| Jul 29, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The first ever National Heirloom Exposition will be held Sept. 13-15 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This “World’s Fair” of the heirloom industry, sponsored in part by Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co., will also feature "dozens of seed...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 4:52 PM
Ten Years Ago: Nearly 60 years after being captured by Japanese forces at the beginning of World War II and held as a prisoner of war for four years, longtime La Cañada resident Garth Dunn was awarded the Purple Heart during a special ceremony held at the...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:05 AM
What follows is not an indictment of Rivals.com or a dig at all you football recruiting nuts.
Rivals provides a valuable service and, I'm guessing, makes a tidy profit. And the more times the NSD-obsessed crowd clicks on links like this, the more our...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:57 AM
Blues in its most elemental form will once again step into the spotlight at Thomas Nelson Community College later this month.
The 11th edition of the Hampton Acoustic Blues Revival taking place Saturday, March 31, will feature blues historian and...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:00 PM
If past is prologue, Virginia Tech’s Sugar Bowl collision with Michigan on Tuesday will hinge on special teams. Talk about unsettling for the Hokies.
First, police charged kicker Cody Journell with a felony for his alleged role in a home invasion/...
| Jan 10, 2009
These days, digging some holes and planting a little lettuce or a few beets is a political act. Just ask Julie Stern, who shares a backyard organic garden with her neighbor in Topanga Canyon. Stern worked at the polls on election day. "There's a feeling...
| Feb 13, 2008
IT'S a great time of year for kitchen gardeners. Good rains mean great greens, and we've been happily tracking muddy footprints into the house as we bring in fresh-cut large-leaf mâché or Italian wild arugula. At the same time, we're thinking about what...
| Feb 14, 2009
Read past the organic yogurt parfait with "La Brea granola," and the menu at the restaurant Blue on Blue at the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills lists a golden beet salad with "Roof-top" arugula, English pea soup with "Roof-top" mint, and house-made pasta...
| May 20, 2009
Ten stories above downtown, standing in relief against the sky and a mural of the Statue of Liberty painted on the side of a nearby building, chef Jonathan McDowell is picking culinary lavender for crème brûlée and ice cream. From the roof of Blue...
| Nov 28, 2009
| 10:26 AM
The Commonwealth Cup is 4 feet tall, an impressive mixture of marble and cherry wood. Since 1996, it has gone to the winner of the annual Virginia-Virginia tech football game to cherish as a symbol of state supremacy.
When it was brought to his team's...
| Jun 16, 2009
The moisture deficit definitely has county fire officials concerned.
They site more fire in recent days, and are asking residents to think twice about outdoor burning.
"We're not forecasted to receive any significant rainfall so within another week,...
| Jun 18, 2009
Forth of July is just around the corner, and once again fire works stands are popping up in unincorporated areas. This year fireworks could become very dangerous.
"The lack of recent rainfall accompanied by these recent high temperatures has lead to...