101 Freeway is expected to reopen in a week, Caltrans says

The 101 Freeway, miles of which were transformed into a muddy, debris-filled river by the deadly Montecito mudslides, is expected to reopen next Monday, officials said. “We’ve made tremendous progress over the last 48 hours,” Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the California Department of Transportation, said Monday. The freeway has …

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Top Chef Colorado missed a huge opportunity with its beer garden

“Top Chef” judges Tom Colicchio, far left, Graham Elliot, center left, Padma Lakshmi and guest judge, Denver restaurateur Keegan Gerhard. (Paul Trantow, Bravo) The idea sounded tasty. Bravo’s award-winning “Top Chef” series picked Colorado to film its 15th season and one of the early episodes promised the show’s first-ever beer …

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