May 16, 1988 |
Six years ago, Luis Rodriguez, his father and seven brothers grew tomatoes, squash and green peppers on a tiny, 200-acre farm near this hamlet on the Pacific, 235 miles south of San Diego. They sold most of their vegetables to domestic markets and distributors, sending only an occasional truckload north to the United States. Today, the Rodriguezes' Rancho Los Pinos vegetable farm has expanded to a whopping 3,000 acres, mostly dedicated to tomatoes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2001 |
State agricultural officials have placed a quarantine on the movement of fruit and vegetables in southeastern San Diego County after trapping 10 Oriental fruit flies in the area. Imposed Monday, the restrictions cover a 60-square-mile swath that includes the South Bay Terraces neighborhood of San Diego and the unincorporated community of La Presa. The state is also starting a treatment program, said Larry Cooper, a spokesman for the state Department of Food and Agriculture.
August 7, 1998 |
Negotiators from the Metropolitan Water District and the San Diego County Water Authority have reached what could be the end to a corrosive decades-long feud while opening a new era in state policy in which water could be bought and sold in an open market. The deal, announced by Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday afternoon, is dependent on voter approval of a huge bond measure this fall that would be used in part to cover costs involved in transferring water from Imperial Valley farms to San Diego.
December 8, 1992 |
Agriculture officials plan to begin small-scale malathion spraying today in Oceanside if the rain clears, after last month's discovery of two Mediterranean fruit flies. In a three-pronged attack on the Medfly--considered one of the world's most destructive insects--officials will setting two types of traps and spray a 33-block area with a mist of insect bait and the pesticide malathion. There are about 500 residential lots in the spraying area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1988
Gov. George Deukmejian on Tuesday asked President Reagan and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to declare the city of Ventura and Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Santa Barbara counties disaster areas as a result of this month's storms. In a letter to Reagan, the governor estimated that severe winds and high surf caused nearly $50 million in damage to businesses, private property and municipal piers in Redondo Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach and San Clemente.
May 13, 1987
Designated were San Luis Obispo, Ventura, Riverside and San Diego counties on the basis of a severe freeze last Jan. 10 through Jan. 22. Thomas Topuzes, U.S. Small Business Administration regional administrator, said in San Francisco that the declaration was made to help agriculture-related small businesses in the four counties recover from economic injury they suffered as a direct result of the freeze.