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April 10, 2020

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Casa de Fruta, an American success story

In the early years following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, California experienced a time of creativity, hard work and entrepreneurship.  With the Gold Rush long past, people looked for other ways to succeed—and some succeeded spectacularly!

Tough to get an ‘instant read’ on the sweeping city...

Barbecuing a beef brisket – wonderful cuts available by the way at Rocca’s Market in San Martin – takes about 10-12 hours to do it right, so you’ve really got a lot invested in time and technique. That’s why I appreciated this line so much after smoking a brisket last weekend and then continuing to make what’s known as “burnt ends” – tasty chunks of beef bursting with flavor. Alton Brown, Food Network Star and author of multiple cookbooks, nailed it: “Bimetal coil thermometers are about as accurate as a sniper scope on a nerf gun.” So, if Dad likes to BBQ, a good instant read thermometer would be a great gift …

Partnership to create Highway 152 toll road disbands

The multi-county partnership that was studying the possibility of making Highway 152 a toll road has broken up.

Opponents gather against Highway 152 toll road plan

With cheering and applause from an audience topping 100, more than a dozen people voiced opposition to a toll road proposal last week in Los Banos.

Casa de Fruta

Ever since Casa de Fruta planted their first vineyards and orchards in 1908, they’ve been growing. The third-generation Zanger Family welcomes everyone to enjoy their varietal wines and gourmet fruit wines with tasting daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Idea for Highway 152 as toll road worries nearby farmers

The possibility of Highway 152 becoming a toll road has some in the ag industry worried about what it would mean for business.

Los Banos mayor blasts Hwy. 152 plan as money grab

Plans to use money from Merced County to widen Highway 152 in neighboring areas and create a toll road to pay for it have drawn the ire of Los Banos Mayor Mike Villalta.