Susie Iventosch

CHP’s presence appreciated

I understand that CHP officers risk their lives on a daily basis to save ours and I do appreciate them for it. As stated in my letter (July 24), the mere presence of a police offic ...

Drivers should be aware of surroundings

In response to Susie Iventosch’s letter, July 24, I must clarify some blatant misstatements. First and foremost, the California Highway Patrol does not receive revenue from th ...

CHP ‘speed trap’ was a danger zone

The mere presence of a police officer can equally lend a sense of security and instill the fear of God in citizens. They are great to have around, unless you’re doing something w ...

Polenta dish is perfect showcase for porcini mushrooms

It’s porcini season and if you look really hard, you can find these tasty mushrooms — fresh — in local markets from now through the middle of July. While dried porcini are us ...

Tasty Morsels: Sweet treat sure to put zest into Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and there are lots of fun local adventures to take “Mom” on that weekend. You can opt for a whirlwind studio tour of several well-known loca ...

Tasty Morsels: Savory stew strikes warming chord through the rain

This recipe comes from one of my favorite business owners in the area, a man who learned the dry cleaning trade from his French grandmother. While living with her in his late teens ...

President Obama mired in looking backward

I’d like to direct Mr. Obama to page 14 of his magnificently egregious omnibus bill, where he talks about fiscal irresponsibility of the past. He states, and I quote, “Another ...

Tasty Morsels: Kiwi sparks ideas for marinade, salad dressing

About two weeks ago I was on a mission to find something fresh and perhaps a bit unusual for a sauce to go with steak. Not after anything in particular, I drove down to Newcastle P ...

Tasty Morsels: This cake is an oldie but a goodie

The advent of canned pineapple in the early 1900s paved the way for pineapple upside-down cake. But American settlers, and Europeans before that, made a similar kind of dessert, co ...

Tasty Morsels: Sandwich puts new light on eggs

I was in the Bay Area having an early dinner with a friend before my daughter’s show one evening in December and it was cold and blustery outside. To feel cozier, we sat near the ...