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  • O.C. Fire Chief: 'Had we had more air resources, we would have been able to control this fire'

    O.C. Fire Chief: 'Had we had more air resources, we would have been able to control this fire'
    At least a dozen Orange County homes had burned by this morning and thousands more were in danger as flames as high as 75 feet devastated rural canyon communities, fire officials said. The Santiago fire continued to push east today, fueled by brittle...
  • Firefighters lose ground on Santiago fire

    Firefighters lose ground on Santiago fire
    The Santiago fire in Orange County expanded overnight, with firefighters reporting this morning that they had lost ground and that containment of the blaze had fallen to 30% from 50%. Firefighters are now above Silverado and Trabuco Oaks canyons,...
  • Woman sobs out apology in child molestation case

    Woman sobs out apology in child molestation case
    With tears streaming down her cheeks, Sheila Marie Sikat turned to search the sea of faces in a crowded Santa Ana courtroom Friday. "I'm sorry," she whispered to a sister, locking eyes as they both wept. Sikat's soft-spoken apology set the tone for a...
  • How fire victims can pick up their mail

    Wildfire evacuations and road closures have disrupted mail delivery and shut down post offices throughout Southern California. The U.S. Postal Service is providing masks for carriers, but in areas where air quality is deemed a health threat, mail...
  • Readers weigh in on essential kitchen equipment

    Readers weigh in on essential kitchen equipment
    THE "Worth It? Not Worth It?"(Oct. 8) article by Russ Parsons and Amy Scattergood about the kitchen equipment they consider a good value prompted more than 100 responses at latimes.com/food and in e-mail. Many readers took issue about whether toasters and...
  • 2006 Ataraxia Sauvignon Blanc

    Before you get into exotics such as Grüner Veltliner or Vinho Verde, your wine cellar (or closet or shelf) needs some basics. In terms of whites, you can't go wrong with this South African Sauvignon Blanc, especially since it's less than $20. With the...
  • 2005 Domaine Philippe Delesvaux 'La Montée de l'Epine' Anjou

    Loire Valley producer Philippe Delesvaux is known for his Chenin Blancs, but this Cabernet Sauvignon is one gorgeous wine. You'd expect Cabernet Franc for a rouge from this region. Instead his "La Montée de l'Epine" is pure Cabernet Sauvignon, supple...
  • Good buys in quality Champagne

    Good buys in quality Champagne
    For years, Champagne houses have done a brilliant job convincing us that Champagne is synonymous with celebration. Either I'm entirely brainwashed or it's really true: Bubbles are festive. The sound of that cork popping or, if the bottle is opened...
  • 2007 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat Quick swirl

    2007 Alvaro Palacios Camins del Priorat Quick swirl
    Few of us can afford Spanish wine star Alvaro Palacios' big dog, L'Ermita. But we can all afford an occasional bottle of his Camins del Priorat. Think of it as an introductory wine from northern Spain's rugged Priorat region. A blend of Carignan and...
  • 2007 Maculan Brentino

    2007 Maculan Brentino
    Taste Fausto Maculan's beautifully crafted blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and you'll be forgiven for guessing it's a $50 wine. Not. Astonishingly, this suave Bordeaux-style blend is less than $20. This 2007 from the Veneto is intense and...
  • In case Cupid didn't call early for a reservation ...

    IS your Valentine's date worth $225, or $135? Extra black truffles and osetra caviar? Having dinner the night of Valentine's Day, or the night after, or the night after that? All questions to consider when faced with making a Valentine's dinner...
  • Wine of the week: 2005 Atalayas de Golban Ribera del Duero

    I opened a bottle of Atalayas de Golban the other night to have with a rack of lamb. The combination of Tinto Fino (the local Tempranillo) and lamb is classic and sublime. And this Ribera del Duero from Madrid wine merchant Miguel Sanchez and winemaker...