Mike Irvine, Sunset Magazine Published 2:44 pm PDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Smart hardscape design carves multiple zones and functions out of a Bay Area backyard. Smart hardscape design carves multiple zones and functions out of a Bay Area backyard. Photo: Caitlin Atkinson Makeover Vision Mullins started creating vignettes—irresistible moments that draw you into the landscape and encourage you to explore, whether with a glass of wine after work or a cup of coffee on a clear morning. “I like setting up sightlines,” says Mullins, who also styled the space with containers, furniture, and textiles. “No matter what corner you’re in, there’s something interesting to look at and move toward.” In DuPree’s landscape, that means several seating areas—including one around a Corten steel fire bowl and another by a concrete planter doubling as a coffee … [Read more...] about Transform a yard with these genius hardscaping ideas
By Doug Ferguson Published 5:08 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever Bryson DeChambeau said to cause such a reaction Tuesday. Now if Woods can get that to translate in the Ryder Cup. For all his amazing feats in golf — 80 victories on the PGA Tour, the most recent Sunday at the Tour Championship after returning following a fourth back surgery that threatened to end his career — Woods has been on only one winning team in the Ryder Cup. That was nearly 20 years ago and required a record comeback on the final day. His record is 13-17-3, a product of being on six losing teams. “Looking back on my entire Ryder Cup career, that’s not something that I have really enjoyed and I’ve really liked seeing,” Woods said. “I’ve played … [Read more...] about Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cup
Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
No arrest has been made in the case against a former McMinn County, Tennessee, detective charged with aggravated identity theft and wire fraud linked to more than $27,000 in purchases made from financial information he allegedly stole during a search. Federal court records in Chattanooga indicate that former detective Joshua Rhodes has not yet been taken into custody on the 11-count federal grand jury indictment, and Rhodes does not yet have a lawyer or court date on record. Officials in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chattanooga declined to comment on the case when contacted Thursday, and no phone number for Rhodes could be found. The charges against Rhodes go back to a McMinn County Sheriff's Office search operation on April 28, 2016, at the motel room of a man referred to only as "JO" in court records. Rhodes was part of the team assigned to serve the search warrant. Federal officials accuse Rhodes of devising a scheme "to defraud and obtain money by false and fraudulent pretenses … [Read more...] about Deputy charged with wire fraud, identity theft not yet arrested
By Becky Krystal, Washington Post Published 11:48 am CDT, Monday, September 3, 2018 Salted Honey Bars With Thyme Salted Honey Bars With Thyme Photo: Tom McCorkle / For The Washington Post Photo: Tom McCorkle / For The Washington Post Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Salted Honey Bars With Thyme Salted Honey Bars With Thyme Photo: Tom McCorkle / For The Washington Post This herbaceous take on a blondie is crispy, gooey and impossible to stop eating 1 / 1 Back to Gallery I tend to hoard cookbooks at my desk, waiting to flip through them when I’m on the lookout for something new/interesting/delicious/fast/easy. “Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb” by Hayley McKee had been languishing on the shelf for … [Read more...] about This herbaceous take on a blondie is crispy, gooey and impossible to stop eating