| Jan 17, 2008
It's "unsafe" at busy airports throughout the country. There's a "staffing emergency" in air traffic control facilities serving Southern California. A "dangerous situation" in the skies and on the ground is about to "get worse."
National Air Traffic...
| Jun 6, 2008
For almost 20 years, they've been painting the town red in Temecula.
Atop onion fields and grazing pastures, they've built a parade of 4,000- and 5,000-square-foot houses -- palaces, many of them, with turrets and faux backyard grottoes, with six-car...
| Aug 6, 2008
"Bottle Shock," a new independent film based, very loosely, on the famous 1976 blind tasting in Paris in which two California wines came out on top, much to the chagrin of the expert -- and very French -- wine tasters, opens today at theaters across the...
| Feb 25, 2009
"Simple Supper Menu": Available nightly before 7 p.m., three courses for $30: your choice of soup or salad; citrus marinated jidori half chicken with cabbage fennel salad, Oro Blanco grapefruit, pickled red onions and pistachios, or poached Scottish...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 9:39 PM
Lux Interior, the singer, songwriter and founding member of the pioneering New York City horror-punk band the Cramps, died Wednesday. He was 60.
FOR THE RECORD:
Lux Interior obituary: The obituary in Thursday's California section...
| Apr 1, 2009
A low-slung, '50s-era office complex in the middle of a commercial park in San Diego doesn't look much like a hotbed of progressive cuisine.
But here in Food Lab 1 at a company called CP Kelco, food scientist Ted Russin is doing his part to spark the...
| Jul 25, 2007
ALBARIŃO and Grüner Veltliner from the Central Coast? Edna Valley vintner John Niven believes that these white wines -- most commonly associated with Spain and Austria, respectively -- are the new frontier for California wine. And like a true...
| Jun 27, 2007
Cupertino, Calif. — RIDGE VINEYARDS, you might not be surprised to learn, is set on a ridge. On a recent overcast day, its chief executive and winemaker Paul Draper leaned his tall frame against a railing at the western edge of the winery's...
| Jun 27, 2007
Ridge Vineyards has a fairly substantial production — about 75,000 cases. Much of this is sold through an active direct-selling operation at the winery, which it calls the Advance Tasting Program, or ATP. Membership gives you access to some of the...
| May 27, 2010
To the uninitiated, the boysenberry may look like a big, blowzy, underripe blackberry, but it is in fact a noble fruit, as distinct from a common blackberry as a thoroughbred is from a mule.
Large, dark purple, juicy and intense, it derives its unique...
| May 27, 2010
Boysen: The standard of quality in hybrid blackberry flavor, rich and distinctive; fruit is large, soft, juicy and dark purple when fully ripe. Originated as a cross of Logan (see below) with an Eastern dewberry (trailing blackberry) such as Lucretia or...
| Sep 19, 2007
Although Jonathan Waxman has spent the last 30 years cooking up an impressive résumé -- cutting his teeth at Chez Panisse with Alice Waters, helming Michael's in Santa Monica during its heyday, mentoring a young Bobby Flay -- he had not, until now,...