By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
December 12, 2014 6 a.m.
Los Dos Compadres in Washougal is among a number of related family-owned-and-operated Mexican restaurants in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Diners may recognize other associated restaurants such as El Tapatio, Casa Tapatia and El Rancho Viejo.
Holiday traditions over 170 years will be brought to life by staff and volunteers during Christmas at Fort Vancouver. Visitors can craft wreaths, toy tops and ornaments, take a sip of holiday wassail, enjoy caroling by the Madrigal Singers, and try out games from the 1840s.
By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2014 6 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Director Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" was the big winner Sunday at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards, as the coming-of-age drama shot over 12 years won best film, direction, editing and lead actress.