February 6, 2002 |
This year, skip the master gardening class about how to keep whiteflies out of your orange trees. Forget the annual pilgrimage to the nursery for zucchini starts. Plant your own truffle trees and grow something your friends will actually want. That's what I've done, with the help of a truffle grower, Mother Nature and all the patience I can muster. The most prized truffle varieties are the white truffle of Alba, Italy (Tuber magnatum pico), and the Perigord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum).
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December 13, 1987
Winds caused a rocky landing for a light plane touching down Saturday evening at Burbank Airport, authorities said. As the Beechcraft BE-60 carrying a pilot and five passengers approached the runway at 6:23 p.m., the wind shook it, causing one of its wingtips to touch the runway, airport dispatcher Robert Comer said. The landing gear buckled, sending the twin-engine, propeller-driven plane briefly spinning out of control, Comer said.
February 9, 2009 |
Are Zoloft and Lexapro the best antidepressants? A recent study from Europe says so. The study, published online last month in the medical journal Lancet, compared 12 newer generation antidepressant drugs using data from 117 published clinical studies with nearly 26,000 subjects.
August 15, 2013 |
Geronimo! An Easter egg on Google Street View will let the user explore the TARDIS from the popular British TV show "Doctor Who. " In the show, the TARDIS is the ship -- in the shape of a blue police call box -- used by the Doctor to travel through space and time, hence the acronym: Time And Relative Dimension In Space. VIDEOS: Top 5 athletic Vines of 2013 "Doctor Who" fans can find the Easter egg on this page of Google Maps , or they can go straight into the TARDIS by going to this page . Inside the TARDIS, users can look in all directions and navigate around just like they can with other pages of Street View.
February 10, 1990
So UCLA's Jim Harrick loses a close game to his cross-town opponents that he and his team obviously underestimated: Does that give him the excuse to walk off the floor without making any attempt to shake hands with USC's George Raveling? How classless, how immature. ROBERT L. FRANCIS, Fullerton
September 18, 1990 |
Two moderate earthquakes struck the Caribbean within minutes of each other Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but no injuries or damage was reported.
January 20, 1986 |
A radio station here said Sunday that it received many panic calls, particularly from people living on remote farms, after two earth tremors shook northern sections of the Falklands within a minute of each other Saturday.
March 7, 1996
Bullet Sports International Inc. announced a top-level management shake-up Wednesday. Los Angeles attorney Richard P. Crane Jr. was named chairman of the company, which makes golf clubs, and John Haas becomes president, chief executive and a director. Haas, who has been involved in golf course development, was named chief operating officer at Bullet in December. Crane replaces Douglas L. Hawthorne, who remains a director. Haas replaces Ronald Rangel, who resigned as president.
February 3, 1987 |
Seven earth tremors measuring between 3.0 and 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the southwestern Mexican states of Guerrero and Oaxaca on Monday, the National Seismic Service said. There were no reports of damage or injury.