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March 16, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two upper crust Los Angeles restaurants were served a sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday by an experienced waitress who claims she was denied employment because of her sex. The class action suit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, was filed by Kellye McKinna, 29, against Citrus Restaurant and the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel and Restaurant.
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March 19, 1990 | From United Press International
Sex Discrimination Suit: Attorney Gloria Allred filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to require two restaurants, Ma Maison/Sofitel Hotel & Restaurant and Citrus, to hire women, not just men, to wait on tables. The suit was filed on behalf of Kellye McKinna, 29, who said she was never permitted to wait on tables in the formal dining room at Ma Maison. (Filed March 5, 1990, Case No. C754109)
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986 | COLMAN ANDREWS
Barbecue, pasta and home-delivery pizza are on the upswing in America today; freshly baked cookies and sushi are declining in popularity. "Hamburgers with a variety of toppings, served in establishments that offer alcoholic beverages" are holding approximately steady. Those are among the facts revealed by the National Restaurant Assn.'s second annual survey of "Consumer Preferences for New Restaurant Concepts," based on a study conducted nationwide in April by the Gallup Organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two upper crust Los Angeles restaurants were served a sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday by an experienced waitress who claims she was denied employment because of her sex. The class action suit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, was filed by Kellye McKinna, 29, against Citrus Restaurant and the Ma Maison Sofitel Hotel and Restaurant.
BUSINESS
March 19, 1990 | From United Press International
Sex Discrimination Suit: Attorney Gloria Allred filed a class-action sex discrimination lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court seeking to require two restaurants, Ma Maison/Sofitel Hotel & Restaurant and Citrus, to hire women, not just men, to wait on tables. The suit was filed on behalf of Kellye McKinna, 29, who said she was never permitted to wait on tables in the formal dining room at Ma Maison. (Filed March 5, 1990, Case No. C754109)
FOOD
March 2, 1989 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
DEAR SOS: The Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue has the most delicious creme brulee. I would love to have the recipe. --ALMA DEAR ALMA: You, me and a few million people out there would like the recipe. Let's share it. CITRUS CREME BRULEE 10 eggs, separated 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup milk 2 1/4 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Mix egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until well combined and sugar has dissolved.
FOOD
August 6, 1987
The wedding ceremony--simple and light-hearted--lasted about seven minutes. Eight hours later the wedding reception was still going strong, showing few signs of abatement. But anyone who knows ebullient Michel Richard, chef-partner at Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue, would not expect his wedding to Laurence Retourne to be anything but joyous celebration. Richard's fellow chefs turned out in force to provide a memorable wedding luncheon and reception.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | BEA MAXWELL
Thalians President Debbie Reynolds and Board Chairman Ruta Lee presented a check for $488,000 to Joseph N. Mitchell, chairman of the board of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in February. The check marks another payment toward the group's latest $2-million pledge. To date, Thalians has raised more than $21 million for the hospital. Children's Bureau of Los Angeles will receive $200,000 netted from the Feb. 2 "Tip-A-King '92" benefit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993
Complaining that Los Angeles' strict anti-smoking ordinance is hurting their business, about a dozen restaurateurs, from the most renowned to the little-known, appealed to Mayor Richard Riordan and City Council members Tuesday to lessen the restrictions. The restaurant owners met at Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue to sign a letter asking city officials to give eating establishments some relief from the smoking ban, which went into effect Aug. 2.
BUSINESS
July 1, 1999 | Greg Hernandez
Restaurateur Moe Ghazi, owner of the popular Caffe Panini in Corona del Mar, has taken over management of Odessa restaurant in Laguna Beach, changed its menu, installed a new head chef and soon will be changing its name and opening for lunch. Ghazi said he has replaced Odessa's French-New Orleans style cuisine with a palette of European and Pacific Rim offerings under the supervision of chef Chris Felippa, formerly of Citrus restaurant in Los Angeles.
FOOD
March 2, 1989 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
DEAR SOS: The Citrus restaurant on Melrose Avenue has the most delicious creme brulee. I would love to have the recipe. --ALMA DEAR ALMA: You, me and a few million people out there would like the recipe. Let's share it. CITRUS CREME BRULEE 10 eggs, separated 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup milk 2 1/4 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed Mix egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until well combined and sugar has dissolved.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1986 | COLMAN ANDREWS
Barbecue, pasta and home-delivery pizza are on the upswing in America today; freshly baked cookies and sushi are declining in popularity. "Hamburgers with a variety of toppings, served in establishments that offer alcoholic beverages" are holding approximately steady. Those are among the facts revealed by the National Restaurant Assn.'s second annual survey of "Consumer Preferences for New Restaurant Concepts," based on a study conducted nationwide in April by the Gallup Organization.
FOOD
April 4, 1991 | ROSE DOSTI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yes, there are a few calories in this exquisitely light souffle, but not as many as there would have been without Citrus restaurant chef Michel Richard's crafty touch. Richard knows Los Angeles diners want their cooking light. "If I were cooking in Provence," he says, "I would still be using tons of butter and heavy sauces, but in Los Angeles I dream of ways to make everything taste light. Even dessert."
NEWS
December 26, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
Stars were on the ceilings. Gold stars were on the napkin rings. The rose topiary centerpieces were statuesque. Some ladies who had worn short dresses wished they had worn long. The party, bringing together descendants of two families prominent in the world of oil--the Kecks and Dohenys--may have been the most sparkling of the holiday season.
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