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September 12, 2006 | Charles Perry, Times Staff Writer
ON Sept. 16, 1912, the very first issue of USC's Daily Southern Californian (now known as the Daily Trojan) declared on page 3: "Cafeteria Improved." The primary advancement was "shiny new devises for keeping eatables hot," and the article was unsigned, possibly to save the writer from a big razzing by classmates. Students, after all, have always complained about food. They griped in the Middle Ages and they griped in Colonial days.
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September 11, 2006 | Erika Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
Gloria Kim did not see the carjacker coming. On a recent morning just before 4 a.m., Kim was gathering bottles of water and kettles of homemade soup to load into her pickup truck to feed the homeless, as she does each day. She heard the rumble of an engine, turned around and saw a man sitting in the driver's seat of her truck. "No, no, no!" she shouted, running toward the man. She tried to open the door but he sped away. "I prayed immediately," said Kim, 65, a frail woman with white hair.
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December 14, 2005 | Erica Hayasaki, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously adopted a proposal aimed at improving the nutritional value of school meals by reducing sodium and sugar and limiting fat content in campus menus. The plan is part of the district's ongoing effort to improve the health of its students. In recent years, the Board of Education has also banned the sale of junk food and soda on campuses.
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November 20, 2005 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
The shelves are almost bare at the Seventh-day Adventist Church food pantry in South-Central Los Angeles. As Thanksgiving approaches, instead of the 400 bags containing a turkey, canned vegetables, milk and other staples typically handed out for the holiday, the charity will be hard-pressed to find provisions for 100 families -- and most will not get a turkey. "I've been doing this for 10 years, and this is the worst I've seen it," said Margaret Carson, community service director.
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March 29, 2005 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Lunches used to arrive piping hot five days a week at Lodema Gartman's doorstep. But now the 74-year-old shut-in gets a stack of frozen meals once a week -- and she's not happy. "I liked the hot meals better," the rail-thin Ventura resident said recently, picking at a microwaved entree of beef stroganoff, green beans and cauliflower. "They tasted better and they were always hot." Citing budget constraints, Ventura County on April 1 will cease operation of its $1.
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November 6, 2004 | William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer
Saddleback Church is used to generating numbers of biblical proportions: 20,000 people attend its weekend services; each month Pastor Rick Warren sells about 1 million copies of his book "The Purpose Driven Life," and more than 350,000 pastors from 120 countries have been trained in the Saddleback way. But even for one of the country's largest churches, Saddleback's latest venture is ambitious: It has been feeding Orange County's estimated 35,000 homeless people three meals a day for 40 days.
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November 4, 2004 | Mary MacVean, Times Staff Writer
In the cafeteria at Caldwell Elementary School in Compton one day recently, not a single child was in line for the standard lunch of corndogs and canned fruit. A few feet away, though, a dozen children stood waiting for the salad bar, where the line has gotten so long that an aide sometimes plays "Simon Says" to amuse the children while they wait. Just what Tracie Thomas has in mind.
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October 24, 2004 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
At a recent fundraiser for AIDS research in Santa Monica, designer Tommy Hilfiger showed off some of his latest fashions while actress Sharon Stone served as a guest auctioneer. Meanwhile, the more than 1,000 guests at the Macy's and American Express Passport party dined on such exotic dishes and hors d'oeuvres as molasses-cured salmon, grilled New York steak salad, duck confit and yellow grit cakes before moving on to desserts such as chocolate tuilles.
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August 15, 2004 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
A daily diet of junk food became yet another health hazard seven years ago for James Fraley when his kidneys failed after bladder cancer surgery. The retired Azusa city worker, who lives alone in Glendora on a fixed income, could not eat a hamburger without feeling like he could barely get out of bed for days. When a kidney infection sent him to the hospital in March, his worried daughter and ex-wife told him to call Project Angel Food.
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February 7, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Berkeley Food and Housing Project will shut down its Quarter Meal program, which has served dinner to homeless people for more than 30 years, because of the city's high living-wage ordinance. Under that ordinance, agencies that receive city funding are required to pay their employees a living wage set well above the federal minimum wage. The mandated wage hike and rising workers' compensation premiums and employee medical benefits have saddled the agency with $110,000 in expenses.
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