Food isn't at the center of Ivy Pochoda's Visitation Street. The Brooklyn-born novelist's latest is about the soul of a tight community, the forestalling of grief and the human need for companionship, all folded into a mysterious tale about two teenage girls who float into the upper New York bay on ... More >>
Outta my way, Gramps.Bob Marriott's Fly-Fishing Store in Fullerton is sold out of rooster feathers. You know -- those long, stripey suckers peeking from the underhairs of everyone from Steven Tyler to your babysitter. "We're out of stock," says Annie Stamper, a Marriott's employee who, for t ... More >>
The only thing more hilarious than these chocolate weapons is the warning on the chocolate weapons website: "Due to excessive heat during the summer months, we regret that we will be unable to ship our chocolate products due to risk of melting (even with overnight shipping and ice packs)." H ... More >>
Real vampire hunting kit....or fake?Every now and then, a reader comment just blows my mind. Do you remember my vampire hunting kits roundup from a few weeks ago? Someone claiming to be an honest to god, "real" vampire hunter emailed me to explain that "the only creature who is lonelier than ... More >>
Thanks to The Eastsider L.A. for flagging a wonderfully quirky site devoted to city fly-fishing. UrbanFlyVentures, the blog straightforwardly tells us, is "dedicated to urban fly fisherman." A recent post by Dan Zambrano says his Google aerial-map research on the Morris and Station wildfires inadver ... More >>
Your favorite Santa Barbara spot prawn dish, like Michael Cimarusti's signature salt-roasted ones at his Melrose Avenue restaurant Providence, may be a thing of the past if the most extreme versions of the South Coast Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) proposals pass. Local uni may be harder to get ... More >>
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Can the giant birds survive Tejon Ranch development?