| Dec 12, 2010
Regarding "New Pair Antes Up on Strip," Dec. 5, by Jay Jones: The $3.9-billion Cosmopolitan is about to open its doors on the Vegas Strip in one of the worst economic times Sin City has experienced. The 50- and 52-story towers will have the fanciest rooms...
| Apr 24, 2011
It's spring, and probably the most welcomed of the season's animals is the bunny — specifically, the chocolate bunny. No mass-produced creatures, these bunnies are made and sold by small, independent chocolatiers and chocolate shops. Grab your...
| Jun 19, 2011
In the age-old war between cats and dogs, the Fidos of America have scored another victory.
Their triumph revolves around the nation's bed-and-breakfast owners. Long a bastion of anti-pet sentiment, the B&B industry has grown so fond of dogs that it's...
| Jun 19, 2011
WHERE TO STAY
Dana Point: Blue Lantern Inn, 34343 Street of the Blue Lantern; (800) 950-1236, http://www.bluelanterninn.com. Nicely furbished Cape Cod-style B&B with spectacular coastal views. Double rates start at $175, including breakfast, afternoon...
| Dec 24, 2010
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...
| Dec 5, 2010
When, where: Friday to Dec. 12, Westin Verasa Hotel
Highlights: This inaugural event will pair top chefs with some of the world's foremost truffle scientists. In addition to tastings, attendees will have the opportunity to...
| Dec 26, 2010
Just when you thought cruise lines had done it all — Central Park at sea (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas) and Cirque du Soleil afloat (on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic) — here comes Disney with a roller coaster aboard the...
| Jun 26, 2011
Who would take a road trip when gasoline is hovering near $4 a gallon? Well, you might, especially if you're taking the family.
Sometimes it's cheaper to drive. "Driving makes sense if you have three people traveling, heavy baggage or fragile sporting...
| Apr 20, 2011
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| May 7, 2011
Actress-producer Jodie Foster has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale at $9,975,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
Climbing vines and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. Encompassing nearly...
| Jun 9, 2011
Early on a recent morning, Diana Rodgers, manager of the Mar Vista farmers market, drove north for two days of farm visits in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, including to three berry growers in Nipomo. When she arrived, the farms offered gorgeous...