| Jun 26, 2008
The first in a yearlong series profiling California's living legends of midcentury design.
AT 94, Otto Heino has no time for false modesty.
"I am," he says, "the oldest, richest potter in the world."
With an output of 10,000 pieces a year, Heino...
| Sep 10, 2008
Adam Tolmach and his wife, Helen, have been making wine in the Ojai valley for more than 25 years. Known for their splendid Syrah, they also produce a very pretty rosé. The 2007 on shelves now is a blend of mostly Grenache with some Mourvèdre and Syrah...
| Jun 28, 2007
Sacramento — ANOTHER natural disaster, another lesson. But not the predictable lesson.
Not the tired, nagging lecture about people who insist on living in the trees and on the bluffs, at the edge of the surf and along the riverbanks, asking for...
| Apr 26, 2008
Cars were whizzing past one of Ojai's busiest corners when Jennifer Moss decided to do a headstand, clad in only a G-string and flower-shaped pasties.
"Headstands are good for you!" she said, beaming, as she pulled a yellow smiley-face pillow out...
| May 7, 2008
OUT WHERE Ventura Boulevard is just a country road, near Central Avenue in Camarillo, Phil McGrath farms 40 acres of Ventura County land his family has owned for generations. He sells his organic produce to restaurants and at farmers markets, but here...
| May 27, 2009
2008 Domaine de l'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé is available at Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse....
| Dec 23, 2009
This year, for the first time, you don't have to be a scientist or an Australian to taste citrus caviar from legendary finger limes, as the initial, very small harvest from commercial plantings in California has started to show up at local markets and...
| Jan 13, 2010
Adorable and irresistible, the Seedless Kishu is one of the most delicious of mandarins, smaller than a golf ball but easy to peel, tender, juicy, fragrant and sweet. Until recently it was very difficult to find, even at farmers markets, but at least a...
| Feb 12, 2010
The scores of customers who join the long line at the Alhambra farmers market on Sunday mornings to buy Jerry Dimitman's Wong pummelos all know the drill: Get there early, and be prepared to wait as each shopper scrutinizes the giant pear-shaped citrus...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2008
Kate Walsh doesn't only have marital problems on TV.
The "Private Practice" star's husband, Alex Young, has filed for divorce, reports "Entertainment Tonight."
According to court papers, the couple has been separated since Nov. 22, just before...
| Aug 16, 2008
Air travelers suffering from summer sticker shock might find some relief this fall.
With demand for air travel falling faster than Olympic swimming records, some carriers are slashing autumn fares to levels not seen since oil prices began skyrocketing...