| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Viognier (VEE-ohn-yay), a relatively new varietal and wine to many consumers, is one of the most exciting wines I have tasted.
Depending on where it was grown, its terroir, and who made it, the varietal can be a very seductive wine. I would call it a...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Overweight and obese adults who use diet drinks to help them lose weight need to take another look at the food they eat, according to researchers who reported Thursday that those people ate more food calories than overweight people who drank sugar-...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON — After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef.
With President Obama due to arrive...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Ralph Stratton Linhoff, age 87, passed away in his Balboa Peninsula home on January 8, 2014, where he had lived since 1953. He served as a board member of the Peninsula Point Association for several years.
Ralph was born on June 5th, 1926 in Long Beach,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor.
The 61-year-old Eagle Rock resident had been making $200 per load, enough to pay his...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Jon Bonné’s new book, “The New California Wine: A guide to the producers and wines behind a revolution in taste,” is a wonderful, engaging read with an actual narrative and a cast of characters who think outside the box, care about...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
FALLON, Nev. — The dairy plant with its tangle of stainless steel pipes rises out of the parched landscape here like a beckoning oasis.
Perched on the outskirts of this desert town dotted with small churches and roadside casinos, the factory...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks from restaurants and other eateries was rejected on Thursday by the state's high court, which ruled the local health board overstepped its authority in approving the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:56 PM
For Brazilians, it's cachaça. For Puerto Ricans, it's rum.
And for Chileans, the specialty is wine, and that's exactly what ProChile aimed to highlight in Miami on Tuesday night at their annual wine tasting event.
Nearly 20 tables lined the Conrad...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a plastic white cap and powder blue label, the Desert Farms milk bottle matches the idyllic image of the doorstep milk bottle. But a closer look reveals something a bit different: "Make every day a humpday."
It is the lighthearted slogan of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a proposal to levy a one-cent-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages to voters in November, despite some opposition from local business owners.
The decision makes...