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September 16, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
Plans for a $150,000 snack bar and restroom facility at Niguel Hills Middle School will be considered by the City Council tonight. The council also will be asked to exempt the project from the California Environmental Quality Act because the construction would replace existing facilities. The site had been the subject of controversy over lighting for ball fields, which was approved by the City Council last year over the objections of neighbors.
March 2, 2014 | By Bob Pool
All but erased from the Southern California landscape decades ago, the drive-in theater is headed for an encore. The Roadium Drive-In, which rose from an old cornfield in Paramount during an era when outdoor theaters stood tall, was known as the Paramount Drive-In when it faded to black in 1991. The property remained intact, however, and continued to be used for the outdoor swap meet that was launched in 1955. Now, the son of the theater's founder is planning to light up the screens again.
November 23, 1989
Warning that a proposed snack bar on Torrance Beach would become an attractive nuisance, Torrance City Council members have rejected a county proposal to build the concession stand. However, council members unanimously accepted a five-year county plan to refurbish existing beach facilities. "The clean, fresh smell of cooking grease is not what people are after when they go down to the beach," Councilman Bill Applegate said. The county has about $300,000 set aside for Torrance Beach improvements.
January 20, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
From land or sea, the Big Sur coastline dazzles. This 90-mile stretch of rugged Central California landscape draws millions of visitors annually, most of whom are content to pull over at Highway 1 viewpoints to catch a quick glimpse of the rocky Pacific shoreline. But I wanted more. I wanted a window on the sea. The bed High above the ocean, Ragged Point Inn & Resort offers a spot of green in a landscape of browns and blues. The 17-acre park-like resort (19019 Highway 1, Ragged Point; [805]
May 21, 1995 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Call it the snack bar snafu. Some residents of Oxnard's La Colonia barrio say the city promised to build a new snack bar at Colonia Park, home to the Eastside Little League. But city officials say the issue has become muddled by misunderstandings stemming from a developer's promise that never materialized. The park's weathered old snack bar is replete with safety hazards and inadequate equipment, according to the residents.
February 15, 1994 | MAIA DAVIS
Saying the school district may have to spend money to make money, a booster club has asked Oxnard school officials to foot the bill for an all-weather track and snack bar at the new Oxnard High School. The Oxnard High School Athletics Booster Club has asked the Oxnard Union High School District to pay $175,000 for the track and an additional $200,000 for a snack bar on condition that the parent group raise funds to repay all of the construction costs.
August 25, 1985 | Associated Press
Former President Jimmy Carter's daughter, Amy, was denied entry to the U.S. Embassy snack bar by a Marine guard because she lacked the necessary meal ticket. "They wouldn't let us in," said Carter, 17, who is taking a two-week Soviet tour. She and five companions waited on the sidewalk outside the embassy for 45 minutes until two American correspondents took them in and bought them cheeseburgers. "The guard asked where we were going and said we weren't allowed in the snack bar," she said.
April 14, 2000
Carmen E. Quinn, former owner of Carmen's Snack Bar, died Tuesday in a Camarillo hospital after a brief illness. She was 87. Quinn was born Oct. 24, 1912, in Hollister, Mo., where she grew up and went to school. In 1937, she moved to Camarillo and about 10 years later opened the snack bar at Palm Drive and Ventura Boulevard. It was in her coffee shop that plans were made to incorporate the city of Camarillo. She retired from her business after 25 years.
March 28, 1996 | DAVID E. BRADY
One month after vandals ransacked the West Valley Little League's equipment shed and snack bar in Encino, ballplayers a few miles away found similar destruction at their headquarters in North Hills on Tuesday. Sometime Monday night, thieves apparently used crowbars and sledgehammers to force their way into two snack bars belonging to Mission Hills Little League on the grounds of the Sepulveda VA Medical Center, said Mark Violin, a league volunteer.
Dear Eating Right: I usually don't have time for an elaborate breakfast, so I eat a snack bar when I'm in a hurry. Are they a good source of fiber? --ELIZABETH Dear Elizabeth: Snack and fiber bars are promoted as an easy way to increase the amount of fiber you eat. But frankly, they are little more than cereal bound together with fat; the convenience is hardly worth the fat. An average fiber bar contains 100 to 120 calories, about four grams of fiber and five to six grams of fat.
December 27, 2012 | Chris Erskine
Without getting into the arcane details, here's what's happened to the NHL: There's a big honking wad of money, more money than you can imagine, more money than in Brentwood or Beverly Hills or Dubai. The owners, who already have big honking wads of money, want even more of it (that's why they're owners). The players, who are ridiculously overpaid, don't want to give up too much. Hence, there is no hockey so far this season. The hoped-for nudge that the holidays often bring to these kinds of proceedings - a kindness of spirit, a recognition of Visa bill balances and late mortgages - seems not to have materialized.
