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  • Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed

    Nathaniel Davis dies at 86; U.S. ambassador to Chile when Allende was deposed
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Mackerras, Henryk Jankowski, Paulo Moura

    PASSINGS: Charles Mackerras, Henryk Jankowski, Paulo Moura
    Sir Charles Mackerras World-renowned conductor 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. In Britain,...
  • Vaclav Havel dies at 75; Czech leader of '89 'Velvet Revolution'

    Vaclav Havel dies at 75; Czech leader of '89 'Velvet Revolution'
    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...
  • Wine of the Week: 2008 Hirsch Vineyards' Pinot Noir 'The Bohan-Dillon'

    Wine of the Week: 2008 Hirsch Vineyards' Pinot Noir 'The Bohan-Dillon'
      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...
  • Marrying Mexican and Armenian cuisine

    Marrying Mexican and Armenian cuisine
    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,...
  • Where to buy digestifs in Southern California

    Where to buy <i>digestifs</i> in Southern California
    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....
  • Digestives to help the holiday meal go down

    Digestives to help the holiday meal go down
    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...
  • Recipe: Keeflees

    Recipe: Keeflees
      Keeflees 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...
  • Karl Slover dies at 93; among the last of the Munchkins

    Karl Slover dies at 93; among the last of the Munchkins
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Richard J. Sheirer, Jiri Raska, Jack Lionel Warner

    PASSINGS: Richard J. Sheirer, Jiri Raska, Jack Lionel Warner
    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....
  • PASSINGS: Donald Payne, Kurt Lehovec

    PASSINGS: Donald Payne, Kurt Lehovec
    Donald Payne 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...