There wasn't a drop of wine in that giant bottle of Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon at
San Antonio Winery's 95th anniversary party. It was a cake -- Black Forest, with cherries inside instead of grapes. Beside it were two other mammoth cakes created for the celebration, one of them frosted with histo ... More >>
Summer is a wine-drinking marathon in California, and up and down the coast, each weekend brings pleasant opportunities to imbibe outside. The diversity of events reflects the state's varied wine-growing regions. Those on hotel grounds come with a room night package -- a smart way to go.
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What's a little contamination in the name of the drill?The nation was abuzz yesterday with highly unsustainable news of a fresh way to squeeze millions more barrels of oil from the deepest Earthstuffs of America the Beautiful: It's called hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" among Big Oil exec ... More >>
â€‹Despite being home to the greatest number of 10- to 24-year-olds murdered in California, Los Angeles County actually ranked No. 6 in the state for the highest youth murder rate per capita in 2009, according to a report released Monday.
The study, "Lost Youth: A County-by-County Analysis of 2009 ... More >>
Update: A revised LAPD report says Doucet tried to take the black officer's gun during the fight -- for that, he was immediately killed.
Updated after the jump: LAPD officers are out of the hospital -- they were both punched in the head by Doucet. The officer who shot him was a black male who had o ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
California's "Ribbon of Shame" Congressional District 23 stretches more than 200 miles from outside Camarillo to the Monterey Co. border, narrows to 100 yards and is said to "disappear at high tideUpdate: Before Nov. 2, read about shadowy Michael Berman, a map-making guru who ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
The California Legislature's crack gerrymandering teamThe editorial boards of California newspapers agree: Proposition 27, which would overturn a voter-approved 2008 reform that prevents Sacramento legislators from gerrymandering voting districts to keep their jobs, is an ugly ... More >>
wine.comGift Baskets Are So Last YearLadies and gentlemen, a polite reminder. The quintessential dinner party dilemma is not whether to risk veering from Mapquest directions, but what to take as a host/hostess gift. If you regularly arrive at the door without a small token of thanks, such as ... More >>