| Apr 1, 2010
2007 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo
I've been invited to a paella fest this weekend at a friend's house and I'll be toting a few bottles of this wine from the Castilla-La Mancha region deep in Spain. The 2007 Volver "La Mancha" is bold and beautiful, tasting...
| Dec 7, 2010
A dozen workers carted cases of beer, wine and liquor around as managers studied blueprints at a Brand Boulevard storefront recently as they prepared for the opening of a new BevMo.
The store, at 200 S. Brand Blvd., is scheduled to open Friday, just in...
| Dec 7, 2010
Q: I have celiac disease (gluten allergy) and it is very hard to find restaurants in the Chicagoland area that have gluten-free menus. You can't rely on the staff to have understanding of gluten free items, and having a menu that is certified gluten...
| Dec 12, 2010
Adele Starr, a Brentwood mother of five who overcame dismay at her son's homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality, has died. She was 90.
Starr died in her sleep Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica,...
| Aug 7, 2010
Screenwriter, bestselling novelist and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" director Nicholas Meyer has put his Pacific Palisades house up for sale at $7.3 million.
The two-story Cliff May design, built in 1937, has been his family home for 15 years....
| Sep 1, 2010
The scrapbook craze has gone from a home hobby to a billion-dollar business, with devotees buying paper and stickers and stamps of all sorts, as well as heading off for "scrapping weekend" vacations with like-minded craftspeople.
Last weekend, Once...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 1:33 PM
STUDIO CITY (KTLA) -- A big rig truck and a minivan collided on the eastbound Ventura (101) Freeway in Studio City early Tuesday, shutting down the freeway and creating a traffic tie-up that lasted for hours.
According to witnesses, a big rig hauling two...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 3:46 PM
Actor Corbin Bernsen and his wife, actress and interior designer Amanda Pays, have purchased a 1936 Tudor in Valley Village for $900,000.
The home, which was on the market for the first time in more than 60 years, is in need of a complete renovation....
| Jan 24, 2011
| 6:16 PM
Ron Patterson, who with his then-wife Phyllis founded the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in 1963, which showcased traditions of 16th century Elizabethan England, has died. He was 80.
Patterson died Jan. 15 in Sausalito, Calif., where he was receiving hospice...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 11:58 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Character actor Bill Erwin, whose nearly seven-decade Hollywood career included his memorable role as the grumpy old man on television's "Seinfeld," has died. He was 96.
Erwin, also known for his role as Arthur the bellman in the 1980...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 6:36 PM
Update: The Gene Autry estate, built in 1949 by the cowboy singer-actor, has sold for $5 million.
His widow, Jacqueline Autry, had donated the forested 3.68-acre property in Studio City to the Autry National Center of the American West.