- Making News: Ray Charles Is Dead at 73
Ray Charles said, -I was born with music inside me,- and he poured it out until he died today at the age of 73. Just weeks ago, when his LA recording studio was designated a historic landmark, he made his last pubic appearance alongside music aficionado Clint Eastwood. Music legend Ahmet Ertegun, president of Atlantic Records and the producer of several hit records for Ray Charles, offers this remembrance.
- Reporter's Notebook: City to Require Farmers' Market Fees?
Los Angeles farmers' markets operate on city-owned land, providing fresh produce to a growing base of consumers. While some are nonprofit, others make money. When they do, they-re supposed to be charged a fee, a law that has not been enforced. Now, the City's Chief Legislative Analyst wants to start collecting the money, but the markets say that could put them out of business. Councilman Tom LaBonge, a regular customer at the Larchmont Farmers' Market, offers a strong argument against the fees.