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  • Huguette Clark dies at 104; reclusive heiress

    Huguette Clark, a copper tycoon's daughter with a taste for exquisite French dolls, baronial homes and solitude, has died. She was 104. Clark, who preferred to be known as Madame Clark, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City. She had...
  • Market Watch: How to buy avocados at their best

    Market Watch: How to buy avocados at their best
    Choosing the right avocado for the season can be surprisingly tricky, even or especially at farmers markets. Good choices are available all year, but a knowledgeable buyer needs to juggle four factors: variety, season, growing area and fruit size. Every...
  • From Sun Magazine: Oprah -- Built in Baltimore

    From Sun Magazine: Oprah -- Built in Baltimore
    Oprah Winfrey is one great storyteller. So let her set the stage for the story of her years in Baltimore — seven and a half years starting in 1976 that would profoundly shape not only the life of the young anchorwoman, but also give birth to the...
  • Santa Barbara's mountain retreat centers

  • Keeping the Old West alive in Santa Ynez Valley

    Keeping the Old West alive in Santa Ynez Valley
    Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley is known for its fine wines and upscale horse farms, but some of the Old West remains, including two historic stagecoach stops that continue to operate as successful restaurants. Cold Spring Tavern, near the top...
  • These gifts take the (fruit)cake

    These gifts take the (fruit)cake
    That department store song that you can't get out of your head says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." For some people, I guess that's true. But for others, it brings back memories of The Worst Christmas Present Ever. For several decades, I...
  • Menu at mk for Obama fundraiser

    Menu at mk for Obama fundraiser
    A dinner featuring only sustainably produced American food and wine is being set for President Obama at a fundraising dinner Thursday at mk, according to a press release from the restaurant. Chefs Michael Kornick and Erick Williams are planning a multi-...
  • Jack Canfield among investors to sell West Maui estate by auction

    Jack Canfield among investors to sell West Maui estate by auction
    Writer Jack Canfield, who co-created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will sell an oceanfront estate in West Maui, Hawaii, by auction May 12. The suggested opening bid is $7.5 million. Canfield, who makes his primary residence in Santa Barbara, is a...
  • Chardonnay: The great grape

    Chardonnay: The great grape
    Chardonnay is the most ubiquitous fine wine grape grown on the globe. Wherever wine drinkers go, chardonnay wine was there before them. (Barring Bordeaux, where appellation law and local vainglory consign its wine to the shops.) Chardonnay is...
  • Uncorked: Pining for pinot

    Uncorked: Pining for pinot
    Wholly grail. Everyone wants pinot noir. Those who set the table want its come-hither aromas of red fruits and dried leaves stippled with rain, its supple texture and haunting length of flavor, its pliancy with all manner of food. Winemakers want the...
  • Letters: Always best to use a travel agent

    Always best to use a travel agent Regarding On the Spot ["Waves of Doubt," Dec. 5] by Catharine Hamm: The simple answer for the traveler who had booking problems with her Carnival cruise should have been to use a travel agent. As an agent who specializes...