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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2010 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
An Oxnard school district charged the state and federal governments at least $5.6 million for distributing school meals that never existed, according to a two-year investigation triggered by district officials. The Oxnard Union High School District must now come up with the missing funds and is attempting to work out a repayment schedule with the state Department of Education, said Jack Parham, an attorney for the district. Meanwhile, the inspector general's office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which pays for discounted and free student meals, is weighing the the possibility of criminal charges.
NEWS
May 25, 1985
Recall of about 100,000 pounds of roast beef produced by a Los Angeles firm and sold to restaurants and delicatessens in California, Nevada and Hawaii was announced Friday by the federal Food Service and Inspection Service in Washington. Nancy Robinson, director of information for the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2013 | By August Brown
This post has been updated. Please see note at the bottom for details.  If meat is murder, as Morrissey famously proclaimed during his tenure as the Smiths' frontman, then Staples Center will be signifcantly less-homicidal when the singer plays his sold-out headline gig on March 1. Promoters for the show announced Monday that the downtown arena's food service will incorporate a greatly expanded vegan and vegetarian menu the night of...
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