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  • 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...
  • Travel calendar

    NAPA, CALIF. Truffle Festival 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...
  • Navigating 2011's cruise offerings

    Navigating 2011's cruise offerings
    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...
  • Fly or drive – what's the better deal?

    Fly or drive – what's the better deal?
    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...
  • Tonys Darts Away tempts Burbank vegans

  • Foster the People: Pumped up, indeed

    Foster the People: Pumped up, indeed
    The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
  • 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...
  • Market Watch: Jay Ruskey perks interest with California-grown coffee

    Market Watch: Jay Ruskey perks interest with California-grown coffee
    When customers stop by Jay Ruskey's stand at the Santa Barbara farmers market these days, they may or may not be impressed by the likes of the dragon fruit or finger limes he grows, but virtually everyone stops and gawks at the jars of fresh-roasted...
  • 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...
  • Two Guys Lose Weight: The nighttime is the wrong time

    Two Guys Lose Weight: The nighttime is the wrong time
    NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10. I was lucky enough to go to the greatest university in America. The picturesque beach-side school called...