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Guided horseback tours return to Jack London State Park

After two years, the Triple Creek Horse Outfit is returning to Jack London Historic State Park in Glen Ellen to offer horseback riding to the public. Erin Ellis and Dominic Bettinelli, founders and owners of the Triple Creek Horse Outfit, moved their operation to Kunde Estate Family Winery when the state budget crisis threatened to close state parks. Now the 10-year-old company is back at Jack London Historic State Park, offering guided horseback tours through the more than 20 miles… Read More »

John Lasseter gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

John Lasseter has been a star since he made his directorial debut with “Toy Story,” the first feature-length, computer-animated film, in 1995. But now the Hollywood Walk of Fame is going to make it official at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday with a ceremony awarding Lasseter his own star on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Theatre. Expected guests include Don Rickles and Owen Wilson. Lasseter, 54, who lives in Glen Ellen and helps run Lasseter Family Winery, has been… Read More »