Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. 
Autumn storms that brought precipitation to the South Bay have nudged rainfall totals ahead of the seasonal average; Tuesday's showers delivered 0.36 inches of rain in San Jose, bringing the total to 2.47 inches since October 1 -- compared with the normal rainfall for the season of 2.27 inches.  
Former College of Marin basketball coach Dave Granucci, or one of his relatives, paid tuition for one talented player on his team and helped others pay for housing, according to an investigation commissioned by the college.  
Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple's happiest day without so much as an "I do."  
After several years of bounty, California's commercial landings of market squid -- the species better known to hungry diners as calamari -- are down by about two-thirds compared to this time last year.  
(Karen d'Souza)
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