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NEWS
March 21, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Students across Japan were stricken with food poisoning from tainted layer cake served with school lunches, a national daily reported. A total of 1,142 junior high school students contracted food poisoning from cake tainted with salmonella bacteria served at schools March 12 and 13, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported. The cake was prepared by an Osaka confectionery manufacturer, which was ordered shut pending an investigation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1998
The controversial Boyle Heights' El Mercado scored a major victory Thursday when the city Planning Commission agreed to a zoning change allowing the owners to construct a special area for vendors. The issue now goes to the City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee for review.
BUSINESS
December 17, 1997 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Back in 1989 when Noah Alper opened his first Noah's New York Bagels shop in Berkeley, he decided to keep things strictly kosher. Now, to the chagrin of many kosher Jews, the chain, which Alper sold in 1996, has gone treif. In other words, Noah's is no longer kosher.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
For the second time in three years, Reed has been chosen by a panel of three children as preparing the tastiest and prettiest cookies in the Orange County Fair's Grandma's Cookie Contest. Reed, 54, who became eligible for the contest when her first grandchild was born three years ago, was required to enter five cookies. The Irvine resident baked a sugar cookie, an M&M cookie, a sugar cookie shaped like a pig, a chocolate cookie shaped like a piece of sushi, and a cherry cookie.
NEWS
February 10, 1997 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While this Breton city sleeps, Thierry Bouvier is wide awake, making fragrant, mouthwatering magic. From the 36-year-old baker's skillful hands and imagination come 100 or so kinds of breads, pastries, croissants, brioches, cakes, tarts and other items, cooked over scented flames of oak and beech or painstakingly assembled in a "pastry laboratory." "For the Japanese, it's rice; for us French, it's bread," the affable Bouvier says.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1997
Former President Ronald Reagan has a bit of a sweet tooth, so a Redondo Beach Brownie troop gave him a bunch of Girl Scout cookies to help him celebrate his 86th birthday Thursday. Brownie Troop 313 delivered the cookies to Reagan's Century City office, where the girls bestowed birthday wishes on the former president and presented him with homemade birthday cards. The icing on the cake, so to speak, was the eight boxes of cookies, one of each flavor, that the girls gave Reagan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1997 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the beginning, there was venerable Western Bagel with the bagels that "won the West." Then came corporate powerhouse Starbucks, with its aromatic coffees and gourmet bagels, courtesy of LaBrea Bakery. Next was Noah's New York Bagels, the Bay Area import with the taste of old New York. Most recently, Jerry's Famous Deli supplanted Solley's, purveying its own bagels. Not to mention Vons and Ralphs supermarkets, each with its own deli counters and bread departments.
NEWS
January 4, 1997 | From Reuters
The Muppet-like image of Mother Teresa discovered in the folds of a coffee shop's cinnamon bun has launched a cottage industry, and now Internet believers can view the "nun bun" on its own Web site. "We have given some thought to taking the bun on tour, visiting coffeehouses in major cities. But for the time being, we are just acting as the hosts of this awesome miracle," joked Bob Bernstein, owner of Nashville's Bongo Java coffee shop and creator of the nun bun Web site.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1996 | MAX JACOBSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Where are the Russian dishes?" asks my companion as we scan the menu at Rasputin. The restaurant is named for the mysterious monk who influenced Czar Nicholas II and his family prior to the October revolution, so the expectation of Russian food seems natural enough. But the thing is, I reply, Rasputin is not a Russian restaurant. Well OK, potato vareniki, eggplant tart and something called "bistroganoff" are on this menu, but the interpretations have unique spins.
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