September 20, 1986 |
Things may have curdled at Knudsen, but dairy-products rival Carnation Co. is on a roll. The Los Angeles-based company, a unit of Nestle, the giant Swiss food conglomerate, on Friday announced plans to build a $67-million ice cream plant in Bakersfield scheduled to open in 1988. The company said it will be the largest ice cream plant in North America. The 200,000-square-foot facility, to be the Carnation dairies division's 11th plant, will create about 250 jobs and produce 23.
June 22, 2008 |
Dairy owner Mark McAfee started selling raw milk in 2000, marketing it to customers who believe it contains beneficial microbes that treat everything from asthma to autism. The unpasteurized milk swiftly caught on as part of the growing natural food movement. But the Food and Drug Administration considers McAfee a snake-oil salesman and recently launched an investigation into whether his dairy illegally shipped raw milk across state lines. The case against McAfee is part of a crackdown on raw milk by health officials who are concerned about the spread of food-borne illnesses.
July 17, 1987 |
"Help yourself to all you care to eat," said the sweet-voiced gray-haired woman, putting down another pan of food and wiping her hands on her old-fashioned apron. She smiled encouragingly and allowed as how the bean casserole was very good with the rice. Then she scurried back to the kitchen to bring out some more of the dairy-free olive cheese. Country Life, 888 S. Figueroa St., downtown (213) 489-4118, is a very strange restaurant.
February 2, 1986 |
Want to buy a town? Harmony, between Morro Bay and San Simeon, is for sale at $1.2 million, $360,000 down and $9,008 a month. Not much for an entire town, but in the long run, it will cost more. Jim and Kay Lawrence of Cambria bought the unincorporated hamlet (population: 18) four years ago and spent a bunch to make it artsy instead of hokey, but the place still needs work. As Jeff Edwards, who represents the Lawrences through his J.H. Edwards Co.
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December 13, 1998 |
At an historic moment last week, Jerry Kozak looked up from his desk in the executive suite and stared across the Potomac at the Capitol dome. He spoke in measured yet optimistic tones. Listening to him, I almost was persuaded that this was not a somber turning point but a natural progression of events, sad as they may be. "We expect 1999 to be a much more normal year," he insisted. "The signs are already there." Perhaps.
August 23, 2009 |
Finding the "birthplace" of President Chester A. Arthur is easy: Turn left at Town Hall and it's Chester A. Arthur Conference Room, go past Chester's Bakery and turn right on Chester Arthur Road. Nearly five miles up the winding two-lane country road, past rolling hills and dairy farms, is the tiny Chester A. Arthur Historic Site, proclaiming the spot where the nation's 21st president was born in a cottage. Or was he? Nearly 123 years after his death, doubts about his U.S. citizenship linger, thanks to lack of documentation and a political foe's claim that Arthur was really born in Canada -- and was therefore ineligible for the White House, where he served from 1881 to 1885.
February 11, 1993 |
"People come to our film expecting some kind of true crime story but that's not what we were attempting to do," said 30-year-old filmmaker Joe Berlinger of the award-winning documentary "Brother's Keeper."
July 30, 1990 |
The nation's most famous "country club prison," once the domain of such celebrity felons as inside trader Ivan Boesky and Watergate figure H.R. Haldeman, is shutting down. The Lompoc Federal Prison Camp is being converted into a higher security federal prison. A prison with fences and razor wire instead of small "off-limits" signs around the property. A prison where inmates have to wear khaki uniforms instead of shorts and T-shirts. A prison where inmates can't play tennis in the afternoon.