September 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A day after his potentially momentous phone conversation with President Obama, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was met at home Saturday by cheering supporters and some egg-pelting protesters, while a few members of the U.S. Congress offered a cautious, if somewhat muted, assessment of the first such contact between leaders of the two nations since 1979. The reaction reflected the political realities in both countries over signs of a thawing of relations between the United States and Iran after decades of antagonism, most recently over Tehran's nuclear program.
September 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Speaking for more than 18 hours, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bound to hit upon some familiar points and retread old arguments in his fight to stop spending on the Affordable Care Act . But the sprawling nature of his speech, intermittently interrupted by questions from colleagues, opened the door for some interesting references and, at times, strange rhetorical tactics. But few could expect that when Cruz took to the Senate floor at 2:41 p.m. Eastern time, he would go from drawing comparisons between the fight over the healthcare law and World War II, reading tweets using the #MakeDCListen hashtag , comparing Congress to World Wrestling Entertainment and reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to his daughters.
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September 8, 2013 |
San Pedro's Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has discovered a way to dramatically boost reproduction of California's official state marine fish - the tangerine-colored garibaldi. The aquarium is at the center of an unprecedented captive-garibaldi population explosion: 71 newborns, no bigger than pinkie fingernails, with electric-blue spots on their backs. A year ago, most of those fish would have died in infancy. But new care and feeding techniques have dramatically improved their survival rate.
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.
August 15, 2013 |
Geronimo! An Easter egg on Google Street View will let the user explore the TARDIS from the popular British TV show "Doctor Who. " In the show, the TARDIS is the ship -- in the shape of a blue police call box -- used by the Doctor to travel through space and time, hence the acronym: Time And Relative Dimension In Space. VIDEOS: Top 5 athletic Vines of 2013 "Doctor Who" fans can find the Easter egg on this page of Google Maps , or they can go straight into the TARDIS by going to this page . Inside the TARDIS, users can look in all directions and navigate around just like they can with other pages of Street View.
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August 13, 2013 |
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have lifted a ban on women being paid for donating their eggs to medical research. The action came after conservative groups raised ethical issues about the sale of human eggs and six years after the practice was prohibited by the state. "Not everything in life is for sale nor should it be," Brown wrote in his veto message. Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) introduced the measure, saying it was unfair that most other research subjects are compensated.
July 20, 2013 |
How many ways can you stuff an egg? It seems like today's chefs are determined to find yet one more way. Here are a few favorites from L.A. area restaurants: Clementine: Radishes and chives. Freddy Small's: "Buffalo deviled eggs" - blue cheese and hot sauce, garnished with crisp chicken skin and micro-celery. Haven Gastropub: Smoked salt, bacon, pickles and chives. Jar: Homemade aioli, mustard, Tabasco and topped with crab, chives and Spanish paprika Josie: Crispy bacon, pickled beets and scallions.
July 20, 2013 |
You always know where to find me at a picnic or potluck: I'll be that guy standing by the deviled eggs, probably with my elbows out, the better to fend off all competitors. Sorry, I know it's rude, but these little things are so delicious. And until recently, they were one of those foods that were only served by the homiest of home cooks. To be honest, I can't remember the last time I made them myself. All that changed a few weeks ago when I had dinner at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey.
July 20, 2013
25 minutes. 24 pieces 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons minced shallots, plus more for garnish 2 tablespoons finely diced cornichons, plus more for garnish 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish 1. Carefully peel the eggs and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks to a medium work bowl, arranging the egg whites cut-side up on a plate. 2. Use a fork to mash the yolks as smooth as possible, then add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, 2 teaspoons shallots, 2 tablespoons cornichons and 1 tablespoon tarragon, and beat together until smooth.