| Mar 3, 2011
Like most outsiders who get into the wine business, Mark Tarlov, the guiding force behind Evening Land Vineyards, had much to learn about the ins and outs of running a winery. So he surrounded himself with smart people, learned the lessons he needed to...
| Nov 18, 2010
2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir "Dussin Vineyard"
It's a beautiful Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley and winemaker Lynn Penner. The fruit is dark and ripe, but there's no trace of jam in this elegant and lush wine from the vineyard that...
| Apr 14, 2011
There are signs the American economy is improving, at least as far as wine shops are concerned. But if you think that means a return to the glory days of $150 cult Cabernets … well, not so fast.
Instead, most wine store owners, far from declaring...
| Sep 23, 2010
Judith Merkle Riley, a longtime associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and the author of internationally best-selling historical novels, has died. She was 68.
Riley died of ovarian cancer Sept. 12 at her home in Claremont, said...
| Aug 7, 2010
Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90.
Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several...
| Aug 17, 2010
Harrison "Buzz" Price, an engineer turned theme-park strategist whose research led Walt Disney to place Magic Kingdoms in Anaheim and Orlando, has died. He was 89.
Price died Sunday of chronic anemia at Mt. San Antonio Gardens' hospice in Pomona, his...
| Apr 6, 2011
Founder of Long Beach Heritage Museum
Ken Larkey, 82, a lifelong collector of Long Beach artifacts who founded the Long Beach Heritage Museum, died of congestive heart failure Friday, said Marshall Pumphrey, the museum's curator. Larkey...
| May 19, 2011
Actor was a regular on TV's 'Daktari'
Ross Hagen, 72, a handsomely rugged actor who was a regular on the 1960s TV series "Daktari" and starred in the low-budget biker movies "The Hellcats" and "The Sidehackers," died of prostate cancer May...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Jun 17, 2011
As the elder statesman of artisanal cheeses, Ignazio "Ig" Vella gave pointed advice to those who wanted to follow him into the handmade cheese business: "Don't be stupid."
He was a gruff straight shooter, and the salvo was his way of warning that success...
| Jul 2, 2011
Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66.
Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...