| Aug 26, 2010
| 8:41 PM
The Irvine Museum is known for its splendid collection of California landscapes and a selection of its paintings is now being shown at Laguna College of Art & Design in a wide-ranging exhibit, "Masterpieces from Irvine Museum," that has a surprisingly...
| Aug 31, 2010
California officials are moving to begin executing death row inmates again as soon as September, prompting a judge to temporarily bar the state from resuming executions.
Prosecutors point to new lethal injections procedures that were recently approved,...
| May 30, 2010
The job: Advocating in Sacramento for small companies. Hauge is president of Small Business California, a San Francisco organization he helped found in 2005. Since then, the group has become a major player in the statehouse, weighing in on issues...
| Jan 22, 2006
This list of visitor offices was provided largely by the California Division of Tourism in Sacramento. It was edited for space.
More information: (800) 862-2543, http://www.visitcalifornia.com .
Amador County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, (800)...
| Jun 29, 2003
If California has happy cows, they must live in west Marin County. There are more bovines than people on Point Reyes Peninsula, and any place that has more four-footed creatures than people promises pastoral vistas.
My 90-mile circular route, taken in...
| Feb 16, 2003
No, there's never been a fatal bird attack on visitors to this picturesque fishing village an hour's drive north of San Francisco. "Not a one," said local birder Ken Wilson, who is amazed at the hold that Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The Birds" --...
| Apr 17, 2003
Novelist T.C. Boyle isn't about to take the end of the world sitting down, especially not today. Just back from a monthlong book tour for "Drop City," his novel of counterculture meltdown, he knows there's no time to waste. The battle's gone personal, and...
| Jan 25, 2005
Loggers ravaged the Santa Cruz Mountains in a redwood-slashing frenzy a century ago before a Northern California family acquired a piece of the scarred slopes near Aptos. Intent on healing the forest, the Marks family donated 9,000 acres to the state more...
| Oct 30, 2003
Firefighters battled desperately Wednesday to stop wildfires from destroying two beloved Southern California getaways, Lake Arrowhead and the historic mountain town of Julian, east of San Diego. One firefighter was killed, bringing the death toll to 20...
| May 1, 2005
It was the last weekend I could fly. My belly was swelling to the stretchy limits of my maternity top as my husband, son and I drove toward Marin County from the Oakland airport, through groves of sycamores and fields of California poppies, to a remote...
| Feb 8, 2006
IN chocolate circles, it's often said that ganache reveals the true art of the chocolatier. Ganache, that creamy, silky, melt-in-your mouth blend of chocolate, cream and butter, is at the heart of many of the best artisan confections. And more and more...