| Jun 26, 2011
Full disclosure: I am no Bigfoot junkie. In fact, before strapping my mom, my 3-year-old and myself in the car and traveling north on U.S. 101 to Arcata, Calif., then swinging east on California 299 to the blink-and-you'll-miss-it town of Willow Creek,...
| Oct 8, 2010
While the weather has careened in the last week from broiling to chilly and sodden and back to warm, and summer produce, such as peaches, peppers and eggplants, continue to be offered at farmers markets, a change is in the air, independent of the...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 9:33 PM
U.S. forests sequester enough carbon every year to offset roughly 11% of the country's industrial greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new federal report. The inventory ranks California among the top states in forest carbon storage, not far behind...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Just because Prop. 19 failed doesn't mean marijuana legalization won't pass in 2012. The conversation is far from overâ¦ Why California didn't pass Prop. 19? "The budgetary benefits, while not insignificant, would have been small compared with...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Trace amounts of radioactive iodine have been found in the milk of cows in a herd used for teaching purposes at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, state officials said Friday. The levels of iodine-131-- a substance that does not occur......
| Oct 30, 2010
Imagine it's the day after the election, and California awakes to a brave new state where marijuana is the same as alcohol, at least legally.
Does that mean anyone over 21 can head to the nearest medical marijuana club and buy pot for personal pleasure?...
| Nov 10, 2010
| 7:11 PM
Two Northern California men accused of driving through Newport Beach with 20 pounds of marijuana are due in court Friday on felony drug charges.
A Newport Beach police officer stopped a black Ford Explorer near Westcliff and Dover drives for a minor...
| Mar 24, 2009
| 1:09 PM
"Where you from?" It's like a hip-hop challenge, a suggestion that without the right background, you're not fit to spit rhymes, because what could you know about the hard knock life if you aren't from South Central or Eight Mile?
Where You From throws...
| May 11, 2008
For many of California's upscale hotels and restaurants, green is the new black.
Prompted by trendy, taste-making guests, California's chicest resorts, spas and eateries are integrating local ingredients into their décor, amenities and menus. And high...
| Jan 5, 2008
Orange County officials have ordered mandatory evacuations, beginning tonight at 7 p.m., of four canyon communities hit hard by the October fires -- a move they said is necessary in advance of expected heavy downpours.
The evacuation orders for residents...
| Apr 11, 2009
Amy Stewart's forthcoming "Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities," is deliciously eerie. The cover illustration's vining design suggests a graveyard, and the botanical etchings are ghostly and Victorian. So it...
| Aug 17, 2007
The 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...