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December 16, 2001 | ROD SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The couple in the 1893 photograph looks a little uncomfortable. Edoardo Seghesio and his teenage bride, Angela Vasconi, are barely holding hands, and they're not looking at each other. What are they thinking? Does Angela resent that her uncle, Edoardo's boss at Italian Swiss Colony Winery, pushed her into the marriage in order to keep Edoardo from returning to Italy? Does Edoardo regret letting Luigi Vasconi talk him into staying in Sonoma County to marry Angela? We can only speculate.
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September 6, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A black gelding found starving and tied to a barbed wire fence was in such poor condition that it had to be euthanized, said animal control officials who were looking for the horse's owner. The animal, estimated to be in his late 20s, was found without water or food last week in near 100-degree temperatures. Michelle Helberg, owner of Saddles to Boots in Sebastopol, found the horse on her way home. "This horse was not only starved, he had been abused for quite some time," she said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A black gelding found starving and tied to a barbed wire fence was in such poor condition that it had to be euthanized, said animal control officials who were looking for the horse's owner. The animal, estimated to be in his late 20s, was found without water or food last week in near 100-degree temperatures. Michelle Helberg, owner of Saddles to Boots in Sebastopol, found the horse on her way home. "This horse was not only starved, he had been abused for quite some time," she said.
FOOD
December 16, 2001 | ROD SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The couple in the 1893 photograph looks a little uncomfortable. Edoardo Seghesio and his teenage bride, Angela Vasconi, are barely holding hands, and they're not looking at each other. What are they thinking? Does Angela resent that her uncle, Edoardo's boss at Italian Swiss Colony Winery, pushed her into the marriage in order to keep Edoardo from returning to Italy? Does Edoardo regret letting Luigi Vasconi talk him into staying in Sonoma County to marry Angela? We can only speculate.
TRAVEL
October 15, 2006
"IN the heart of the Sacred Valley, a 1 1/2 -hour train ride to Macchu Picchu, is this lovely lodging. It consists of six individual, fully equipped, two-storied Andean-style houses surrounded by tranquil gardens. We loved our stay there; it's our favorite place in Peru. Service is wonderful: They'll even start a fire in your fireplace. The owner arranged for a chef to come cook and teach Andean cooking at a guest's house. It's also family and pet friendly." Doubles from $80.
NEWS
August 26, 1999
Selected California Driving Schools California Racing Experience California Speedway, 9615 Cherry Ave., Fontana, CA 92335 (909) 429-7079; http://www.cupcars.com Danny McKeever's Fast Lane Racing School P.O. Box 2315, Rosamond, CA 93560 (661) 948-4448; http://www.raceschool.com Drivetech Racing Schools 7242 Scout Ave., Unit B, Bell Gardens, CA 90201 (800) 678-8864; http://www.drivetech.com Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School P.O. Box 484, La Verne, CA 91750 (888) 901-7223; http://www.frankhawley.
TRAVEL
June 18, 1995
Thirty Palm Springs hotels are participating in a promotion that offers travelers a free night's accommodation with the purchase of one to five nights' stay. Prices range from $39 to $126.75 per room per night, excluding taxes, and are based on availability. About half of the participating accommodations are offering the discount rates through Aug. 31; most others end in September and the rest conclude later in the fall.
FOOD
May 7, 1997 | CHARLES PERRY
Cinco de Mayo is not over until the end of June at a web site operated by the vegetable marketer Melissa's. You can download Latin-inspired dishes by Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, the Too Hot Tamales of cable TV fame. The address: http://www.melissas.com How Old Is Old? Buena Vista Winery has had a number of owners since it was founded by Agoston Haraszthy in 1857 and, on top of that, its cellars were destroyed by the 1906 earthquake.
TRAVEL
April 1, 2001 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
The Sonoma and Napa valleys lie side by side, separated by the Mayacamas Mountains, about 60 miles northeast of San Francisco. Both are agricultural, easy on the eye and prime spots for touring. Both are devoted to gastronomy and the good life. And, of course, both make wine, unless you believe this line from comedian and vintner Tommy Smothers, which is emblazoned on Sonoma Valley T-shirts: "Sonoma makes wine. Napa makes auto parts."
TRAVEL
April 4, 1999 | DIANA MARCUM, Diana Marcum is a freelance writer based in Palm Springs
It was my friend Karman's idea for us to stay in a bed-and-breakfast on the second floor of Sonoma's new cooking school. I can make a nice salad, but Karman's the sort who kicks back with the Food Channel and isn't sheepish about subscribing to "Martha Stewart Living." But after one cooking class and two days in Sonoma, where delis offer cheese tastings, wine is worshiped and even an ice-cream sundae is a revelation with homemade caramel and toasted hazelnuts, I'm converting.
TRAVEL
June 20, 1999 | SUSAN SPANO, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
Several years ago, a group of women I know went backpacking in the eastern Sierra. They'd camped out before, but always with men, who did all the work--an admirable arrangement, except that it left the women unprepared to venture into the wild on their own. So this time, they banned men and set off on a rather ambitious hike, with a thermal pool nine miles from the trail head.
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March 26, 2000 | RICHARD O'REILLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Richard O'Reilly is director of computer analysis at The Times
It is an audacious idea: Take 15 people whose only real qualification is the ability to come up with $385. Put them in a real Formula race car. Teach them how to drive it. Three hours later turn them loose, unchaperoned, on a real race course. The Russell Test Drive class at Sears Point Raceway near Novato is the most affordable race course driving experience the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School offers, but it lasts only 3 1/2 hours.
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