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  • Mary Ridgway dies at 66; widely respected L.A. County probation officer

    To those who didn't know her, Los Angeles County probation officer Mary Ridgway might have seemed miscast for her job. She was a woman in a field long dominated by men, who was fond of pink and purple outfits, jade jewelry, flower pins and floppy hats....
  • Marie Harris dies at 87; Pacoima activist backed San Fernando Valley secession

    Marie Harris dies at 87; Pacoima activist backed San Fernando Valley secession
    Marie Harris, a Pacoima community activist who was one of three San Fernando Valley residents who signed the paperwork that officially set in motion the Valley secession movement, died Dec. 2 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. She was 87. The cause...
  • Reliable nursing home information can be difficult to get

    Reliable nursing home information can be difficult to get
    When Woodland Hills resident Amy Regenstreif was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, it was her elderly mother she worried about most. The survival rate for Regenstreif's cancer, a rare form called leiomyosarcoma, was only five years and she worried that...
  • Region's weather logs 40 degrees of separation

    Region's weather logs 40 degrees of separation
    Where it was hot and steamy in Southern California on Wednesday afternoon, it was really hot and steamy. And where it was relatively cool and comfortable, it was pretty darn cool and comfortable for late August. All told, Wednesday's weather yielded...
  • Nothing tastes better than a bargain

    Nothing tastes better than a bargain
    Save money -- eat out. It might sound counterintuitive, and it flies in the face of advice tossed out by penny-pinching "experts" -- but they don't know what we know: where to find the best dining deals in town. Who says it's cheaper to eat in? We...
  • 2006 Clos Lapeyre Jurançon Sec

    Jurançon comes in two varieties, sweet or dry. But for spring and summer drinking, you want the dry, or sec. This offering from Clos Lapeyre is a lovely alternative to Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc. It's a unique white, pale gold in color, with a novel...
  • Where to buy Champagne

    Where to buy Champagne
    NV Roederer Estate Brut -- widely available, including at most Cost Plus World Market stores; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, www.winex.com; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; and Du Vin Wine & Spirits,...
  • Fixer-upper becomes tropical paradise for a Woodland Hills couple

    Fixer-upper becomes tropical paradise for a Woodland Hills couple
    LOUNGING ON a chaise beneath a Balinese umbrella in the backyard of Edward Sorano and Scott Ellis, you can imagine yourself on vacation at a tropical resort. Surrounded by tiki torches, Indonesian fabrics, gurgling fountains and tropical plants, you half-...
  • 2005 Puligny-Montrachet 'Clos du Chateu' from the Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet

    Lovers of white Burgundy alert! Here's a lovely Puligny-Montrachet from the Chateau de Puligny-Montrachet for only about $30. A warm gold in color, the 2005 "Clos du Chateau" is crisp and cool, with accents of citrus, flowers and white pepper, and a...
  • Where to find good Greek wines in SoCal

    Greek wines aren't yet household names, nor are they widely available. But they are eminently affordable, as this selection suggests. Though the reds listed below are quite different from one another, the whites are similar enough -- each bearing, in...
  • The best rosés in quality and price

    The best rosés in quality and price
    Finding the right rosé Of THE dozen-and-a-half rosés I tasted for this article, here are the ones I liked the best, listed in alphabetical order. All of them will prove terrific drinking through the summer. 2007 St. André de Figuière "Cuvee Magali."...
  • Quick swirl: 2005 Domaine Gardiés Côtes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes

    Despite the feeble dollar, in France it is still possible to ferret out wines with a terrific price-quality ratio, particularly if you turn away from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Côtes du Roussillon in the Languedoc region is one appellation where you can...