Stories for December 21, 2010
There's an actual name for the cries and whining and desperate pleas from children who want something very, very badly. It's called "Pester Power." Advertisers rely on it year round but no time more than during the Holiday season. Parents may scold kids for that sort of behavior, but the message is clear. If your children want something, you may feel a great deal of pressure to get it even if you really can't afford it. So we offer some last-minute advice to parents and other family members who can't afford to spend a lot this Holiday.
The festive, sophisticated, magical mystery of wine is explored in a new monumental book, OPUS VINO. The book traces the expanding interest in wine, and the unusual places that now boast successful wineries. We'll also talk about San Diego's vintners, and our exceptional selection of local wines. Before you make the final selection for your holiday table join us for our wine hour.
From the deadly serious subject of overcrowding in California prisons to the banning of toys in Happy Meals: there's no subject too big or too small for our Legal Update.