October 17, 2012 |
Those of us who live in California can get a little snarky about earthquakes. Maine had a 4.0 earthquake? Oh, that's tough, quake-nonchalant Californians might be tempted to say. Heard of Loma Prieta, 1989? San Fernando, '71? San Francisco, 1906? But, Californians, here's something you should know: Earthquakes are different on the East Coast. A 4.0 back East might jolt more people over a much wider area and, by some measures, could be a much more intense experience. "On the East Coast and in the Midwest, where they have an earthquake that they feel once every seven or eight years, it 's a big deal to them," California state geologist John Parrish told the Los Angeles Times in an interview Wednesday.
October 24, 2011 |
Just as the U.S. hotel industry begins to recover from the recession, industry leaders say they are being sabotaged by the Obama administration. The charge centers on a new rule proposed by Obama's Office of Government Ethics that would prohibit most federal employees from accepting free admission to conferences and other gatherings held by businesses or organizations that lobby the government. The American Hotel & Lodging Assn., the trade group that represents the nation's hotels, blasted the proposed rule, saying it is unneeded and would prevent federal employees from mingling with people to learn about trends and problems in the country.
October 21, 2011
Remember last year's New Year's resolution to lose that cocktail tummy? Yeah, that one. Well, we're plowing into the holiday season all over again and you've still got that cute little pot. Help is on the way in the form of a series of "fresh & skinny" cocktails served at the Yard House. Head mixologist Kip Snider shares a recipe for his tasty Juniper Fusion, which clocks in at somewhere between 115 and 170 calories. It's light in flavor as well: Cucumbers and strawberries enhance crisp gin that is spiked with tart lemon and lime juice.
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October 14, 2011 |
It's not every day I get excited about a salt shaker. But there it was, a glass cylinder with a slanted top of chromed steel. Next to it, its sister, the pepper shaker, and a big dad of a sugar shaker. The sight of these elegant little objects transported me to my youth. Growing up in L.A., I'd see them in diners and restaurants, and in my own kitchen. In the 1960s, they looked modern and sleek. Space Age salt and pepper shakers. They were created by Henry Keck, a Cal Tech-trained designer.
May 4, 2011 |
Salt is bad for us; no, it's not; yes, it is. Many Americans probably thought this debate had been put to rest. A new study suggests this isn't the case. That study, which found that low salt consumption was linked to a higher rate of cardiovascular disease and deaths, has cast new light on the skeptics of the "eat less salt" mantra. Many health experts were quick to say that the new research was flawed, in part because it only sampled a small number of adults, and young white adults at that.
April 25, 2011 |
Azer Farag Azer is here. So are the caricaturist and the writers, lots of writers, and that tall dentist, the son of the movie star. All here for lunch, herring and boiled egg. Where is Felfel? Praying. He'll be back. They're protesting again in the square. The revolution is over, but they march past with banners and rage. Maybe it's not over. There have been others. 1919. 1952. This one seems different, though. Who would have ever dreamed of the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak?