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August 2, 1985
I mixed the old Coke and the new Coke together, and it makes a marvelous drink. OLLIE CRAWFORD North Hollywood
April 21, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool most consumers, including themselves. The high court is hearing an appeal from Stewart and Lynda Resnick of Los Angeles, makers of a rival pomegranate juice called Pom Wonderful, who complained that the name of the Coca-Cola product, sold under the Minute Maid brand, is false and misleading.
August 26, 2001 | Associated Press
For rust, crust and greasy goo, grab a can of cola. When chrome faucets get water spots, or auto trim and bumpers become rusty, moisten the shiny side of aluminum foil with cola, rub lightly, wipe and watch the shine return. To clean toilets, pour in some cola and let it sit. Then swish, and porcelain will sparkle.
December 13, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Coca-Cola Co. has announced that it will split its North America business into two units as it aims to return to a traditional franchising model. The Atlanta-based beverage giant also announced changes in its top leadership. The company said Thursday that effective Jan. 1, it have two new units --  Coca-Cola North America and Coca-Cola Refreshments.  J.A.M. Douglas has been appointed group president for Coca-Cola North America. Paul Mulligan will lead Coca-Cola Refreshments, the bottling division of the business, the company said.  Coca-Cola announced earlier this year that it would revamp the company as it tries to deal with a decline its soda business.
January 31, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two decades after adding the designation, Coca-Cola Co. is removing the word "classic" from its cola sold in the U.S. The "classic" tag line was added in 1985, when the company introduced a formula that consumers called "New Coke." New Coke never caught on and was dropped in 2004.
February 2, 1991
Did anyone else notice that Coca-Cola spent around $800,000 to let us know they gave the USO $1 million? RON BURLA Woodland Hills
January 29, 1998
The day after John Elway grabbed his first Super Bowl ring, most viewers had already fumbled the messages from many Super Bowl advertisers. Ferndale, Mich.-based SAAResearch called 402 viewers on Monday and asked them to identify firms that had advertised during the game. *--* Percentage of viewers able Rank Advertiser to identify advertiser 1. Budweiser 56% 2. Pepsi-Cola 42 3. Federal Express 13 4. Tabasco 11 5. Coca-Cola 8 6. Bud Lite 6 7. Doritos 6 8. Pizza Hut 5 9. American Express 5 10.
May 16, 1993
I just want to confirm the impression made by your Chuck Norris article (TV Times, April 18). As a former bartender at the L.A. Music Center I came across quite a few celebrities. Norris, who had a Coca-Cola, was both the nicest and the least stuck-up famous person I served. Tom Haggerty, Hollywood
April 26, 1992
After the death of longtime Calendar Letters contributor Felix de Cola, I feared that opposition to rock 'n' roll coverage in your pages would degenerate into the glum grumblings of naysayers who would repeat the mantra "It's too loud; you can't understand the words" ad infinitum. I'm pleased to see that Dr. Marvin H. Leaf has picked up the fallen banner of intelligent, informed opposition to rock 'n' roll, quoting Artie Shaw yet--something I don't believe De Cola would ever stoop to. Thanks for helping us keep our perspective, Doc--keep it up. CARLO PANNO Burbank
May 16, 2002
* C.O.L.A. 2002: Individual Artist Fellowships (Japanese American National Museum, 369 E. 1st St., L.A., [213] 625-0414). This annual exhibition features work by L.A.-based mid-career artists awarded Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department fellowships. The grants enable the creation of new work. Among the pieces on view is Linda Stark's oil on canvas "Black Widow Portrait III" (1999), above. Tue.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 23, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
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 30, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Coca-Cola fizzled in 2013, falling two spots from its ranking as the world's most valuable brand, according to a closely watched report released Monday. Coca-Cola was replaced by Apple in the 2013 report by Interbrand, a brand consulting company owned by the  Omnicom Group .  The report ranks companies based on a factors including financial performance and brand loyalty. The global report ranks companies that have a presence on at least three major continents.  In its latest rankings, Interbrand estimated the worth of Apple's brand to be $98.3 billion, up 28% from the year before.  The introduction to Apple's description reads like a gushing tech review: "Every so often, a company changes our lives, not just with its products, but also with its ethos," the report begins.
