| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Once fairly hard to find at farmers markets, locally grown berries are everywhere now: raspberries (both red and golden), blackberries, olallieberries, boysenberries, loganberries, marionberries and even locally grown blueberries. Though raspberries are...
| Jun 13, 2010
I often lament having left Los Angeles, my hometown, to live in San Francisco, especially now that I have a son. After Kai was born, we found ourselves making the trek up and down Interstate 5 at least once a month. On our third not-so-pleasant jaunt past...
| May 27, 2010
To the uninitiated, the boysenberry may look like a big, blowzy, underripe blackberry, but it is in fact a noble fruit, as distinct from a common blackberry as a thoroughbred is from a mule.
Large, dark purple, juicy and intense, it derives its unique...
| May 9, 2011
Bill Blackbeard, an early scholar of newspaper comics who created an indispensable archive in San Francisco that helped legitimize the study of comics in popular culture, has died. He was 84.
Blackbeard died at a Country Villa nursing home in...
| Jul 14, 2010
Republican state senator
Republican state Sen. Dave Cox, 72, who served as minority leader of the Assembly from 2001 to early 2004, died Tuesday at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks. He had prostate cancer.
Cox represented the...
| Aug 18, 2010
John Chase, who as a writer and urban designer championed civic space and vernacular architecture in Southern California, finding poetry in stucco-clad apartment buildings, down-market modernism and overlooked corners of the urban realm, died Friday...
| Oct 28, 2010
Former President Nestor Kirchner, the husband of Argentina's current leader and a frequently mentioned possible candidate to succeed her, died unexpectedly Wednesday of an apparent heart attack. He was 60.
Kirchner, who guided the country from 2003 to...
| Jun 1, 2011
Dr. Leo Rangell, a leading psychoanalyst who argued forcefully that theoretical fads and factions threatened to erode consumer confidence in the field founded by Sigmund Freud more than 100 years ago, died Saturday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He...
| Jul 8, 2010
After Colin Archipley and his wife sold their tiny Venice house and bought 2 acres of land in Escondido in 2005, he started caring for the 200 avocado trees on the land just because they were there.
That turned out to be a catalyst for a new life for the...
| May 27, 2010
Boysen: The standard of quality in hybrid blackberry flavor, rich and distinctive; fruit is large, soft, juicy and dark purple when fully ripe. Originated as a cross of Logan (see below) with an Eastern dewberry (trailing blackberry) such as Lucretia or...
| May 27, 2010
| 9:49 AM
Buy the new album MOJO
I took my few belongings
We headed out to Pirate's Cover
In my buddy's old Defender
We ran until the gas got low
We were flying close to heaven
Everything was starting to glow
Drivin' into sunset
Rollin' cause we had to...
| May 1, 2010
Charlie and Linda Bloom, relationship therapists living in Santa Cruz, Calif., came close to divorce a couple of times during their 37-year marriage.
What kept them together, the couple said, was commitment — but not the blind kind that keeps...