| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. A Central California woman was behind bars Tuesday after allegedly holding her boyfriend hostage and torturing him because she believed he was cheating on her. Deputies arrested......
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A Santa Clarita woman was killed and two other people were critically injured when a boat they were in crashed into the shoreline of the Colorado River south of Lake Havasu. Gregory Kettelkamp, 20, of Santa Clarita, was behind the......
| Aug 1, 2010
Dozens of people are facing charges after a raid of a cock fighting operation in Napa County.
Authorities say about 40 people were arrested after a team of deputies, local police and California Highway Patrol officers descended on a cock fight taking...
| Aug 17, 2010
Shadows are growing longer and days are growing shorter, but don't for a second think summer is over — even if the kids are heading back to school. There are plenty of sultry days in store. Warm weather can extend well beyond Labor Day; just ask any...
| Aug 19, 2010
| 9:26 AM
Good rose has a crisp kick and a fresh berry essence that can revive flagged spirits. As you would expect, rose works with those foods and fruits of summer but the wine also is compatible with fall and its classic flavors.
Shadows are growing longer...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 5:16 PM
Most Americans think the only wines worth spending money on are imposing reds made from cabernet sauvignon or French bubbly. White wines are all too often afterthoughts -- and priced accordingly. That's too bad.
While $18 or $20 or $24 for a white wine...
| Oct 10, 2010
In an era when a movie ticket routinely costs $11 or more, finding any kind of thrill for less than $10 gets harder and harder. So let's thank our stars for national and state parks. If you assume two travelers per car, plenty of parks fit our frugal-...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 11:33 PM
LPAPA welcomes new board members
The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. has welcomed plein air colorist Camille Przewodek and art historian Jean Stern to their board of directors.
Przewodek, whose work invokes that of Claude Monet, has been a guest...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 10:38 AM
A dinner featuring only sustainably produced American food and wine is being set for President Obama at a fundraising dinner Thursday at mk, according to a press release from the restaurant. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams are planning a multi-...
| Apr 27, 2011
Chardonnay is the most ubiquitous fine wine grape grown on the globe. Wherever wine drinkers go, chardonnay wine was there before them. (Barring Bordeaux, where appellation law and local vainglory consign its wine to the shops.)
| May 8, 2011
My Mother's Day wish list is easy: I'd like a break from my duties as the scheduling czarina, the dubious title my family has bestowed upon me.
If you'd like to de-stress Mom (if that's even possible), here are some favorite places to flee. They're...
| May 13, 2011
| 12:26 PM
It’s no secret California lawmakers are making tough decisions to balance the state’s budget, and now their cuts could impact your vacation plans.
California State Parks announced Friday a plan to close up to 70 of their 278 parks around...