Lisa Morehouse appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The search is on for heirloom varieties planted at homesteads and coach stops in the late 1800s. The resilient trees, still productive despite long neglect, could prove valuable at a time of drought.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Once impoverished, California's Yocha Dehe tribe found success with a casino complex. Now the tribe is using its newfound wealth to grow, bottle and sell premium olive oil.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Lynda Trang Dai, known as the "Vietnamese Madonna," performs around the world. Back home in California, she's got a different starring role: she's the only one to whip up her sandwiches' secret sauce.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Cesar Chavez inspired the world; Larry Itliong inspired Cesar Chavez. In 1965, the Filipino laborer led California grape pickers on a strike that would spark the modern farmworker movement.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.
Sunday, December 07, 2014
The 2,650-mile trail is grueling. But for a few weekends each season, hikers on the stretch near California's Sonora Pass encounter a hiker's dream: fresh fruit, cakes and other goodies for the weary.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
California's high-security Corcoran prison is home to a dairy that provides milk to almost every prison in the state system. For inmates who staff it, it's more than a job: It's a refuge and a future.