CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 |
Health food store owners and their customers across Ventura County have banded together to oppose new federal legislation that they say would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unprecedented ability to ban many vitamins and holistic remedies now in wide use.
March 2, 1989 |
From the moment he built his first crude barbells out of parts found in a junkyard more than 50 years ago, Joe Weider dreamed of power. He was 13, rail-thin, living in a gang-infested Montreal ghetto. Beaten up more than once, he feared traveling from one neighborhood to the next. Lifting weights, he hoped, would change all that. But Weider did not stop at building his biceps. Body building swept him up, he recalls now, "like a religious fervor."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 |
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 |
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 25, 2012 |
Too many people see health food as medicine, and that is one thing that keeps them from eating healthfully, says Dr. Andrew Weil. In his new cookbook, written with Sam Fox and Michael Stebner, he tries to dispel the notion that delicious food and healthful food are exclusive. The book is called "True Food" (Little, Brown and Co., $29.99), which Weil said Thursday in a telephone interview, means "real food first of all. I think a lot of what people eat is not real food. " "I am a good home cook, and I like dishes that are simple, that have bold flavors, that are relatively easy to prepare," he said.
December 15, 1993 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1986 |
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 3, 2002 |
Eleven years ago, the owners of Erewhon Natural Foods Market built the Taj Mahal of health food stores. Since 1968, the store had occupied the corner of Edinburgh and Beverly, and when it moved, the iconic weathered-redwood building left behind remained a hangout for granola heads -- first as the Nowhere Cafe, now as VP Discount Vitamins and Natural Foods. But the new Erewhon, a few blocks west, was something else again.