| Sep 12, 2010
Husband-and-wife designers Eric Martin and Diane Moss-Martin, co-founders of moody Los Angeles-based brand MartinMartin, chose a blinding white color palette for their first-ever boutique — an optically striking choice, considering that their...
| Apr 15, 2011
Green almonds, which look like small, immature, teardrop-shaped peaches, have started showing up at farmers markets, attracting attention from adventurous chefs. A traditional snack in the Mediterranean and Middle East, they're a foretaste of the main...
| May 12, 2011
Dear SOS: An all-time favorite of my entire family is Massaman curry (with chicken) from Cholada Thai in Thousand Oaks.
All of the dishes that we have tried are wonderful, but Massaman curry is a staple for us. I would love to have the recipe for this...
| Apr 1, 2011
Small and unprepossessing they may be, but Pixie mandarins are a farmers market favorite for their seedlessness, rich flavor — combining the best of mandarin and orange — and late season. In the last decade, Pixies grown in this picturesque...
| Jan 27, 2011
| 11:43 AM
While mandarin cultivation in California has quadrupled over the last decade to about 40,000 acres, the classic Dancy variety has fallen by the wayside, becoming rare to find even at farmers markets. That's a shame, because it's a charismatic, flavor-...
| Nov 28, 2010
The trappings of the holiday season are all around us this time of year, in television commercials that portray wintry wonderlands, in Christmas carols that command "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow," in images of Santa in his ermine-trimmed suit and...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 4:18 AM
THOUSAND OAKS ( KTLA) -- A few crew members of the show "Chuck" got a surprise when a giant oak tree crashed down in the parking lot Monday, damaging cars.
The tree fell around noon as the crew was about to break for lunch. According to a crew member,...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Sylvester Stallone has listed a lakefront retreat in Thousand Oaks for $4,495,000.
Set on about 1.75-acres on Lake Sherwood, the property has more than 500 feet of waterfront. The 3,600-square-foot main house, built in 1946, has three bedrooms and...
| Dec 15, 2010
J. Michael Hagopian, an educational filmmaker who spent 40 years gathering the testimonies of Armenian genocide survivors to provide evidence of one of the most contentious events in world history, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Thousand...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Jun 21, 2011
Longtime UCLA Extension writing teacher
Phyllis Gebauer, 82, a teacher for two decades in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program who recently donated to the program signed first editions by reclusive author Thomas Pynchon, died Wednesday at...
| Jan 10, 2011
The Rev. Paul Egertson, who was asked to resign as a Lutheran bishop in 2001 after violating church policy by participating in the ordination of a non-celibate lesbian minister, has died. He was 75.
Egertson, a senior lecturer at California Lutheran...