Food Science

Food & Drink

Want sweeter strawberries? You might have to wait until this lawsuit ends

Strawberries grown in California have been getting plumper, juicier and sweeter over the years, thanks in large part to a world-renowned plant-breeding program at UC Davis. But the breeding program is caught in the grips of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by two former UC Davis scientists – a case that the scientists’ lawyers say has halted the flow of plant innovation from the Davis labs for the time being.

Bears make a special early morning visit to Placer County Sheriff's Office

The Placer County Sheriff's Office had a couple of special animal visitors early Sunday morning. The bears quickly retreated after being reminded that the office hadn't opened yet, and that they would have to wait until 9 a.m. to come in.
Placer County Sheriff's Department