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  • Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them

    Market Watch: Problems with farmers markets — and how to fix them
    With concerns about cheating at farmers markets on the rise, the California Department of Food and Agriculture has scheduled four listening sessions around the state, including in Santa Monica on Monday, Nov. 1, to ask for public comment about its...
  • Market Watch: Prime time for Asian pears

    Market Watch: Prime time for Asian pears
    Asian pears, like many fruits, are available year-round from storage and imports. But they are really at their best during the heat of late summer and early fall, when their delicate flavor is freshest and a juicy, crunchy fruit straight from the...
  • Market Watch: The art of hoshigaki-making

    Market Watch: The art of <i>hoshigaki</i>-making
    The traditional Japanese art of making the dried persimmons called hoshigaki is a mind-bogglingly labor-intensive artisanal process. The fruits of the acorn-shaped Hachiya variety are harvested firm, peeled by hand, strung up to dry for a month or so...
  • George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers

    George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers
    Photographer George "Elfie" Ballis, who walked with the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and led a rebellion against farmers over water, has died. He was 85. Ballis died Sept. 24 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno. His...
  • Fresno Bishop John Steinbock dies at 73

    Fresno Bishop John Steinbock dies at 73
    John Steinbock, the Roman Catholic bishop of Fresno who presided over a period of tremendous growth in his Central Valley diocese and was known as a strong administrator, a down-to-earth cleric and a hole-in-one golfer, died Sunday of lung cancer. He...
  • John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council

    John J. Ward dies at 90; L.A. bishop participated in Second Vatican Council
    Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward of Los Angeles, who had been one of three surviving American bishops who participated in the groundbreaking Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s, died Sunday in Culver City. He was 90. Ward died of complications...
  • Virginia Knight dies at 92; former first lady of California

    Virginia Knight dies at 92; former first lady of California
    Virginia Knight, a former first lady of California who moved into the governor's mansion in 1954 as the bride of Goodwin Knight and was an early proponent of turning the residence into a museum, has died. She was 92. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • David Lewis dies at 54; ex-convict co-founded drug treatment, prisoner rehabilitation program

    David Lewis dies at 54; ex-convict co-founded drug treatment, prisoner rehabilitation program
    David Lewis, an ex-convict turned social activist who co-founded a drug treatment and prisoner rehabilitation program that gained national recognition, died June 9 of a bullet wound to the abdomen, said his mother, Cora. He was 54. Lewis was shot outside...
  • Marvin Levin dies at 76; Sacramento developer helped expose Capitol corruption

    Marvin Levin dies at 76; Sacramento developer helped expose Capitol corruption
    Marvin Levin, a Sacramento developer who alerted the FBI to corruption in the California Legislature in the 1980s and played a pivotal role in the ensuing sting operation, has died. He was 76. Levin, who had been in declining health for a decade, died...
  • PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham

    PASSINGS: Edward G. 'Ted' Jones, David Baldus, Kathryn Tucker Windham
    Edward G. 'Ted' Jones Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
  • Market Watch: Capay Organic expands into Southern California

    Market Watch: Capay Organic expands into Southern California
    Were it not for the palm trees, it would have been easy to imagine that the Capay Organic farm stand, which started selling last Sunday at the Beverly Hills farmers market, was actually on its home ground at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza or Davis, Calif.,...