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July 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 200 people in the U.S. and Canada have been made sick by salmonella traced to unpasteurized orange juice in the past month, U.S. health officials said in Atlanta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there had been 207 confirmed cases of illness since June 19, including 21 that required hospitalization. Most of the cases were in California, Oregon and Washington, the CDC said.
April 22, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
NBC News anchor Brian Williams was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Monday, and to celebrate, Jimmy Fallon introduced yet another montage of Williams "rapping" a classic song. This time, the straight-laced newsman tackled Snoop Dogg's 1994 hit, "Gin and Juice. " The songs are actually hundreds of clips of the "NBC Nightly News" edited together with Swiss watch precision. Previous installments in this ongoing survey of the history of hip-hop through the "Nightly News" have included Williams performing "Rapper's Delight" and N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton.
November 13, 1999 | Associated Press
Consumers in seven Western states should avoid drinking a brand of unpasteurized orange juice that may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria, the California Department of Health Services said Friday. A sample of juice produced by Sun Orchard Co. in Tempe, Ariz., is being investigated by California health officials and the federal Food and Drug Administration. There have been no reports of any illnesses in California associated with the juice, state officials said.
April 21, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - In a case that could strengthen truth-in-labeling laws, Supreme Court justices on Monday voiced deep skepticism about Coca-Cola's Pomegranate Blueberry juice that is 99.4% apple and grape juice, saying the name would probably fool most consumers, including themselves. The high court is hearing an appeal from Stewart and Lynda Resnick of Los Angeles, makers of a rival pomegranate juice called Pom Wonderful, who complained that the name of the Coca-Cola product, sold under the Minute Maid brand, is false and misleading.
January 14, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Drinking more than 12 ounces of fruit juice a day may make preschoolers fat or stunt their growth, a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Chicago suggested. No single juice was implicated in the study of 168 healthy youngsters, but those who drank more than 12 ounces daily tended to be shorter or fatter than other preschoolers.
August 27, 1997 | From Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday asked juice makers to label unpasteurized products and said it will impose legal requirements to reduce the risk of food poisoning. A spate of illnesses from microbes in food, including a toxic strain of the E. coli bacteria, has made consumers and government alike wary of dangers in the food supply. The latest E. coli outbreak involves hamburger, which has made 17 people sick. But fruits and vegetables can also carry infection.
February 28, 1986 | DANIEL AKST, Times Staff Writer
Stroh Brewery Co. plans to break a 136-year tradition by making its first non-alcoholic beverage, a juice-based soft drink that will be produced in Van Nuys. The Detroit-based brewer, which has a reputation for serving mainly a blue-collar market, said Thursday that its soft drink will be premium-priced and made of all-natural ingredients. The company will sell the drink only in California at first, a state it considers particularly receptive to such products.
June 5, 1989 | From Associated Press
A distributor agreed to discontinue sales of a pistol-shaped juice package from which children drink by putting the barrel in their mouths. "We're doing it because of the many complaints we've received," said Michael Sy, general manager of Mackie International in Santa Fe Springs. Sy said the 35-cent juice gun, made in the Philippines and sold under the name "Chilly Bang! Bang!" had been on the market less than two months and generated numerous complaints from New York and Pennsylvania.
February 19, 2007 | Chris Woolston, Special to The Times
Several family members are urging me to take noni juice. Should I listen? ZACHARY A., Altadena The product: If taste were everything, noni juice would be about as popular as bottled plague. The extract of the Polynesian noni fruit (scientific name Morinda citrifolia) tastes like fermented death with strong undertones of stomach acid. But flavor has never been noni's real selling point.
March 3, 2010 | By Martha Groves
As they motored through the scorching Central Valley in the family station wagon, Mel Haynes' nine children watched for the juice-and-fruit stands shaped like immense oranges that dotted California 99, symbolically proclaiming the Golden State's eminence as the king of citrus. "Those guys could spot those orange stands from five miles off," said Haynes, 78, "and we had to stop at most of them." Inspired by those family memories, Haynes satisfied his own thirst 11 years ago by buying one of the giant orange stands at the southern edge of the Northern California farming town of Williams from an owner who sold it as part of a package with the motel next door.
February 25, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
On Sunday, what with emergency shopping (the Smithfield ham had spoiled and we needed fresh water chestnuts for the pearl balls) and various other activities, I completely forgot to make dessert for a dinner party that night. I realized this at 5:30 p.m. It would have been a major deal to clear enough space to bake a cake or whatever else I could dream up from the contents of my pantry and refrigerator. Not enough time to make a custard for ice cream. But I could make a sorbet.
