CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2013 |
For generations of children, it is the pleasing sound of summer: the tinny, high-pitched rendering of "La Cucaracha" and "It's a Small World" coming from ice cream trucks trudging through their neighborhood. The music sparks Pavlovian desires for Popsicles, Bomb Pops, 50/50 bars and ice cream sandwiches. For some residents of Long Beach, though, the repetitive - and sometimes competitive - warbling has become an annoying nuisance, more like nails on a blackboard. The City Council this week took a step toward reining it in, drafting an ordinance that would require ice cream truck drivers to turn off the music when they are serving customers.
May 3, 1989
How very interesting to read that Michael Mish has been interviewing "kids all over the place, from 3 to 9 years old. They are very worried about what's happening to the environment" ("Pied Piper of the Environment" by Connie Koennen, April 19). I suspect he must go to schools for very bright children, because the ones I talk to of that age have never heard of the environment and their only concern is where the next ice cream cone is coming from. I'm sure Mish is on the right track, but I do feel he would get much more done about air pollution, etc. if he mixed a bit more with his peers, or politicians who can do something about it if pressed hard enough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1988
My letter is in response to the excellent story by Claudia Puig (May 29) regarding the plight of paleteros , ice cream vendors, in San Fernando and the police and city government. To many people in the city of San Fernando, the police appear to be non-existent. They are nowhere in sight when graffiti are being liberally applied to homes and buildings, drugs are being sold, or drunks and panhandlers are roaming the streets. When called, the police are often bored, sometimes hostile or unable to act. But now I can rest easy.
August 17, 2006 |
There was a time, back in the 19th century, when panoramic landscape paintings epitomized entertainment -- long before radio, motion pictures, television and the Internet, of course. But a few devoted souls remain, to restore the panoramas that still exist or, in the case of the Velaslavasay Panorama, to create entirely new works for modern audiences.
April 22, 2013 |
A Pop Tart and ice cream concoction called the Carl's Jr. Pop Tart Ice Cream Sandwich has hit a Newport Beach location of the fast food chain. If you just did a double take and reread that last sentence because it was one of those oh-my-God-is-this-really-happening-sounds-too-good-don't-tease-me moments, you're not alone. Spec_J posted a photo of the item on Instagram taken at an unidentified Carl's Jr. location in Newport Beach....
October 29, 2012 |
Carmela Ice Cream founders Jessica Mortarotti and Zachary Cox are teaching fall ice cream classes, instructing students on the basics of ice cream and sorbet bases. They will also discuss flavor inspiration, using seasonal farmers market produce and pairing ideas. The class includes demonstrations and tastings for brown butter sage ice cream and cranberry orange thyme sorbet; go home with a pint of each. Classes are Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. $100 ($90 with bring-a-friend discount)
March 20, 2013 |
A man was caught on camera during a Magic vs. Pacer game refusing to share his ice cream cone with his girlfriend. He's watching the game, enjoying his ice cream, when all of the sudden, his girlfriend tries to stick her spoon in it. He nonchalantly pulls away causing her to give him her best "oh-no-you-didn't face. " If you're his girlfriend, or any one of her friends, you're probably thinking this guy is a jerk. She just wanted a little ice cream. What's the big deal?
October 8, 2012 |
Among the important cargo onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule is material to create Silly Putty as well as ice cream. And it's not that freeze-dried "astronaut" kind. The ice cream is tagging along on the space flight that launched Sunday night from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The capsule is expected to reach the International Space Station on Wednesday. The ice cream is encased in a GLACIER refrigerator, which is an ultra-cold freezer that stores samples at temperatures as low as minus 301 degrees Fahrenheit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2010 |
Joseline Reyes had the scoop on the hottest day of the year so far at her school. She had two scoops, in fact. "I've got cookies 'n cream. It's my favorite," the 15-year-old said as she relaxed in the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor that sits in the middle of a Glendale school's grounds. Joseline, of Van Nuys, attends summer school classes at Tobinworld, a 300-student campus for autistic and emotionally disturbed youngsters. Besides being a popular place on a hot day, the Baskin-Robbins store is a centerpiece of the school's curriculum.
September 20, 2012 |
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons. For ice cream. And processed sandwich meat. And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables. And, strangely, deodorant. The coupon campaign is being tested among thousands of Anthem members in California. If it proves popular, the coupons will probably be offered nationwide. "We want you to know that we're much more than just your health plan," the insurer declares in its letter accompanying the coupons.