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January 21, 2001
I am mystified why Calendar dedicated so many pages to the lousy sitcom "Two Guys and a Girl," a show that is the broadcast equivalent of lint as well as the ultimate example of "safe TV" ("It Only Looks Like a Ball," by Craig Tomashoff, Jan. 7). Perhaps we're all missing something and future generations will unearth "Two Guys and a Girl" and discover its hidden genius, elevating the episodes with "A Pizza Place" still in the title to the status of those lost "Honeymooners" shows. In the meantime, I'll watch repeats of "Married . . . With Children" and Howard Stern's "Son of the Beach" on FX. Better to view shock than schlock.
April 19, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Dozens of customers at a Del Taco restaurant in Santa Paula were mistakenly charged thousands of dollars for their fast-food tacos, drinks and other menu items. One customer said he was charged $4,050 for one CrunchTada Pizza and two beef tacos, according to the Associated Press. The meal should have cost less than $5. Michael Cole said he noticed the overcharge when he could not draw cash Friday from an ATM. A Del Taco spokesman told the Ventura County Star that the glitch involved computers dealing with credit card and ATM transactions at the store and that all charges would be refunded.
February 7, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Jon Darsky, who was the original pizzaiolo at the San Francisco restaurant flour + water , has been working for months to re-purpose a 20-by-8-foot transatlantic shipping container into a wood-burning pizza truck. A wall of glass doors exposes the interior - and the Italian-made wood-fired oven. That baby weighs in at 5,000 pounds. The downside of most food trucks is that they're bulky and downright ugly. This one is an ingenious beauty. Check out Del Popolo's site for more photos and a link to where the truck will be on any given day. They're open for lunch Tuesday to Friday, with occasional appearances around S.F. in the evenings.
March 3, 2014 | By Tenny Tatusian
Big Mama's and Papa's Pizza has never had a day like this. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres put the bright red-and-yellow pizza boxes in front of millions of viewers Sunday night, and the 20-location chain found instant fame. [Updated, 3:29 p.m. PST March 3: DeGeneres interviewed deliveryman Edgar Martirosyan on her talk show Monday. (See the video at the bottom of this post.) He recounted the experience: "You said, 'Just follow me,' and I'm going and I'm on a stage. I was in shock.
August 2, 2013 | By Anh Do
A sheriff's deputy in Orange County will be arraigned Monday for allegedly pepper-spraying a teenager's pizza during a traffic stop. The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the pepper-spray tainted pizza. Authorities charged Juan Tavera, 30, with one misdemeanor count of assault or battery by a public officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Tavera, who is on paid administrative leave, is a six-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, stationed in Laguna Hills.
August 9, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
If you're someone who tends to obsess about pizza 24 hours a day, here's the sleeping bag for you. Put in some zzzs wrapped in a hand-sewn sleeping bag shaped like a slice of pizza. Textile artist Brook Abboud developed the piece in her work towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. It's true to the original enough that it comes embellished with two mushroom, two olive and one broccoli pillow. If your fave pie requires other ingredients, contact Abboud through her Etsy shop, B Fiber and Craft Emporium . An anchovy, perhaps?
December 17, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
TV host and ex-"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Kelly Osbourne is talking about her weight -- again. The daughter of rocker Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne talked to Shape Magazine about her weight loss plan and how she officially kicked her addiction to food. Osbourne, who has survived three stints in rehab for alcohol and drug addiction, claims she's also an emotional eater. "I replaced the drugs with food and just got fatter and fatter," she told . "When I get upset, my diet goes out the window.
October 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
There was no shortage of recording of rock, pop and R&B music going on in New York in the 1960s, but as a recognizable music scene, New York definitely held a lower profile than those of Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Detroit, Memphis and a few others we might mention. That's an aspect of Lou Reed's influence that came to mind for Grammy Museum executive director Robert Santelli on Sunday after news of the death of the influential songwriter, singer and bandleader who first came to fame with the Velvet Underground broke and quickly reverberated through the music community.
August 4, 2013 | By Anh Do
A sheriff's deputy who allegedly pepper-sprayed a teenager's pizza during a routine traffic stop in south Orange County will be in court Monday to face criminal charges. Juan Tavera, a six-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff's Department, spotted the pizza in the back seat of the 19-year-old's car and sprayed it without the youth's knowledge, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the tainted pizza.
