| Sep 29, 2009
| 10:06 PM
Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour.
The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
| Apr 9, 2008
In "Firing of library worker causes uproar," The Times explains the case of Brenda Biesterfeld, a California librarian who alerted police to a man allegedly viewing child pornography. It's another example of the tail wagging the dog on issues of values...
| Jul 27, 2009
Four major cities -- New York, Seattle, Houston, and Pittsburgh -- will get no money from a $1 billion economic stimulus program to help cities avoid laying off police officers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
The officials, speaking on...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 8:22 AM
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced $1 billion in grants to help keep police officers on the beat during the economic downturn - and tried to assure cities not getting aid that they won't be stiffed.
The aid announced by Vice President Joe...
| Jul 7, 2010
Not every blueberry is created equal — there are a lot of varieties, with different flavor profiles.
For tart, firm berries, go for the early-season Emeralds, says Manuel Jimenez, a University of California Cooperative Extension farm adviser in...
| Apr 11, 2010
The last of the fragrant fruit blossoms is gone, their pink-and-white petals scattered across the orchards that nestle among the verdant foothills of the High Sierra.
By month's end — the first strawberries will be ready for picking. The...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 1:56 PM
VISALIA - A central California mother accused of abandoning three of her newborns and leaving one to die in the back of a pickup could face more than 22 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse charges.
| Aug 9, 2005
FAMED for the biggest trees in the world, Sequoia National Park is now No. 1 in another flora department: marijuana growing, with more land carved up by pot growers than any other park.
Parts of Sequoia, including the Kaweah River drainage and areas...