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  • Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner

    Evening Land Vineyards' eccentric yet grounded vintner
    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...
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 'Dussin Vineyard'

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir 'Dussin Vineyard'
      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...
  • $15 wine: the new normal

    $15 wine: the new normal
    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...
  • Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels

    Judith Merkle Riley dies at 68; noted professor and author of bestselling historical novels
    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...
  • Donald P. Shiley dies at 90; co-inventor of Bjork-Shiley heart valve

    Donald P. Shiley dies at 90; co-inventor of Bjork-Shiley heart valve
    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...
  • Harrison 'Buzz' Price dies at 89; engineer advised Disney on Magic Kingdom locations

    Harrison 'Buzz' Price dies at 89; engineer advised Disney on Magic Kingdom locations
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Ken Larkey

    PASSINGS: Ken Larkey
    Ken Larkey 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...
  • PASSINGS: Ross Hagen, Joe M. Sanchez

    PASSINGS: Ross Hagen, Joe M. Sanchez
    Ross Hagen 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...
  • Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism

    Mark O. Hatfield dies at 89; longtime Oregon senator was bedrock of moderate Republicanism
    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...
  • Ignazio Vella dies at 82; 'godfather of artisanal cheese'

    Ignazio Vella dies at 82; 'godfather of artisanal cheese'
    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...
  • Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer

    Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer
    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...