| Jan 1, 2012
A Safeway in Arizona
What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America
Viking: 276 pp., $26.95
The best material in Tom Zoellner's "A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Denny’s Corp., the chain of diners known for its pancake stacks and discount menus, is joining major companies such as McDonald’s and Wendy’s to stop its suppliers from cramming pregnant pigs into tiny cages.
Animal welfare activists...
| Nov 7, 2012
Frances Hashimoto, one of Little Tokyo's most influential business leaders who fought to preserve the neighborhood's Japanese cultural traditions and who invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream, died of lung cancer Sunday at her...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants Inc. is joining the pig rights parade, promising to free its pork supply system of cramped gestation crates by 2022.
The Carpinteria company began implementing better conditions for its hogs...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Although most of the larger farmers markets in Southern California have at least one vendor of cultivated mushrooms, the great majority of these buy from large commercial producers and so must sell in the non-certified section or under a second...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:22 AM
The peanut butter recall that started this past weekend with a salmonella-linked product sold at Trader Joe’s has now been expanded to dozens of peanut, cashew and almond butters, according to producer Sunland Inc.
The New Mexico-based company...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:03 PM
LAYTONVILLE, CALIF. — In the mountains of Mendocino County, a middle-aged couple stroll into the cool morning air to plant the year's crop. Andrew grabs a shovel and begins to dig up rich black garden beds while Anna waters the seedlings,...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 11:13 PM
Harry Eisen, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who founded Norco Ranch Inc. in western Riverside County in the 1950s and built it into one of the state's leading egg producers, processors and distributors, has died. He was 95.
Eisen died July 19 of...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:21 AM
ConAgra Foods Inc. makes some of the best-known packaged food brands around, including Chef Boyardee, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, Reddi-wip and Slim Jim.
But these days, the money is in private grocery store labels,...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Causes.com has rolled out its new charity gift cards in California supermarkets in hopes of taking its online fundraising business offline. Causes, which helps donors link up with charities online, has teamed up with gift-card marketer Blackhawk Network...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly will collaborate on a book about their experiences together and her remarkable survival of January's shooting....