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October 28, 1995
A health food store that had to delay its opening after a construction crane crashed into the building is finally in business. Two months after a crane swung out of control, breaking utility wires and taking a chunk out of the building's roof, the Health Emporium opens today at 3347 E. Pacific Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Owners Torin Pavia and Seth Siegel will offer fruit shake toasts at 1 p.m. during a health fair co-sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce.
September 24, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Former Nutrisource Inc. executive Robert Ligon was sentenced to 15 months in prison for claiming that baked goods he sold to Whole Foods Market Inc. and other health food stores were low fat. Ligon, 52, pleaded guilty to mail fraud for putting false nutritional labels on doughnuts, cookies and rolls and selling them from 1995 to 1997. Some of the products went to an Evanston, Ill., store owned by Whole Foods, the largest U.S. natural-foods grocer, prosecutors said.
November 10, 2011 | By Shan Li and Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Coffee king Starbucks Corp. is gunning for the health food industry. The Seattle company announced Thursday the $30-million, all-cash acquisition of San Bernardino-based Evolution Fresh Inc., a natural fruit and vegetable juice maker created by Jimmy Rosenberg, who also founded the Naked Juice brand. With Starbucks coffee shops as ubiquitous as hamburger joints, the company is looking to target a new market by opening a chain of stores next year centered on "wholesome" beverages and food.
October 14, 1986 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
The whirr of the blender blades was gone, replaced Monday afternoon with the pounding of hammers and the screech of nails being wrenched from secure berths in the weathered clapboard of the now-defunct Orange Inn. The historic shanty, which dispensed fresh guava shakes and cottage-cheese-and-cucumber sandwiches on a barren stretch of Coast Highway for nearly two generations, was being dismantled board by board.
December 15, 1993 | From Associated Press
The Food and Drug Administration offered assurances Tuesday that dietary supplements will remain widely available, even though it will soon be able to regulate the claims on their labels for the first time. A moratorium that barred the FDA from regulating vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and other health food store staples expires today.
April 22, 2004 | Robin Rauzi
Laura Kightlinger is an extreme hyphenate: producer, actress, stand-up comic and documentarian. In addition to her consulting producer duties on NBC's "Will & Grace," she has a recurring role as Nurse Sheila. Her documentary "60 Spins Around the Sun" is playing at festivals, and she's just finished a role in the movie "Kicking & Screaming" with Will Ferrell. She jokes that she and boyfriend Jack Black are "a couple in our 90s" and that she "tries to keep my cats' 16-hour sleep schedule."
Goodbye, Mrs. Gooch. The name of that Southern California pioneer of eating right, Sandy Gooch, disappears today from the signs of the natural food stores she sold three years ago to the fast-growing Whole Foods Markets chain out of Austin, Texas. The name change signals a shift in direction after a restructuring of the Southern California operation, which has most recently been known as Mrs. Gooch's Whole Foods.
March 1, 1991 | LAURIE OCHOA and * Carrots, 2834 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica. (213) 453-6505. Entrees $12.50-$20.50. and
L.A.'s best new restaurant is not in a million-dollar architectural space. It is not in a "hot" location. It does not have important artists' work on the walls. It does not have an Armani-suited maitre d' to sneer at your year-old Walter Steiger flats. Carrots is in a Santa Monica Boulevard strip mall--the best table offers a view of the doughnut shop cater-corner to the restaurant. And it is the food, for the most part carrot-free, that makes this modest storefront an important restaurant.
November 11, 1989 | From Associated Press
Federal and state health officials on Friday worked to discover what caused an outbreak of a rare and sometimes fatal blood disorder. Thirty-one cases had been reported by Friday in six widely scattered states, including 21 in New Mexico, as health authorities sought to determine if the outbreak was linked to the use of L-Tryptophan, an amino acid dietary supplement. The disease, eosinophilia, is characterized by high counts of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell.
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