CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2005 |
Michael Roberts, chef at Melrose Avenue's trendy Trumps restaurant and one of the leaders of Los Angeles' 1980s dining revolution, died Wednesday. He was 55. Roberts, who had long suffered from an inherited progressive muscular degenerative disease, died in Philadelphia, where he had lived since 2001. Originally trained as a concert pianist, Roberts began cooking seriously when he was 21 and decided on a whim to work his way through the encyclopedic "Larousse Gastronomique."
April 22, 1993 |
We all have the list: Things They Fed Me as a Child That I Refuse Ever to Eat Again. My mother's salmon and pickle relish patties, which always seemed to coincide with my father's decision to work late. The spaghetti casserole I inhaled as a child, whose main ingredient turned out to be Velveeta cheese. And of course, tuna-noodle casserole. It seems like everyone's mom made tuna-noodle casserole in the 1950s, and everyone had a trick to make the basic recipe unique.
April 6, 2005 |
Michael Roberts strode through life with the jaunty, slightly decadent air of a recently displaced count. Everything he did he did with style and grace and a heaping dollop of wit. The chef and co-owner of the landmark 1980s West Hollywood restaurant Trumps, Roberts died last week in Philadelphia at the age of 55 after a lifelong struggle with a progressive neuromuscular disease.
April 13, 2014 |
Utah police have arrested a 39-year-old woman in connection with the discovery of seven infants' bodies in the garage of a home in a small community 40 minutes south of Salt Lake City. Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Michael Roberts told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday that investigators think Megan Huntsman gave birth to all of the infants between 1996 and 2006 and then killed them. “We believe she birthed each baby and then killed it after it was born,” he said. Police made the grisly finding Saturday morning in the town of 35,000 after the woman's estranged husband, who was cleaning the garage prior to moving back into the home, found a dead infant and called authorities.
April 12, 1992 |
Want to know what baby boomers worry about? Read a magazine or watch TV--advice on sagging bodies, aging parents, the kids' college tuition, the going price of vintage Moby Grape albums--it's all there. And now, it seems, even boomer food is getting on in years.