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March 13, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
An exotic collection of fashion accessories on display at the Los Angeles Zoo on Wednesday looked as though they came straight from the upscale fashion houses of Paris. Carefully arrayed on a conference table in the zoo's education building were turtle-skin boots, cayman hide shoulder bags and ivory jewelry. But this was no ordinary fashion show. The items on display--all illegally made from endangered species--were actually seized by the U.S.
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September 14, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Billie Mae Richards, a Canadian actress best known for voicing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the enduring animated 1964 television special, has died. She was 88. Richards, who had suffered strokes, died Friday at her home in Burlington, Canada, west of Toronto, said Rick Goldschmidt, who documented the history of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and its producers. Like most of the cast, Richards was a veteran of Canadian radio when the producers traveled north to assemble the voices for the program based on the 1949 song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1997
An exotic collection of fashion accessories on display at the Los Angeles Zoo on Wednesday looked as though it came straight from the upscale fashion houses of Paris. Carefully arrayed on a conference table in the zoo's education building were turtle-skin boots, cayman hide shoulder bags and ivory jewelry. But this was no ordinary fashion show. The items on display--all illegally made from endangered species--were actually seized by the U.S.
HEALTH
July 26, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
Every so often, we take a candid look at the private dietary lives of people whose food choices need a makeover. Up this week: the kitchen and dining habits of 22-year-old Jessica Watson and her boyfriend, 31-year-old Todd Preboski. She's a vegan; he eats fish but no other animal-based foods. Such diets may conjure up images of fresh vegetables and fruits, nuts, tofu and whole grains. But a lack of time and planning have cornered the couple into relying too often on Taco Bell burritos, protein bars and potato chips.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1997
Re "Veganism, It's Not Just a Diet," April 14: I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for many years and a vegan for several months. Contrary to what vegetarian activists fervently believe, there is no one diet that is suitable to all the world's cultures. In our most altruistic desires we may wish it true that everyone could subsist on tofu and carrots, but it is simply not the case. The average Eskimo, for example, cannot remain healthy on a vegetarian diet. It would be safe to assume that they would become ill after changing a diet they have followed for hundreds and thousands of years.
NEWS
December 17, 1993 | ROSE-MARIE TURK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Nordstrom shoe salesman approaches. "May I help you?" he asks. "You really don't want to," Sabri na LeBeauf assures him. The actress, best known for her work on "The Cosby Show," is a vegan (VEE-gan) who wants nothing to do with animal products. She believes in "compassionate shopping," a practice that applies to clothing, cosmetics, accessories--even sporting goods and automobile interiors. Although many of the nation's 12.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1998 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" soared up the bestseller charts, I thought it might promote interest in our better vegetarian restaurants. To judge by the sparse crowd at Veggie World, however, this hasn't happened. Admittedly, Veggie World is handicapped by a misleading name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2004 | Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writer
Is your car vegan? Actor Michael Bell's is. The 66-year-old Encino resident doesn't eat or wear animal products, and his hybrid car doesn't have a stitch of leather in it. If it had, Bell said, he wouldn't have bought the car, a 2001 Toyota Prius, despite its impeccable green credentials. In raw numbers, vegans such as Bell are so few that they barely register on surveys of consumer habits.
NEWS
April 14, 1997 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Milk, they say disdainfully, is liquid meat. Honey means the exploitation and sometimes death of bees. Sugar is processed with charred cattle bones. Leather? Dried flesh of a cow corpse, they say. Wool, down and silk? Ignominious results of the abuse of living creatures. These are not vegetarians, who merely abstain from eating meat and poultry. These are vegans, whose numbers range anywhere from 50,000 to 800,000, depending on which poll you choose to believe.
