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March 12, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Caffeine is an essential at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim - thousands and thousands of food and personal care products and crowds as big as nearby Disneyland. Which is what led me to one of my favorites of the 2014 show last week. Blue Bottle Coffee and Clover organic milk - together. In a little school-size milk carton, with chicory and sugar. I can hardly wait for these to get to markets, which should happen this year. Blue Bottle founder James Freeman said he had tried other ready-to-drink coffees on the market and rated them "from terrible to horrible.
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BUSINESS
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.
OPINION
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."
OPINION
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1997
Re "Pierce Must Balance Saving Its Past and Facing Its Future" Oct. 19. Even though I drive by Pierce College on a weekly basis, I had never paid much attention to the farm. I can say, though, that the land is not too attractive [and] seems out of place, with cars zooming by on Victory Boulevard. Neighbors may complain that they would rather have a farm [near] their homes than another mini-mall crowded with people, but will they put money and effort into keeping the farm as it is?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1998
Re "Plans for Pierce Land Offered," Nov 18. What happened to the truth, the plain simple truth? Pierce College's land-use plan is not an attempt to destroy wild habitat or natural surroundings. On the contrary, it is an attempt to preserve it. Better known as the Multipurpose Academic Project (MAP), the plan to develop Pierce's open land is an act of dual preservation. Not only would the college be salvaged, but the farm and agriculture department would be far better preserved for future generations than it stands now. The MAP proposes not to destroy open land, but to allow it to flourish by revamping the agricultural department.
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