| Dec 7, 2008
There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their...
| Mar 12, 2010
The long ranks of asparagus bunches standing at attention at the Zuckerman stalls at local farmers markets look much the same as in previous years, and the green, herbaceous spears are just as tender and delicious. But according to Roscoe Zuckerman, who...
| Dec 23, 2008
The greatest Christmas present I have ever received came two days early and with a rough beard. It was my father, weary and unshaven, after five days as a hostage.
He and my mother left our home in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 17, 1996, to attend a party at the...
| Jul 18, 2010
As UC Davis physicist and geologist John Rundle ponders the map of recent California earthquakes, he sees visions of a doughnut even Homer J. Simpson wouldn't like.
The doughnut is formed by pinpointing the recent quakes near Eureka, Mexicali and Palm...
| Aug 31, 2007
Are food and drink -- their need, their taste, their origin -- hot political matters?
Yes they are, at least here in Peru, where the politics of catastrophe have collided with South American squabbles twice recently.
The first fracas was the canned...
| Nov 14, 2009
| Dec 3, 2009
| 3:29 PM
El Greco's vision of the veil of Veronica hangs near a golden crown with 447 emeralds. Just a few steps away, a recumbent sculpture of the crucified Jesus Christ rests before its return to a Spanish hermitage in time for Holy Week.
"Sacred Spain: Art and...
| Jun 2, 2009
Residents of a small community in Miami County are mourning the death of a mother of three who died as a result of injuries she suffered in a fiery car crash.
The accident happened Sunday in McGrawsville, Indiana near Peru.
Good Samaritans pulled the...
| Nov 11, 2008
| 10:36 AM
Peruvians crazy about their national dog, a bald and often toothless breed popular among Incan kings, offered Monday to send a hypoallergenic puppy to the Obama family.
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has promised daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, a...
| Jul 16, 2009
Chinese immigrants settled in Peru during the 19th century. Arroz chaufa, a popular Peruvian adaptation of fried rice, shows the Chinese influence in Peru's cuisine.
• 2 large eggs, beaten
• 3 tablespoons roasted sesame oil*
| Jul 16, 2009
Its been a while since we've seen Marilyn Datz, and if you talk to her today, she says the same things from two years ago.
"It's extremely frustrating, extremely frustrating."
Datz is still waiting , wondering and watching for the woman accused of...
| Feb 8, 2009
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