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April 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Who said the NCAA can't respond in a timely fashion when it is under savage daily attack and facing several lawsuits that could put college's governing body out of business? Only days after Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier complained that he sometimes went to bed hungry , an NCAA Legislative Council on Tuesday approved a rule that will provide unlimited meals and snacks to "student-athletes. " This even applies to walk-on players. The NCAA provision is in addition to the meal plan already provided to scholarship athletes.
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SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Who said the NCAA can't respond in a timely fashion when it is under savage daily attack and facing several lawsuits that could put college's governing body out of business? Only days after Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier complained that he sometimes went to bed hungry , an NCAA Legislative Council on Tuesday approved a rule that will provide unlimited meals and snacks to "student-athletes. " This even applies to walk-on players. The NCAA provision is in addition to the meal plan already provided to scholarship athletes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed live by actors we're used to seeing on-screen. This time around, performers include Michael Imperioli, Christopher Lloyd, Amber Tamblyn, Catherine O'Hara, Christina Pickles, Joshua Malina, Jane Kaczmarek and Leonard. Each performance features a different lineup of actors and stories, but all three are thematically linked.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed live by actors we're used to seeing on-screen. This time around, performers include Michael Imperioli, Christopher Lloyd, Amber Tamblyn, Catherine O'Hara, Christina Pickles, Joshua Malina, Jane Kaczmarek and Leonard. Each performance features a different lineup of actors and stories, but all three are thematically linked.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Restaurant patrons are increasingly going out to pasture, “grazing” their way through smaller servings instead of sitting down to longer and more expensive meals in a shift that has eateries rushing to adjust. Nearly half of diners now say they're snacking twice a day, compared with the quarter who said the same in 2010, according to research group Technomic . More than 6 in 10 customers said that the snacks they bought were impulse purchases. Snack brands at Stockton, Calif.-based Diamond Foods Inc. are doing well, the company said Tuesday , with Kettle chips and Pop Secret popcorn both seeing sales increases in the 12-week period ending Feb. 18. Sales from the Emerald nuts brand were up 29% compared with the same period a year earlier.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2012 | By David Lazarus
How do you say "They're grrrrreat!" in Chinese? Kellogg, maker of Frosted Flakes, Pop-Tarts and Eggo waffles, among numerous other not-so-great-for-you snacks and breakfast foods, has formed a joint venture to sell its stuff in China as early as next year. The company now makes most of its money in North America, where, coincidentally, an obesity epidemic is spreading among kids and adults. But Kellogg has determined that the real action going forward is in the developing world, where diets are still largely traditional and thus are relatively low in sugar and sodium.
NEWS
April 9, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
If you've recently discovered your darling child is throwing away the apple you give her and buying a neon-green slushie and bag of cheese-flavored salt doodles from the school cafeteria's "a la carte" line, Tuesday's your last chance to sound off on snacks offered for sale at schools across the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ending a 60-day public comment period on a proposed slate of rules to govern the sale of "smart snacks in school. " First unveiled on Feb. 1, the new rules "will help to ensure all foods and beverages sold in schools contribute to a healthy diet," the agency said.
FOOD
November 3, 2012 | By Linda Burum
Thousands of shimmering lanterns illuminate India's towns and villages in an otherworldly glow on Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Hindu households set out rows of diya, small clay lamps, to create a symbolic path for Lord Rama on his legendary return home after 14 years of exile. The whole nation, Hindu or otherwise, throws itself into five days of frenzied celebrating with fairs, gift giving and nonstop family gatherings. Mention Diwali in the Southland and anyone from the subcontinent will share a favorite sense memory: the sound of firecrackers at 4 a.m., the smell of Grandma's vadas frying, a blur of blazing color from women's holiday saris in the streets and, maybe most of all, the taste of Diwali sweets.
HEALTH
June 28, 2010 | By Deirdre Lockwood, Chicago Tribune
Children can be influenced to eat sugary snacks that carry stickers of cartoon characters such as Shrek, Scooby-Doo or Dora the Explorer, but not healthier foods like carrots with similar stickers, according to a new Yale University study. Researchers at Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity asked children ages 4 to 6 which snacks they wanted: gummy fruit, graham crackers or carrots labeled with stickers of the cartoon characters, or identical snacks without the stickers.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Just when it seemed there was no way for Starbucks products to become more ubiquitous in your life, the coffee giant announced it will start selling its Evolution Fresh juice and Evolution Harvest line of snacks in Whole Food stores across the country. By the end of the year, Starbucks plans to have its Evolution Fresh products in 8,000 Starbucks and grocery stores nationwide, according to a release from the coffee retailer. The juices, which are cold-pressed and organic "whenever possible," according to the release, will be available in 14 flavors at Whole Foods stores, including the mysteriously named "Organic Ruby Roots" and "Organic Sweet Burn.