NEWS
May 18, 1991 | RUDY ABRAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Averting an imminent showdown with the United States, the Japanese government bowed Friday to pressure from Washington and announced that it plans to end its trade in endangered hawksbill sea turtles, whose shells are used to make jewelry and eyeglass frames. The action came after months of negotiations and just hours before the Bush Administration planned to impose a products ban on the import of all animal products from Japan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2004 | Sharon Bernstein, Times Staff Writer
Is your car vegan? Actor Michael Bell's is. The 66-year-old Encino resident doesn't eat or wear animal products, and his hybrid car doesn't have a stitch of leather in it. If it had, Bell said, he wouldn't have bought the car, a 2001 Toyota Prius, despite its impeccable green credentials. In raw numbers, vegans such as Bell are so few that they barely register on surveys of consumer habits.
BUSINESS
December 11, 1999 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long-suffering fans of Beanie Babies stuffed animals were grieving for real Friday. Beanie maker Ty Inc. announced on its Web site that it will cease production of the toys Dec. 31. The company had said previously that the Beanies would be "retired." "There will be no new ones as of Dec. 31," said Ty spokeswoman Anne Nickels. "They will all retire." That seemed to seal the fate of the toys, a demise that some industry watchers and hand-wringing collectors had not expected.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1999 | CHARLES SOLOMON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Production of both animated features and television series in the U.S. has reached record levels, but that output is still dwarfed by the staggering volume of work turned out by Japanese studios. Americans' growing hunger for Japanese animation, usually referred to as anime (AH-nee-may), was evident over the weekend at the Anime Expo in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
February 3, 1999 | KAREN E. KLEIN
Steven Kirsch has practiced dentistry in Lake Forest for the last dozen years. About 18 months ago, he and his wife decided to start a home-based business for supplemental income. They chose to operate their pet business over the Internet. From selecting a Web site designer to marketing his virtual business, Kirsch has already learned a bundle about e-commerce. He was interviewed by freelance writer Karen E. Klein.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1998 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" soared up the bestseller charts, I thought it might promote interest in our better vegetarian restaurants. To judge by the sparse crowd at Veggie World, however, this hasn't happened. Admittedly, Veggie World is handicapped by a misleading name.
NEWS
October 3, 1997 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Velvet-antlered reindeer are tethered outside the nomads' tents, trampling whitish moss underfoot and barking softly as the full moon rises. There's snow in the air. The autumn temperature is well below freezing in the austerely beautiful hills of the Russian Far North. And when the old men of the Evenki people go to sleep in the reindeer-herding uplands of their forefathers, they say they listen to the earth beneath them snoring.
NEWS
October 3, 1997 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Velvet-antlered reindeer are tethered outside the nomads' tents, trampling whitish moss underfoot and barking softly as the full moon rises. There's snow in the air. The autumn temperature is well below freezing in the austerely beautiful hills of the Russian Far North. And when the old men of the Evenki people go to sleep in the reindeer-herding uplands of their forefathers, they say they listen to the earth beneath them snoring.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1999 | CHARLES SOLOMON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Production of both animated features and television series in the U.S. has reached record levels, but that output is still dwarfed by the staggering volume of work turned out by Japanese studios. Americans' growing hunger for Japanese animation, usually referred to as anime (AH-nee-may), was evident over the weekend at the Anime Expo in Anaheim.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1997
Re "Veganism, It's Not Just a Diet," April 14: I was a lacto-ovo vegetarian for many years and a vegan for several months. Contrary to what vegetarian activists fervently believe, there is no one diet that is suitable to all the world's cultures. In our most altruistic desires we may wish it true that everyone could subsist on tofu and carrots, but it is simply not the case. The average Eskimo, for example, cannot remain healthy on a vegetarian diet. It would be safe to assume that they would become ill after changing a diet they have followed for hundreds and thousands of years.
NEWS
April 14, 1997 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Milk, they say disdainfully, is liquid meat. Honey means the exploitation and sometimes death of bees. Sugar is processed with charred cattle bones. Leather? Dried flesh of a cow corpse, they say. Wool, down and silk? Ignominious results of the abuse of living creatures. These are not vegetarians, who merely abstain from eating meat and poultry. These are vegans, whose numbers range anywhere from 50,000 to 800,000, depending on which poll you choose to believe.
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