CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2011 |
Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef who is beating the drums for a school lunch revolution, received a warm reception this weekend from hundreds of the people who make and serve food to children every day. It's the Los Angeles Unified School District that isn't so welcoming. "I'm going to be honest. I'm actually petrified," Oliver said as he started his keynote address Saturday at the annual meeting of the California School Nutrition Assn. at the Pasadena Convention Center. Perhaps he feared the "lunch ladies" might not be happy to hear from the man who clashed with their colleagues in Huntington, W.Va.
June 3, 2011
SERIES Flashpoint: A delusional man (Aaron Poole) takes hostages at a restaurant because he believes the owner (Patrick Sabongui) is a terrorist planning an attack in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Friday Night Lights: Vince's (Michael B. Jordan) arrogance alienates his teammates and Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) fears that he's starting to lose control of the team, while Tami (Connie Britton) worries about one of her students, who shows signs of being neglected in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC)
February 26, 2011 |
Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the kitchen at Patra's, a Glassell Park drive-through where his crew is taping footage for "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," a TV show that's not just about healthy food but also about converting skeptics and...
February 4, 2011 |
British chef Jamie Oliver's food revolution is giving LAUSD officials a case of indigestion. The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended all filming of reality TV shows in district schools after a standoff with the celebrity chef, who had been filming his ABC show "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" at West Adams Preparatory High School in central Los Angeles for the last two weeks. This week the district denied Oliver's license to film at Manual Arts Senior High School in South L.A., which, like West Adams, is operated by MLA Partner Schools under a contract with LAUSD.