December 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Yawn, the Dodgers are still there. Still looking extremely formidable, but with precious little new activity to get the fan base all riled anew. And it could easily end this way, too, the Dodgers filling some utility and bullpen roles and still heading to spring training as the National League favorite. Take their selfies and be all content. Or there could still be time for some serious activity. Is it really needed? Maybe not, but that doesn't mean some it may happen. The Dodgers could yet: 1)
December 6, 2013 | By Vivienne Walt, guest blogger
It was always there, shimmering on the horizon out my bedroom window: Robben Island, a barren outcrop in the dazzling Atlantic Ocean and the world's most notorious prison. And from as far back as I can remember, there was one fact we knew about that patch of land: Nelson Mandela was there. To white South Africans like me, raised within the coddled stranglehold of apartheid, Mandela was not only an icon, as he's been described on TV networks across the world in the hours since his death Thursday.
October 9, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In Southern California's outer orbit, a dusty highway drive away from the L.A.'s health-obsessed celebrities and hipsters, a massive $70-million factory is preparing to churn out 140,000 gallons of premium juice a week. The 264,000-square-foot Rancho Cucamonga facility is owned by Starbucks Corp., best known for its coffee-on-every-corner network of cafes. The Seattle java giant is watching juice shops crowd into major cities and command $10 a bottle even in a feeble economy. Now it's angling for a bigger sip of the $1.6-billion fresh juice craze, shifting production of its Evolution Fresh juice brand to the new factory Wednesday.
September 7, 2013 | Jessica Gelt
There are times when hard liquor feels too, well, hard, but beer or wine just won't do. That's when it's best to get creative. Take, for example, an interesting little tipple created by mixologist Dave Fernie (Harvard & Stone, Pour Vous) for chef Phillip Lee's new Scratch Bar on La Cienega Boulevard's restaurant row. Nigori sake serves as the base of this light refresher, which is pepped up by the addition of fresh pineapple and lime juices and a touch of simple syrup. The final, pleasing twist is delivered via a pinch of salt.
August 27, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Just when it seemed there was no way for Starbucks products to become more ubiquitous in your life, the coffee giant announced it will start selling its Evolution Fresh juice and Evolution Harvest line of snacks in Whole Food stores across the country. By the end of the year, Starbucks plans to have its Evolution Fresh products in 8,000 Starbucks and grocery stores nationwide, according to a release from the coffee retailer. The juices, which are cold-pressed and organic "whenever possible," according to the release, will be available in 14 flavors at Whole Foods stores, including the mysteriously named "Organic Ruby Roots" and "Organic Sweet Burn.
July 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Odwalla Inc., whose tainted apple juice killed a baby and sickened dozens of other people in 1996, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and will pay a $1.5-million fine, the biggest ever in a food-poisoning case, officials said Thursday. The company, based in Half Moon Bay, agreed to plead guilty to 16 counts of shipping an adulterated food product after an outbreak of bacteria traced to its juice, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Fresno.
It might be a tight squeeze, but Ojai residents Mike Ranelle and Reggie Ferguson think they've been able to carve a valuable niche in Ventura County's slumping Valencia orange industry. The Texas-born entrepreneurs are working with local growers to take oranges that might not make it to market and press them into juice, bottling the nectar and trucking it to dozens of stores and restaurants across the Ojai Valley.
August 1, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man shot and killed by Santa Ana police earlier this week was unarmed, authorities said. At a news conference Wednesday, interim Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas said a 13-year veteran of the force shot Hans Arrellano, a 22-year-old transient, once during an altercation. The incident occurred after police were called to a shopping center parking lot in the 600 block of South Harbor Boulevard about 3 p.m. Tuesday. There had been reports of a man disturbing the peace and "possibly on drugs," authorities said.
July 23, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
There is a titillating chart accompanying this column that lists the actual winners of baseball's MVP and Cy Young awards if every phony winner who was busted for steroids was stripped of the prize. Ignore it. My editors wasted their time. The list is as worthless as a Ryan Braun promise ring. The reason is as obvious as Braun's lies. How can you insist a cheater give up an award to someone who also may have cheated? So goes the real shame in Braun's season-ending PED suspension from the Milwaukee Brewers this week.
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