| Apr 11, 2010
The last of the fragrant fruit blossoms is gone, their pink-and-white petals scattered across the orchards that nestle among the verdant foothills of the High Sierra.
By month's end — the first strawberries will be ready for picking. The...
| Apr 11, 2010
The Fresno County Fruit Trail season usually is May through September, depending on weather. A brochure about the trail can be ordered at http://www.gofruittrail.com or (559) 262-4271. The site also lists what's ripe based on growers' reports.
| Aug 15, 2010
I had been reluctant to try in-flight Wi-Fi because of the cost, but when I found a discount that cut the fee to $7.46 on a recent American Airlines flight, I tried the service and liked it. And the connection seemed faster than my DSL at home.
| Apr 14, 2009
The recession is a grind on people's teeth as well as their pocketbooks. Cracked and worn-down teeth, jaw pain and headaches are getting the attention of dentists - and stress is at the root of the problem, they say.
There's no official data, no tooth-...
| Oct 25, 2009
Government employees tend to be easy fodder for mockery. That is particularly true when the ribbing suits the needs of political candidates trying to appear vigilant about the growth of government.
In her quest to become governor of California, for...
| Apr 1, 2009
Auf Wiedersehen, " Project Runway." Bravo's "The Fashion Show" will bring its own design competition flair this spring.
Bravo announced its 15 professional designers for its new fashion competition series "The Fashion Show," which debuts on Thursday, May...
| Mar 17, 2010
When most of us think of cancer we don't envision laughter.
But for a group of women - some with incurable cancer - who receive treatment on Wednesdays at California Oncology of the Central Valley in northeast Fresno, finding humor in the absurd is...
| May 16, 2008
Time and again, state regulators warned Orange County Fair officials that they were giving board members far too many free tickets to concerts and other events.
The handouts, they said, might be an inappropriate use of public funds.
And time and again,...
| Jan 10, 2010
Frank Ramirez, known to generations of customers as Mr. Panchito in honor of the Mexican restaurant he owned for more than 35 years in San Gabriel, has died. He was 88.
Ramirez died Dec. 18 at a San Gabriel hospital a week after having a heart attack,...
| Jun 19, 2009
Nic Fiore, one of America's most influential ski instructors and a legendary figure at Yosemite's Badger Pass ski area, where he taught skiing for more than 50 years, has died. He was 88.
Fiore, who underwent heart surgery in 2004 and had a stroke in...
| Mar 27, 2009
Drummer for Motown
Uriel Jones, 74, a drummer whose versatile, passionate beat fueled classic Motown hits by the Temptations, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died Tuesday at a Detroit-area hospital after complications...