Obama keeps unusually late hours on Vineyard vacation

U.S. News

The motorcade of President Barack Obama leaves Lola's, a Southern seafood restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, and cruises to the usually crowded downtown street early Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, after a first family late night social event with friends. Something happened to Obama during his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard: He turned into a night owl. But this summer, his final one as president, Obama has spent almost every night of his escape to this breezy Massachusetts island painting its towns red - so to speak.

The world's largest urban vineyard will be 'crowd-planted' across a whole city


Vineyards usually sit happily on country hillsides, way out of the city smog, but you'll find a few urban wineries around the world, from Clos Montmartre in Paris to D'Augustine Vineyard in Los Angeles.

An easy-going weekend escape in hard-working Lompoc

Los Angeles Times

As Southern California cedes to the Central Coast at the Gaviota Tunnel, most travelers stick to the 101. Next time take the exit to Highway 1, a mile or so past the tunnel, and cruise 20 miles through oak-dappled hills and past scattered ranches to Lompoc. Lompoc isn't a faux-Scandinavian burg, nor is it a cow town gone Hollywood. It's a small, hard-working community painted with brightly colored murals, surrounded by fields and minutes from the beach and some of the most acclaimed vineyards in the world, with true all-year weather. The clean air is free.

Ferries Serving Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard Ban Cable News

U.S. News

Steamship Authority General Manager Bob Davis tells CapeCod.com that passengers from both political aisles have been loudly complaining about the content. He said the tensions have escalated following the election of President Donald Trump.

Emilio Estevez gets $6.35 million for home and vineyard in Malibu

Los Angeles Times

Actor-director Emilio Estevez has sold his compound in Malibu for $6.35 million in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service. Tucked behind gates in the Point Dume area, the home includes a small vineyard that was previously used to produce Casa Dumetz, a wine label created by Estevez and his partner, Sonja Magdevski. Fruit orchards, garden beds, a bocce ball court and swimming pool accompany the grapevines on more than an acre of grounds. The main house, built in Mediterranean style in 2008, features limestone fireplaces, hand-painted frescoes and stained glass details throughout. Truss-beam ceilings in the living room further the home's Old World vibe.