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  • Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen

    Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen
    Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts. A network of...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Ready, aim, fire that crème brûlée

    Ready, aim, fire that crème brûlée
    One of the most appealing things about open kitchens — and the trend of letting the rest of us see into the inner machinery, the smoke and clash and vaguely militaristic operation of a restaurant — is the occasional flare and whoosh of fire....
  • Bringing vegan to the people

    Bringing vegan to the people
    Seitan Wellington, it's what's for dinner this holiday season. At least it is if you're vegan, interested in becoming vegan, trying to balance your meat-heavy diet or just hanging around in the Spork Foods kitchen. Founded four years ago by sisters...
  • Culinary SOS: Seafood chowder

    Culinary SOS: Seafood chowder
      Dear SOS: When I was in Ketchikan, Alaska, last year, I ate at Annabelle's Keg and Chowder House and had the best seafood chowder. I would love to have the recipe. Ellen Stein Pasadena Dear Ellen: Annabelle's was happy to share its recipe for this...
  • Money speaks for 2012 hopefuls

    Money speaks for 2012 hopefuls
    By one measure, the 2012 presidential campaign is off to a slow start. No major candidate has officially jumped in, unlike four years ago, when nine White House hopefuls had declared their bids by the end of January 2007. Mindful that the first...
  • Irrational nuclear fears lead to potassium iodide shortages in U.S.

    There is great fear in the world today about Japanese nuclear reactors exploding in a Chernobyl-level disaster. Citizens in Japan are scrambling to get ahold of potassium iodide, which can protect against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland.  Here'...
  • Rapt in Palin's presence

    Rapt in Palin's presence
    When officials at Lubbock Christian School were pondering who should headline their annual benefit dinner for the 350-student institution in northwest Texas, someone suggested inviting Sarah Palin. "We all laughed and said, 'That's impossible,' "...
  • In North Pole, Alaska, Christmas is a year-round labor of love for Santa's helpers

    In North Pole, Alaska, Christmas is a year-round labor of love for Santa's helpers
    Along the Richardson Highway in the Alaskan interior, "towns" — and that's being generous — often spring up for a single purpose: to provide food, water and, of course, fuel to passing motorists. Mosquito Junction was once such a wayside. But...
  • Palin closely guarded her public image, emails show

    Palin closely guarded her public image, emails show
    On a Saturday in July 2008, a letter to the editor on page B5 of the Anchorage Daily News caught Sarah Palin's eye. The writer, Judy Spry, complained that the governor "didn't even take the time to stop by" the annual Miss Alaska pageant held earlier in...
  • The Review: Firefly in Studio City

    The Review: Firefly in Studio City
    A carload of friends and I are heading west on Ventura Boulevard on the lookout for the Studio City restaurant and lounge Firefly. Where exactly is it? We're scanning the south side of the boulevard for the facade. (I could have found the address and...