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  • Prominent attorney Susan B. Jordan, 67, is killed in plane crash

    Prominent attorney Susan B. Jordan, 67, is killed in plane crash
    Susan B. Jordan, a prominent attorney who represented medical marijuana growers and former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson, was killed Friday morning in a plane crash in Utah, according to her family. She was 67. It was unclear if...
  • Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq

    Soldier is killed by roadside bomb in Iraq
    When George Howell told his hometown friends that, at age 24, he had decided to enlist in the Army despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they tried to talk him out of it. His best friend, Derek Paris, remembers Howell as unshakable. "He just said,...
  • A dangerous, and coveted, job on the line

    Their mission was to save Arrowbear. And although the winds had flagged Wednesday, the flames that roared out of the backcountry continued their march toward the hamlet in the San Bernardino Mountains, testing the tools, backs and lungs of the Big Bear...
  • White wines for your spring table

    As sure as there are flowers in April, a new crop of white wines from every corner of the world makes it to your dining room table each spring. This year, more than ever, they'll arrive with an almost palpable pulsing energy, limpid and clean, having been...
  • When picking wine for the holiday menu, one simply won't do

    When picking wine for the holiday menu, one simply won't do
    My parents weren't really wine drinkers, more your classic martini types, but for holiday dinners they -- and any guests -- drank wine. For me, as a kid and later a teenager, setting out the wineglasses used only at Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed...
  • FBI on the Hunt for the 'Sleeves Bandit'

    LOS ANGELES -- The FBI is on the hunt for a serial bank robber dubbed the "Sleeves Bandit" for what appears to be fake tattoo sleeves he has worn during several of the robberies. The "Sleeves Bandit" is believed to be responsible for at least fifteen...
  • In Big Sur, indulge in quiet luxury at the Post Ranch Inn

    In Big Sur, indulge in quiet luxury at the Post Ranch Inn
    At the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, the white noise of 21st century life recedes as a Lexus hybrid SUV quietly carries visitors to their rooms, a collection of cottages that nestle along redwood-lined cliffs overlooking the Pacific. The cottages--"...
  • 'Critical day' for growing Goleta fire; Big Sur blaze only 5% contained

    GOLETA, Calif. -- Driven overnight by "sundowner" winds that gusted to 50 mph, the Gap fire grew to more than 8,300 acres, but by morning was 24% contained, fire officials said. The blaze destroyed four outbuildings and led to the evacuations of at...
  • Hot spots for whale spouts

    Hot spots for whale spouts
    White-capped waves etch the surface of the sea and then an explosion of air and water rockets into the sky. A gray whale, one of Earth's oldest species of mammals, heaves a white, showery fountain, slips back into the water and then arches a massive...
  • Fish and Game Q&A: Are there restrictions for using live and/or dead birds in training my dog to retrieve?

     
    In support of the California Department of Fish and Game and its effort to keep hunters and anglers informed, Outposts, on Thursday or Friday, posts marine biologist Carrie Wilson's weekly Q&A column: Question: I am currently training my dog to......
  • 'Painter of Light' Thomas Kinkade Arrested for DUI

    'Painter of Light' Thomas Kinkade Arrested for DUI
    SALINAS -- Painter Thomas Kinkade has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence stemming from a traffic stop in Carmel. The 52-year-old, charged under the name William Thomas Kincade, was arrested June 11 during a...