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  • Hope and change in '09 starts with public service--including police. Well, I got a rude ... for Xmas, or an ominous one for New Year's--coverage of my town on the front page of the L.A. Times. The story detailed the awful truth about the violence and ...
  • ... role rather than just clobbering it." The current 2012 release, aged in 22% new French oak, has just enough wood for a backbone lacking any butter, plus enough acid, and citrus notes, ...
  • L.A. once reigned as the viticulture capital of California.  [scald=81059:kl_image_original_context ... here to read an excerpt from author Frances Dinkelspiel's book "Tangled Vines : Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the ... and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California," a new book by Frances Dinkelspiel that's at once a gripping tale and an ...
  • ... noir rarely meet -- the later is all about whiskey, neat, of course -- pinot and film certainly do. They definitely will at the Hollywood & the Vine Seminar on Saturday, March 1. [scald=51864:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... set out from the Great Salt Lake City to establish a Mormon foothold in Southern California. Brigham Young's territorial ... suffered a blow in 1851, when Congress rejected the State of Deseret's claim to the Southern California coast, creating instead a ...
  • ... there are a couple of great craft beer and cocktail events , but someone made an entire website about California Wine Month, so it ... head over to Santa Monica starting tonight for Sourfest 2012 , happening at the Library Alehouse. It's a week of celebrating the ...
  • ... released at the end of 2011, but I read them in early 2012 . The following book list mixes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, urban studies and sociology -- ...
  • On the Season 5 Premiere of "SoCal Connected," Governor Jerry Brown speaks to our new special ... Also, writer and deputy managing editor Brian Janosch of the satirical online magazine "The Onion" discusses their new encyclopedia "The Onion Book of Known Knowledge." ...
  • This week L.A. Letters highlights a few writers, events and organizations on the frontlines, battling censorship and fighting ... reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2012 ." A look at the Top 10 challenged books reveals popular books ...
  • It's another summer week of alcohol-related events in and around Los Angeles. ... Just across the street, small-batch food and drink spot Wood & Vine is hosting a wine tasting to give us city folk a taste of the ...

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