| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Thanksgiving is three weeks away, but guess what: If you want your first choice of turkey, you'd better get your order in soon. The best birds fly off the shelves, particularly at the smaller butcher shops and markets. A couple of places we contacted were...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Temecula is just 86 miles from downtown L.A. That’s about an hour and a half drive when the traffic gods are with you. And yet the fun-loving, party-happy wine region is hardly ever at the top of avid wine buffs’ bucket list. But now, with the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Halloween is the perfect excuse to down mounds of candy, sip down ghoul-inspired cocktails and eat your fill of pumpkins. Throw in your favorite costume and you're ready for a night of spooky indulgence. Here are some places around town offering freebies,...
| Oct 30, 2013
Re "Science has lost its way, costing all of us," Column, Oct. 27
As a retired research chemist, I agree with Michael Hiltzik's findings of duplicity and slipshod work in peer-reviewed papers. In that respect, his effort is on the mark. But the headline...
| Oct 25, 2013
The 19-year-old Encino farmers market is one of the two best in the San Fernando Valley, because of its large size and quality, and its preponderance of farmers over prepared food. It's on a par with Studio City, which the manager, Carole Gallegos, ran...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new standards for the amount of plant-based fuel to be added to gasoline and diesel next year and, for the first time, reduced the mandated volume in response to mounting criticism that the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:11 PM
For years, Foster Farms wanted consumers to know its poultry was farm fresh, all natural and, most important, safe to eat.
But the ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to three of its central California processing plants is threatening to tarnish the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Estimated cases of infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, fell more than 30% in the U.S. between 2005 and 2011, suggesting that heightened efforts to combat the infections in hospitals had made a difference, researchers wrote...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them.
"When I was a baby,...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — With a rebounding economy and a $6-billion tax hike approved by Californians last fall, the Legislature's freshly minted Democratic supermajority began the year with the money and power to reverse years of deficit-driven budget cuts and...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has threatened Foster Farms with shutting down the three plants involved in the recent salmonella outbreak, according to a NBC News report Wednesday. And Consumer Reports magazine said that it had tested samples of...