Vegas Seven

California

  • Travel

    Las Vegas Chefs and Other Culinary Greats Takeover Pebble Beach

    By David Morris

    The Central Coast's annual food and wine festival is a hub for industry buzz and once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.

  • Kindland

    California Is Growing More Pot Than It Smokes

    By Kindland

    Recreational marijuana isn't being sold just yet in California, but according to one cannabis professional, there’s already a big problem for the recently legal retail market: The Golden State has more weed than it knows what to do with.

  • Taste

    California Eatin’

    By David Morris

    Seven restaurants worth the trip south.

  • Travel

    San Francisco, Where the Beats Live On

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Take in the culture, food and booze of this city by the sea

  • Dispatch

    Divided They Fall

    By Joe Donnelly

    In 1978, the good voters of California passed a ballot initiative called Proposition 13. The measure put strict limits on property tax increases and sparked the national tax revolt we’re still coming to terms with 34 years later. One of the toxic ripple effects of Prop 13 has been to steadily push the once-proud California public-school system into the dumps. California now ranks 43 in per-student education spending and consistently hovers near the bottom in performance.

  • Dispatch

    Go Tell It on the Mountain

    By Bob Whitby

    In 2007, Leonard Knight made a cameo appearance in the film Into the Wild playing himself, the bug-eyed, sun-ripened, white-haired, contagiously enthusiastic then-76-year-old builder of Salvation Mountain in Niland, Calif. Brief as Knight’s film career was—he only had a few lines—it neatly captured his open, earnest nature, and introduced the world to the cartoonishly colorful monument to everlasting love he’d been building, by himself, for 23 years out in the desert. He was instantly famous.

  • The Latest

    Where Will All the Water Come From?

    By Bob Whitby

    Perhaps you’ve heard that the Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to build a 300-mile pipeline to pump ground water from Northern Nevada to Las Vegas. The SNWA says it’s vital that we have another source of water because relying almost exclusively on the Colorado River via Lake Mead is risky and bad for business, so the agency is in Carson City right now asking the state engineer for permission to take 126,000 acre-feet of water annually out of the ground from rural Nevada valleys and send it to Southern Nevada.

  • Dining

    Best of the West

    By Max Jacobson

    A good many of us travel on our stomachs. And what’s more fun, really, than discovering a dining destination on the road? Here are five excellent, diverse places to dine, each one reflective of its location, all magically, totally different from one another. Los Angeles: Rivera

  • Dispatch

    Brown Is the New Green

    By Brooke Edwards

    Transforming the sands of the Mojave into miles of evergreen grass has long been a point of pride for California’s High Desert communities, with seven golf courses serving a population of some 400,000. But lush fairways may soon go the way of the Hummer as efforts to conserve money and the environment are driving planners to embrace brown as the new green.

  • Travel

    A Toast to the Central Coast!

    By Max Jacobson

    If you want to go to the source of wine trends in America, it’s only a day’s drive away, in and around California’s Central Coast. Right now, for example, the area is abuzz over albariño, viognier and other boutique grapes, whose popularity is spreading to wine shops and restaurants near you.

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