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  • Berries: How to choose, store and prepare

    Berries: How to choose, store and prepare
    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...
  • Highway 1 with kids: 10 fabulous pit stops between Los Angeles and San Francisco

    Highway 1 with kids: 10 fabulous pit stops between Los Angeles and San Francisco
    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...
  • Boysenberry, a California treasure

    Boysenberry, a California treasure
    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...
  • Bill Blackbeard dies at 84; scholar of newspaper comics

    Bill Blackbeard dies at 84; scholar of newspaper comics
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Cox, Paul Leo Locatelli

    PASSINGS: Dave Cox, Paul Leo Locatelli
    Dave Cox 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...
  • John Chase dies at 57; writer, urban designer for West Hollywood

    John Chase dies at 57; writer, urban designer for West Hollywood
    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...
  • Nestor Kirchner dies at 60; former president of Argentina

    Nestor Kirchner dies at 60; former president of Argentina
    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...
  • Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst

    Leo Rangell dies at 97; leading psychoanalyst
    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...
  • From swords to plowshares: Introducing military veterans to farming

    From swords to plowshares: Introducing military veterans to farming
    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...
  • Boysen and other hybrid blackberries

    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...
  • The Trip to Pirate's Cove

    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...
  • Making marriage thrive

    Making marriage thrive
    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...