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  • Mental Evaluation Ordered for Audrina's Accused Stalker

    Mental Evaluation Ordered for Audrina's Accused Stalker
    LOS ANGELES -- A judge put the criminal case against a man charged with stalking reality T.V. star Audrina Patridge on hold so doctors can evaluate his mental competency. Zachary Loring tried to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to a felony charge that he...
  • Google Map: Foulest beaches in SoCal

    Google Map: Foulest beaches in SoCal
    View Larger Map 1) Avalon Harbor Beach (Los Angeles) After being in the list for top ten foulest beaches for five years, Avalon Beach took the top spot as foulest beach in California. 2) Santa Monica Municipal Pier (Los Angeles) Although Santa Monica...
  • Schwarzenegger's doomsday message may be too late

    Schwarzenegger's doomsday message may be too late
    Arnold Schwarzenegger unleashed Armageddon last week. No, not the sequel to the movie where the giant asteroid threatens Earth, but rather his proposed budget, which seemed to menace California. There were two budgets, actually. One, which assumed voters...
  • A beastly kind of cruelty

    A beastly kind of cruelty
    The buzzards led Nick Bursio to his prized calf. He found the body just over a rise in the field, with a bullet hole in its left shoulder, near the heart. Bursio had heard of animals killed by rustlers for their meat. But not until that May morning had...
  • Did a killer strike twice in 32 years?

    Did a killer strike twice in 32 years?
    Tofino, Canada — For man is born for trouble, and sparks fly upward. — Job 5:7 -- This goes back 35 years. Yet what happened on Radar Beach that summer reverberates even today — kept alive by detectives who came up empty, by living...
  • Fireworks flap divides coastal town in Northern California

    Fireworks flap divides coastal town in Northern California
    Two years ago, Sid Waterman gazed up with satisfaction at this town's first Independence Day fireworks. He knew how hard he and a few other citizens had worked to bring such a display of civic pride to this isolated Mendocino County coastal community....
  • Movie 'Bottle Shock' recounts the historic 1976 Paris wine-tasting contest

    Movie 'Bottle Shock' recounts the historic 1976 Paris wine-tasting contest
    "Bottle Shock," a new independent film based, very loosely, on the famous 1976 blind tasting in Paris in which two California wines came out on top, much to the chagrin of the expert -- and very French -- wine tasters, opens today at theaters across the...
  • 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....
  • Chat with California Cook columnist Russ Parsons

    2007-08-09 13:02:22.0 Russ Parsons: Hi everybody! What's new? What are you seeing at Farmers Markets? Cooked anything good lately? 2007-08-09 13:02:37.0 william kraal: do you have a easy recipe for leek soup please?? 2007-08-09 13:04:09.0 Russ Parsons:...
  • Set in his ways -- wonderfully

    Cupertino, Calif. — RIDGE VINEYARDS, you might not be surprised to learn, is set on a ridge. On a recent overcast day, its chief executive and winemaker Paul Draper leaned his tall frame against a railing at the western edge of the winery's...
  • Lining up some fine Ridge wines

    Ridge Vineyards has a fairly substantial production — about 75,000 cases. Much of this is sold through an active direct-selling operation at the winery, which it calls the Advance Tasting Program, or ATP. Membership gives you access to some of the...
  • 2006 Spicerack Syrah 'Punchdown'

    2006 Spicerack Syrah 'Punchdown'
    What a little beauty of a Syrah from Jonathan and Susan Pey of Spicerack Vineyards. Their "Punchdown" Syrah comes from two cool-climate sites on the Sonoma Coast. Rich and spicy with scents of cassis, black pepper and wild herbs, this is an elegant,...