CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2007 |
The state will open three disaster assistance centers today for victims of the wildfires in San Diego County. The centers, operated by state and local governments, will provide a one-stop source for information on how to replace records lost in the fires, file insurance claims and apply for assistance and housing. A disaster assistance center will open in northern Los Angeles County on Friday, as will a fourth center in San Diego County. Additional centers will be opened as needed.
November 7, 1991 |
The kiwi has come a long way since it was first introduced in the United States in the early '30s. The Chinese Gooseberry as it was then known, was later renamed "kiwi," mainly for promotional purposes, after the flightless national bird of New Zealand. When it was "rediscovered" by trendy American chefs in the early '80s, the kiwi turned into an instant superstar in gourmet circles. As consumer demand increased, the kiwi left culinary stardom for the more mundane world of supermarket shelves.
March 21, 1991 |
From the seeds of destruction comes bold, new life, especially in Southern California's chaparral belts. The Agua Tibia Wilderness, straddling the San Diego-Riverside County line east of Temecula, is a case in point. In late July and early August, 1989, the 15,500-acre Vail Lake fire swept across the north-facing slopes of Palomar Mountain, charring some timber on the crest but mostly consuming vast stretches of tinder-dry chaparral on the lower slopes.
October 29, 1992 |
Most people aren't neutral on the subject of broccoli: They detest it (President Bush in this camp) or they adore it (count here those who raise it in North County and elsewhere). Although the vegetable has been a staple of European cookery since Roman times, it wasn't until the early 1920s that broccoli began to be cultivated in the United States on a commercial basis.
May 26, 2008
Editor's note The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are regular concerns of The Times' editorial pages, and undoubtedly will be much debated in the coming presidential campaign. Today, however, is not for politics or policy, but rather for honor. And thus we pay our respects to the women and men of our armed forces who have given their lives in defense of this country and its freedoms. Below, those who made that sacrifice from Jan. 1, 2008, through midnight Saturday. Jim Newton, Editor of the Editorial Pages -- [ IRAQ ]
March 7, 1991 |
Though traditionally considered the domain of the rich and professional, golf is driving through distinctions of age, class and sex to become one of the most popular sports in America. Twenty-five million Americans now stride upon the links, a whopping 25% increase from just two years ago. Fueled by televised coverage and corporate sponsorship of the Seniors Tour, the Skins Game and the PGA and LPGA Tours, golf is now a $15-billion-a-year business in the United States.