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Today's headlines: A journo tries cooking school, how to glow like Jen, S.F. vs. S.D. and more

January 31, 2010 | 12:12 pm

Headlines from today's L.A. Times:

-- Inspired by "Julie & Julia," our Phil Zimmerman headed to cooking school -- at Philo Apple Farm Cooking School, 120 miles northwest of San Francisco in the bucolic Anderson Valley wine country.

-- So many wineries, so little time. The Golden State is home to nearly 3,000 wineries. So how to choose? Here's your guide to California wineries.

-- Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from Greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse. Which leaves them facing this question: San Francisco or San Diego? Let the debate begin.

-- Want to have a red-carpet glow à la Jennifer Aniston? Eat your veggies.

-- At McSorley's Old Ale House in New York's East Village, established in 1854, Geoffrey Bartholomew plays both poet and bartender.

Photos: At left, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge at dawn. Credit: Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times. At right, sunset over Coronado Bridge in San Diego. Credit: Micha Pawlitzki / Getty Images