| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:34 PM
About this time of year, heavy trucks rumbled along the Central Valley roads day and night, with trailers teeming with tomatoes. There was always such a bounty, the shoulders of California State Route 41 turned red where the trucks pulled......
| 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 28, 2010
| 11:34 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles is still the nation's most polluted city, according to the American Lung Association.
All 10 of the nation's smoggiest counties are in California, with Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern and Tulare leading the way....
| Jun 14, 2010
| 2:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- People convicted of drunken driving in four California counties will have to test their breath for alcohol when they start their vehicles under a pilot program beginning next month.
A bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last fall...
| Jul 1, 2010
| 1:12 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Convicted drunken drivers in four California counties, including Los Angeles, will now have to prove they haven't had a drink before they can start their vehicles.
The law requires first-time and repeat offenders to install ignition...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 6:23 PM
The largest operator of Southern California farmers markets has protected a vendor who buys produce wholesale and misrepresents it as his own, alleged one of the company's managers, who made the claim at a listening session held by the California...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:16 PM
Laguna local Arno Chauvel has lost his battle with bone cancer.
His friend, Joe Ferguson, set up a blog for Chauvel in March, when he was first admitted to the hospital. Since then, memories and photographs have flooded the site, revealing a man with a...
| Dec 26, 2010
| 7:48 AM
LOS ANGELES -- States of emergency have been declared in Los Angeles, Kings, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Inyo counties in response to a week of destructive rains. Damage totals are expected to exceed $60 million.
States of emergency have been declared...
| Jul 7, 2010
Not every blueberry is created equal — there are a lot of varieties, with different flavor profiles.
For tart, firm berries, go for the early-season Emeralds, says Manuel Jimenez, a University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser in...
| Aug 29, 2010
A Mormon church official was shot dead between services on Sunday, and less than an hour later, the man suspected of the crime also died after a shoot-out with police.
Clay Sannar, 42, a lay bishop with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...