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January 9, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A woman has filed suit against McDonald's Corp., saying she was burned by hot coffee that spilled on her at one of the fast-food chain's Los Angeles restaurants. The lawsuit comes 20 years after a jury awarded $2.9 million to a woman who was badly burned after she spilled hot coffee into her lap at a McDonald's in Albuquerque. That verdict was widely criticized and became a rallying cry for advocates of legal reform. A judge later reduced the verdict to $640,000 and the case settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.
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April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 UCLA-bound Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward left a lasting impression at the McDonald's All American Game on Wednesday in Chicago. She set an assist record with seven and added 10 points in the West's 80-78 win over the East. It was her assist to game MVP Brianna Turner with 53 seconds left that lifted the West to victory.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Chickens don't exactly have nuggets, so how does McDonald's make its popular McNuggets? In a new video, McDonald's Canada showed viewers how the sausage -- er, nuggets -- is made. The segment is part of a campaign that aims to combat attacks on McDonald's food and policies. Earlier videos from the fast-food giant show the company making a burger  look delicious in advertisements  and constructing a  Big Mac from scratch . The chain also posted answers to questions posed on its website, including “Do you use red slime in your meat?
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Mike Helfgot and Bob Narang
CHICAGO -- A trip to Disneyland did not accompany Stanley Johnson's unprecedented fourth upper-division California state championship, but the Windy City is the place to be this week anyway. Hours after the 6-foot-6 Arizona recruit led Mater Dei to the state Open Division title Saturday night, he was on a plane headed to the McDonald's All-American game. He was the first player on the West squad to report to practice Monday. With a host of NBA executives seated just a few feet away, he went down hard Tuesday.
NEWS
April 24, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
A 14-year-old hamburger -- seemingly perfectly preserved, looking like it just hopped off the grill -- has left McDonald's with a lot of explaining to do. The fast-food chain says the apparent lack of mold or disintegration is actually no big deal, and suggests that the burger's pristine appearance -- assuming it's not a prank -- is likely the result of dehydration, and not funky preservatives. The hamburger has been in the headlines of late, most recently on "The Doctors.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2012 | By Emily Bryson York
With half-moon-shaped booths, low stools, wooden blinds and flat-screen TVs, most patrons might expect to pay $8 for a burger, or $4 for a smoothie. But the decor isn't a harbinger of price. This is the new look of a remodeled McDonald's, purveyor of Happy Meals and value deals as well as upscale coffee drinks. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger chain is reaching critical mass on a nearly decade-long, multibillion-dollar global renovation and rebuilding project it's betting will boost sales, traffic and brand perception.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2013 | By David Lazarus
It's well known that the Chinese characters for "crisis" translate as "danger" and "opportunity. " McDonald's has decided there's no danger in exploiting the horrific Cleveland kidnapping as a marketing opportunity. The fast-food heavyweight says it's reaching out to Charles Ramsey, who has gained worldwide fame as one of the rescuers of the three women held for a decade in a Cleveland home. Ramsey said in a TV interview that he was munching on some Mickey D's when the action unfolded Monday.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Stumbling around in the wee hours after an evening out on the town? If you're hankering for some fast food between midnight and 4 a.m., McDonald's wants your business. The Golden Arches are making a grab for what may be the only unsaturated horizon left in the quick service industry: the night owl demographic that gets a craving for burgers past dinnertime and yearns for a breakfast sandwich far before most people are out of bed. McDonald's new After Midnight menu will roll out this month in participating 24-hour restaurants in certain U.S. markets, the company said in a statement.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
McDonald's is facing several lawsuits filed this week by fast food workers who accuse the burger giant of systematically stealing their wages and committing other labor violations. The suits, filed Wednesday and Thursday, are seeking class-action status. Three complaints filed in the Bay Area allege that McDonald's failed to pay employees for all hours worked, skimped on overtime wages and break time, and altered pay records. A fourth case adds similar claims to a lawsuit already pending in Los Angeles County Superior Court against McDonald's.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There will be lots of local representation in Wednesday's McDonald's All American Game for boys' and girls' in Chicago. Stanley Johnson from Santa Ana Mater Dei and Thomas Welsh from Los Angeles Loyola are playing in the boys' game. Jordin Canada from L.A. Windward and Lajahna Drummer from Long Beach Poly are playing in the girls' game. The slam dunk contest will be shown Monday at 6 p.m. (West Coast time) on ESPNU. The girls' game will be on ESPNU at 4 p.m. (West Coast time)
