| Feb 4, 2009
Good wine deals are out there
A selection of value recommendations from area retailers:
Gary Fishman, from Wally's Wine Merchant in Los Angeles: 2006 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon "Innisfree" (Napa Valley), $24.99. "A gem from a...
| Feb 21, 2009
Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen, a leading Tibetan lama, human rights activist and founder of a Buddhist center in Long Beach, died Feb. 13 after a short illness. He was 85.
FOR THE RECORD:
Gyeltsen obituary: In the Feb. 21 California...
| May 7, 2008
Irvine Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins whose penchant for creating unusual ice cream flavors helped push post-World War II America far beyond its chocolate-vanilla-strawberry tastes, has died. He was 90.
Robbins, who opened his first ice cream shop...
| Oct 14, 2009
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Throughout this year and last, financial consultant Jim Stoops of the Naperville office of Charles Schwab has come away impressed by many of the 60-, 70- and even 80-year-old individuals he has counseled. These are people who decades ago took on mortgages...
| Jul 11, 2009
I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
| Jul 30, 2009
Dr. Margaret Billingham, a Stanford University pathologist who developed criteria by which surgeons could tell if a transplanted heart was thriving or being rejected, died of kidney cancer July 14 at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley, Calif....
| Jan 23, 2005
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism. It was edited for space.
More information: (800) 862-2543, http://www.visitcalifornia.com .
Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800) 649-4988, fax...
| Oct 19, 2003
SACRAMENTO -- California recalled its governor. Native-born novelist and essayist Joan Didion has recalled California.
Her just-published "Where I Was From" presents us with a startling, provocative and depressing indictment of California by one of the...