| Mar 23, 2010
| 9:34 PM
JOHANNESBURG â Baboons, it seems, prefer Pinot Noir. They also like a nice Chardonnay. Largely undeterred by electric fences, hundreds of wild baboons in South Africa's prized wine country are finding the vineyards of succulent ripe grapes to be an........
| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Last week, a literary "whodunit" circling around extraordinarily nasty reviews on Amazon's British website came to a surprise conclusion. The anonymous reviews fit a pattern: The targets were some of the nation's leading academics, and all the reviews...
| Apr 8, 2010
| 7:04 PM
Shirley Mills Hanson
Child actress in 'Grapes of Wrath'
Shirley Mills Hanson, 83, a former child actress who played young Ruthie Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath," director John Ford's classic 1940 film based on the John Steinbeck novel, died March 31 of...
| Mar 29, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food and other products. But is the extra dollar worth it? The answer may depend upon personal priorities.
By definition, organically grown foods are produced without most...
| Jun 24, 2010
Thursday is the feast of San Juan in my part of the world, a celebration of the start of summer that also traditionally marks the beginning of the gazpacho season. And just in time: My gazpacho garden is about to bear fruit.
Summer's sun is turning the...
| Jun 30, 2010
Actress was married to Robert Taylor
Ursula Thiess, 86, a German-born actress who was married to actor Robert Taylor, died June 19 at an assisted living facility in Burbank, said her son, Terry Taylor. The cause was not given.
| Jul 1, 2010
Longtime L.A. traffic reporter
Paul Johnson, 75, a longtime Los Angeles traffic reporter who worked at KNBC-TV Channel 4 for 22 years and was known for his signature phrase "Buckle up, be careful out there," died Tuesday at his home in...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Dear SOS: We love to order the "Famous White Sangria" at the LGO Café in Pasadena at La Grande Orange Café. Perfect on a summer evening — can you please help us get the recipe?
Dear Alex: LGO Café was happy to share its...
| Nov 18, 2010
For most of the last year, Terrance and Frances Leighton went back and forth on whether the latest dry white wine from their Kalin Cellars winery was ready for release.
Finally, after tasting and re-tasting and making sure every trace of what Frances...
| Nov 21, 2010
As families sit down at the table Thursday to give thanks for a bountiful feast, we can also give thanks for the bounty of California, where the harvest is diverse and year-round.
And — more thanks — many of California's abundant crops and...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley has a special character — minerally, lean, focused. At Domaine de la Charmoise in the Touraine, grapes from 40-year-old vines go into the signature Sauvignon Blanc "M. de Marionnet." I love the notes of...