| 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...
| Jan 20, 2008
Proposition 91 -- Gasoline tax
WHAT IT WOULD DO: Would prohibit the governor and Legislature from tapping gasoline sales tax revenue meant for transportation projects and using it for non-transportation projects
WHO SUPPORTS IT: Was put on the ballot by...
| Oct 11, 2008
In the wake of the devastating Chatsworth train crash last month, Metrolink's board Friday appointed an 11-member panel of industry experts to take a comprehensive look at the commuter rail's safety and operating procedures.
The group, composed of people...
| Feb 10, 2009
Re “Ex-employees describe peanut plant as ‘filthy.’ ” Feb. 7
All I keep hearing about is what's wrong with Food and Drug Administration food inspection techniques. But according to workers at Peanut...
| May 27, 2009
These are recommended sources for blueberries and closely related wild fruits. Unless otherwise specified, they sell fresh southern highbush blueberries. Seasons depend on nature and may change.
* Biotta Swiss organic wild bilberry juice, wine-like and...
| Oct 2, 2009
Quite a few farmers markets have opened in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire over the last decade, but many of them have never really taken off, or feature mostly prepared foods and crafts. The medium-size Claremont market does emphasize produce...
| Feb 18, 2010
Something is going on at the new Lazy Ox Canteen. With no sign out front (yet) and a quiet presence at the edge of Little Tokyo, this cozy tavern is, so far, flying under the radar. But locals -- the brave denizens of downtown -- are making it a...
| Feb 18, 2010
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...
| Feb 25, 2009
On the trail of kumquats
Recommended sources for kumquats and kumquat hybrids. For times and locations, see our farmers market list.
Beck Grove / La Vigne Organics (Helene and Robert Beck), Fallbrook. Organic and biodynamic Nagami kumquats, kumquat...
| Sep 24, 2008
Cheese and wine tasting:
Andrew Steiner of Andrew's Cheese Shop hosts; the Foundry on Melrose's Julie Christen suggests pairings with wines. 7 p.m., the Foundry on Melrose, 7465 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 651-0915, reservations recommended. www....
| Aug 21, 2010
The words "art restorer" provoke visions of dormer-windowed studios, of flaking oil paintings in Rococo frames, of landscapes emerging from beneath layers of ancient grime. It's startling, then, to enter Gustavo Perez's workshops — a cluster of...
| Dec 17, 2006
Years before he was sent off to fight — and die — in a real war, Rudy Salcido waged makebelieve battles in the wilds of Azusa Canyon.
With his kid sister in tow, the adventurous La Puente teenager forded streams, explored caves and even...