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December 8, 2012 |
After a breakup with a film and television editor, I decided that 2012 would be about being proactive and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I would attempt to go on 365 dates during a 12-month period - some of which would, I hoped, be amorous or affectionate. Others would be "documentary dates," in which I would get to know people's stories. I wanted to think about men for who they are, not what they are. I figured the 365 goal gives me an emotional safety net. If I was attracted to a guy but it wasn't mutual, I could move on. I'd be disappointed and frustrated, but at least I had a plan.
November 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and former campaign rival Mitt Romney will meet for a private lunch Thursday at the White House, fulfilling an offer that Obama made after his reelection victory. The White House announced Wednesday morning that Obama and the former Republican presidential nominee will dine at an undisclosed time in the private dining room in the executive mansion. The event will be closed to reporters and photographers. The meeting follows a statement from Obama on election night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2012 |
On the menu at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex cafeteria on a recent Friday was petite beef patties on whole wheat buns, a cup of roasted potato wedges, an apple and a carton of 1% milk. Together, the carefully portioned and paired foods amounted to about 730 calories - safely below a recently implemented 850-calorie cap for high school lunches. But walk out of the cafeteria, through the circle of giggling cheerleaders and the huddle of boys eyeing them, to the long line of students snaking around a corner and you'll find another option: the student store.
November 16, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. - When Tampa radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge said he would "deep-fat fry a Koran" in response to deadly protests against U.S. troops for the accidental burning of the Muslim holy book in Afghanistan, Jill Kelley was on it. "I just got off the phone with Gen. Allen and Adm. Harward," the Tampa socialite emailed the mayor of Tampa in March, referring to Gen. John R. Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, and Vice Adm....
November 15, 2012 |
Whether you are food-obsessed and like to marvel at still life paintings of fruits and vegetables or if lectures on food history and culture are your thing, here are some upcoming art-related food events around Los Angeles: FLORENTINE FAMILY LUNCH: On Sunday, the Getty Center will host a four-course luncheon at 12:30 p.m., fashioned after the traditional Italian family meal with platters of food to be shared. The lunch will feature Prosecco, music from Renaissance Florence and a tour of the " Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance " exhibition.
October 25, 2012 |
The documentary "Lunch" is just what it describes, a seat at the kibitz table with a gathering of acclaimed showbiz writers, performers and directors whose Golden Age of You-Name-It comedy pedigrees are remarkable: Sid Caesar, Hal Kanter, Carl Reiner, Arthur Marx, Matty Simmons and Rocky Kalish, to name a handful. For more than 40 years, this gang of funnymen has met on alternating Wednesdays - currently at Factor's Famous Deli on Pico, where Donna Kanter (Hal's daughter) captured them for her film - to eat, joke, tell stories and chart each other's aging, referred to as "the organ recital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2012 |
The director of a Los Angeles city recreation center is facing felony charges after she allegedly stole up to $15,000 from the facility, including lunch money from children in her care. Carol Brandt, 47, who served as the director of the Montecito Heights Recreation Center northeast of downtown from 2008 to 2011, was charged Tuesday with embezzlement and misappropriation of public funds. She is accused of pocketing more than $10,000 from members of several basketball and soccer teams who paid to use the facility's courts and fields in 2009 and 2010.
October 11, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers and government officials are again engaged in a food fight, this time with Republican lawmakers hungry to lift new federal limits on the calories of school lunches served to 32 million students. The lawmakers have introduced legislation targeting the "nutrition nannies" at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, contending that their "calorie rationing" is leaving students hungry. The anti-obesity rules championed by First Lady Michelle Obama require schools in the federally subsidized lunch program to serve more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free and low-fat milk.
October 4, 2012 |
Sqirl opened its production space to the public for breakfast and lunch service on Thursday. Patrons can now dine under the same roof where Sqirl's preserves -- including jams, chutneys, fruit butters and marmalades -- are made. Jam maker Jessica Koslow has teamed with chef Ria Wilson, formerly of Canelé, to offer a seasonal menu with local produce from family-owned farms that are in close proximity to her kitchen. The shop, designed by Freeland Buck, will also serve coffee from the duo behind G&B Coffee -- Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski -- who are ex-Intelligentsia baristas.
October 2, 2012 |
DENVER - Much of GOP nominee Mitt Romney's Tuesday was dominated by debate prep, but he took a break for lunch this afternoon and stopped by Chipotle. "I usually get the burrito. I think I'll go for the bowl today. That's a good idea," Romney said as he entered the restaurant. Asked whether he was ready for Wednesday's debate, a critical moment for his presidential bid, Romney replied, "I'm getting there.” Romney was accompanied by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who has been playing the role of President Obama in debate practice.