| Aug 23, 2010
| 11:44 AM
Organic, sustainable, local -- everyone talks the trendy talk, but some foodies are taking the locavore message to heart.
They're not only frequenting farmers markets, they're launching locavore supper clubs and recipe-rich blogs, and subscribing to CSAs...
| Jul 31, 2009
| 11:44 AM
By the time a teenager graduates high school, about one out of nine of his or her peers has attempted suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, behind car accidents and homicide, and 10% to 12% of teens ponder suicide...
| May 10, 2009
It had become, like many of their activities, tradition. So, every year, at the end of January, Ben Tollefson and Cory Renfrow spent a day hiking up Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County.
They would take their time walking past the pine trees and poison oak,...
| Jan 24, 2009
Good things come to those who wait . . . and wait . . . and wait.
Just ask David Permut, Daniel Sladek and Chris Taaffe, who have jointly struggled for nearly 12 years to bring the emotionally charged family drama "Prayers for Bobby" to television. The...
| May 28, 2010
| 4:33 PM
An announcement from our friends at Live Nation: John Mayer comes to Tampaâs Ford Amphitheatre with special guest Owl City on Friday, September 10. Tickets are $63.50 and $43.50 for reserved seats and $30 for the lawn. There is also a special Festival...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 4:34 PM
California United Bank, a 5-year-old Encino community bank, plans to extend its Ventura County operations by acquiring California Oaks State Bank of Thousand Oaks, a smaller business lender that also has an office in Simi Valley. An announcement Wednesday...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:34 PM
In the wake of the deadly gas explosion in Northern California and other recent pipeline breaks across the country, the Obama administration on Wednesday asked Congress to strengthen oversight of pipelines -- including increasing penalties for safety...
| Nov 1, 2009
Some houses are heart-stopping perfect. But John Boyd's ticker skipped a beat a few years ago for another reason when he was previewing a house on behalf of a client.
It was a "pretty expensive house," said Boyd of Home Buyer's Agent in Ann Arbor, Mich....
| Dec 1, 2009
| 2:38 PM
Between the crisp, cool air and shortened days, autumn weekends seem to be made for sleeping late, followed by long, leisurely breakfasts that fill your home with the aromas of brewed coffee, fresh baked sweet breads and sizzling sausages.
| Dec 2, 2009
| 1:01 PM
Whoever said the life of a sommelier is glamorous probably had a corkscrew loose. Just ask Haley Guild Moore.
The svelte sommelier for San Francisco's upscale Spruce restaurant looks like a polished Drew Barrymore as she works the floor with a warm...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 10:53 AM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- It was nine years ago that Al Courchesne took a fall trip to Tuscany and fell in love with the region's olive oil, a zesty, pungent nectar so revered that locals knock it back like vodka. Courchesne worked the harvest, plucking...