CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2013 |
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.
August 4, 2011 |
The sign in Café Glacé's all-glass storefront says "Persian pizza. " Now, if you were a canny Los Angeles food explorer, you'd probably suspect that this was an awkward translation of some traditional Persian dish. Maybe, you'd think, you will discover some exciting-flavored flatbread or a topped pita — some ancient Persian treasure hiding behind the Western name. But you'd be wrong, because this is an honest-to-God, full-blooded, American-style pizza, with bell peppers and melted cheese and everything.
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 12, 2003
PIZZERIAS are places where you never need to worry about which fork to use. You eat with your hands. Here are some favorite haunts, fancy and casual, of The Times' restaurant critics and food writers: New York 90210 While Spago, with its bready pizza crusts topped with a thick layer of cheese and salmon, remains a symbol of 1980s "California cuisine," across the street is a New Yorker's retort: Mulberry Street Pizzeria.
April 17, 2013 |
The Reddit community Random Acts of Pizza is behind an effort to send hot pies as a way to reach out to those in Boston affected by Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. And the effort reportedly resulted in a flood of pizzas to Boston. Messages on the board went something like this: "Would love to provide pizza to any displaced Boston runners, family members or Boston Police/Fire Departments. " Another offer was sent out to "someone hosting or displaced in Boston. From Kansas City, with love.
May 10, 1999 |
So you think pizza makers have it easy, tossing dough high in the air, ladling on sauce and sprinkling mozzarella, then pulling a molten pie from the oven? Think again, amici. Years of shoving tomato and cheese pies in and out of 500-degree industrial ovens takes a toll on the dough boys' nasal passages. Dr.
January 25, 2001
About 130 million Americans are expected to watch the New York Giants battle the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. This means that sometime between 4 and 6 p.m., millions of Americans are going to be looking for something to eat during halftime. Many will order pizza. So we conducted an informal, highly unscientific survey of pies around Orange County and prepared this pizza report card. The three judges were picked for their intimate knowledge of the subject.
May 1, 1989 |
When bad things happen to good people, the result is "Loverboy," which opened citywide Friday with no press previews. In it, Patrick Dempsey plays a disingenuous college boy who, instead of working for $4.80 an hour delivering pizzas on his summer vacation, makes $200 an afternoon delivering warmth, understanding, tenderness and wildly unsafe sex to every unhappily married woman in greater Los Angeles. The password? Extra anchovies on the pizza. A good many talents crashed and burned on this project, most notably Joan Micklin Silver, the credited director.
November 8, 2001 |
Hold the pepperoni. The government wants to drop decades-old rules that dictate the ingredients of frozen pizzas, down to how much meat, sausage or pepperoni must be in the toppings. Kraft and other pizza makers say the rules prevent them from lowering the fat content or trying out new sauces or ethnic styles. Under the Agriculture Department's regulations, a meat pizza must have a crust, cheese, a tomato-based sauce and at least 10% to 12% meat by weight.