ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) Of course, as soon as I write the words “Giving Tree,” I feel duty-bound to give credit to Shel Silverstein, the author whose children’s book by that title in 1964 b(more..)

ElectionsVote (From history.com) St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint’s religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a(more..)

ElectionsVote (By Chris Sharp) If you haven’t seen it already, you will surely soon see a lot of officer-involved arrest stories in the news about police arresting celebrities – probably largely sports (more..)

ElectionsVote (By Dave Bossert) If you drove in and out of the Stevenson Ranch neighborhood this past week then you most likely took notice of the large evergreen tree being cut down by the entry fountain. The tree(more..)

ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) One rare not-so-sunny day I traveled to the Mondrian Los Angeles in West Hollywood for a wine class and tasting on the Alentejo region of Portugal. My education on Portugal had been, (more..)

ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) On January 31, I joined about 50 local wine friends - now calling ourselves the #WineInfluencers - to taste through some of the new wines added to the Newhall Refinery wine list. They(more..)

ElectionsVote Several months ago, during the Rye Fire, an evacuation order was given for the Westridge neighborhood in the West Ranch community. The fire had burned into the Santa Clara riverbed and was looking lik(more..)

ElectionsVote I recently shared a press release from Graham’s regarding their 20-year-old tawny port, and lo and behold, a week later I received one for review. From Graham’s: “…Graham&rsq(more..)

ElectionsVote (By Eve Bushman) I used to do a roundup of upcoming events, ones that I’ve been to and some that were new to me, nearly every year. Not sure why I stopped but, honestly, my wine world has grown (more..)

ElectionsVote February 14th is Valentine’s Day, a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Often derided as a “Hallmark holida(more..)