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There will be lots of local representation in Wednesday's McDonald's All American Game for boys' and girls' in Chicago. Stanley Johnson from Santa Ana Mater Dei and Thomas Welsh from Los Angeles Loyola are playing in the boys' game. Jordin Canada from L.A. Windward and Lajahna Drummer from Long Beach Poly are playing in the girls' game. The slam dunk contest will be shown Monday at 6 p.m. (West Coast time) on ESPNU. The girls' game will be on ESPNU at 4 p.m. (West Coast time)
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. - John McDonald appears to have a slight edge over Grant Green and Andrew Romine for the Angels' utility infield spot, but not because he's batting .462 (six for 13) in his first eight exhibition games. The 39-year-old veteran has made several outstanding defensive plays at second base and shortstop, and he can also play third, a position the Angels might need coverage at if they decide to pull David Freese in the late innings of close games, as the St. Louis Cardinals often did last season.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
McDonald's is facing several lawsuits filed this week by fast food workers who accuse the burger giant of systematically stealing their wages and committing other labor violations. The suits, filed Wednesday and Thursday, are seeking class-action status. Three complaints filed in the Bay Area allege that McDonald's failed to pay employees for all hours worked, skimped on overtime wages and break time, and altered pay records. A fourth case adds similar claims to a lawsuit already pending in Los Angeles County Superior Court against McDonald's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Police in Northern California were looking Monday for a man who reached through a McDonald's drive-through window and took $200 in cash. The McDonald's in Petaluma was closed at 2 a.m. Monday and employees were cleaning another part of the restaurant when the theft occurred, KRON-TV reported. Police say surveillance photos show the man forcing his way through the drive-through window at the McDonald's at Gateway Shopping Center. He was able to force a cash register open and get away with about $200.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Meg James
Long relationships are rare in Hollywood - except when it comes to Oscar. During Sunday's telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, McDonald's Corp. is set to make its 23rd straight appearance in Hollywood's biggest night, and American Express Co. will mark its 22nd year. J.C. Penney Co. has landed the role of leading retail advertiser every year since 2001, and, after a five-year absence, longtime advertiser Cadillac is back. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences renewed its vows three years ago with ABC, an arrangement that will keep the program on the network at least until 2020.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
Chickens don't exactly have nuggets, so how does McDonald's make its popular McNuggets? In a new video, McDonald's Canada showed viewers how the sausage -- er, nuggets -- is made. The segment is part of a campaign that aims to combat attacks on McDonald's food and policies. Earlier videos from the fast-food giant show the company making a burger  look delicious in advertisements  and constructing a  Big Mac from scratch . The chain also posted answers to questions posed on its website, including “Do you use red slime in your meat?
BUSINESS
January 19, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Business travel has rebounded from the Great Recession, but lots of travelers remain frugal when spending company money on the road. That was one of the findings of a new report that analyzed millions of business travel expense reports.  For breakfast, the most frequent eatery for business travelers was Starbucks -- 14% of travelers bought food from the coffee shop, spending an average of $8.44 per meal, according to an analysis for the last...
NEWS
July 16, 2013 | By Karin Klein
How can a person live on just McDonald's? The pay for employees, that is, not the food itself. As it happens, neither possibility is very attractive. In an effort to help its low-wage employees manage to stay afloat financially, the golden arches teamed up with Visa to produce an online brochure to guide workers through the process of paying their bills and even saving money while living on a cheap-food paycheck. It could be that the authors of the online site learned more about finances than the employees.
SPORTS
January 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
What a week it has been for 7-foot center Thomas Welsh of Los Angeles Loyola. On Wednesday, the UCLA-bound Welsh was selected to play in the McDonald's All American Game, quite an achievement for someone who didn't start on junior varsity as a freshman or on varsity as a sophomore. "It was euphoric and an amazing accomplishment for an amazing young man," Coach Jamal Adams said. "T is the ultimate grinder. He shows up with a lunch pail every day. " He also has become one of the elite center prospects in California.
SPORTS
January 29, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jordin Canada (Windward), Lajahna Drummer (Long Beach Poly) and Recee' Caldwell (San Antonio), all of whom signed with UCLA, have been named to play in the girls' game for the McDonald's All American Game on April 2 in Chicago. UCLA's recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in the nation. Here's the link to complete rosters. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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