| Jan 20, 2010
Those of us happy to ring in a new decade are still celebrating. And for that, more bubbly is in order. For my money, a good Prosecco is better than a mid-level nonvintage brut. Italy's Veneto region produces some excellent sparkling wines from the...
| Jan 17, 2010
Could it be that when singer-actress Lauryn Hill covered the classic "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" she was actually paying tribute to the sweeping coastal and city views from the home she owned in Beverly Hills' Trousdale Estates?
The midcentury modern...
| Jan 20, 2010
| 10:38 AM
CENTURY CITY -- Police are searching for four to five armed gunmen who stormed a Century City Tiffany & Co. jewelry store during business hours and carried out a smash-and-grab robbery.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Century City Shopping...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 8:48 AM
House of Blues
329 N. Dearborn
To purchase a copy of the cd:
In a Different Light
Biography by John Bush Though Everclear's Northwestern grunge-punk style was hardly revolutionary when the band rose...
| Jan 27, 2010
I once spent New Year's in a freezing summerhouse near Lake Garda in the Veneto region in northeast Italy, so cold I wore everything in my suitcase to bed. I remember drinking a wonderful white wine called Custoza that day, and I'm happy to report I...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 12:59 PM
LOS ANGELES -- "Heroes" hunk, actor Adrian Pasdar, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
Pasdar, 44, was arrested on January 27, for allegedly driving drunk and veering across lanes on a freeway in West...
| Jan 31, 2010
Bayard F. Berman, a lead attorney on the Los Angeles school desegregation lawsuit that led to three years of busing and an exodus of whites from the city's public schools, died Jan. 20 at the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles. He was 88....
| Feb 4, 2010
Is the Cult Cab dead?
The current economy has created ominous rumblings in the market for Napa Valley wine. Demand for high-end super-premium Cabs, even so-called cult wines, has weakened considerably with the recession. Sales are stagnant, inventories...
| Feb 16, 2010
Jake Hanna, a versatile drummer who played with such jazz figures as Woody Herman and was a longtime member of the band on Merv Griffin's television show, has died. He was 78.
Hanna died Friday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center of...
| Dec 16, 2009
Whether you're shopping for that once-a-year splurge for someone special, or a case of affordable gifts for your office mates, here are some suggestions.
2008 Domaine de la Pepiere "Clos des Briords" (Muscadet) is available at Silverlake Wine in Los...
| Dec 17, 2009
Creator of Woodsy Owl
Harold Bell, 90, a merchandising executive who designed the environmentally conscious character Woodsy Owl that urged people to "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute," died Dec. 4 of renal failure and complications in West Los...