Updated at 12:56 PM

After nearly five decades, the Safeway name will disappear Thursday evening from 585 Siskiyou Blvd. in Ashland, to be replaced Sunday morning as a new Haggen store. Haggen has announced Safeway will close at 6 p.m. Thursday and reopen at — tentatively — 9 a.m. Sunday under the new name.The Haggen chain portrays itself as a “high-end grocery” that buys locally and follows ecologically balanced, sustainable practices but “still considers itself that...

Updated at 12:22 PM

Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe.

Updated at 12:09 PM

It’s a big deal.Hundreds of card players from all over the country will gather in Medford next week for the Rogue Valley Regional Bridge Tournament at the Inn at the Commons.In the universe known as the American Contract...

Updated at 11:41 AM

Outside of New England, it's fair to say Tom Brady is not universally loved. And news of that he was "generally aware" of the deflation of footballs in last season's AFC Championship Game has poured gas on that fire.

Updated at 11:29 AM

No, I didn’t actually put it on a scale. But on the first warm day after the long winter of our discontent, I must have picked up 20 pounds of dog poop. I know what you’re thinking. “Tim, don’t you have...

Updated at 11:01 AM

Cooking with tea isn’t a novel concept for this blog or A la Carte. But this week’s food-section story was steeped in some intriguing new ways to enjoy the brew. Recipes with tea also have accompanied a previous post on pairing tea ó...

Updated at 10:57 AM

An NFL investigation released Wednesday said that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

Updated at 10:56 AM

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Tina Malia will play music from her new album, “Bridge To Vallabha,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, a collection of world devotional music with a contemporary feel along with dream pop, at the Music Recital...

Updated at 10:48 AM

Letís say Iím eighty-three years old. Iím not that oldóbut letís assume I am, just for the purposes of this blog. Letís assume youíre in your eighties too. Where would we like to live? Itís a relatively easy question for both of us, I suspect. Weíd...

Updated at 10:44 AM

A lineup of local bands and musicians — The Rogue Suspects, Alice DiMicele. L.E.F.T., The Fret Drifters, Colonel Mustard, Em Harris, Mikey Stevens, Paul Turnipseed, Frankie Hernandez and Dianne Strong — will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday,...

Updated at 10:33 AM

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon will hold auditions for its summer production of “Peter Pan” on Saturday, May 9, at the Craterian...

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