more about: California

Yes, April had more hotel news than we knew what to do with

Sometimes, it seems like nothing’s going on in the hotel world, but right now we’ve got an embarrassment of riches. Along with keeping an eye on doings up north —both the Senza resort and the Brannan Cottage Inn, up in the Napa Valley, have had a little work done, which we talk about in the June issue—we’ve been tracking the […]

Our drought: How bad is it? What’s next?

Imagine the West without water. Parched soil, lakes reduced to puddles, streams dried up, mountains without snow. If this sounds like a doom- and- gloom Hollywood flick to you, read this book from The University of California Press—The West without Water. Here’s what you’ll learn…

Our 10 favorite new restaurants in SoCal

Millions of Westerners will be hitting the road Friday to take advantage of the long Memorial Day weekend—and that’s good news if you’re staying home. With all those locals out of town, holidays can be a prime time to dine at your city’s hard-to-get-into restaurants.

7 reasons to grow succulents in the drought

Succulents look gorgeous, even during drought. They’ve got their own moisture sources, says Debra Lee Baldwin, succulent expert and author of three books on the subject.