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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.
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NEWS
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.
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BUSINESS
August 3, 2012 | By Laura Hautala
A gay couple took their story viral after a Denver-area cake shop turned down their order for a wedding cake last week. Supporters of same-sex marriage have been calling the shop, and protesters plan to gather in front of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., on Saturday. The backlash adds to the emerging food fight over businesses -- such as Chick-fil-A -- that have reputations of opposing gay marriage. David Mullins, 28, and Charlie Craig, 31, say they went to the cake shop to order a rainbow cake for their upcoming nuptials in Providence, Mass., on the recommendation of their reception venue.
FOOD
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.
HEALTH
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2009 | By Jerry Hirsch
The gig: Owner of Rossmoor Pastries, one of the region's largest independent commercial bakeries. It supplies pastries, cakes and other baked goods to large clients, including Disneyland, Staples Center, Angel Stadium, Universal Studios and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Some big projects : Created a gingerbread version of Staples Center that was rolled out to center court during halftime of a Los Angeles Lakers game. Baked a 5-foot-tall birthday cake for pop star Miley Cyrus.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Butterfly Bakery Inc. notes on its website that all of its goodies are "made with 100% love. " Federal regulators say that recipe also includes plenty of sugar - even in food advertised as "sugar-free. " U.S. District Court Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh approved a consent decree of permanent injunction against the Clifton, N.J., business this month, shutting down its operations until the bakery complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling requirements. FDA and state officials tested muffins and snack cakes from Butterfly over several years and found that many were misbranded, the FDA said this week.
WORLD
November 18, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
From a tiny Afghan bakery to China's Great Hall of the People, here are five stories you shouldn't miss from this past week in global news: Bleakness only a child's smile can lift Kenyan information minister leads an IT revolution China's new party leader eschews predecessors' rhetoric Israel attack on Gaza: Familiar tension, new circumstances Suu Kyi's piano tuners play small but key part in Myanmar history ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1995
My wife and I were shocked to read about the impending closure of Erika's Bake Shop. The 25-year-old bakery, which the family has owned for 22 years, closes to make way for a Blockbuster Video store. Don't we have enough video stores already? We need more bakeries like Erika's, not video stores selling filmed violence to an already [violence-]prone society? How can our nation tout enterprise and initiative of the small businessman when national corporations are usurping our nation's economy?
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
WORLD
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
HEALTH
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.
NEWS
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 ...
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
When he opened up shop in Hanoi's Old Quarter, customers lined the street to buy Ong Co's hockey-puck-sized cakes, a chewy pastry heralding the arrival of the autumn harvest. Decades later, when Vietnam was torn in half, Ong Co headed to the democratic south and reopened his store in Saigon, later passing the business along to his son. Now his grandchildren carry on, selling mooncakes and fragrant pastries from a bakery in Little Saigon, the flagship in a century-old family business that stretches from Vietnam to Orange County.
WORLD
October 24, 2012 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
BEIRUT - At least 20 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday when a bakery was hit by a shell, turning the bread shop into a bloodbath, activists said. More than 50 people were injured in the attack by government forces on the Masaken Hanano neighborhood, they said, with surrounding field hospitals so overwhelmed by the influx of victims that activists sent out a plea for local doctors to come and assist. Only half of the victims could be identified. One gruesome video showed a young girl, in a turquoise shirt, whose head had been blown off. PHOTOS: Living under siege: Life in Aleppo, Syria They were among more than 100 killed across Syria on Tuesday, activists said.
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
NEWS
April 9, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
In the course of testing and developing recipes for an article, we may make a recipe dozens of times, fine-tuning it to perfection and testing for consistent results. We are a test kitchen, and this is what we do. Of course, when we're done testing, sometimes we also like to play with our food ... At the L.A. Times, we not only test (and routinely retest) every recipe that runs in the paper, we also then re-create and style those recipes for food shoots to appear both online and in print, coordinate and shoot step-by-step demonstrations and videos of various cooking techniques, and prepare for recipe demonstrations that air online and on television.
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