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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMexico's government is preparing to open bidding on the largest infrastructure project in the nation's history, a $4-billion seaport that could transform this farming village into a cargo hub to rival the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. If completed...
Associated Press WriterGirlfriends' getaways - where women travel with other women and leave the menfolk home - are booming. And the phenomenon is not just about bachelerotte parties or 20-somethings on spring break. Women are taking knitting trips, adventure trips and spa...
In the maybe-not-such-strange-bedfellows sweepstakes, wine shops that are also wine bars with food are lately the darlings of city redevelopment folks all over Southern California. And it's hard to argue with the sense that they're just the thing to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLeave no patty unturned, no meatball overlooked. That was the mandate late last week as school district officials across the Southland tried to identify all meat that had come from a Chino-based slaughterhouse accused of distributing ground beef from at-...
Times Staff WriterTRACY — Growing up on the family ranch here, Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy) says, he learned that "you have to work till you're done. There's nobody else to pick up the slack." It's a lesson he carried from the fields of the northern San Joaquin...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLouisville, Ky. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of England are scheduled to make the scene at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday to watch Curlin and Street Sense compete in the field of 20 2-year-old thoroughbreds. What? Haven't bought your ticket yet?...
The egg industry is rife with cruelty to animals. Millions of hens in California are kept in cages so small that every natural instinct is thwarted: They cannot perch, walk or spread their wings. On some farms, cages are stacked and hens on the bottom...
Tags: Education, Animals, University of California, Veal
Times Staff WriterHER gray hair is piled primly atop her head. She wears a simple print dress, clutches a basket of avocados and demurely casts her eyes away from the camera as if she doesn't know what to do with the attention. The headline explains why: "The fascinating,...
Times Staff WriterDagmar Tomlinson is the grandma you wish you had or hope you will be. At 85, the retired legal secretary from Pacific Palisades has given 12 of her 15 grandchildren a rare eighth-grade graduation gift: a trip with her anywhere in the world they choose....
Tags: Family Vacations, Family, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Death
Humans have it. Pigs don't. At least not yet, and U.S. pork producers are doing everything they can to make sure that the new H1N1 virus, known around the world as the "swine flu," stays out of their herds. "That is the biggest concern, that your herd...
Tags: Education, Health, Viral Diseases and Infections, Death, Animals
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe buzzards led Nick Bursio to his prized calf. He found the body just over a rise in the field, with a bullet hole in its left shoulder, near the heart. Bursio had heard of animals killed by rustlers for their meat. But not until that May morning had...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe only landmark for about 40 miles on a barren stretch of highway is a mailbox battered by time and desert gusts. It's known as the Black Mailbox, though it's actually a faded white. Over the years, hundreds of people have converged here in south-...
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