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June 4, 1995
Don't believe all of the criticism of the train service through the English Channel. We recently rode the Eurostar from Gare du Nord station in Paris to Waterloo Station, London, and found it clean and only a minute late. The food service was better than average at fair prices. The terminals are clean and efficient, new specially designed baggage carts are free, and personnel were available to solve problems or answer questions. CLIFF DEKTAR North Hollywood
August 2, 2010 | By Ann A. Crane
In response to his July 27 column about requiring restaurants and food service companies to donate leftover food, I have this to say to David Lazarus: Go find something else to legislate. My business is off-premise catering. As a responsible food provider, I must meet safety guidelines for what I serve. As a human being, I participate in giving back to the community and helping those in need. And as a business owner, I need to make sure my enterprise operates on financially sound footing.
November 11, 2001
Delta Air Lines' decision to save money by ending food and beverage service on most domestic flights offers a bleak picture for travelers, our company and our employees ["Delta Air to Halt Some Food Service," Oct. 20]. The way to get people flying again is by providing travel that is secure and, we believe, comfortable. Enhanced security measures are in place. Cutting meal and beverage service is a step we suspect falls short of meeting most people's definition of comfortable travel.
October 9, 1997
Most of the approximately 300 food service and housing workers at USC walked off their jobs Wednesday in a one-day protest of what they view as a lack of job security and to demand long-term contracts for all employees, union officials said. A spokesman for Local 11 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union estimated that 90% of the university's food service and housing workers walked off their jobs. Campus officials said about 60% walked out.
June 24, 2010 | By Colman Andrews, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In January, Ferran Adrià announced that at the end of the 2011 season he planned to close El Bulli, his mythic restaurant on Spain's Costa Brava, with plans to reopen it two years later as a foundation, in which food service will be only a part. El Bulli has often been called "the best restaurant in the world" (whatever that means). Of course, it has been called many other things as well: an art performance space, a miracle, a shrine, sheer heaven, pure hell. I'm always a little surprised, in fact, by the diversity — and intensity — of the reactions a meal at El Bulli engenders.
May 19, 1996
It appears the majority members of the Orange Unified School District's Board of Education are concocting another scheme to frustrate and anger their constituents ("Orange Trustees Add Food to the Conservative Menu," May 5). Their newest scam is to dismantle the district's highly profitable and award-winning food service program and retain a private management company. In this latest saga, the board ignored the recommendations of its own staff, as well as testimony of recognized experts who proved such a risky proposition is bad for the parents, children, and taxpayers of the OUSD.
September 12, 2010 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officer Deon Joseph followed a trail of discarded paper plates and half-eaten macaroni down 6th Street and around the corner into San Pedro Street. There he found his targets: members of a church group, heads bowed in prayer after serving lunch to a long line of homeless people. Dozens of groups from across the Southland converge on downtown Los Angeles every week to hand out food and clothing in skid row, which has been called the homeless capital of the nation.
May 31, 1986 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
Saga Corp., target of a hostile tender offer by Marriott Corp., snubbed the hotel chain for the second time Friday and indicated for the first time that it is having discussions with others interested in buying the food service firm. In announcing that Saga's board had unanimously recommended that shareholders reject Marriott's $34-a-share tender offer, Chairman and Chief Executive Charles A.
April 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Britain's Compass Group, the world's largest food service company, said Sunday that it had agreed to sell its airport and railway food concessions and other travel properties to an investor group for $3.2 billion. The sale of the unit, which operates in 26 countries, is part of Compass' move to focus on its core business and restore investor confidence.
May 11, 1986
As a parent of a school-age child, I am particularly dismayed at the current shenanigans of the Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education with respect to the firing of food services director Ed Dodd. As reported in (The Times May 1), it appears that the board is guilty of shooting the bearer of bad news. Dodd disagrees with his superior, business services administrator Rory Livingston, over how to rectify the shocking loss of $700,000 over the past two years in the district's lunch program.
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