August 24, 2012 |
The long-neglected west end of downtown Napa is undergoing a resurgence, sparked by a stylish hotel that has blazed a trail for new restaurants, wine-tasting rooms and retail shops. No need for a car; you can walk to everything in this six-square-block area. Adding to the buzz is the Uptown Theatre, a restored Art Deco gem that is now an intimate concert hall featuring such name acts as Chris Isaak, Mother Hips and "Weird Al" Yankovic. The bed The Avia Napa (1450 1st St.; (707)
August 21, 1989 |
Just when Greg Norman was coasting, he had another scare. Norman, deprived of victory by miracle shots in several major tournaments, birdied the 17th hole Sunday to win the International tournament at Castle Rock, Colo. Norman finished the tournament with 13 points under the modified Stableford scoring system used for this event, beating Clarence Rose by two points.
August 19, 1993 |
Harvey Kern, the bespectacled, towering length of him looking as professorial as anyone possibly could, is surprised at the reaction people take when they hear that he goes on the radio to issue "pet reports." "When I tell people about this, they say, 'Come on, give me a break,' " Kern says. "But listeners are very serious about pet reports.
April 10, 1985 |
Cardinal Timothy Manning received 39 young women at the white-tie Presentation Ball on Easter Monday at the Beverly Hilton's Internatinal Ballroom and announced, " . . . they are not debutantes--they are angels." Wearing bouffant white ball gowns, the girls rustled in on the arms of their fathers, through a floral arch and then marched across the room before admiring guests.
July 3, 1986 |
The owner of Da Vinci Ristorante in Beverly Hills had no objection to changing the name of "Little" Santa Monica Boulevard. In fact, he said, Da Vinci Drive did not sound bad at all. "It's no joke; it's serious," said Domenic De Nichilo. "It would add a touch of class to the street." He was just as serious about the problems of running a business on one of two parallel roadways that bear the same name.
November 23, 1989 |
Gowns, glorious gowns--demurely embroidered, grandly glitzed, poufed and streamlined--were on view at the Disneyland Hotel on Saturday night when Opera Pacific staged its Oriental-themed gala, "An Evening in Cathay." But wait. Two of those glorious gowns, slinky back silks by Leonard of Paris, looked suspiciously similar. A closer look by their wearers, Opera Pacific board chairwoman Floss Schumacher and gala underwriter Gerry Schroeder, revealed they were alike. "When did you get yours?"