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  • G.D. Spradlin dies at 90; veteran character actor

    G.D. Spradlin dies at 90; veteran character actor
    Gervase Duan "G.D." Spradlin, a character actor best known for playing authority figures in television and films, including "The Godfather: Part II" and "Apocalypse Now," has died. He was 90. Spradlin died of natural causes at his cattle ranch in San...
  • Market Watch: Goatherd's life a rugged climb

    Market Watch: Goatherd's life a rugged climb
    — One of very few goat dairies in Southern California, and one of the newest and best cheese vendors at local certified farmers markets, is Drake Family Farms, which started selling an excellent fresh, mild chevre cheese a little over a year ago. It...
  • Market Watch: Farmers market committee OKs plan to fight vendor cheating

    It is not very often that meetings of the Certified Farmers Market Advisory Committee are the stuff of high drama. But such was the case Thursday at a meeting in Sacramento at which the committee voted to recommend a substantial increase in fees paid by...
  • Convict Lake worth going on the lam for a getaway

    Convict Lake worth going on the lam for a getaway
    My brother, John, tried to sleep during the boring part of the three-hour trip from Los Angeles to Convict Lake in the Eastern Sierra. Fortunately, I was driving. Besides, I don't think there's a boring part, especially once you get on U.S. 395 in the...
  • Convicted avocado thief latest in growing problem -- crop rustlers

     
    The 10 avocado sentence seemed, well, different. Barron Stein, an admitted avocado thief in North San Diego County, was prohibited by the courts from possessing more than 10 avocados at a time. For the next three years, that’s all he......
  • Animal rights activists take credit for blaze at cattle ranch

     
    Animal rights activists are taking credit for setting fire to a fleet of cattle trucks at a Central Valley ranch that is the state’s largest processor of beef....
  • Tomato scion Frederick Scott Salyer beefs up his legal team

     
    The defense team of indicted tomato scion Frederick Scott Salyer has just gotten a very high-powered and high-priced player: attorney John Keker....
  • Good Food festival links cooks, growers, workers

     
    Good Food Festival and Conference held to mark 30th anniversary of Santa Monica Farmers Market....
  • China rejects U.S. complaint against chicken tariffs

     
    The steamed chicken feet just haven’t been as unctuous since China slapped tariffs on U.S. poultry imports last year. The price of American chicken, including the prized feet euphemistically called “phoenix talons” in China, shot-up...
  • Consumer Confidential: Milk lawsuit, sneaker settlement, toy recall

     
    A Los Angeles law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that various dairy companies and trade groups slaughtered more than half a million cows to inflate the price of milk. More than 1.7 million toy workshop and tool sets from toymaker Little...
  • The Chicken Tractor: a coop for the modernist chicken and an organic lawn fertilizer

     
    It's called the Chicken Tractor, and it's the Los Angeles design firm 100xbetter's first foray into urban farm equipment: an architecturally modernist, indoor-outdoor chicken coop that doubles as a fertilizer spreader. "The lower screened portion has an...