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In the Company of Miljenko Grgich

In the Company of Miljenko Grgich

It is a well-known occasion among knowledgeable wine consumers that the beginning of the California wine revolution began with an extraordinary blind wine tasting of French and California wines in Paris in 1976, known as the Paris Tasting.

The Cedros Social Club takes a night out to a new level

The Cedros Social Club takes a night out to a new level

I recently had a chance to experience an evening of food, drinks, and live music that was a refreshing change of pace from the typical heading out for dinner and drinks.

Stop the madness

So I’m watching March Madness with my husband and suddenly, I need a simultaneous translation.

A lifelong fantasy becomes a reality

A lifelong fantasy becomes a reality

Lynne Martin is excited.

 Simplifying life isn’t so simple.

I’ve touched on this a few times in the past. Everyone’s lives are vastly different from their siblings and peers even though the environments are pretty much the same. My daughter and I write in our book “Answers Heaven Speaks” about how we are all spirit whether we like it or not. It just is what it […]

Odd Files

Sentimental Journey Kevin Walters, 21, staged an emotional, though unsuccessful, one-man, chained-to-the-door protest in March to prevent the closing of a commercial rest stop along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway near Des Plaines, Ill.

Paso Robles levels the playing field for California Cabernet

Paso Robles levels the playing field for California Cabernet

It’s been a well-deserved 50 some years of Napa Valley excellence in growing and producing California’s finest, Cabernet Sauvignon.

How’s this for a cliffhanger?

I have just found additional proof that change is bad. Especially when it comes to a TV show I like.

A look back at the charmed life of local restaurateur Ki Holcomb of Ki’s

A look back at the charmed life of local restaurateur Ki Holcomb of Ki’s

I had the pleasure recently of writing about Ki’s and hearing the story of Ki Holcomb, who founded Ki’s back in 1980 from son Barry and daughter Janet Holcomb.

Keeping the blood flowing: Q&A with Sunil Rayan, M.D.

As a vascular surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Sunil Rayan, M.D., treats a wide range of conditions involving any blood vessel in the body that is not connected to the heart or brain. Dr. Rayan is also medical director of the operating room (OR).