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  • Jensen Ackles' Malibu retreat charms a buyer

    Jensen Ackles' Malibu retreat charms a buyer
    Jensen Ackles of "Supernatural" and his actress wife, Danneel Harris, put their gated home in Malibu up for sale at $6.995 million and in four days they had a buyer. Set on more than an acre, the just-remodeled house features a formal entry, a grand...
  • Water-wise fall planting

    Water-wise fall planting
    How to tackle fall planting in Southern California during the third straight year of drought and the diminishing likelihood of El Niņo storms this winter? At the very least, Los Angeles gardening experts agree that planting in the fall is water-wise as...
  • Roses don't need to be sacrificed to drought; teach them to be tough

    Roses don't need to be sacrificed to drought; teach them to be tough
    The perennial rose, symbolic of romance and luxury, is beloved of Southern California gardening buffs who like a front yard stacked with rose bushes. But with the water shortage, should roses be sidelined in favor of cactuses and succulents? Not...
  • Darden reports earnings as investor pushes for changes

    Darden reports earnings as investor pushes for changes
    Darden Restaurants reported earnings that beat analysts' estimates Friday as an activist investment firm trying to overthrow Darden's board unveiled a plan for turning the restaurant company around. Orlando-based Darden reported a loss for its first...
  • Mum's not the only word for fall planting

    Mum's not the only word for fall planting
    Fall isn't just for mums anymore. Those round mounds of yellow, rust or purple are a poor way to celebrate the luxurious Mid-Atlantic fall — and ease a gardener's itch to plant something. Now is the time to refresh decorative garden pots with...
  • Darden posts loss amid growing pressure from investor Starboard

    (Reuters) - Darden Restaurants Inc on Friday reported a quarterly loss, but its results were overshadowed by activist investor Starboard Value LP's revised plan to boost Darden's profit and stock price. Starboard, one of Darden's largest investors with...
  • Avon Newcomers Club, A Place To Find Friends

    Avon Newcomers Club, A Place To Find Friends
    AVON — When Linda Grannen-Tanner first moved from Montreal to Avon five years ago, she didn't know how she was going to meet people in town. She said her husband had been transferred, and she had to quit her job when they relocated. "When you...
  • Starboard slams Darden for... homemade soup?

    Starboard slams Darden for... homemade soup?
    Darden and its Olive Garden chain (NYSE: DRI)are getting raked over the coals in the latest salvo by hostile investor Starboard Value LP. Oddly enough, Starboard’s criticisms slam the chain for poor food quality, but also for prepping too much...
  • Winemaker Greg Brewer as the conductor of Melville's ensembles

    Before he was a winemaker, Greg Brewer was a French teacher. The longtime winemaker for Melville Vineyards (and co-founder of Brewer-Clifton) does have a linguist's flair for words, with plenty of slang and extravagant metaphors thrown into the mix. And...
  • Golf notebook: Faldo accepts Stewart award in absentia

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Golf notebook: Faldo accepts Stewart award in absentia --Sir Nick Faldo, a six-time major champion, was selected as recipient of the 2014 Payne Stewart Award by the PGA Tour. It was bittersweet for...
  • Resources to prescreen agents

    Unlike 20 years ago when choosing a real estate agent was a leap of blind faith, today we have the Internet. The unfortunate reality is that incompetent realtors do exist, so it's important to prescreen agents if you feel something is off-kilter. Here...