| Aug 19, 2010
There's more to a vision test than checking your vision. During a routine exam, eye doctors can detect chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even high cholesterol. And since most people 50-plus wear eyeglasses, optometrists can be the first...
| Feb 7, 2011
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| Jan 27, 2011
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While mandarin cultivation in California has quadrupled over the last decade to about 40,000 acres, the classic Dancy variety has fallen by the wayside, becoming rare to find even at farmers markets. That's a shame, because it's a charismatic, flavor-...
| Jan 21, 2011
Grapefruit may be the most misunderstood of California's fruits. Excellent locally grown examples are available year-round at farmers markets, but it's also easy to fall for fruit — often similar-looking and grown just a few miles away —...
| Jan 29, 2011
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Hank Bangser collects a $261,681 state pension after retiring as superintendent of New Trier Township High School District. Now, he's a full-time superintendent in Southern California, earning $170,000 at a job he'd be barred from in Illinois if he wanted...
| May 7, 2009
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by Mark Silva Three Chicago billionaires who supported President Barack Obama's election campaign are fighting legislation which the president supports that would make it easier for unions to organize hotels that his supports own, Bloomberg News reports....
| May 8, 2009
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An oath state workers are required to take swearing to "defend" the state and federal constitutions "against all enemies, foreign and domestic" almost caused two Quaker...
| May 27, 2009
2008 Domaine de l'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé is available at Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303, www.thewinecountry.com; Flask Fine Wines in Studio City, (818) 761-5373; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, www.winehouse....
| Dec 11, 2008
Kate Walsh doesn't only have marital problems on TV.
The "Private Practice" star's husband, Alex Young, has filed for divorce, reports "Entertainment Tonight."
According to court papers, the couple has been separated since Nov. 22, just before...
| Aug 16, 2008
Air travelers suffering from summer sticker shock might find some relief this fall.
With demand for air travel falling faster than Olympic swimming records, some carriers are slashing autumn fares to levels not seen since oil prices began skyrocketing...
| Sep 10, 2008
Adam Tolmach and his wife, Helen, have been making wine in the Ojai valley for more than 25 years. Known for their splendid Syrah, they also produce a very pretty rosé. The 2007 on shelves now is a blend of mostly Grenache with some Mourvèdre and Syrah...