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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).

May the ‘Con’ be with you

You know those times when you look at something relatively simple that has become iconic and think “Man, I wish I had thought of that!”? I feel that way about Comic-Con.

California wines on the road less traveled

California wines on the road less traveled

Between the California coastal city of Lompoc and the town of Buellton, just west of the 101, lies 30,700 square acres of the Sta. Rita Hills.

A Lick the Plate guide to the Taste of Leucadia

A Lick the Plate guide to the Taste of Leucadia

Leucadia continues to grow as a destination for culinary enthusiasts and this year’s Taste of Leucadia, happening April 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. is a direct reflection of that.

Reminiscing on things past

Sure seems like there are a couple prominent times in our lives that we reminisce even more than other times.

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Travel destinations an hour away from your doorstep

Southern California is truly a destination for all seasons.

Out & About: Keeping it classy — A guide to the Cardiff dive bars

Cardiff-by-the-Sea has gone through some major changes in the last few decades. Just 20 years ago, it was nothing more than a laid-back surf town with no sign of sidewalk lighting or manicured landscaping.