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December 10, 1994 |
Shell Western E&P Inc. "reluctantly agreed" to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the Ventura County district attorney over a series of oil spills, company officials said. Without admitting wrongdoing, Shell officials agreed to pay $95,000 in fines and penalties for four spills at its Ventura Avenue oil field since May 5, 1993. "The reluctance has to do with the terms of the settlement," Shell spokeswoman Susan Hersberger said.
November 13, 2013 |
Amid this season's flurry of massive cookbooks from important chefs such as David Kinch (Manresa), Daniel Patterson (Coi), Daniel Boulud (Daniel) and more, comes this modest entry from former Chez Panisse chef David Tanis, “One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal” (Artisan, 2013, $25.95). I sat down with the book the other day and read his short, but sweet introduction. What he means by one good dish is "tasty, simple and real," i.e., something a home cook could make without devoting the entire weekend to one recipe.
September 3, 2013 |
The lava lamp celebrates its 50th birthday Tuesday, and though it's more kitsch than classic design, the piece remains just as memorable as mid-century furnishings from Eames, Noguchi and Saarinen. British inventor Edward Craven Walker designed the lava lamp in 1963 after he spotted an intriguing oil-and-water egg timer at a pub. "Because it was so completely new, we had to convince people it was worth going with, particularly when it...
June 24, 2010
Cucumber granita Total time: 15 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: Makes enough to serve as an accompaniment for 8 to 10 servings of gazpacho Note: Use this cucumber ice as a garnish for tomato gazpacho. 2 cucumbers, each about 11 ounces 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 3 sprigs mint 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup water 1. Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
August 5, 2013 |
Jeff Koons' big museum retrospective could be coming to Los Angeles after all, just not as soon as originally planned. The Museum of Contemporary Art said that the upcoming Koons exhibition has not been canceled, and is expected to arrive in L.A. in 2015. A spokeswoman for MOCA confirmed the details via e-mail, saying that the museum still is planning to present the show despite a Friday report from Bloomberg that said the exhibition would skip MOCA. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage The Koons show will debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in June, according to a spokesman for the New York museum.
November 28, 1998 |
Detouring sentiment and dodging potholes, the character-driven TV movie "Cab to Canada" offers a smooth and pleasurable ride, serving as a sturdy vehicle for the indomitable Maureen O'Hara. Fueled by an actual incident, the film quickly gets into gear by introducing gruff, gravel-voiced Mike (Jason Beghe), a Pasadena cabby whose latest fare is the refined and rigid septuagenarian Katherine (O'Hara).
September 10, 2003 |
The classic image of an Italian barista is of a middle-aged man in a spotless white waistcoat with the dour manner of a snubbed headwaiter. You place an order and he hands you a cup of espresso that is so rich, concentrated and complex you can't believe it. Heather Perry does not fit that description, except for the coffee part. A 21-year-old Cal Poly Pomona senior, Perry has a personality so bright and bubbly it's hard to say if she's more caffeinated or carbonated.