Writer of the MarketWatch column for the Los Angeles Times and pomologist (fruit scientist) at the University of California-Riverside
California may be the world's food basket, but its annual production of limes is just five million pounds. Mexico exports 800 million.
Apr. 2, 2014from Which Way, L.A.?
From Baldwin Park and West Covina south to La Habra and from El Monte east to Walnut, citrus is under quarantine.
Apr. 9, 2012from Which Way, L.A.?
KCRW producer Christian Bordal has been looking into the growing profusion of farmers' markets, why they're so popular and how customers can be sure they're getting the right kind of…
Nov. 23, 2010from Which Way, L.A.?
California State Senator Scott Wiener’s controversial housing bill, SB 50, has been shelved for debate until next year.
May. 17from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Congress is investigating misconduct alleged by the Mueller report. White House lawyers are rejecting every subpoena.
May. 16from To the Point
The final episode of “Game of Thrones” aired Sunday after eight seasons. Its main theme song, “A Song of Fire and Ice,” has become iconic and recognizable among millions of fans.
May. 20from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
There was a time when LAX wasn’t the unwieldy beast that it’s become. We hear about those days from 93-year-old Ethel Pattison, the airport’s oldest continuously working employee.
May. 15from Greater LA
Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.”
May. 9from To the Point
We visit a job fair in South LA set up for transgender people who often face unemployment and workplace discrimination and harassment.
May. 14from Greater LA
Los Angeles Unified’s adult education program doesn't get much respect, and its funding is always in danger.
May. 16from Greater LA
President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act in a long international drama.
May. 23from To the Point
While a dispute between China and the US means tariffs and perhaps fewer imports, there’s another potential jobs killer at the Port of LA: automation.
May. 13from Greater LA