In the final days of the hotly contested California Assembly District 50 race, a bevy of campaign mailers sent to voters are slamming and touting rival candidates Richard Bloom and Betsy Butler. They make for hilarious, if not worrisome, reading.
Themes range from Butler's "courage and integrity" t ... More >>
The L.A. County Federation of Labor has some major election battles coming up. There's the mayor's race in March, but even more important is the November campaign against Prop. 32, the "paycheck protection" initiative that threatens labor's ability to fund elections.But the Fed will be fighting thos ... More >>
Update: MTA Board defies labor and votes to award the contract to Kinkisharyo. More below.The state's most powerful labor leaders are urging the MTA not to award a $890 million rail-car contract to a Japanese company, arguing that the money should instead be pumped into the U.S. economy.Labor leader ... More >>
jgarbeeCall It What You Will, We Call It GoodFat Uncle Farms is one of those guilt-inducing farmers market stops by default, meaning that even something healthy like almonds feels like an indulgence when you are surrounded by piles of carrots. But you really do need a bag of rosemary-sea salt ... More >>
J. GarbeeAlmonds, Honey And Apricots (Or Oranges) = The Marzipan Of Your Dreams
In today's world of health-touting food packaging, even hard alcohol is boastfully going organic (you would think 80 proof would make anything pesticide free). And so there is an insidious pleasure in buying farm ... More >>