Aspragus spears await packing at the Kings Crown packing facility in Tracy. Local farmers says the decline of local asparagus growing has been due to cheap imports from Mexico. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD.
A native of Benicia, he lives in Stockton with his wife, Ann, who forces him to go backpacking in the Sierra Nevada or Trinity Alps at every opportunity. He has been writing mostly about natural resources since 2003, first in Redding and now in ... Read Full