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November 17, 2006 | Bob Sipchen, Times Staff Writer
SHORTLY after Jeffrey "Toz" Toczylowski's last mission in Iraq a year ago this month, friends received a message. "If you are getting this e-mail, it means that I have passed away," the missive said. "No, it's not a sick Toz joke, but a letter I wanted to write in case this happened." The Army Special Forces captain, 30, said he would like family and friends to attend his burial at Arlington National Cemetery, "but understand if you can't make it."
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BUSINESS
March 28, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
The breakfast fast-food war is heating up.  Taco Bell on Thursday rolled out its new breakfast menu, which includes a waffle taco, across more than 5,500 stores in the U.S. The Irvine-based chain made clear it was going after McDonald's, which dominates sales of breakfast at quick-service restaurants. The menu's launch included a campaign featuring two dozen Ronald McDonalds (everyday men, not the red-haired clown) chowing down on Taco Bell breakfast items. McDonald's, however, wasn't going to stand by idly.
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NATIONAL
September 12, 2001 | Matea Gold and Maggie Farley, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories. A third airliner, a Boeing 757, flattened one of the Pentagon's five sides.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Taco Bell is leaving no doubt that it's going after McDonald's.  Commercials began airing Thursday promoting Taco Bell's new breakfast menu featuring - Ronald McDonald. Make that nearly two dozen of them. Don't expect them to look like a certain red-haired clown, though. The Ronald McDonalds featured in the ads are everyday men - including a father and son - with the same name.  "My name is Ronald McDonald," said the man from Kane, Penn., who later said he loved the "new A.M. Crunchwrap.
BUSINESS
February 1, 2009 | John Corrigan
3 On our third date, Alison made me lasagna and a German chocolate cake. We stayed up talking till dawn. Three kids and 30 years later, the idea of staying up all night, talking for hours on end, seems like a fantasy. And, maybe, a fantasy you wouldn't mind having again. So here's a cheap date that allows a lot of time for talk -- unrushed, unscripted, unvarnished -- and is a bit more age-appropriate for those who aren't kids anymore: breakfast and a hike. Start with the breakfast.
OPINION
May 3, 2013
Re "Keep school breakfast, parents urge," May 1 No one wants to deny breakfast to hungry kids. The question is where and when they will eat. Breakfast should be served in the school lunch area before class. California sets a minimum number of instructional minutes per year, and lunch and recess are timed to comply. I don't understand how it's even legal to knock off up to 30 minutes for breakfast. Food detritus in the classroom is a big problem. I'll never forget the day a big red cockroach got on my shoe.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Kellogg Co., maker of breakfast brands such as Cocoa Krispies cereal and Eggo waffles, said its U.S. morning foods unit suffered a 3.3% sales decline in the second quarter. Overall North American sales were up 3.3% to $2.4 billion, while the American snacks division soared 8%. But growth in the cereal category “was disappointing,” Chief Executive John Bryant told analysts during a conference call Thursday. Brands such as Special K, Raisin Bran and Frosted Flakes performed well, but the adult cereal segment was weak, Bryant said.
NEWS
September 11, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Some people are firm believers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why limit breakfast to just the morning? Sometimes you get the hankering for a waffle after 6 p.m., and who's to tell you you can't have it? This weekend our Monday #weekendeats chat participants took the time to indulge in a proper breakfast. Here are the highlights:  On the savory side, Jessica Soo shared a photo of her breakfast quesadilla with roasted poblano salsa and Greg K had pork belly and eggs on a cornmeal waffle and Susan Orlins shared a recipe for Mark Bittman's corn pancakes . For pancake lovers, Brooks Walker of the blog calkwalkr.com  shared a photo of his whole-grain pancakes dotted with Gravenstein apples and walnuts with a pat of butter and maple syrup.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. As much as he's a fan of, and professionally connected to, the music of the Beatles, there are times when “Breakfast With the Beatles” radio show host Chris Carter wonders how long that music can continue to enthrall listeners. Then he stops wondering when he gets a call like one he took on last weekend's show marking the 33 rd anniversary of John Lennon's death. “Some kid called in and asked, 'Could you play "Out the Blue" from "Mind Games," ' ” Carter said in reference to the track from Lennon's 1973 solo album.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Earlier this week, researchers reported that skipping breakfast was linked to heart disease. A few days later comes word that skipping breakfast could be a good weight-loss strategy because people don't make up for all those calories later in the day. Should we tear our hair out in frustration? Or cozy up to the scrambled eggs? “I'm very concerned about that. We in nutrition seem to put out contradictory diet messages,” said David Levitsky, a Cornell professor of nutritional sciences and psychology and the senior author of the breakfast and calories study.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | David Colker
Movie producer Dick Shepherd, whose credits include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961), "The Fugitive Kind" (1960) and "Robin and Marian" (1976), probably saved one of the most popular film songs of all time. After a test screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Paramount executive Marty Rackin gathered the creative team and said, "I loved the picture," as recounted in the 2010 Sam Wasson book, "Fifth Avenue, 5 a.m.," about the film. But there was one problem. Rackin hated the plaintive ballad, "Moon River," that star Audrey Hepburn sings in the movie.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
John Oliver would like nothing more than to watch Sarah Palin "spoon little flakes of cornflakes into a bowl. " Told that the doyenne of far-right Republican politics would be hosting a media breakfast at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as part of the Television Critics Assn. media tour, Oliver said he was seriously considering staying the night. "Sarah Palin at a breakfast bar, I think my life could just be over at that point," he said. "There is a significant voice in my head that says, 'Check in and go to breakfast.' I'm sure she does a heavy breakfast with loads of moose-based bagels.
