FROM THIS EPISODE
Jonathan Gold reviews Guerrilla Tacos, Chef Wes Avila's taco truck that frequents the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles. The menu changes daily (as does the location, so check their website for details), so Jonathan recommends to go with a group and order the whole menu.
José de Córdoba is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. In a recent article, he reported that Mexican cartels in Michoacan are extorting farmers, packing houses and shippers in the avocado growing region. He says four out of five avocados shipped to the US come from the afflicted area where the local mafia takes at least a 10 percent cut of the profits.
Music: "I Shot the Sheriff" by Damian Marley
John Jackson sells blueberries for Whitney Ranch in Santa Barbara. He hopes to have blueberries at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers' Market until at least August.
Amelia Posada co-owns Lindy and Grundy butcher shop with Erika Nakamura. She describes how the dry weather has affected the ranchers she buys from and the meat in her shop.