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March 29, 1999 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR, Dr. Sheldon Margen is professor of public health at UC Berkeley; Dale A. Ogar is managing editor of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter. They are the authors of several books, including "The Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition."
Sometimes it's hard to remember that pizza, which has become one of the most American of all foods, actually originated centuries ago near Naples, Italy. However, it wasn't until 1889 that the forerunner of what Americans have come to know as pizza was created. That year, an Italian tavern owner created a pizza out of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil in the colors of the Italian flag.
December 7, 1995 | From Times staff and wire reports
A prescription for pizza can prevent problems in the prostate, according to Harvard University researchers. A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that men who eat at least 10 servings a week of tomato-based foods, such as pizza and spaghetti sauce, are as much as 45% less likely to develop prostate cancer. Dr.
Alex Meruelo hopes to someday be known as the pizza king of Southern California's Latino community. The energetic, boyish-looking 27-year-old founder of the Buena Park-based La Pizza Loca restaurant chain is off to a good start. Since founding his company five years ago, Meruelo has assembled a chain of 26 pizza delivery outlets in mostly Latino neighborhoods of Orange and Los Angeles counties.
November 7, 1991
Most people get emotional whenever the subject of pizza is raised. And our editorial staff is no exception. Witness a few selected recommendations and comments from some of our more rabid pizza enthusiasts: - "Pronto, in South Coast Plaza, is the best pizza I've had lately. A close second would be the slice at Fedco--hot, fresh and relatively tasty." - "My pizza vote goes to Original Pizza on Balboa Peninsula." - "Definitely Gina's in Newport and Corona del Mar."
June 13, 1995 | From Associated Press
Little Caesars Pizza is knocking at your door. After 36 years of selling only takeout food, the country's No. 3 pizza chain hopes to boost stagnant sales by entering the fiercely competitive delivery market. Its competitors began offering deliveries--the fastest-growing segment of the pizza market--long ago. No. 1 Pizza Hut has delivered for a decade. No. 2 Domino's Pizza built its business on a promise of fast delivery.
The advertising war over who makes the better pizza can continue uninterrupted now, as the Supreme Court on Monday turned away Pizza Hut's challenge to rival Papa John's claim of having "better ingredients. Better pizza." The high court ended a three-year legal battle between the pizza chains, but it did not answer the question that started it all. Pizza Hut Inc., the nation's largest pizza chain, sued Papa John's International Inc. in 1998 for what it said was false advertising.
November 19, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Papa John's International Inc. and Tricon Global Restaurants Inc.'s Pizza Hut unit, two of the country's biggest pizza chains, made deceptive claims about each other's products in advertising campaigns, a Dallas jury ruled. The panel ruled for Tricon in finding that Papa John's "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" slogan was false and misleading, as were its claims about its sauce and dough. However, the jury found a taste-test commercial didn't deceive consumers.
August 21, 1986 | DAVID NELSON
At Wabash Avenue and Ohio Street on Chicago's traditionally fashionable Near North Side, crowds wait in line to enter a restaurant called Uno. Uno means one in Italian, and the restaurant was given this name by proprietor Ike Sewell because it was his first establishment. The place, which opened in 1943, enjoyed an early success that led Sewell to open a second establishment across the street. He called that one Due.
November 9, 1997 | STEVE CHAWKINS, Steve Chawkins is a Times staff writer
The councilwoman stands up, her voice quavering. She has just survived the most toxic and expensive recall campaign in local history. Now she must try to make peace with the colleagues who despise her. She must bring together a lovely city that is starting to look like Bosnia with a mall. She must address her fellow council members from the heart, and they must respond in kind: * It's time for reconciliation. * Yes! It's time for reconciliation! * We must put the past behind us! * Yes!
March 31, 2012 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
Pininfarina designs Ferraris. Pininfarina designs Maseratis. But on a sleepy Wednesday afternoon in Westwood, the Pininfarina design that is attracting attention is a soda dispenser in the new pizzeria 800 Degrees. Teenagers approach the sleek, glistening slab like apes drawn to the monolith at the beginning of "2001: A Space Odyssey. " This machine, one of the first in the Los Angeles area, dispenses 300 different soft drinks from its maw, all variants on the basic Coca-Cola product line but with every permutation of those you could imagine.
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