| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Jul 16, 2010
Sir Charles Mackerras
Sir Charles Mackerras, 84, a renowned conductor acknowledged as the leading exponent of Leos Janacek's operas, died of cancer Wednesday in London, according to the management firm Askonas Holt.
| Dec 18, 2011
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Vaclav Havel, the former dissident playwright who led Czechoslovakia's 1989 "Velvet Revolution" against communism and then served as his country's president, died Sunday. He was 75.
Havel, a former chain smoker with chronic respiratory problems, had been...
| May 27, 2010
2008 Hirsch Vineyards' Pinot Noir 'The Bohan-Dillon'
Pinot Noir seems to thrive on the Sonoma coast. Here's one beauty with real Pinot character from a renowned vineyard site near Fort Ross. Made primarily from the estate's younger vines, Hirsch...
| Jun 16, 2011
Like many women, I had a secret list of requirements that my future husband would have to meet before I married him.
At the top of the list? He had to love food.
In my Mexican family, food has always been at the forefront of our conversations,...
| Nov 25, 2010
The prices for these digestifs are for 750-milliliter bottles, unless indicated otherwise.
Jägermeister (Germany) is widely available, about $25.
Gammel Dansk (Denmark) is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www....
| Nov 25, 2010
We've all been there.
It's the classic postprandial Thanksgiving moment, practically hallowed by time and tradition: You have pushed away your plate. You're just past the point of contentment, and your stomach, stretched to its limit, has just begun to...
| Dec 16, 2010
Submitted by Michele Yockey of Arroyo Grande
"This recipe has been in the family for at least 115 years. 'My grandmother came from what is now the Czech Republic and all of her recipes were stored in her head.... At the age of 20, I...
| Nov 17, 2011
A dwarf whose father sold him to circus performers, Karl Slover was performing in a vaudeville troupe called the Singer Midgets when he was cast as a Munchkin in the 1939 classic film " The Wizard of Oz."
The 4-foot, 4-inch Slover, one of the last of the...
| Jan 23, 2012
Richard J. Sheirer
NYC emergency official at time of 9/11
Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....
| Mar 9, 2012
New Jersey's 1st black congressman
Rep. Donald Payne, 77, the first African American congressman elected to represent New Jersey and a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, died Tuesday at a hospital in Livingston, N.J. He...