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  • SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face

    SoCal Close-Ups: San Diego's North County more than just a pretty face
    Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns. I always figured the rest —...
  • Beauty products made with natural ingredients

    Beauty products made with natural ingredients
    It's never been easier to feel like a natural woman. The 1960s mantra about getting ourselves back to the garden now applies to an increasing number of beauty products, with some small companies literally going to the garden and farm to bring customers...
  • Jack V. Pandol dies at 87; pioneered produce importing

    Jack V. Pandol dies at 87; pioneered produce importing
    Jack V. Pandol, a leader of the California produce industry whose innovations included pioneering global partnerships that made fresh fruit available to North Americans year-round, has died. He was 87. Pandol, who had Alzheimer's disease, died...
  • Joan Hinton dies at 88; physicist joined Maoist revolution after helping develop the atom bomb

    Joan Hinton dies at 88; physicist joined Maoist revolution after helping develop the atom bomb
    In the anti-Communist hysteria of early 1950s America, nuclear physicist Joan Hinton was labeled "The Atom Spy Who Got Away." Recruited at 22 to help develop the atom bomb, she was so repulsed when the U.S. dropped it on Japan during World War II that...
  • Wendell 'Bud' Hurlbut dies at 92; designed, built attractions for Knott's Berry Farm

    Wendell 'Bud' Hurlbut dies at 92; designed, built attractions for Knott's Berry Farm
    Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut, who helped turn Knott's Berry Farm into a modern amusement park by designing and building two of its signature attractions, the Calico Mine Ride and the Timber Mountain Log Ride, has died. He was 92. Hurlbut died Jan. 5 at his home...
  • Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor

    Walter Goldschmidt dies at 97; longtime UCLA anthropology professor
    Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97. Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
  • George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers

    George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers
    Photographer George "Elfie" Ballis, who walked with the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and led a rebellion against farmers over water, has died. He was 85. Ballis died Sept. 24 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno. His...
  • Market Watch: At Hawthorne Del Aire, Santa Rosa plums, 'mango nectarines,' watermelon, mint, basil

    Market Watch: At Hawthorne Del Aire, Santa Rosa plums, 'mango nectarines,' watermelon, mint, basil
    The Hawthorne Del Aire farmers market, which celebrates its first anniversary this Saturday, is modest in size, with a dozen certified vendors, but its organizers are earnest about serving their community. It's sponsored by the Del Aire Neighborhood Assn....
  • Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum

    Market Watch: Atwater Village market's local tomato grower, Cameron Slocum
    Cameron Slocum pulls up to the Atwater Village farmers market in the Tomatomobile, a 1980s Volvo station wagon with crude icons of tomatoes, blue on the right side, pink on the left, scrawled everywhere including the windows, along with a plug for "The...
  • Market Watch: New Angel Red pomegranate debuts in Southern California

    Market Watch: New Angel Red pomegranate debuts in Southern California
    Is the world ready for a major new pomegranate variety? We'll soon see whether Angel Red, touted as having softer seeds than conventional varieties, fulfills the great hopes of its discoverer and the many farmers who have rushed to plant it, as it...
  • Market Watch: Autumn Lady peaches arriving from the high desert

    Market Watch: Autumn Lady peaches arriving from the high desert
    Among the Halloween treats available at farmers market this weekend, alongside pumpkins, apples, and persimmons, there's one, Autumn Lady peaches from Tenerelli Orchards, that might seem incongruous. Could these fruits really be fresh, or any good?...