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December 29, 2009 | By Jerry Hirsch
In Los Angeles, where medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks and McDonald's restaurants combined, a mood-altering beverage with a cannabis-oriented marketing campaign is gaining traction. Southern California has become the bestselling market for Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda, a sugary drink laced with kava, a South Pacific root purported to have sedative properties. Matt Moody, a Denver nutritional supplement developer who created the beverage, said the name is an unabashed reference to weed, though the relaxant compounds in kava are chemically unrelated to those in marijuana.
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SPORTS
March 10, 2006 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Denver billionaire Philip F. Anschutz on Thursday recouped at least some of the money he has invested in Major League Soccer by selling the MetroStars to Austrian businessman Dietrich "Didi" Mateschitz in a deal worth an estimated $50 million. In announcing the purchase, Mateschitz said the team would be renamed Red Bull New York, after the energy drink company he founded, which has sales of more than $1.5 billion a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
On the cover of the daily "Incident Action Plan" for the Station fire is an unusual warning: "No energy drinks." Even though firefighters expend a tremendous amount of energy, officials said high levels of caffeine in many energy drinks can be dangerous. "It's been a concern," said Nathan Judy of the U.S. Forest Service. "When they drink those things, it dehydrates them." Judy said that during a previous fire some years back, a firefighter consumed four cans of Red Bull in one day and went into diabetic shock.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK--The Tribeca Film Festival that ended Sunday occupies an odd niche in the movie-confab calendar, which among its oddities includes a large number of posts about the odd niche it occupies in the movie-confab calendar. But amid all the hand-wringing about what the festival is (or was, or should be) is the fact that, these days, there are some pretty solid titles making their premieres here. In some cases these are world premieres. In others, they are North American premieres -- which, given how many Americans don't make it to the Berlin Film Festival, where many of these movies first appeared a couple months ago, is basically a distinction without a difference.
SPORTS
October 23, 2008 | JIM PELTZ, Peltz is a Times staff writer.
Brian France has his share of critics, but it was hard to dispute NASCAR's chairman when he once observed that cheating in stock car racing has "been going on forever. It will go on forever." Even though France and other NASCAR officials have tried to stamp out cheating with tougher penalties -- especially with the Car of Tomorrow now being driven in the top-tier Sprint Cup Series -- the rules violations just keep on coming. The latest: the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota driven by Brian Vickers.
SPORTS
April 14, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Formula One championship race became more crowded atop the standings when Ferrari driver Fernando Alsonso claimed victory in the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday. Reigning series champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull finished fourth to remain atop the standings, but he's only three points ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who finished second in Shanghai. Alonso is now third in the series standings while Sunday pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who took third, is in fourth place.
HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 2008 | Janet Eastman
DO your kids enjoy the box more than the toy that came in it? Then they might appreciate the possibilities of a new drink bottle conceived by noted industrial designer Yves Behar. Chubby knobs make it easy for little hands to hold the new Y Water. After the vitamin-infused beverage is consumed (or spilled), the 9-ounce plastic bottles can be refilled, recycled or, better yet, played with.
SPORTS
April 4, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
Andy Roddick's softest shots made the biggest impact Sunday. He kept Tomas Berdych out of rhythm by hitting delicate backhands, loopy forehands and changeup first serves. By the ninth game, Berdych was so flummoxed that he lost track of the score. There was no confusion about the final result: Roddick beat Berdych, 7-5, 6-4, to win the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne, Fla. It was Roddick's fifth title in a Masters 1000 tournament — one level below the Grand Slams — and his first since 2006.
SPORTS
September 12, 2010 | Wire reports
Taiwan's Yani Tseng won the Northwest Arkansas Championship at Rogers on Sunday for her third LPGA Tour victory of the year, shooting a six-under-par 65 to rally past second-round leader Michelle Wie . Tseng birdied four of five holes early on the back nine, then held on for a one-stroke victory over Wie with a birdie on No. 18. Tseng finished at 13-under 200. Wie (69) gave up the lead on the back nine — the same half of the course she played in seven-under 28 during a scintillating stretch Saturday.
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