May 30, 2008 |
A proposed state constitutional amendment defining a fertilized human egg as a person was certified for the November ballot, moving the state a step closer to an election battle over abortion rights. State officials said backers turned in an estimated 103,000 valid signatures, far more than the 76,000 required. Opponents say the proposed amendment could affect birth control because hormonal contraception such as the pill might sometimes prevent fertilized eggs from attaching to the uterine wall.
November 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- California's egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring that eggs imported into the state be produced under standards that give hens enough room to spread their wings. The Humane Society Legislative Fund is running online ads in the states of nearly a dozen House-Senate negotiators. The ads do not mention the California law but show an image of a shopper in a grocery store and warn that a "dangerous federal overreach" threatens state laws that protect animals and the food supply.
August 18, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) says that all she wanted to do was make it easier for scientists to get eggs from women for fertility research. Currently, women can be paid for their eggs by individuals undergoing fertility treatments in private clinics, and they get a average of $9,000 - sometimes much more. But the state has a ban on paying women to donate eggs for scientific studies. This year, the Bay Area lawmaker wrote a bill sponsored by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine to scrap the 7-year-old ban. She proposed allowing payments of up to $10,000 to egg donors for their time, inconvenience and discomfort.
January 21, 2007
I was very pleased to read Andrew Bender's article on cheap (but quality) eats in Tokyo ["Stretching Your Yen in Tokyo," Jan. 14]. I travel to Japan -- mostly Tokyo -- for pleasure twice a year. Like Bender, I often get asked if eating in Japan is expensive, as if eating at Nobu-style restaurants is the norm. It was great to see some of my favorite places listed, especially Kyushu Jangara ramen, where I took some friends from England who met me in Tokyo over New Year's. They didn't understand why I nearly forced them to go until they sipped the soup base and sighed.
September 27, 2009
"Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg" Tom Ross This book is about an egg named Eggbert. All the other eggs want Eggbert to leave because he is slightly cracked. No one wants him. Read the book to find out how Eggbert finally finds a happy place. Reviewed by Lucas, 7 Dorris Place Elementary Los Angeles "Mr. Popper's Penguins" Richard and Florence Atwater Mr. Popper is a man who is always reading about the Arctic. He loves reading about penguins and sometimes reads about scientists, including Admiral Drake.
November 17, 2012
Total time: About 3 hours over 2 days Servings: 6 to 8 Stuffing "pain perdu" 2 eggs 1/2 cup sour cream (crème fraîche or heavy cream can be substituted) 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 teaspoons smooth Dijon mustard 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 6 cups leftover stuffing (Pretty much any kind will work. If you do not have enough stuffing left over, dice bread in cubes to make up the volume.) 1. The day before serving the final dish, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
March 8, 2014 |
The individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act forced the courts to consider anew the limits of Congress' power to regulate the insurance market. Now, a California law governing the size of hens' cages is testing the limit of a state's power to regulate interstate food sales. At issue is a 2010 law that bans the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages that California voters deemed too small in 2008, when they passed Proposition 2. Sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, the ballot measure requires the state's egg-laying hens, calves raised for veal and pregnant pigs to be housed in a way that allows them to stand up, turn around and extend their limbs fully.
June 10, 2013 |
Simon Cowell egged - it's something we're supposing any number of "American Idol" and "Britain's Got Talent" wannabes have wanted to see for years now. And on Saturday night, during the "BGT" finale, it happened. During a performance by an operatic duo, a woman in a black dress popped up on stage with a carton of eggs and began hurling them toward the judges, Cowell especially, landing a few before security hustled her away. After the performance, Mr. Not-So-Nice-Guy could be seen removing his jacket, which was presumably covered with goo. (See the video above.)