July 25, 2004
LOOKS, Pages 18-19: Tiny & Tina's Pure Potentiality skin-care products available at www.tonytina.com; Nordstrom at The Grove, Los Angeles, (323) 930-2230; and Sephora at Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood, (323) 462-6898; Body Bistro products at Beauty Collection Apothecary, Farmers Market, Los Angeles, (323) 930-0300; Kitson, Los Angeles, (310) 859-2652; and Planet Blue, Malibu, (310) 317-8566; Enessa Wellness Spa, Los Angeles, (323) 655-5950.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991
Although an "effective protest doesn't require a majority," it does require a high level of integrity, which the United Farm Workers lacks. If Chavez were correct and he had inflicted damage on the table grape industry, farm workers would be out of work. Workers have in fact, however, just completed the most successful harvest in the California table grape industry's history. Unlike other years, in 1990 farmers were selling grapes directly to retailers. According to UFW records submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, the union has spent more than $10 million to promote its 6-year-old grape boycott.
June 30, 1988 |
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kurt J. Lewin on Wednesday granted Farmers Group a three-week postponement of a hearing on Batus Inc.'s lawsuit against California Insurance Commissioner Roxani M. Gillespie. The hearing, now scheduled for July 29, will consider Batus' contention that Gillespie was incorrect in disapproving its $4.35-billion hostile offer for Farmers because government-related agencies based outside California own more than 10% of BAT Industries, Batus' London-based parent.
February 23, 1997
As a farmer who raises avocados and one who is actively involved in the food-marketing system, I feel compelled to reply to your article "U.S. Lifts Ban on Avocados From Mexico" (Feb. 1). The lifted ban is hailed as a success (by many quoted in your article) of the North American Free Trade Agreement. If NAFTA equalizes only marketing and does nothing to address labor, water, land use, food safety and many other issues, then lifting the ban on avocados will simply be another "success" only for a few businesses and serve as a defeat for consumers and farmers.
June 19, 2002 |
This set of two oval bakers from All-Clad is handy for making casseroles, gratins and other dishes. The bakers measure about 7x5-inches and are made of stainless steel with solid-cast stainless steel handles. Give them as a wedding gift or splurge and pick up a set for yourself. Oval bakers set, $50 from Williams-Sonoma stores, on the Internet at www.williams-sonoma.com or by calling (877) 812-6235.
September 18, 2002 |
You never know when the urge to visit a winery is going to strike. Now you can be prepared for all eventualities. A new fold-out highway map published by the Wine Appreciation Guild and Global Graphics gives the location of more than 1,000 wineries in California. There are detailed insets of the important regions and a listing on the back of addresses, phone numbers and tasting-room information. California wine map, $4.