| Aug 5, 2009
Inola Henry, an educator, teachers union leader and longtime Democratic Party activist on the local, state and national levels, died July 26 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 66.
The cause was a heart attack, according to her son, Carl.
Henry was well...
| Mar 21, 2007
"LOOK!" my friend Joy whispers.
Our party of seven has just settled in at the Kitchen, a new Hong Kong-style Cantonese restaurant in Alhambra, the Southern California outpost of the original spot in Millbrae, Calif. I knew that the Kitchen up north was...
| Dec 9, 2008
The integration of Southern California's suburban communities continued apace into the second half of the decade, driven by steadily growing numbers of Latinos and Asians moving into middle-class neighborhoods, according to detailed census data released...
| Aug 15, 2007
LAX snafu hints at larger problem
Re "Customs blamed for clog at LAX," Aug. 14
In 40 years of studying computer reliability, I have not seen more apparent incompetence than the 10-hour search for "a faulty hardware switch" at LAX on Aug. 11. Fault-...
| Oct 28, 2009
Where to find quince
Here are some places to buy quince fruit, trees and products.
Gonzaga Farm (Ronnie and Tess Gonzaga). Pineapple quince grown in Lindsay, Calif., at the Alhambra, Cerritos, Buena Park, Long Beach Southeast, Long Beach Uptown and...
| Sep 25, 2009
Fresh, domestically grown bamboo shoots are hard to find in California, but Yao Cheng Farm grows an acre of them near Camarillo and sells at the Monterey Park, Alhambra, Irvine and Thousand Oaks farmers markets.
After being boiled for 15 minutes to...
| Nov 25, 2009
The Santa Monica Pico farmers market on Saturdays has a lower profile than the big Wednesday venue on Arizona, but it's an excellent market in its own right. It's in an attractive location, the recently renovated Virginia Park, and it's substantial in...
| Apr 16, 2008
There are so many Hong Kong-style coffee shops in the San Gabriel Valley that devotees usually gravitate to one that makes a favorite comfort food the way they like it. But we love the following restaurants for distinctive personalities and food that sets...
| Feb 25, 2009
On the trail of kumquats
Recommended sources for kumquats and kumquat hybrids. For times and locations, see our farmers market list.
Beck Grove / La Vigne Organics (Helene and Robert Beck), Fallbrook. Organic and biodynamic Nagami kumquats, kumquat...
| Dec 9, 2007
The traffic in L.A. bites -- you know that. The question is: What are we going to do about it?
Are we going to continue down our current path, pouring money into gridlocked streets and freeways, bickering endlessly about our pathetic urban rail system?...
| Feb 3, 2008
Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:
Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Fort Mason, B201, San Francisco, CA 94123; (415) 561-...