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  • Hey, syrah!

    Hey, syrah!
    "Shame about syrah, really," I was thinking the other day while washing down a cheeseburger with a glass of 2003 Ojai Thompson Vineyard Syrah from California's Santa Barbara County. The wine was big, meaty even. Yet, it was balanced, in proportion,...
  • That old razzle-dazzle

    That old razzle-dazzle
    What makes a great restaurant? An irresistible vibe, terrific food, attentive, professional service and a sense of style. There's no shortage of Los Angeles dining rooms that fit that description. But there's a subset of great restaurants that's much...
  • The Grill on the Alley: A chophouse champ

    The Grill on the Alley: A chophouse champ
    As my friends and I walk toward the entrance of the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills — yes, it really is off an alley — two couples push open the door, still deep in conversation. They're chatting about the grandchildren, about the last...
  • Jack's: Down the coast, uptown dining

    Jack's: Down the coast, uptown dining
    Now that the summer crowds have thinned out, it's a great time for a road trip — and La Jolla, the beautiful little town on the coast just above San Diego, beckons. The light there is particularly gorgeous this time of year — golden, sparkling...
  • Robert Young dies at 90; pioneering Sonoma County grape grower

    Robert Young dies at 90; pioneering Sonoma County grape grower
    Robert Young, a pioneering Sonoma County farmer who changed his crop from prunes to grapes and helped produce some of the first vineyard-designated wines in California, has died. He was 90. Young died June 19 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital from...
  • G. Patrick Ziemann dies at 68; embattled former Roman Catholic bishop of Santa Rosa diocese

    G. Patrick Ziemann dies at 68; embattled former Roman Catholic bishop of Santa Rosa diocese
    G. Patrick Ziemann, the former Roman Catholic bishop of Santa Rosa who resigned in 1999 amid sexual and financial scandals, has died. He was 68. Ziemann died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a monastery in Arizona, said his brother, Joe. The bishop gave...
  • Jeanne-Claude dies at 74; collaborated with artist-husband Christo

    Jeanne-Claude dies at 74; collaborated with artist-husband Christo
    Jeanne-Claude, whose collaboration with her husband Christo in creating massive environmental works of art such as the 24-mile-long "Running Fence" in California in the 1970s attracted worldwide attention for decades, has died. She was 74. Jeanne-Claude,...
  • Boxer-Mix 'Pabst' Crowned World's Ugliest Dog

    Boxer-Mix 'Pabst' Crowned World's Ugliest Dog
    PETALUMA -- A boxer-mix with a prominent under-bite named Pabst has been crowned the world's ugliest dog. The annual World's Ugliest Dog contest was held Friday at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Northern California. Pabst was rescued from a shelter by Miles...
  • Mental Evaluation Ordered for Audrina's Accused Stalker

    Mental Evaluation Ordered for Audrina's Accused Stalker
    LOS ANGELES -- A judge put the criminal case against a man charged with stalking reality T.V. star Audrina Patridge on hold so doctors can evaluate his mental competency. Zachary Loring tried to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to a felony charge that he...
  • Google Map: Foulest beaches in SoCal

    Google Map: Foulest beaches in SoCal
    View Larger Map 1) Avalon Harbor Beach (Los Angeles) After being in the list for top ten foulest beaches for five years, Avalon Beach took the top spot as foulest beach in California. 2) Santa Monica Municipal Pier (Los Angeles) Although Santa Monica...
  • Schwarzenegger's doomsday message may be too late

    Schwarzenegger's doomsday message may be too late
    Arnold Schwarzenegger unleashed Armageddon last week. No, not the sequel to the movie where the giant asteroid threatens Earth, but rather his proposed budget, which seemed to menace California. There were two budgets, actually. One, which assumed voters...