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June 24, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Interstate Bakeries Corp., the nation's largest wholesale baking company, agreed to buy Drake's bakery, adding the maker of Devil Dogs and Yankee Doodles snack cakes to a lineup that includes Hostess Twinkies and Wonder Bread. Terms of the all-cash transaction with Drake's owner, Culinar Inc., a closely held Canadian company, weren't disclosed. Drake's, with a bakery in Wayne, N.J., has annual sales of $115 million, mostly in the Northeastern U.S.
March 3, 2014 | By David A. Keeps
New York interior designer Celerie Kemble felt right at home at the recent opening party for Designers House at HD Buttercup in L.A.'s historic Helms Bakery building. “Here the designer gets to put together the things we've labored for years to create,” said Kemble, who selected furniture and accessories from her Henredon and Maitland Smith collections to decorate her signature space. “This is how I would put together a room for myself or one of my clients.” Designers House launched simultaneously as a Los Angeles retail space and as a website selling high-end, limited-quantity home furnishings from well-known interior designers.
August 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers reversed themselves Thursday and said the United Nations could reopen bakeries that employ widows and feed the poor in the fundamentalist Muslim country. The decision came a day after the Taliban shut 25 bakeries and told the 360 women who worked there to go home. The regime generally forbids women to work. Taliban Foreign Minister Wakil Ahmed Mutawakel, who was in Kabul, the capital, gave no explanation for the change of policy.
December 21, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
At this very moment my neighbor, Cassy, is awaiting delivery of a 100-year-old cider press she bought on eBay. She, like many of us, has apple fever. I made an apple galette at least twice this week. And I'm dreaming of the apple hand pies I used to buy in frosty weather from the famous bakery Poîlane on Rue du Cherche-Midi in Paris. But even if you don't bake, you can get in on the apple frenzy at restaurants and bakeries. Now that we've got pumpkin desserts out of the way, inspired bakers are turning their attention to apples.
Efforts to save the facade of the old Van de Kamp's bakery in Glassell Park, dubbed the Taj Mahal of Los Angeles bakeries, may be successful if the trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District approve a plan this week to lease classroom space there. On Wednesday, the trustees of the nine-campus district are scheduled to vote on a proposal to lease the former bakery for a satellite campus for Los Angeles City College. Several of the district's top officials support the idea.
December 14, 1986 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
She began her career as an apprentice baker more than 30 years ago, but she was recently named West Germany's Businesswoman of the Year. Of course, being the boss's daughter may not have hurt Marlis Blohm-Harry, but even her competitors agree that she is in large part responsible for turning the family name into a household word in northern Germany. Harry Brot (Harry Bread) is the region's most popular brand, with sales last year of more than $70 million for 130 million pounds of bread.
July 9, 1992 | Chris Woodyard / Times staff writer
Kaye Bass has baked her way to success. She took over a faltering cookie shop on Balboa Island in 1983 and created her first Katie McGuire's Pie and Bake Shoppe. It was so successful that she ran out of pies during her first weekend in business. Little did she know that she had stumbled onto a recipe for success. Restaurant-bakery combinations have turned out to be one of the hottest dining trends of the '90s.
State Sen. Richard Polanco (D-Los Angeles) is seeking state funds to purchase the site of the historic Van de Kamp's Bakery in Glassell Park for possible use as a Los Angeles Community College District satellite campus.
There's a lot more rising in this old Gless Street bakery than the rolls of fresh Italian bread that fill the room with the steamy warmth of hot dough. At Homeboy Bakery, which has just reopened after years of roller-coaster finances, new hopes are sailing high.
November 4, 1991
Fire officials on Sunday were investigating a blaze that caused $1.5 million in damage to a Glendale bakery. About 50 firefighters battled flames at the Armani Bakery in the 3600 block of San Fernando Road for 40 minutes Saturday night, Glendale Fire Department dispatcher Lori Fitch said. The roof of the building collapsed, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze, Fitch said.
December 16, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Though still-itinerant while waiting for a planned new home in Culver City, the Jazz Bakery was awarded an NEA Art Works Grant of $15,000, which will be put toward staging three shows with ensembles led by Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akioshi. Scheduled for 2014, the concerts will also include a master class and a pre-concert lecture from the three NEA Jazz Masters.  The shows will be presented as part of the bakery's ongoing Movable Feast concert series, and dates and times for the concerts have yet to be finalized.
