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March 8, 2014 | By Jon Healey
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.
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TRAVEL
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.
FOOD
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
FOOD
October 7, 2010
Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from "Traditional Spanish Cooking" by Janet Mendel 3/4 pound mushrooms such as boletus or oyster 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 clove garlic, sliced 5 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 ounces chopped Spanish cured ham, preferably jamón ibérico Chopped parsley Strips of bread fried crisp in olive oil 1. Clean the...
NEWS
July 5, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
It's not surprising hotels are unleashing special perks and menus aimed at dog owners. Pet owners are an attractive demographic, last year spending more than $50 billion on their four-legged friends, a 73% increase in the last decade, according to Dillon Media, a marketing strategy firm. The biggest spenders were people who don't have kids at home - the kind of traveler who can stay longer and spend more. Although dog menus are still a rarity in U.S. hotels, they're a growing trend.
NATIONAL
May 30, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
Peter Carl Fabergé, Google doodle recipient, lived a Humpty Dumpty kind of life -- specializing in the delicate and ending with a great fall.  The master goldsmith and jeweler who founded the House of Fabergé was beloved by Russian czars and turned out fantastical baubles and jewel-encrusted gewgaws for the aristocracy. Then came the  Russian Revolution, which destroyed his way of life and spurned what he loved best: objects of exquisite luxury. Fabergé was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1846.  The doodle is celebrating the 166th anniversary of his birth.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
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.
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