March 27, 1994 |
"Look, there goes one of my clients," says Chris Crosson excitedly, pointing at the tail end of a golden retriever as we sit in a Balboa Island coffee shop. "Yea for dogs!" he says, laughing. Crosson has good reason to rejoice: He's president of Doggie Walk Bags, which has sold 250,000 of the pooper-scoopers-in-a-capsule that are a hot item among Orange County dog owners.
April 11, 1986 |
Two-thirds through "Violets Are Blue" (selected theaters), Sissy Spacek exclaims enthusiastically to Kevin Kline, "God, it would be a week in the Mideast and Central America!" You'd think she were talking about a Club Med vacation. Ensuing unintended laughter makes the film, heretofore engaging, burst like a soap bubble. And like Humpty Dumpty after his fall, there's no putting it together again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1987
An Orange County librarian and a Newport Beach attorney were appointed Wednesday by Gov. George Deukmejian to serve on state boards for the arts and the mentally disabled. Deukmejian named Elizabeth Martinez-Smith to the board of trustees of the California State Summer School for the Arts. He appointed John C. Kellogg to the board of Protection and Advocacy Inc., which monitors state services to the mentally disabled.
November 4, 2013 |
Kellogg Co. on Monday reported third-quarter net sales of $3.7 billion and also announced a four-year plan to cut costs that will include reducing its global work force by 7%, or about 2,000 jobs. Though the company largely met earnings expectations, its U.S. morning food sales declined 2.2% to $883 million in the quarter ending Sept. 28, Kellogg said. Its U.S. snacks sales also declined, falling 2.4% to $886 million in the third quarter. Kellogg is not alone in suffering revenue drops amid a poor economy.
June 14, 1988 |
The marketing skills of Will Keith Kellogg put cold cereal on the world's breakfast tables, but the "king of corn flakes" worked as hard at giving away his fortune as making it. In the 58 years since the late Kellogg Co. founder established the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, it has dished out more than $1 billion on programs to overcome the problems of hunger, disease and ignorance--both at home and abroad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2001 |
Eureka, the gigantic gold bar that sat on the ocean floor for more than a century, only to be consigned to a safe for years afterward while insurance companies fought over it, has been sold for a record $8 million. The ingot, as big as a loaf of bread, is the largest known gold bar to come out of California's Gold Rush.
May 13, 2012 |
My mom's first day of motherhood was one of the happiest of her life. It was also one of the worst. She had accompanied my dad from Sri Lanka to Washington State University in 1968, so he could complete his doctorate as a Fulbright Scholar. The school was in Pullman, a small town near the Idaho border. Fluent in English, she worked as a university librarian. During her pregnancy, at age 30, she received care from one of Pullman's few obstetricians. She endured labor without drugs, and I was born healthy in 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1989
Your article credits a St. Louis physician with the invention of peanut butter in 1890. Perhaps others could claim simultaneous and independent discovery of that indispensable item of the American diet. In his never-ending search for acceptable meat substitutes for patients at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, W.K. Kellogg ground up some roasted peanuts in the experimental kitchen. He took the resultant product to his brother, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, for his approval. J.H. smelled the ground-up peanut paste, tasted it, and pronounced it "peanut butter."
December 22, 2012 |
One definition of geekdom is being fascinated by things that other people don't give a second thought to. To my mind that's a great virtue, not a shortcoming. And a new book by local author Jon Krampner is nothing but virtuous. “Creamy and Crunchy” is an in-depth look at peanut butter. How could you possibly find enough to write about peanut butter, you might well ask. It turns out, the only surprising thing is that no one has done it before (well, food historian Andrew Smith did do a book on peanuts, and is amply credited)