| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
ST. CLOUD, Fla. — The mother of all thrill rides? It's at Forever Florida, about 45 miles south of the Orlando theme parks.
The choice of thrills is yours. It could be Peregrine Plunge, smooth and straight and, at 1,300 feet, the longest zip line...
| 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,"...
| Nov 7, 2010
At Haleakala, it's all downhill
Every day, about an hour after first light hits the green hillsides of upcountry Maui, the spokes begin to sing.
If you stand along the road by Sunrise Market in the hamlet of Kula, you'll first hear the buzz, then with a...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 6:23 AM
Ranch getaways provide families the chance to blend rustic pleasures, outdoor pursuits and unplugged relaxation. Round up your clan and consider these five places.
1. Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Mont. Spend the night in a Trapper Tent, a half-...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90.
Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
| Nov 25, 2010
It's easy enough to freehand your way into a decent bottle of limoncello. All you need is a generous handful of lemon zest, a neutral spirit, some sugar and a couple of days of infusing patience. But to Ventura Limoncello's co-owner James Carling,...
| Nov 18, 2010
2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir "Dussin Vineyard"
It's a beautiful Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley and winemaker Lynn Penner. The fruit is dark and ripe, but there's no trace of jam in this elegant and lush wine from the vineyard that...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Campbell Soup Co., maker of canned soups and packaged cookies, is moving in a fresher and more healthful direction with its $1.55-billion purchase of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse Farms.
Now approaching its 100th anniversary, Bolthouse was among...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:36 AM
— One of very few goat dairies in Southern California, and one of the newest and best cheese vendors at local certified farmers markets, is Drake Family Farms, which started selling an excellent fresh, mild chevre cheese a little over a year ago. It...