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California wine month

It’s time to celebrate! September is California Wine Month. California makes a significant contribution to the state and the nation by providing quality jobs and bolstering the economy through hospitality, taxes and tourism.

Religion

Editorial: The Catholic Church is not the only institution that should be protecting victims of child sexual abuse

In just four weeks since its release, Pennsylvania's gut-wrenching grand jury report on widespread child sexual abuse by Catholic priests has reverberated around the country with attorneys general in 10 states announcing investigations of their own. It has even reached the Vatican, where the pope has called for a summit of Catholic leaders to rethink their complicity in vile acts against the innocent.

Religion

Editorial: Diocese revelations: The Catholic Church’s never-ending scandals

Claims of appalling misconduct by Catholic priests have roared back into the news in recent weeks with new reports from around the world. Now the Diocese of San Diego is also offering revelations, adding eight priests to the list of 48 put out in 2007 that are believed to have engaged in sexual abuse. That year saw the diocese settle 144 claims of sexual crimes against children for $198.1 million.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Add a touch of fall to your home with bittersweet

Bittersweet reminds me of my childhood. In the fall, my friends' families harvested strands of the woody vine, which grew naturally in the woods around our hometown. Their moms snipped bits from the vines, which were covered in dazzling orange berries, and used them to create beautiful fall displays throughout their homes.

Home & Garden

Professional cleaning services under $250

With all of life's hassles, cleanup may be the last thing you want to deal with. And hiring a professional cleaning service may sound like a luxury you can't afford. But it may cost less than you think. And when it leaves you more time to spend with your family, the benefits of hiring a professional may outweigh the costs.

Home & Garden

Design Recipes: Let there be light

Lighting often plays a critical role in enhancing spaces and molding moods, whether the environment is one for relaxation, sleep or work. From decorative to ambient and task lighting, many homeowners may ask: Does my home have enough light? A general rule of thumb is to try to use as much natural light as you can, whether it means adding windows or doors to a room, or making solid surfaces more transparent.

Home & Garden

Ask Angie’s List: How should I prepare my house for fall?

Even if the heat still beats down outside, September has arrived. This means temperatures and tree leaves will fall before you know it. Start planning your fall maintenance tasks now. You'll save time and effort by doing them ahead of schedule. You also might get a better rate and scheduling if you call in professionals before their busy season really gets underway.

El Basha reopens with new menu items including fantastic desserts

El Basha Mediterranean Grill has reopened with a new menu with fresh ingredients, plus a separate hookah lounge