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  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists
    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Poultry plants linked to outbreak won't be closed

    Poultry plants linked to outbreak won't be closed
    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...
  • Suzy Amis and James Cameron's 100-acre mini farm near Santa Barbara

    Suzy Amis and James Cameron's 100-acre mini farm near Santa Barbara
    More than 100 miles from Hollywood, the Hollister Ranch garden of James and Suzy Amis Cameron is transitioning to fall. Garden consultant Paul Hudak is pulling out 300 tomato plants and some squash and putting in long rows of lettuce, kale and quinoa....
  • More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says

    More than half of U.S. fast food workers on public aid, report says
    More than half of families of fast food workers receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast food...
  • Fast-food worker strikes coming to Los Angeles; higher wages sought

    Fast-food worker strikes coming to Los Angeles; higher wages sought
    The fight for higher fast-food wages is coming to Los Angeles. Just a few days before Labor Day, restaurant workers plan to walk off the job at big-name chains around Southern California to demand $15-an-hour pay, according to organizers. The...
  • California Legislature curbs spending impulse

    California Legislature curbs spending impulse
    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...
  • MRSA linked to pig manure but is on decline overall, studies say

    MRSA linked to pig manure but is on decline overall, studies say
    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...
  • U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says

    U.S. wind power fastest-growing energy source in 2012, report says
    In a first, wind energy became the No. 1 source of new U.S. electricity generation capacity in 2012, according to a report released by the Energy Department on Tuesday.  Wind energy accounted for 43% of new electric additions last year, adding more than...
  • Echo Park Lake cafe is now open!

    Echo Park Lake cafe is now open!
    Ever since Echo Park Lake was closed two years ago for a $20-million face lift, I've been dreaming of what it would be like to have a real cafe in the park. Promises had been made that when the park reopened, its early-20th-century boathouse would serve...
  • Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits

    Proposed power plant restrictions raise questions on more limits
    WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
  • Expiration date nearing on miracle drugs

     Expiration date nearing on miracle drugs
    Beware of magical discoveries: They generally require careful use lest the magic wear off. Even the genie's lamp gave only three wishes. Antibiotics, which at one point were viewed as miracle drugs providing cures for previously fatal illnesses, are...