfiction stories and anecdotes--funny, illuminating, adventurous, frightening, or grim. Stories should "reflect that unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result." Stories that have already been published, including book excerpts, are welcome, and Travelers' Tales does not restrict the authors' rights in any way to have their stories reprinted elsewhere. Authors of accepted essays receive a $100 honorarium plus a copy of the book.

Sacramento Hostel adds new renovated private room

"One of the finest hostels in the country" according to Frommer's, the Sacramento Hostel has added a new, beautifully renovated private room to their restored 19th century Victorian mansion. With a warm and airy decor that combines both antique and modern elements, the room has a romantic feel and features a queen-sized bed as well as a small sitting area. It is available for $64 per night, (plus tax and applicable surcharges).

Highway One at Devil's Slide reopens August 4

State officials have announced that the Devil's Slide section of U.S. Highway 1 between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, closed since April due to storm damage, will reopen August 4. During commute hours and on weekends both lanes will be open; however, repair work will continue during weekday noncommute hours, when only one lane will be open, alternating between northbound and southbound traffic.

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