| Feb 18, 2010
Fennel, the most fragrant of vegetables, is now at its peak of abundance and quality. Of the half-dozen stands at the Hollywood farmers market that sell it, Finley Organic Farms, which grows the Zefa Fino variety in Santa Ynez, has the sweetest and most...
| Apr 13, 2011
April 15th through April 17th.
You can create your own Lincoln One Tank Trip this weekend at the 2011 Vintners' Festival Weekend, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In addition to great wine, there's great music and great food. The MAIN EVENT is Saturday...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 12:00 PM
Three Central California beaches have been shut down after a deadly shark attack.
The attack took place Friday morning at Surf Beach in Santa Barbara County.
Authorities are releasing few details, but a coroner's investigator has been called to the...
| Oct 29, 2010
About 150 family members, friends and surf enthusiasts gathered here Thursday for what was called a celebration of the life of Lucas Ransom, the UC Santa Barbara student killed by a shark last week.
Some wore T-shirts with the slogan "Ask me about Luke."...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 11:55 AM
OCEANSIDE -- Friends and family gathered Thursday in Oceanside for a seaside memorial to celebrate the life of Lucas Ransom, the UC Santa Barbara student killed by a shark last week.
Some of the 150 people who turned out for the memorial paddled into the...
| Nov 19, 2010
Orange County offers both opportunity and pitfalls for farmers market shoppers.
The area's demand for fresh local produce far exceeds the supply, particularly for crops such as stone fruit and apples, and it's difficult for upstate growers to make it...
| Jan 9, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Langford: The funeral for longtime Langford area resident Frances E. Peterson will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan.10, 2011, at the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton. Rev. N. Craig Werling will officiate and spring burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery,...
| Mar 5, 2008
Jalama Beach County Park is on the coast, north of Santa Barbara and south of Vandenberg Air Force Base. The park has 98 campsites, each with a fire pit, picnic tables and access to bathrooms, showers and running water. The Jalama Beach store...
| Feb 12, 2009
Now that a panel of three federal judges is calling for California to cut its prison population by as much as a third, effectively ruling that our dysfunctional state government is incapable of overseeing the prison system, it makes us wonder what other...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:15 AM
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE -- A wildfire that burned 350 acres of dry brush at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County is at least 50 percent contained.
The fire started just before noon Wednesday, and was sparked by a blown transformer near the...
| Mar 20, 2009
| 11:51 AM
Asparagus, once a reliable harbinger of spring, is pretty much a year-round presence at Southern California farmers markets these days thanks to a peculiarly mild microclimate outside of Lompoc.
But we still only get fat, juicy jumbo asparagus for a...