CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1987
I live in Los Angeles, and the other night a friend and I went to Beverly Hills for a very pleasant dinner. We could taste our food instead of our neighbors' acrid cigarette smoke. We could see all the way across the dining room to admire the decor. When we left, our clothes were fresh rather than permeated with stale smoke from the upholstery. And, of course, the food and service were excellent. The eating establishments of Beverly Hills are going to see me, and most of my friends, quite often from now on. There may be a few obdurate smokers who will leave Beverly Hills to dine in restaurants where they can still annoy their fellow guests, but I and others like me will more than compensate the restaurateurs of Beverly Hills for any loss of smokers' business.
January 12, 1989
The City Council on Tuesday adopted the most stringent smoking ordinance in the San Gabriel Valley. It will significantly restrict smoking in most public buildings and in the workplace. The ordinance will take effect in 30 days, except in workplaces, where employers have an additional 60 days to formulate smoking policies required under the ordinance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1986 |
Once a pack-a-day smoker, Mayor Don Roth said he put away his cigarettes about 12 years ago. Next month, Roth and his colleagues will be in a position to decide whether others in the city should refrain from smoking in public places and the private work place. And although Roth said he chose to quit himself, he said he is not sure whether he wants to mandate private businesses, such as restaurants, to do the same. "I can't even boil water.
November 26, 1987 |
In a move that will force changes--and probably some headaches--at many of Los Angeles' most exclusive restaurants, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a law requiring restaurants with 50 or more seats to designate half of their service area for nonsmokers. The ordinance, passed on a 13-2 vote and expected to be approved by Mayor Tom Bradley, should take effect in about a month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1999 |
There are many reasons I'm glad I no longer smoke, but one more never hurts. It will be unveiled next week on the only billboard in Moorpark. I have no problem with anti-tobacco diatribes, having written a few myself. Even years ago, when I was hacking my way through two packs a day, I was OK with the perennial carping of small-minded people about trivial matters like an unspeakably grotesque and painful death.
October 6, 1994 |
Going just by the numbers, Chardonnay is a success. Sales are brisk, especially in restaurants, both by the bottle and by the glass. By the same measure, Sauvignon Blanc is a disaster. Sales haven't risen in years. Yet if you rated the two wines based on whether the average consumer, someone with little or no knowledge of wine, could count on getting a good bottle, the story would be the reverse.
September 24, 2006 |
WHENEVER migrants cross the globe, they generally take their favorite recipes with them. That's how Frankfurt got its kebab stands and Philadelphia its pizza joints. That's why in every corner of the planet there are Chinese restaurants that serve fried rice. Of course, recipes generally don't survive such journeys unchanged. In their new homelands, migrants encounter new cooking conditions and ingredients and unaccustomed taste buds. Local health department regulations prohibit cooks in L.A.
November 16, 2012 |
Thirty of the 50 largest U.S. cities prohibit smoking indoors at all workplaces, restaurants and bars, the federal government reported. Just 12 years ago, only San Jose had such a law. As of Oct. 12, 16 of the largest cities had comprehensive smoke-free laws, and 14 additional cities were covered under state laws, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week. Overall, nearly half of Americans are covered by state or local smoke-free laws, compared with less than 3% in 2000, the CDC said in its report published in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.