HEALTH
March 14, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
When you shop for food, are you thinking of your devotion to the environment or to animal welfare? Do your primary concerns involve allergies or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients? Even as the federal government is working to simplify food labels, manufacturers and marketers are increasingly adding icons to appeal to shoppers' priorities. Those efforts were front and center at the mammoth Natural Products Expo West, held last week at the Anaheim Convention Center, where tens of thousands of convention-goers examined thousands of products, ranging from those invented in home kitchens to items produced by major companies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
Planning a Super Bowl party and wondering how to lay out the spread? Get creative and build a stadium out of food! It takes a little planning, but a food stadium can be loads of fun to build, and you can scale it to suit the size of your party. Planning a large crowd? Build a massive stadium with all sorts of snacks, simple main dishes, and even desserts. If you're limiting the gang, have fun stacking a few items around a favorite dip or spread. PHOTOS: Tips for building your own food football stadium In the video at the top, I describe how to build a stadium of snacks for the big game (and deputy Food Editor Betty Hallock walks you through an amazing game day cocktail)
BUSINESS
January 9, 2014 | By Walter Hamilton
Snack-food maker Diamond Foods Inc. agreed to pay $5 million to settle allegations that the company cooked its books. The Securities and Exchange Commission alleged Thursday that Diamond boosted its earnings and stock price in 2010 and 2011 by systematically underreporting payments to walnut growers. The SEC also charged two former Diamond executives. Former Chief Executive Michael Mendes agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a charge that he should have known the accounting was bogus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Good morning, and let's be honest - your New Year's resolutions are probably only good for a week, maybe two. Instead of trying to give up chips and salsa or joining a gym, you would be better off aiming not to be one of the millions who will land in emergency rooms in 2014 for entirely avoidable mishaps. And I just happen to have some pointers from ER doctors who have seen it all. In November, after writing about federal judge and WWII veteran Harry Pregerson's continued good deeds for his fellow servicemen and women, I got a book in the mail from the judge's nephew, Dr. Brady Pregerson.
NEWS
December 18, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Virgin America and Air Canada share top honors for serving the healthiest food in the air while budget carriers Southwest and Allegiant Air come in last place. The findings come from DietDetective.com, which ranked meals and snacks served on domestic flights this year on 12 carriers. The average food item contains 360 calories, a slight drop from last year. In the comparison guide, Diet Detective , a.k.a. Dr. Charles Platkin, provides calorie comparisons between meals, snack boxes and individual snacks among airlines -- and some suggestions for those who care about what they eat. For example, the website recommends sharing a  "snack box" that contains as many calories as a full meal.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2012
The Pikey Where: 7617 W. Sunset Blvd., L.A. When: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily Cost: Cocktails, beer and wine, $5 to $14; snacks, appetizers and entrees, $4 to $27 Contact: (323) 850-5400; http://www.thepikeyla.com
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013
The Blind Donkey Where: 53 E. Union St., Pasadena When: 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily Price: Whiskey, $5 to $48; burgers, sandwiches, snacks, $3 to $10 Info: (626) 792-1833; http://www.theblinddonkey.com
WORLD
November 18, 2013 | By Alexandra Zavis
TACLOBAN, Philippines - Rising from a sea of debris, the small, rickety shell of a new house already was beginning to take shape. Rolito Solayao worked swiftly Monday, using pieces of wood and nails scavenged from the wreckage of this coastal city. His wife swept dirt from the concrete floor, the only part of their home that survived when Typhoon Haiyan tore through the central Philippines on Nov. 8. Asked her name, she let out a weary laugh: Yolanda, the name Filipinos gave to the storm.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
Just when it seemed there was no way for Starbucks products to become more ubiquitous in your life, the coffee giant announced it will start selling its Evolution Fresh juice and Evolution Harvest line of snacks in Whole Food stores across the country. By the end of the year, Starbucks plans to have its Evolution Fresh products in 8,000 Starbucks and grocery stores nationwide, according to a release from the coffee retailer. The juices, which are cold-pressed and organic "whenever possible," according to the release, will be available in 14 flavors at Whole Foods stores, including the mysteriously named "Organic Ruby Roots" and "Organic Sweet Burn.
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