| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Greg Sliviak's basement looks to be part chemistry lab, part kitchen and part moonshine operation. The table in his workshop is lined with huge glass jugs, filled with jewel-colored juice that's slowly fermenting into award-winning wines.
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Move over, Airbnb. A new competitor in the rent-your-home-to-vacationers business is launching in Los Angeles with the aim of giving visitors the feel of living like a local — or at least a local with money.
The London service, Onefinestay, is...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:12 PM
I want to do a lasagna garden. Will that work over a zoysiagrass lawn?
Garden author Pat Lanza popularized this method of soil preparation and gardening and has coined it "Lasagna Gardening." This is a great time to start a new garden for next year,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Whatever your views about the legality of the Obama administration’s requirement that employee health plans cover contraception, you have to hope that the Supreme Court will take the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. et al. After all, how...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Richard Nixon's helicopter once landed on the back lawn so the president could play a round at the nearby Lakeside Golf Club. Lucille Ball and Jack Benny drank and gossiped at the holiday parties in the living room. And the homeowner, Bob Hope, tried...
| Sep 24, 2013
A federal appeals court has thrown enforcement of one of the Affordable Care Act's mandates into confusion by accepting a bizarre argument: that businesses can refuse on religious grounds to include birth control in employee health plans.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Team captains on Tinley Park’s soccer team, Danny Alejandre and Keaton Klaff are well on their way to helping the school achieve its goals. In a Sept. 6 game against Rich East, Alejandre scored three goals with two assists, while Klaff scored two...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Under pressure from religious and conservative groups, the Obama administration has offered another compromise on the issue of birth control coverage within the Affordable Care Act. While exempting churches and some religiously affiliated institutions,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT IS your idea of perfect happiness?" asks Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire of producer Robert Evans.
He answers: "I can't tell you. It could be illegal!"
This made me laugh -- but the fabled Evans always makes me laugh.
His response also...
| Sep 15, 2013
We live in a world of misanthropes. Want proof? Look at the comments following almost any story on this newspaper's website.
But Andrea Thome has an answer.
As a member of the Woman's Board of Children's Home + Aid, and with her connections to a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Fall means football for most folks. But for me and many of my friends, autumn also marks the annual kickoff of another one of my favorite pastimes: league tennis.
Here in Newport-Mesa, tennis is serious business.
Blessed as we are with a climate...