February 23, 1996 |
As predictably as swallows fly to Capistrano, dream-chasers traditionally flock to the West Coast. John Hawkes' one-man show "Nimrod Soul" at Theatre/Theater dramatizes the personal consequences for various hopefuls crushed by the Hollywood dream machine. All of Hawkes' characters are small-towners ("nimrods," i.e. hicks) whose rural antecedents make the adjustment to big-city life a particular challenge. Jade, a career waitress, cautions a starry-eyed new employee that she, too, once came to L.
June 24, 1989
Trade Big Game James Worthy? Sell the farm first. DEBORAH PITTS La Canada
April 14, 1987 |
Jean-Baptiste Doumeng, an outspoken Communist who amassed a fortune trading French agriculture products with Eastern Bloc nations, has died at his home in southwestern France, his company reported last week. France's "red billionaire" was 68. Doumeng joined the French Communist Party as a teen-age farm boy and remained a staunch supporter while building an agribusiness empire, selling massive quantities of subsidized European Economic Community surplus foodstuffs abroad.
May 24, 1989
Deere & Co.: The Moline, Ill., company said second-quarter profit climbed 51% to $130.5 million. Sales rose 15% to $1.67 billion. The farm equipment maker cited signs of recovery in the farm economy for the gains. It added that production was higher worldwide and there was less price discounting.
July 1, 2008
Re "He's digging 'Farm,' " June 26 I read with interest that Barack Obama likes the Bob Dylan song "Maggie's Farm." May I suggest a Dylan lyric for John McCain to consider: "How many deaths will it take 'till he knows that too many people have died?" L. John Ernst Chatsworth
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1987
Your editorial (April 15), "Leaky Water Law," while containing some misconceptions, is well captioned. If the intent of the Reclamation Reform Act was, as you contend, to limit the eligibility of all farm operations to no more than 960 acres, then the law is truly leaky. The new law does set some limitations but leaves many farm ownership and management practices unrestricted. Your editorial notes that the law raised the entitlement limit for low-cost water to 960 acres in order to recognize reality without penalizing the "true family farm."
November 16, 2006
Re "Judge to OK sludge transfer," Nov. 14 Sewer sludge contains toxics and heavy metals, some of which are carcinogenic. Kern County is doing the right thing in fighting against dumping Los Angeles sludge on farm fields near Bakersfield. In the 1960s, a cluster of a certain cancer occurred among the San Francisco 49ers football team. It was traced to a fertilizer put on a practice field. In Minnesota, sewer sludge put on fields owned by a large agribusiness contaminated a neighboring farm through wind erosion.
May 21, 2013 |
It's not every day that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns Khloe Kardashian about anything. But the governor's administration sent out a "pro forma" letter to Rich Soil, Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom's clothing line, warning that the logo used on one of the brand's T-shirts might be in violation of copyright law, according to the Associated Press. Kardashian was photographed last week wearing one of the tees from her Rich Soil brand, which NBA star Odom launched in 2009 with designer Jonathan Garcia.