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  • Letters: Not all science is created equal

    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...
  • Halloween 2013: Candy and wine pairings, free pancakes, cocktail specials and more

    Halloween 2013: Candy and wine pairings, free pancakes, cocktail specials and more
    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,...
  • Farm House Kitchen, a serious wine restaurant, opens in Temecula wine country

    Farm House Kitchen, a serious wine restaurant, opens in Temecula wine country
    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...
  • Turkey time: If you want a great bird, order it now

    Turkey time: If you want a great bird, order it now
    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...
  • Junipero Serra, California's founding father

     Junipero Serra, California's founding father
    Many powerful Californians have left their mark on the state. But I'd argue that the most lasting legacy, for better and for worse, belongs to a controversial man of the cloth born 300 years ago this year: Father Junipero Serra. The trail of missions he...
  • Biofuel seed developer Ceres looks to cash in on 16 years of R&D

    The road to a clean biofuels future is not easily traveled. Ceres Inc. in Thousand Oaks has some highly regarded science on its side as a producer of genetically modified seeds for crops used to make biofuels. Under the motto "Growing tomorrow's...
  • After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought

    After string of huge wildfires, 'saner approach' to prevention sought
    WASHINGTON — On the heels of a fire season that burned more than 4,000 homes and killed 34 people across the country, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Tuesday called for a "saner approach" to preventing wildfires while budgets are strained as a...
  • Review: 'Symphony of the Soil' digs deeply into organic farming

    Review: 'Symphony of the Soil' digs deeply into organic farming
    "Symphony of the Soil" is a documentary on the advantages and the necessity of farming organically: without synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge and genetically modified seeds. It's far from one of those propaganda films that...
  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • Rockefeller to introduce bill aimed at boosting online video

    Rockefeller to introduce bill aimed at boosting online video
    Sen. Jay D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, is introducing a bill aimed at giving a boost to new digital video services that are trying to compete against established pay-television distributors. The Consumer...
  • In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

    In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword
    FORT CHIPEWYAN, Canada — In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake...