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  • Wal-Mart, Target, U.S. brands set Bangladesh factory safety plan

    Wal-Mart, Target, U.S. brands set Bangladesh factory safety plan
    A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh. The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
  • California payrolls grew by 30,200 in June, jobless rate falls to 8.5%

    California payrolls grew by 30,200 in June, jobless rate falls to 8.5%
    California employers added 30,200 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.5%, down from 8.6% in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Hiring kept up its pace last month, with the trade, transportation and utilities...
  • California Coastal National Monument to expand in Mendocino County

    California Coastal National Monument to expand in Mendocino County
    The California Coastal National Monument would be expanded in Mendocino County, making it the first onshore addition to the site, once a bill approved by the House this week clears Congress. The expansion would add about 1,255 acres to the national...
  • Sony takes healthy route for 'Chance of Meatballs 2' promotion

    Sony takes healthy route for 'Chance of Meatballs 2' promotion
    Consider it Hollywood’s healthy alternative to the Happy Meal promotion. To launch its “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Sony Pictures Animation is joining forces with several fresh produce companies and plans to donate more...
  • Sustainable and Scrumptious

    Sustainable and Scrumptious
    It’s a “back to the future” concept that’s rocking the culinary world and changing the way we eat: farm-to-table dining. And if you want to experience firsthand what the fuss is all about, there may be no better place than the...
  • Freddy Smalls BBQ, Son of a Gun lunch, Local Hive at Cognoscenti Coffee, more

    Freddy Smalls BBQ, Son of a Gun lunch, Local Hive at Cognoscenti Coffee, more
    Freddy Smalls' Summertime Backyard BBQ takes place Aug. 18. in the West L.A. gastropub's back parking lot. It's $45 for an all-you-can-eat menu of beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, smoked Mary's chickens, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri,...
  • Water and the Central Coast's wine problem

    Water and the Central Coast's wine problem
    In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost? Until recently, most ranchers and farmers in this part of California embraced dry farming practices, raising...
  • Rim fire in and around Yosemite almost third largest in state history

    Rim fire in and around Yosemite almost third largest in state history
    The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park. At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
  • Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition

    Genetically modified cotton helps farmers escape malnutrition
    People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co., that sell GMO seeds. A new study may force them to come to terms with the idea that GM crops can benefit...
  • State board OKs USC control of Coliseum and its revenues

    State board OKs USC control of Coliseum and its revenues
    A state board voted Tuesday to approve a sharply debated deal that grants USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of the revenues from the taxpayer-owned stadium for the next century. The governing board of the California Science...
  • Tricolored blackbirds are disappearing faster than thought

    Tricolored blackbirds are disappearing faster than thought
    The tricolored blackbird was once among the most common birds in California, with vast colonies of the colorful and highly gregarious species nesting and foraging year-round in marshes and rangelands. Scientists have been worried about a decline in...