NEWS
January 7, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
Pebble Beach, the high-end golf retreat on 17-Mile Drive between Carmel and Monterey, is offering a winter Romance Package that can knock $160 per night off the resort's usual rates. The deal, good through March 31, covers garden-view rooms at the luxurious Inn at Spanish Bay, which carry standard rates starting at $635 nightly. For as little as $525 (yes, still a high-end price), couples get a night at the inn, a bottle of Champagne at check-in and a $50 breakfast voucher, redeemable at neighboring Roy's at Pebble Beach or through room service.
SPORTS
December 24, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The Secret Santa of Glendora works swiftly, cheerfully, her blond ponytail bouncing out from underneath her fuzzy red hat on this December afternoon as she glides from table to table. The guy eating the scrambled eggs gets a nudge about his sorry Raiders. The couple with the waffles gets an earful about that crazy Yasiel Puig. Statistics are liberally poured out like syrup. Opinions are plunked into the middle of the table like a bottle of hot sauce. She loves the Kansas City Chiefs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Inkoo Kang
Hanging out is the ethos and raison d'être of writer-director Laura Colella's micro-budget indie, "Breakfast With Curtis," a drama too relaxed to dwell on conflict. Neighborly strife comes to a head in the film's first scene, when Syd (Theo Green), a childfree crank, blows his top at his 9-year-old neighbor (Jonah Parker) for throwing a rock at a cat. Tension then dissipates from the movie, leaving just enough friction to perhaps produce a second of static cling. That neighbor boy, Curtis, grows up to be a home-schooled 14-year-old with oversized glasses.
FOOD
December 14, 2013 | RUSS PARSONS
Christmas breakfasts are meals of tradition in my family. Dinner, the rest of them pretty much let me play around however I want. But breakfast has to follow a certain script. Still, there are traditions, and then there are traditions. A couple of years ago we were sitting around talking about what we were going to have for Christmas breakfast. Julekake, of course, is a given. A candied-fruit-studded Scandinavian Christmas bread much loved in my father's family, it's probably been on my holiday table every year since I was born.
NEWS
October 4, 2012 | By Caitlin Keller
Sqirl opened its production space to the public for breakfast and lunch service on Thursday. Patrons can now dine under the same roof where Sqirl's preserves -- including jams, chutneys, fruit butters and marmalades -- are made. Jam maker Jessica Koslow has teamed with chef Ria Wilson, formerly of Canelé, to offer a seasonal menu with local produce from family-owned farms that are in close proximity to her kitchen. The shop, designed by Freeland Buck, will also serve coffee from the duo behind G&B Coffee -- Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski -- who are ex-Intelligentsia baristas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1999
Re "A Winning Serve," Jan. 30. I have been eating breakfast at Bobby's Coffee Shop for over 32 years and want to congratulate staff writer Scott Glover for his article on this landmark restaurant in Woodland Hills. There is, however, one correction that needs to be made in the story. In his opening paragraph, Glover calls Bobby's, "a greasy breakfast joint." Let the facts speak for themselves: Bobby's is no franchise operation. The service and breakfasts are beyond comparison, and it is the best "greasy breakfast joint" in Los Angeles, which is why it is still around after 50 years.
NEWS
December 12, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Hollywood Reporter's “Power 100” Women in Entertainment Breakfast, honoring Oprah Winfrey with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, presented to her by former California First Lady Maria Shriver. The program : TV host Jimmy Kimmel opened the ceremonies, taking note of “this sea of perfect blowouts” and suggesting “Wouldn't it be better to rename the event the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood and just not give any of the spots to men?” He then delivered a warning to Kanye West, seated with the Kardashian clan.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. As much as he's a fan of, and professionally connected to, the music of the Beatles, there are times when “Breakfast With the Beatles” radio show host Chris Carter wonders how long that music can continue to enthrall listeners. Then he stops wondering when he gets a call like one he took on last weekend's show marking the 33 rd anniversary of John Lennon's death. “Some kid called in and asked, 'Could you play "Out the Blue" from "Mind Games," ' ” Carter said in reference to the track from Lennon's 1973 solo album.
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