Home & Garden

Hot Property: A long way from that Boston bar

LOS ANGELES – Actress Kirstie Alley, who finished as a runner-up on the latest season of the reality show "Celebrity Big Brother," is ready to leave another house behind. She's put her longtime home in the L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz on the market for $11.97 million.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: The poinsettia a treasured Christmas tradition

Black Friday turned out to be a real shocker for me. It wasn't for store fighting, super discounts on large TV's or digital cameras but, instead, it was the rush to buy poinsettias. I was surprised that poinsettias made the 'lost leader' list, similarly, to the 39-cents-per-pound turkey at Thanksgiving. Secondly, I was just as shocked that the consumers were willing to wait outside the store at 5 a.m. to buy huge quantities of poinsettias.

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections Nov. 13-19, 2018

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of food service establishments in Ada County. Items listed correspond to risk factors that are most often associated with foodborne illness. Additional items are evaluated during inspection. For details, go to The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at

Young bobcat growls at officers during release in Utah

A young bobcat who was caught eating chickens in Kanarraville, Utah let out a "gutsy growl" during his relocation in southern Utah in November 2018. The video was posted to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources' Facebook page.