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  • Rezko gavel-to-gavel: Week 2

    Rezko rewind. Day 8 March 14, 2008; 5:13 a.m. A hospital lobbyist testified at the Tony Rezko corruption trial that he feared the friend and fundraiser of Gov. Rod Blagojevich would turn a hospital regulatory board against his clients. So Jeff Ladd, the...
  • Robert Graham, L.A. sculptor, dies at 70

    Robert Graham, L.A. sculptor, dies at 70
    Robert Graham, a Los Angeles sculptor with a towering public presence who designed major civic monuments across the nation, died Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his friend Roy Doumani said. Graham, who had been ill for about six months,...
  • Letters: Applause for Susan Spano, on Rome

    A good writer on the roam I love to travel, and I love to read Susan Spano. As the world shrinks, Susan's ability to describe the offbeat and quirky makes even the most jaded destinations worth taking a second look. --Mackay Crampton, Ojai The L.A....
  • Flat-tailed horned lizard is between a rock and extinction

    Flat-tailed horned lizard is between a rock and extinction
    As the sun rose over a wind-swept stretch of desert just east of Palm Springs, Cameron Barrows tramped over a series of dunes, identifying animal tracks in the sand -- kangaroo rat, shovel-nosed snake, cottontail, pocket mouse, sidewinder rattlesnake....
  • Checking up on Whitewater Canyon's wild things

    Checking up on Whitewater Canyon's wild things
    With rain soaking their clothing and fogging up their binoculars, 50 researchers and university students armed with butterfly nets and specimen bottles fanned out across Whitewater Canyon at daybreak Monday to take the first full accounting of wildlife in...
  • Wine of the Week: 2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tino

    Wine of the Week: 2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tino
      2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro Vinho Tinto Dry red wines from the Douro Valley in Portugal, the traditional source for Port grapes, are the new story in this gorgeous wine region to the north of Lisbon. Top Douro wines command high prices, but here's...
  • 2008 Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca

    2008 Las Colinas del Ebro Garnacha Blanca
    Hot days are not going away any time soon, and so begins the search for that elusive bottle -- a crisp, refreshing white for less than $10. I've found one in the 2008 Las Colinas del Ebro from Spain. Clean, cool and crisp, with hints of tropical fruit yet...
  • At Melrose Bar & Grill, a savvy new approach

    I'M flipping through the hefty reserve wine list at the new Melrose Bar & Grill in West Hollywood and can't believe my eyes: 23 wines from Alsace and more than 20 Champagnes and sparkling wines at a restaurant where the pub steak is just $17. The more...
  • Kogi Korean BBQ, a taco truck brought to you by Twitter

    Kogi Korean BBQ, a taco truck brought to you by Twitter
    It started with a 4 a.m. glass of Champagne and a carne asada taco after a night of serious bar hopping. Thirty-year-old Mark Manguera was sitting with his 25-year-old sister-in-law, Alice Shin (his wife Caroline was already sleeping soundly), when the...
  • A thorny history with the cactus

    A thorny history with the cactus
    L.A. gardeners have been going native for more than a century. Around 1900, nurseryman and plant sleuth Theodore Payne pushed for West Coast flowers and shrubs. His word was gospel: "Be a good Californian: Be loyal to your own state and keep your...
  • Jody Reynolds dies at 75; rockabilly singer's 'Endless Sleep' hit Top 10

    Jody Reynolds, the 1950s rockabilly singer and songwriter whose one and only Top 10 hit, "Endless Sleep," was the first of a wave of melodramatic "teen tragedy" tales, died of liver cancer Nov. 7 in Palm Desert. He was 75. “Endless Sleep,”...
  • PASSINGS: Roy Wilson

    Roy Wilson Former supervisor Roy Wilson, 74, who had recently ended a long career as a Riverside County supervisor because of illness, died Wednesday at his Palm Desert home. A cause of death was not released. Since 1994, Wilson had represented a...