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  • Best care for orchids: Quick how-to from Santa Barbara show pro

    An orchid isn't exactly a puppy, but it is one of those gifts that requires regular care. If you’re given one — or if you pick one up this weekend at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show — you should know the basics. Brian...
  • West Fertilizer Co. had spotty regulatory history, records show

    West Fertilizer Co. had spotty regulatory history, records show
    The West, Texas, fertilizer plant destroyed by a massive explosion has paid nearly $8,000 to at least two regulatory agencies for safety and transportation violations, records show. West Fertilizer Co. paid $5,250 last year to the U.S. Pipeline and...
  • Ice cream bean tree: Sweetness by the scoop

    Ice cream bean tree: Sweetness by the scoop
    When it comes to drought-tolerant, fast-growing shade trees, few are as useful as the ice cream bean tree, Inga edulis (and its 300-plus related species). Although it grows like a tree, the ice cream bean actually is a legume. It can grow 60 feet or...
  • Mayor of West, Texas: The face of a ravaged town

    WEST, Texas — The two-tone brown Ford F-150 careens into the downtown parking space and out jumps Tommy Muska, a mayor on the move. Wearing a baseball cap, green long-sleeved shirt and bluejeans, his face ruddy from a life under the central Texas...
  • Cause of Texas fertilizer plant blast unclear; inquiry continues

    The cause of the fire that triggered the deadly explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, last month remains undetermined after a $1-million investigation, officials said Thursday. Although the probe continues, the cause of the disaster may never be...
  • Rose Care Time for Local Plantings

     
    Let’s face it – Roses need a little care. Maybe this is one reason they do not seem to be as popular with gardeners as they were ten or so years ago. It may also be we don’t pick the right varieties or give them just that little care...
  • The Week in Pictures | April 15 – April 21, 2013

     
    The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
  • UCI professor searched for explosives, weapons online, D.A. says

     
    p> A UC Irvine professor charged with a series of arson fires and accused of plotting to kill 200 students at his son’s high school had searched the Web for the same homemade explosives used in the Oklahoma bombing, a......
  • Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace

    Roots of pot cultivation in national forests are hard to trace
    WELDON, Calif. — A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault...
  • Rains Help Gardens Get Growing

     
    Much of Central Florida received 2 to 4 inches of mainly gentle rain over the last week or so. It is this rain that can start a good fall garden. Now is the time to be planting tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, squash, cucumbers and more. Many friends...
  • Tricks to Keep the Garden Growing

     
    Gardens are fun to plant but not always easy to keep growing. Sometimes you just need a few tricks to make growing your next harvests easy and enjoyable. Number one is keeping the soils moist. I know you added lots of organic matter to the sandy soils but...