CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2010 |
The governor and the Legislature did the smart thing politically by removing their pork-stuffed water bond proposal from the voters' grasp in November. Next, they should do the prudent thing, both politically and fiscally, by tossing out the pork. That would make the bond much more digestible to voters if, indeed, it does wind up on the 2012 ballot as now scheduled. If not, the voters — the taxpayers — are very likely to do the right thing for themselves and bury the bloated $11.1-billion bond.
November 17, 2006
Re "They've built a house -- now they'll shake it down," Nov. 13 One thing missing from this article is the fact that the federally funded Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation is at the State University of New York in Buffalo because of congressional pork politics years ago. I'm sure the folks there are fine engineers, but it makes as much sense to have an earthquake engineering center in Buffalo as it would to have the nation's snow-removal research...
January 6, 2010
Rice noodles with Chinese chives, shrimp and pork (banh pho xao he) Total time: 35 minutes, plus soaking time for the noodles Servings: 2 to 3 as a main course, 4 to 6 as a side Note: From Andrea Nguyen. Chinese chives are significantly larger than Western chives, and their flat leaves have a delicate garlic, rather than onion, flavor. In Chinese and Southeast Asian markets, they are typically sold in 1-pound bundles. Vietnamese cooks treat them like a green vegetable, often cooking them with noodles.
January 9, 2013 |
Want to get up close and personal with your meat? It would be hard to find a better opportunity than one of Jar chef Suzanne Tracht's classes at Huntington Meats in the Original Farmers Market. Huntington owner Jim Cascone and butchers John Escobedo and Robert Ore will lead you on a detailed tour of pork , including varieties of hogs, breaking down a whole pig into primal and retail cuts, an explanation of grading and sizing. At the same time, Tracht will serve dishes including braised pork shank, pork belly and pork tenderloin salad with arugula and crisp lardo.
May 29, 2013 |
Smithfield Foods Inc., the world's leading pork producer, is being sold to Shuanghui International Holdings, owner of China's largest meat processing business, for $7.1 billion. Smithfield shareholders, who along with antitrust regulators must still approve the deal, would get $34 per share in cash, a 31% premium over the closing stock price on Tuesday. With 138.8 million outstanding shares, the value of the takeover, sans debt, is $4.7 billion. Hong Kong-based Shuanghui is a majority shareholder of mega-meat company Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co., which produces more than 2.7 million tons of meat a year.
March 8, 2013 |
Locally raised pork is rare in Southern California, but in a hilly grapefruit grove north of San Diego, fenced to exclude mountain lions, 14 tasty piglets luxuriate, fattening for sale at the Santa Monica farmers market. They're the dream or folly of Oliver Woolley, who raises heritage pigs. Oliver, 30, was born in Kentucky. He grew up in Colorado and moved with his family in 2003 to a 25-acre farm in Valley Center that grows flowers and organic grapefruit. He studied business at the University of San Diego and worked briefly as a trader for Morgan Stanley but "hated it," he said.
January 23, 2010 |
You can't get the swine flu virus by pigging out on barbecue, even if the pigs you used for chow had the disease, the federal government has confirmed. A new study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture provided "additional confirmation" that meat from pigs exposed to the H1N 1 virus did not have the virus in it. "This research provides additional reassurance for consumers about the safety of pork," Edward B. Knipling, research service administrator with the department, said in a statement this week.
June 15, 2004 |
The Israeli Supreme Court decided that municipalities must allow the sale of pork if a majority of residents demand it. Secular rights activists hailed the ruling but Orthodox Jews warned that it would undermine the nation's Jewish identity. Pork consumption is forbidden under Jewish law. Under a 1956 Israeli law, it is up to municipalities to decide whether to allow pork sales. The court decision came in a case brought against three municipalities that did not allow the sales.
September 19, 2004 |
More than a thousand pounds of pork processed at a Sioux Center meatpacking plant was recalled because a microchip could be embedded in the meat. The Sioux-Preme Packing Co. recalled 110 pork shoulder butts -- about 1,100 pounds of meat -- that could contain the metal devices used to measure scientific data in hogs. The animals, processed Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2009 |
No matter how clever and careful the writer, on occasion a work should be ripped up and retooled. That also goes for writers of legislation. A prime example: Sacramento's new state water bond proposal. Granted, this bloated $11.1-billion bond is laced with humor: A waterworks package that provides borrowed money -- at twice the ticket price, counting interest -- for building bike trails, buying open space and developing "watershed education centers." OK, it is not funny. It's politics.