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 14, 2014 |
Over a decade beginning in 1996, Megan Huntsman gave birth to at least seven babies in her home at Pleasant Grove, Utah. One died at birth and the other six were strangled or suffocated, their bodies concealed in boxes that were stored in the garage, she told police, according to documents released by state authorities on Monday. Huntsman, 39, was being held on $6 million bail -- $1 million for each of the babies she is accused of killing -- after a preliminary court appearance on Monday, a spokesman for the Utah County jail told the Los Angeles Times.
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.