October 6, 2012
Abstracted Italian from Jason Neroni that may sound like Rome but tastes more like Venice Beach. LOCATION 533 Rose Ave., Venice, (310) 399-6400, PRICES Charcuterie, $8, three for $18; snacks and small plates, $8-$17; pastas, $14-$18; desserts, $8-$10. DETAILS Dinner 6 to 10:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 5 to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday; lunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday only; brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
October 6, 2012 | Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
If you were to invent a restaurant whose specialties include a cauliflower T-bone, you probably couldn't do any better than Superba Snack Bar. It occupies what looks like a corrugated shoe box sliced open at one end, a giant version of the dioramas you may have constructed for social studies in fourth grade. Superba is at the heart of its Rose Avenue neighborhood in a stretch of Venice Beach where the fixed-gear bicycles outnumber cars some afternoons and even the elderly seem acquainted with kombucha and Lululemon.
October 3, 2012 | By Lisa Boone
Jeff Spicoli as design inspiration? It's totally true, dude. Visit Superba Snack Bar in Venice and you'll find touches of the legendary character from the 1982 Sean Penn flick "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" here and there. That's because Paul Hibler, who owns Superba as well as the Pitfire Pizza restaurants, hired architects Rebecca Rudolph and Cathy Johnson, who said they hung photos of Spicoli alongside pictures of Paris cafes for inspiration.  The finished restaurant is much like their preliminary design board: Superba has the feel of an indoor-outdoor Parisian cafe with a surfer chic that is distinctly Californian.  Because of the restaurant's small size -- the dining room is only 700 square feet  -- Rudolph said she had to use the outside patio as much as possible.
August 20, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
Jason Neroni is chef of Superba Snack Bar, the just-opened neo-Italian spot in Venice. Neroni's an Orange County native who has cooked at several restaurants in New York; Portland, Ore.; and Southern California, including most recently at Osteria La Buca on Melrose Avenue. Now he's focusing on Superba, with its menu of house-made salumi -- porchetta di testa pastrami on rye with dill pickes, for example; snacks such as fried duck egg or fried chicken; and stand-out pastas - whole wheat rigatoni cacio e pepe, smoked bucatini carbonara and creste de gallo (cockscomb)
June 10, 2012 | Nicole Santa Cruz
When Father Christopher H. Smith was a child, he'd peek through the eucalyptus trees in his grandparents' yard on Sunday mornings at the drive-in theater next door to watch a man give a sermon on the top of a tar-papered snack bar, the same place where he'd grab his popcorn on movie evenings. The man atop the snack bar was the Rev. Robert H. Schuller, preaching from humble beginnings at the Orange Drive-In Theater. "We thought that was very cool," Smith said. Now, decades later, Smith has found himself linked to Schuller once again.
January 15, 1987 | Bill Billiter \f7
Orange Coast College's student government has completed a campus beautification project that has made the eastern quadrangle one of the most popular places on campus. The $150,000 project involved landscaping and renovating a heavily used snack bar area at the eastern end of the community college campus, near the library and administration buildings. Sharon K.
June 13, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of burglary early Wednesday after allegedly breaking into a snack bar in Bubbling Springs Park and stealing several packages of candy and other food items, police said. James Caetano, 18, and two 17-year-old boys, all of Oxnard, were taken into custody about 1 a.m. after residents reported hearing loud banging near the baseball fields, authorities said. Arriving officers startled the youths, who ran from the snack bar, police said.
March 27, 2011 | By P.J. Huffstutter, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Lizanne Falsetto is founder and chief executive of ThinkProducts, the Ventura maker of the popular thinkThin brand of nutritional snack and weight-management protein bars. Over the last 12 years, Falsetto has grown her operation from a one-woman venture into a firm with 23 employees. Among the newest offerings: 100-calorie thinkThin Bites in flavors including chocolate toffee nut and white chocolate raspberry. The privately held company does not disclose its financial results, but Falsetto said sales grew 51% in 2010, despite a sluggish economy.
March 28, 2010 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Tiger's Den, the student-run snack bar at South Pasadena High School, has watched its profit plummet by more than half this year after a law banned junk food sales in California public schools and forced it to yank its best-seller, AriZona ice teas. The shop is open 30 minutes a day during the school lunch break, and it has made about $6,000 in profit this year. That's compared with $14,000 at this point last year. The student managers blame the law's July 1, 2009, deadline, by which time high schools had to exorcise sodas, including diet varieties, and other sugary drinks.
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