A magical California drive–with whipped cream on top

Solvang, a city in Santa Ynez Valley, 212 kilometers north of Los Angeles, has been described by visitors as cute, charming, quaint and romantic. Others derisively say it’s “touristy,” “boring” and “fake.” To me, however, this city founded a century ago by Danish teachers and since transformed into a Danish village, is the land of whipped cream.

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Wine Alliance distributes $96,500 to Lake County programs

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Five high schools, five youth-oriented programs and 13 other nonprofit organizations will share the $ 96,500 raised this year from September's Lake County Wine Auction. The funds were distributed the evening of Dec. during a festive reception for beneficiaries and sponsors at the Lakeport Family Fun Center. Once again, education was the emphasis. “Our commitment to this …

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