October 12, 2009
For Wine Cave owner Scott Starkey, selling wine is more than just pulling the cork out of the bottle and pouring. His philosophy: ?Finding wines that you?re not going to get at Trader Joe?s or Costco.? At Wine Cave, buyers will find wines that may not be available anywhere else, ?that are good, some excellent, some phenomenal, and at really good pricing,? he said. Starkey will focus on selling wines from South America, in particular wines from Chile and Argentina. As far as selling wines from California, Starkey will offer bottles from wineries in Paso Robles in central California, a region overlooked by the wine industry, he said.
October 1, 2004
The grapevine has an amazing power to transform reasonably attractive countryside into an oasis of culture and beauty that speaks to all of one's senses - and no place is that better manifested than in the famed Napa Valley. A visit to Napa is not just a chance to see where wine is made, or to explore the upscale shops and stores that now have found their way into the tiniest of Napa Valley communities. Rather, a trip to the valley is an almost spiritual journey that presents you at once with the beauty of 63,000 acres of vineyards and the industry that has brought a European elegance to the Valley lifestyle.
March 27, 2009
With its location between Los Angeles and San Diego, its inland balmy weather and its impressive group of first-class wineries, it’s no wonder the Temecula Valley has become a major weekend destination for SoCal leisure travelers. There are 35 wineries in Temecula, most of them conveniently located along a few major thoroughfares that stretch several miles eastward from Temecula’s more densely populated areas. The city itself has expanded in recent years to the point that more than 300,000 people live in the Temecula Valley.
November 8, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A Glendale Community College administrator has been named president of Napa Valley College. Chris McCarthy, executive vice president of instructional services at GCC, will assume the presidency on Jan. 1, 2002. McCarthy has been at GCC since 1995. He previously served as dean of academic affairs, chairman of the communications division and professor at Los Angeles Harbor College. While at GCC, McCarthy developed new instructional programs and has had experience in grant writing and coordinating the international education program.
July 11, 2008
When you visit the famous wine-growing region of Napa, perhaps there is no local attraction that captures the spirit of your journey better than a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Hop on board this historic train and you’ll chug your way through scenic vineyards to wine-lover’s heaven. The Napa experience is all about wine, of course, but it’s also about enjoying the finer things in life. The typical Napa visitor will spend considerable time visiting several of the local wineries where each will offer up its special formulas and vintages, usually for ten to 15 bucks for a few sips, and there are few lodgings in Napa that are not upscale.
November 10, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- A Glendale Community College economics professor has been named interim executive vice president of instructional services for the college. Steve White, an associate professor and social sciences division chairman, will take over the position in January when the current vice president leaves. White has been a teacher at GCC since 1984. Besides teaching, he established and directed the faculty/staff computer center and has been president of the Glendale College Guild.
June 21, 2005
Robert Chacon Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's political team has launched a review into criminal allegations regarding a La Canada Flintridge nursing home operator in an effort to determine if he should return almost $70,000 in campaign contributions to Schwarzenegger. On March 17, Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer filed 13 misdemeanor counts of criminal elderly neglect against Pleasant Care Corp., headquartered on Foothill Boulevard. The company is owned by Emmanuel I. Bernabe, listed as a major donor to Schwarzenegger on the attorney general's website.
August 26, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Tipping your glass to The Alex Theatre's 75th anniversary could help raise money for the Brand Boulevard institution. Two Vons markets in the area will be selling wines with labels featuring The Alex Theatre throughout the anniversary season. Each bottle will bring $1 to the theater. The wines, bottled in the Napa Valley, range in price from $5.99 to $8.99. The wine fund-raiser compliments festivities The Alex will be holding in honor of its 75th birthday, said Diane Hedrick, a member of the theater's board of directors.
March 17, 2006
A business based in La Cañada Flintridge near the La Crescenta border pleaded no contest to criminal charges of elder abuse and patient neglect March 9. Pleasant Care of Northern California, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pleasant Care Corp., pleaded no contest to six charges in a criminal proceeding filed by the Attorney General. The charges alleged that the corporation delivered criminally negligent care to patients at the now closed Napa facility and charges the facility with five misdemeanor counts of elder abuse and one count of willfully violating California's nursing home patient care regulations.