| May 20, 2009
| 9:08 AM
LONG BEACH -- A Long Beach apartment building suffered significant damage in Tuesday's 4.0 aftershock. At least a dozen residents had to be evacuated.
The Red Cross said the evacuees were placed in emergency housing.
Inspectors are looking at the damage...
| Sep 9, 2008
Long Beach isn't waiting for Congress and the presidential candidates to do something about reducing America's dependence on imported foreign oil.
On the last day of the regular 2008 legislative session, Mayor Bob Foster got a bill passed by the...
| Sep 20, 2008
| 6:52 PM
Four people were arrested Saturday in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl and a 19-year-old former student at a high school in an unincorporated area of South Los Angeles after a football game on campus, authorities said.
The shooting, which occurred...
| Oct 18, 2008
ALAN SMART and Michael Uhlenkott are resourceful when it comes to period furnishing and decorating. Here are some of their Southern California favorites:
SPANISH REVIVAL AND VINTAGE
Don & Dee's Old California Store: 1528 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura;...
| Apr 23, 2008
BEAULIEU VINEYARD, Inglenook, Chateau Montelena, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Heitz Wine Cellars: The online auction catalog reads like a who's who of Napa Valley pioneers, vintners who made the first world-class wines in California. The list includes...
| Apr 23, 2008
| 9:00 AM
Three online wine auction houses offer substantial lists of older California wines: winebid.com, ackerwines.com and brentwoodwine.com. At 5 p.m. PDT on the second Sunday of every month, Acker closes out its monthly auction, coinciding with the Sunday...
| May 7, 2008
Taxes as a tool to fix economy
Re "Gov.'s staff exploring new taxes," May 2
The only proven solution to California's budget deficit is a sustained economic recovery. A sales tax on services would impede that recovery.
Increasing the price of services...
| Dec 30, 2007
At 13, David Denney's body functions like that of a baby. Severe brain damage halted his motor development at 4 months.
Unable to walk, sit up, speak or even eat by mouth, David is cared for by a licensed vocational nurse who feeds him formula through...
| Jan 4, 2008
Rimmon C. Fay, a marine scientist and longtime Venice Beach lifeguard who devoted his life to saving the Santa Monica Bay from pollution and other assaults, has died. He was 78.
Fay died of a heart attack at Berkley West Convalescent Hospital in Santa...
| Sep 28, 2009
The days may be numbered for hybrid car owners who have enjoyed traveling solo in California's carpool lanes.
The stickers granting that privilege to 85,000 hybrid owners are set to expire Jan. 1, 2011. There are proposals in Sacramento to extend the...
| Oct 9, 2009
Small, russet brown, and dotted with pockmarks, the Ashmead's Kernel apples grown organically by Windrose Farm in Paso Robles definitely won't win any beauty prizes. They do, however, have the most intense, complex flavor of any fruit in the world, strong...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 3:29 PM
From September 12, 2009 - October 25, 2009 the largest and longest Oktoberfest in Southern California will be taking place at Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90502. Enjoy 2009 Oktoberfest Bands and the Beer Garden every Friday,...