| Apr 22, 2012
HANALEI, Hawaii — It's a warm Tuesday afternoon on Kauai and tourists are lining up — just a few at first, then a dozen or so. Finally more than 100 have gathered, waiting patiently. They're not here to swim with dolphins, snorkel in turquoise...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Cattle culture and the beef industry have an enduring legacy in Central Florida, thanks in part to cowmen like Gilbert A. Tucker.
The 93-year-old retired seventh-generation rancher knows that history well.
Tucker's family came to Florida from Georgia in...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 10:47 AM
It is not very often that meetings of the Certified Farmers Market Advisory Committee are the stuff of high drama. But such was the case Thursday at a meeting in Sacramento at which the committee voted to recommend a substantial increase in fees paid by...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 12:13 PM
With more than 4 million people visiting Yosemite National Park last year — and that number expected to increase this year — it's no wonder lodging inside the park is snatched up quickly.
"We typically sell out during the summer season,"...
| May 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For nearly a century, oysters have been pummeled from two sides: us and nature. Our appetite for oysters has spurred overharvesting; at the same time, pollution has made oysters more vulnerable to disease, and sediment has smothered oyster beds....
| May 26, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Until five years ago, 15th Street Fisheries relied a little too heavily on its history.
The menu hadn't changed much since the restaurant opened in 1978 on the same five acres as Fort Lauderdale Marina. While it was one of the country's top grossing...
| Jun 5, 2011
Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names.
"It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:10 PM
Baseball fantasy camp? Rock 'n' roll camp? Ballroom dance camp?
Oh, man up. If you're an adventurous guy looking for a summer camp, you need to check out the Arizona Cowboy College.
Cubicle jockeys can learn cowboy skills at one of the weeklong sessions...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:36 PM
It's that time of year when the Canada geese are on the move. The early October nip in the air seemed to have rousted the big birds into the air and put them into their V-formations for another season.
When it comes down to it, I rather like the visiting...
| Jul 23, 2011
Charles T. Manatt, who founded one of the biggest and most influential law firms in Los Angeles and then became a political power as chairman of the state and national Democratic parties, died Friday night. He was 75.
Manatt died at Kindred Hospital in...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 5:45 AM
I'm back from nine days in Florida (more on that later) -- just in time for the final week of the General Assembly, with most environmental legislation still hanging in the balance.
In a dispute pitting environmentalists against the poultry industry (and...