August 8, 2013
Prolifically produced for almost 40 years, "El Grande de Coca-Cola" has been directed by Alan Shearman and starred Ron House since its inception. Formerly two acts, the play has been judiciously pared to a breezy 75 minutes — and the comic momentum never flags. Wearing a hairpiece that looks like a small animal in distress, House is the linchpin of a superlative, marvelously agile cast. Ruskin Group Theatre, 3000 Airport Road, Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays.
July 23, 2013 | By F. Kathleen Foley
Since it was first produced in London almost 40 years ago, “El Grande de Coca Cola,” a farcical revue set in a third-rate cabaret somewhere south of the border, has been widely produced worldwide. Alan Shearman and Ron House, who share co-writer credits with Diz White and John Neville-Andrews, both starred in the hit 1973 off-Broadway run, which ran three years, and a subsequent, less successful 1986 revival. Now, Shearman and House return to their inspired folly in a reprise production at the Ruskin Group Theatre.
July 16, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Coca-Cola Co. earnings Tuesday showed the beverage maker's key business -- soft drinks -- is fizzling as more health-conscious Americans drink less soda. The company's second-quarter volume growth came in well below expectations, showing declines in some parts of the world. Executives blamed currency exchange head winds, weak consumer confidence and wet, chilly weather. Net income for the quarter that ended June 28 fell 4% from the year-earlier quarter to $2.68 billion . Adjusted earnings came in at 63 cents a share.
July 11, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Have the French gone crazy? Following close on the heels of Winestar 's French wine in a can - and not just plonk, but vintage red, white and rosé from such prestigious appellations as Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley  - a French producer is introducing cola-flavored wine. Say what? Hausmann Famille, a branch of the firm Châteaux en Bordeaux , has introduced Rouge Sucette, a red wine doused with cola flavor targeted for a younger audience. PHOTOS: 13 big, bold, juicy red wines In France, sad to say wine drinking has plummeted in recent years, particularly among the young, who are more attracted to beer and spirits.
January 14, 2006
Note to Arte Moreno: You're right, "L.A." sells better than "Anaheim" in front of Angels, but if you wanted an L.A. team you should have bought the Dodgers. It's like wanting a Coke but only being able to afford the generic cola. A. JUSTIN LUM Pasadena
October 15, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Senior citizens are braced for Tuesday's announcement of how much more money they will get from Social Security, an automatic increase that is expected to come in at less than 2%, one of the smallest since the Cost of Living Adjustment first began in 1975. The increase, also known as a COLA, is tied to the rise of consumer prices, which has been running at an annual rate of about 1.5%, according to federal figures. The formal announcement, which will include September's rate of inflation available on Tuesday, is expected to be around that number.
May 26, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with 11 laps left to win the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in three seasons, a race stopped for nearly 30 minutes Sunday night when a TV camera support rope snapped. Kahne led 156 laps and appeared to have the strongest machine in NASCAR's longest race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. But Harvick took the low line following the last of 11 cautions and slowly pulled away. Kahne finished second, Kurt Busch third and polesitter Denny Hamlin was fourth in his second full race since returning from injury.
May 8, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Coca-Cola is making major promises to fight obesity - ceasing advertisements directed at kids, slapping calorie counts on all its packaging - as the soda giant stares down a rising tide of concern over sugar-stuffed beverages. On Wednesday, as part of an initiative it's calling Coming Together, the Atlanta company made a series of pledges that also involved offering low- or no-calorie drinks globally and backing of physical activity programs. Coca-Cola said its new rules, announced in part to commemorate the brand's 127 th anniversary, will apply in more than 200 countries where it does business.
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