| Apr 17, 2010
Ever since its arrival in Australia, the poisonous cane toad has been killing native predators such as the northern quoll, a cat-sized marsupial.
Now scientists have found a clever way to save the endangered quoll: training it to detest the taste of toad...
| Apr 24, 2010
Jack Herer, an energetic advocate for marijuana legalization who was a mesmerizing presence on the Venice Boardwalk and achieved worldwide renown after he wrote a treatise extolling the virtues of hemp, died April 15. He was 70.
Herer suffered a...
| May 27, 2010
Chefs come and chefs go. Some don't change a thing. Others don't quite fit in. But sometimes a new chef can bring a breath of fresh air to a tired menu or contribute a whole new spirit to a place.
Ammo, the little restaurant that could, on Highland...
| May 30, 2010
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO PORTLAND, ORE.
From LAX, Alaska and United offer nonstop service to Portland. Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of planes). Alaska, Southwest and United also offer connecting service (change of planes)....
| May 30, 2010
I can't believe they want coffee.
Granted, it is 9:30 a.m. when I pick up my friends Jim and Lenora at the Portland airport. But in the weeks I've anticipated their visit, I've had beer on my brain.
FOR THE RECORD:
| Nov 10, 2010
| 11:13 AM
Glass company executive,
Westmont College trustee
William Kerr, 95, a longtime executive at Los Angeles-based Kerr Glass Manufacturing Corp. and a trustee at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 5 at...
| Nov 28, 2010
Here are more sweet destinations around the country known for their gingerbread creations.
One of the biggest gingerbread competitions in the U.S. takes place in Asheville, N.C., at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. It brings tens of thousands of people...
| Dec 23, 2010
At Salt's Cure, an endearing new WeHo restaurant, the server brings out a wooden board with a few of the cured and smoked items we've chosen from the day's short printed menu. There's a deep red, thinly sliced duck ham that seems to concentrate the rich...
| May 8, 2011
Do you get your buzz from a big mug of java or a shot of espresso? Maybe a soy hazelnut latte with honey or an icy frappé dripping with whipped cream and cinnamon? Or just a cuppa joe? How about your tea — black, white, green, yellow, red bush,...
| Sep 19, 2010
Wallace Turner, a tenacious investigative reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957 with the Portland Oregonian and later became a bureau chief in San Francisco and Seattle for the New York Times, has died. He was 89.
Turner died Saturday at Sacred Heart...
| Jul 21, 2010
Beverly Hills activist and philanthropist
Jean Sieroty, 102, an activist and philanthropist, died July 14 at her home in Beverly Hills, her family said.
Sieroty founded and sustained for more than 20 years an annual holiday art show to...