August 28, 1995 |
Avocado Hearing: The controversy over the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to allow fresh Mexican avocados into U.S supermarkets for the first time since 1914 is sure to heat up this week when the department holds open hearings Wednesday and Thursday at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido to gather public comment.
April 17, 1995 |
Most of the 108-mile San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad has been closed since 1983, and neglect, violent rainstorms, fires and rockslides have rendered its tunnels and trestles inoperative. But now an effort is being mounted by San Diego officials--with the support of the Commerce Department--to reopen the line to give San Diego and Tijuana a direct link to the rail grids of the southwestern United States and the interior of Mexico. The reason is trade.