| Apr 15, 2011
Green almonds, which look like small, immature, teardrop-shaped peaches, have started showing up at farmers markets, attracting attention from adventurous chefs. A traditional snack in the Mediterranean and Middle East, they're a foretaste of the main...
| Nov 11, 2010
Ten Years Ago: Two men wearing Ninja masks robbed Citizen's Business Bank in La Cañada on a Friday afternoon, shortly before closing. The men waved their guns in the air and pushed one teller to the ground during the robbery, according to the branch...
| Dec 17, 2010
The ground trembles on Mike Young's almond farm as the forklift-size yellow machine grabs a tree trunk and shakes it hard. Nuts rain like hailstones to the ground, where they'll lie until another machine comes and sorts them.
Young once grew tomatoes,...
| May 4, 2011
| 3:10 PM
A man who was convicted of the murder of his friend and the attempted murder of a Huntington Beach Police sergeant during a robbery almost 30 years ago was denied parole Wednesday after Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas challenged it, according to...
| Jul 10, 2010
The Sacramento SPCA is receiving over 150 animals that were seized from a rescue organization in Kern County.
The rescued animals were primarily small dogs and were rescued from an organization called Chihuahua Rescue in Tehachapi, CA. The Humane Society...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 1:07 PM
TEHACHAPI, Calif. -- Fire investigators say two men who were cutting pipe inadvertently caused the devastating Tehachapi wildfire in Kern County.
The fire destroyed 23 homes, 41 outbuildings and charred more than 1,600 acres near Tehachapi.
| Jul 30, 2010
| 8:49 AM
Three wildfires broke out in northern Los Angeles County on Thursday, the worst of which was threatening at least 1,500 homes in Leona Valley, near Palmdale.
Some structures have been lost to the so-called Crown fire, officials said, but they will not be...
| Aug 13, 2010
| 9:00 PM
Reporting from Fresno and Lemoore, Calif. The two Republicans at the top of California's November ticket fanned out across the Central Valley this week, denouncing government dysfunction and asserting that their business experience would help them...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 2:03 PM
Four people were arrested, and 14 computers seized during a state-wide operation to find suspected traders and possessors of child pornography.
Operation "Gigabite" involved 20 law enforcement agencies from Los Angeles, north to Redding; about 150...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 10:02 AM
SAN DIEGO -- The "Geezer Bandit" continued his string of Southern California robberies by knocking over his 13th bank last week, FBI agents announced Saturday.
Surveillance video provided by the FBI shows the robber, who got his name because of his...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 11:18 AM
“Burn This Book: Pen Writers Speak Out On the Power of the Word”
Edited by Toni Morrison (2009)This international collection of essays range from writers around the world, from Morrison and John Updike to Orhan Pamuk and Nadine Gordimer,...