May 23, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- The notion that Congress could consider pizza a vegetable may be just too much to digest. The SLICE Act, for School Lunch Improvements for Children's Education, has been introduced in response to congressional action last fall ensuring that two tablespoons of tomato paste slathered on pizza could continue to be classified as a full vegetable serving in the federal school lunch program. "Pizza certainly has its place in school meals, but equating it with broccoli, carrots and celery seriously undermines this nation's efforts to support children's health and their ability to learn because of better school nutrition," Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)
March 3, 2014 | By August Brown
Pharrell Williams' hat contains inexhaustible depths of pop-culture amusement.  The producer-singer's original idiosyncratic headwear -- a brown Vivienne Westwood number made famous at this year's Grammys -- was recently bought by the fast-food chain Arby's , whose logo bears a striking resemblance to it.  But it resurfaced at this year's Academy Awards, where Williams performed his Oscar-nominated song "Happy," from "Despicable Me...
March 3, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
When Edgar Martirosyan showed up at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday with a stack of pizza boxes in hand, he thought he was delivering a few pies to some hardworking Oscar staffers. But Martirosyan, co-owner of Big Mama's and Papa's Pizzeria on Sunset Boulevard, soon found himself being led onto the Oscar stage by host Ellen DeGeneres. With 43 million viewers watching at home, he was instructed to hand out slices to some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Julia Roberts and Jared Leto.
February 26, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
The gluten-free crowd has spoken, and it wants pizza. It's easy to find gluten-free crusts these days, usually for a small surcharge. What's more elusive is a pizza that's suitable for those with celiac disease - people for whom a just a dusting of ambient wheat flour can mean painful illness. Many pizza chains, including Spin, Fresh Brothers, Pizza Rev, Blaze, Live Basil and L.A.'s own Pitfire, have gluten-free crusts on their menus, though most are not a good bet for people with celiac disease.
February 13, 2014 | KTLA News
A 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder Wednesday after allegedly shooting his girlfriend to death in front of the Domino's Pizza restaurant she managed in San Bernardino. The shooting was reported just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at a Domino's in the 1600 block of E. Highland Avenue. Witnesses said shots were fired at 39-year-old Nelly Chi Kantun inside and outside the restaurant, according to a news release from the San Bernardino Police Department. The Highland woman was taken to Saint Bernardine's Medical Center where she later died of her wounds, the release stated.
February 9, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
Have you ever lusted after those great brick ovens you see in pizzerias and bakeries? Well, for about $40, you too can bake like the pros. I did a story a couple of years ago on homemade pizza, and did a bit of research (actually, I got a little obsessed) on converting a normal home oven into a brick oven. As you can see from the photo above, a brick oven conversion is not complicated at all. You'll need to get the right bricks (you need firebricks, as regular bricks aren't made to withstand the heat)
December 5, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
Andy McIntyre has been in serious training for Sunday's big event for two weeks. "I joined a gym," says the 27-year-old Pasadena caterer. He's been puffing away on the stair-climbing machine and lifting weights. And despite his on-the-job temptations, he's paying strict attention to diet, trying to avoid fats altogether. Early on Sunday, he will slip into comfortable clothes and head to the Pasadena Convention Center. While 20,000 runners sweat out the 26.
June 18, 2006
AARON DALTON's Brooklyn article ["A City, a Bridge and a World Away," June 4] almost made me a little nostalgic -- not easy to accomplish with a devout New York hater. But I lived in Bensonhurst and Sheepshead Bay in my 20s and always loved walking around Brooklyn Heights. I miss the pizza of Bay Ridge, though. Can Dalton send me a slice? LAURIE BUDGAR Boulder, Colo.
November 22, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
In the 2 1/2 years since selling California Pizza Kitchen, the popular chain he helped found in 1985, Richard L. Rosenfield has been golfing, fishing, hunting, pursuing hobbies and otherwise staying off the restaurant industry's radar. Not so much for Larry S. Flax, Rosenfield's best friend and business partner of four decades, who's been jetting around the world hunting for a new food project. Turns out he didn't have to go far for ideas. Sometime in the second half of 2014, Flax and Rosenfield said, they plan to revisit pizza by launching a line of fast-casual pie joints.
October 28, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Nate Burleson won't have to worry about going out to pick up pizza anymore -- which is a good thing since that's how the Detroit Lions wide receiver injured his arm last month. Instead, all he has to do is navigate his way into the kitchen without coming into harm's way, thanks to a gift from DiGiorno Pizza. The frozen pizza giant sent coupons for a year's worth of its product, along with a pizza cutter, to Burleson, who posted a photo of the letter and gifts on Instagram on Sunday night.
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