The so-called Summit Fire is one of at least 680 wildfires that state firefighters have responded to this year in California – 200 more than the average for the period. Conditions are dry, warm, and windy.
Heirloom vegetables, especially tomatoes, are very popular with gardeners these days. Are they better than newer hybrids?
The 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake, centered in Mexico near the border city, rattled LA for nearly a minute. One researcher says she hopes it is a wakeup call for southern Californians.
Christmas displays have been a big part of the culture wars for years, and 2009 is no different. Hot spots include Sonoma County in California, where angel and star ornaments in government buildings caused controversy.
Some laid-off educated workers are turning to lower-skilled jobs to get by.