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  • Boysenberry, a California treasure

    Boysenberry, a California treasure
    To the uninitiated, the boysenberry may look like a big, blowzy, underripe blackberry, but it is in fact a noble fruit, as distinct from a common blackberry as a thoroughbred is from a mule. Large, dark purple, juicy and intense, it derives its unique...
  • Boysen and other hybrid blackberries

    Boysen: The standard of quality in hybrid blackberry flavor, rich and distinctive; fruit is large, soft, juicy and dark purple when fully ripe. Originated as a cross of Logan (see below) with an Eastern dewberry (trailing blackberry) such as Lucretia or...
  • When Role-Reversal Hits Home

    When Role-Reversal Hits Home
    Across the country, a growing number of married women are becoming the primary breadwinners for their families as more husbands lose their jobs. Over the last two years, federal labor figures show, the unemployment rate has risen much faster for men than...
  • Voters likely to revisit gay marriage

    The recent run of states legalizing gay marriage -- punctuated Wednesday by Maine becoming the fifth state to do so -- has increased the likelihood that California voters will face another ballot measure on the issue as early as next year, according to...
  • Sweet ski deals from California resorts

    Mountain High Location: 27 miles northwest of San Bernardino Acres: 290 (in three areas) Lifts: 16 Vertical: 1,600 feet (peak, 8,200) Snow-making: 75% Deal: "3-Peat" ticket package for beginners, with three days of gear, classes, lift tickets (non-...
  • Living salt-free

    It's the perennial problem of cooks who make low-salt or salt-free dishes: How do you boost flavor in food? If a doctor hasn't told you to cut salt intake, this may not seem like an issue. But cooks across the nation can use more reduced-salt recipes...
  • Sierra Vista byway a blissfully lonely loop

    Sierra Vista byway a blissfully lonely loop
    "In most tourists' rush to get to Yosemite National Park, they overlook this beautiful drive that takes you through this gorgeous route just south of Yosemite," writes reader Susanne Waite of Coarsegold, Calif., in nominating Sierra Vista Scenic Byway....
  • The Rev. Louis H. Evans, organizing pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church, dies at 82

    The Rev. Louis H. Evans Jr., the organizing pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church who went on to lead the congregation of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., where Ronald Reagan worshiped while he was president, has died. He was 82. --...
  • Long Beach water use restrictions are dripping success

    Since Long Beach ordered mandatory curbs on water use this fall, its Water Department has turned to unorthodox tools to spread the word. "STOP Wasting Water," urge the crimson warnings on the front pages of local weekly newspapers. A YouTube video, shot...
  • Consider a bidet in your bathroom

    Bidets -- basins that stand alongside toilets so people can cleanse themselves after doing their business -- have long been common in Europe. Toilet seats with bidet functions are popular in Japan. But in this country, to be delicate about it, the idea...
  • Bathrooms fall for that spring-shower feeling

    If you rather like the sensation of raindrops falling softly over you, then you don't have to wait for Mother Nature. Instead, install a rainfall shower head to reproduce the similar soothing feeling. "They're more popular now than they have ever been,"...