November 6, 2013 |
Fans of Mexican Coke have been dismayed , saddened and angered at recent reports that their beloved soda's key ingredient -- cane sugar -- will be replaced with old-fashioned corn syrup. But fear not, the Mexican bottler that exports Coke to the U.S. assures consumers the soda's recipe won't be tinkered with, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The outcry began when news outlets such as Quartz reported that executives from Arca Continental, the Mexican bottler, suggested in an earnings call that it would move to use cheaper sweeteners after the Mexican government imposed a new tax on soda. Other news sites followed suit and soon enough, social media was awash with consumers who said they would soon begin hoarding cases of Mexican Coke.
October 23, 2013 |
Soft-drink maker Coca-Cola has tapped L.A.-based designer/collaboration king Darren Romanelli , a.k.a. Dr. Romanelli, a.k.a. DRx (big "r" little "x" -- like a doctor's Rx) to create a capsule collection of pieced-together retro Coke clothing found at flea markets and in vintage stores around the world. While news of the Coca-Cola by DRx collection has been out for a few days now (we mentioned it in Monday's Fashion News report ), the official reveal of the collection -- and launch party -- took place Tuesday night at New York City's New Museum, and we've finally had a chance to see some of the pieces in the collection.
September 27, 2013 |
Miley likes molly, Miley likes weed, Miley doesn't like cocaine. That's pretty much what you need to know if you're in the mood to procure drugs for Miss Miley Cyrus. The 20-year-old wild child shared this info with Rolling Stone for its current issue, and her opinions on marijuana might spark a few memories of her sparking up a bong hit of "salvia" back in 2010. "I think weed is the best drug on earth," she told the mag. "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon.
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August 16, 2013 |
OAKLAND - The high-risk sex offender named as a person of interest in the killing of federal defense investigator Sandra Coke had been ordered to stay away from her as a condition of his parole, a judge said Friday. The revelation in Alameda County Superior Court came as prosecutors were petitioning to revoke parole for Randy Alana. The 56-year-old, with prior convictions for rape, kidnapping and voluntary manslaughter, had briefly dated Coke two decades ago. Outside the courtroom, Assistant Dist.
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August 13, 2013 |
OAKLAND - Police on Tuesday confirmed that the body found outside a park near Vacaville was that of missing federal investigator Sandra Coke. In a brief news conference, Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson said the Alameda County coroner had positively identified the body found Friday. She said parolee Randy Alana remained a "person of interest" in the case, but he was not a suspect. "We are extremely limited in the information we can share about this investigation," Watson said.
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August 9, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Three days after a "person of interest" in the disappearance of an Oakland woman was taken into custody, searchers located a body in tall brush about 45 miles northeast of her home. While the female remains discovered outside Lagoon Valley Regional Park near Vacaville had not been identified by Friday evening, the development suggested a tragic conclusion to the search for Sandra Coke. The 50-year-old capital case investigator for the federal public defender's office in Sacramento disappeared Sunday after leaving her home to pick up a prescription for her 15-year-old daughter.