November 15, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
ALEPPO, Syria - The bags of pita bread are stacked in tight formation on the sidewalk, as if standing at attention. From here they will be dispersed across the rebel-held neighborhood to small, nondescript distribution centers: the bike repair shop down the street, the corner convenience store or the electrician's shop. The long lines that used to form outside bakeries, tempting targets for government air attacks, are gone. "We created the center for the protection of the people," said Abu Muhammad, a member of the bakery committee for the Bustan Qasir and Kalaseh neighborhoods.
October 28, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
The owner of a Westside bakery has been charged with two dozen misdemeanor criminal counts for alleged health code violations that included allowing rats and pigeons to infest his business. Peter Plotitsa, 53, is accused of continuing to operate the Cake Collection after he was ordered in January to close the business by county health inspectors who observed evidence of rodent droppings, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office. In a follow-up inspection at the Sawtelle neighborhood bakery in July, "investigators allegedly observed live rats, live pigeons roosting, rodent and pigeon droppings as well as gnaw marks on the building," officials with the city attorney's office said in a statement.
September 4, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
It's possible that New York Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner was simply suffering from low blood sugar when he verbally attacked a man who tried to shame him Wednesday as Weiner campaigned in an Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn. After all, his left cheek was bulging like a chipmunk when he heard someone in the bakery call him a “scumbag.” Or it could just be that he's had it, sick of being moralized at by people who are too dense to grasp that Weiner, who has already apologized for his mortifying sexual improprieties and begged his wife for forgiveness, has Moved On. “Takes one to know one, jackass,” said Weiner, turning around to the confront the man who'd lobbed the verbal grenade.
August 9, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Some of the best bakeries in Los Angeles are heeding the call for gluten-free desserts. Short Cake, Sycamore Kitchen and Huckleberry have all developed more than just a flourless chocolate cake or a macaroon to satisfy the strong demand for baked goods without wheat, barley or rye. “You can't deny there's  a huge demand for gluten-free pastries,” said Karen Hatfield, owner and baker at Sycamore Kitchen, on LaBrea Boulevard near 1 st ...
April 29, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Crack open the Ho Hos and Twinkies you've been hoarding. The new Hostess Brands said Monday that it would open bakeries in Indianapolis, Indiana and Illinois. The announcement came a week after Hostess Brands said it planned to reopen and hire for its bakeries in Georgia and Kansas. Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2012. In November, a federal bankruptcy judge gave Hostess the go-ahead to wind down after failed negotiations with its striking bakers union.
May 28, 1996 | DON LEE, Times Staff Writer
The new project that helps employers find authorized workers came too late for Sharon and Bernie Galasso. The Galassos are former owners of Bivona Bakery, a Santa Ana shop that has had an unusual run-in with the INS. Their 64-employee shop was inspected by immigration agents in January. As the Galassos tell the rest of the story, INS agents later told them that 42 employees were not authorized to work.
July 19, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
The empty shelves behind the counter bore witness to the sad truth: The bakery half of Weby's Bakery and Dely has gone out of business after 27 years. The bakery, a community fixture, closed on July 3, but as late as Monday, customers were still reacting with surprise and dismay at seeing the barren display cases. "What happened to the bakery?" they demanded of Frank Ready, who co-owns the deli counter across the aisle from the bakery.
April 11, 2013
ART Frances Anderton, the host of KCRW's "DnA: Design and Architecture," hosts two conversations with figures from L.A.'s top museums and culinary scene, including LACMA Director Michael Govan and famed pastry chef Sherry Yard. A pop-up gallery housing cutting-edge designs will also be featured as well as music by KCRW's Liza Richardson. Ticket holders get a complimentary Father's Office beer or a Helms Bakery cookie. Helms Bakery, 8758 Venice Blvd. #100, L.A. Noon. Sun. $10 to $15. (310)
March 28, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha, Times Community News
A man was killed and five others were injured Thursday afternoon when a vehicle slammed into a bakery in Glendale, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was trapped under the vehicle at Oledina's Cake Factory in the 1100 block of East Broadway, where he was pronounced dead, officials said. The man apparently was hit while getting a cup of coffee, officials said. Five others were hurt in the crash, including one who was taken to a local hospital, according to Brandy Villanueva, a Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman.
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