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April 25, 2014 | Mary MacVean
America's Test Kitchen, the outfit that produces books, magazines, television programs and more, all about cooking, has trained its persnickety palate on gluten-free food. "We were really surprised how hard this was," says Jack Bishop, America's Test Kitchen editorial director. "We thought we would just figure out which flour to plug into existing recipes. " Not even close, as it turned out. Eight people spent almost a year in the kitchen near Boston working on the recent "The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook.
June 24, 2013
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April 23, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
Three months ago, when Apple reported its holiday earnings, the company posted record revenues thanks to refreshed lines of iPads and iPhones that had launched in the fall.  But instead of basking in a big win, Apple got pounded by Wall Street because of what the company said would happen in this current quarter. Apple projected a range of revenue expectations that raised the possibility of its first revenue decline in more than a decade. Apple is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings after the markets close Wednesday, and most analysts think the company will actually squeak out a slight revenue gain.
March 27, 2012
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August 31, 2011
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May 2, 2012 | By H. Gilbert Welch
In case you missed it, a recommendation came out last month that physicians cut back on using 45 common tests and treatments. In addition, patients were advised to question doctors who recommend such things as antibiotics for mild sinusitis, CT scans for an uncomplicated headache or a repeat colonoscopy within 10 years of a normal exam. The general idea wasn't all that new - my colleagues and I have been questioning many of the same tests and treatments for years. What was different this time was the source of the recommendations.
November 15, 2011 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
Caltrans has fired two employees amid investigations into faulty — and in some instances falsified — structural testing on bridges and highway projects across the state, including a carpool lane connector and an under-crossing retaining wall in the Los Angeles area. During a news conference Monday, Caltrans officials identified the employees as Duane Wiles, a former technician who tested bridge and freeway structures, and Brian Liebich, who supervised Wiles as head of the agency's foundation testing unit.
February 12, 2012 | By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times
The tech broke the bud of marijuana into small flakes, measuring 200 milligrams into a vial. He had picked up the strain, Ghost, earlier that day from a dispensary in the Valley and guessed by its pungency and visible resin glands that it was potent. He could have determined this the old-fashioned way, with a bong and a match. Instead, he began the meticulous process of preparing the sample for the high-pressure liquid chromatograph. His lab, called The Werc Shop, tests medical cannabis for levels of the psychoactive ingredient known as THC and a few dozen other compounds, as well as for contaminants like molds, bacteria and pesticides that marijuana advocates don't much like to talk about.
April 23, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Defense attorneys for James E. Holmes, charged in the shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that left 12 dead and dozens wounded, will appeal a court order requiring him to undergo a second evaluation of his sanity. His lawyers gave notice that they would appeal in a Tuesday court filing in the case before Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. The filing was released Wednesday . Holmes underwent a mandatory sanity evaluation last year, but Samour ruled that it was inadequate and ordered a second round of testing.
April 23, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said. The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author on studies of both drugs, said in a statement. One of the researchers called migraine headaches the third most common medical disorder in the world. Both drugs must undergo larger trials to confirm the results. Both drugs are intended to prevent rather than treat migraine headaches, and the studies of them are the first to test monoclonal antibodies for migraine prevention, the scientists said.
April 19, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Authorities said they were running toxicology tests on a 24-year-old woman who died of a possible overdose after being stricken at the Coachella festival . Results of the tests will be available in about four weeks and coroner's officials will then finalize the autopsy. The woman, identified as Kimchi Truong of Oakland, died Thursday, four days after possibly suffering a drug or alcohol overdose at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday.
April 19, 2014 | By David Undercoffler
A world away from the bright lights and frantic rush of the current New York Auto Show, Jeep is using a very different venue to show off its latest concept vehicles. And it's getting them dirty too. Jeep used the recent Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, to unveil six new concepts to the public. The collection was made up of three lifted, painted and modified Wranglers, two new Cherokees looking to flex their off-road muscle, and a diesel Grand Cherokee. The six prototypes had bolted to them a huge variety of custom parts that Jeep -- and its Mopar aftermarket group -- are considering for production.
April 18, 2014 | By David Zahniser
Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's languishing Convention Center, granting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to spark construction of a 54-story hotel nearby. The strategy worked, bringing 1,000 new rooms to the sleepy neighborhood. Within a few years, hotel developers in the area had secured as much as $508 million in tax benefits over the coming decades. But as downtown continues to boom, some inside and outside City Hall say Los Angeles should be much more selective in giving out tax breaks to lure new hotels.
April 16, 2014 | By Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an election-year pitch that he must make to lawmakers without the benefit of a Democratic supermajority. Brown's proposal is aimed at cushioning the state against recessions and calming its turbulent fiscal waters. It would require Sacramento to capture spikes in revenue and either save the money to prevent budget cuts during a downturn or pay off debt and cover long-term liabilities such as public pensions.
November 12, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times, STD app for self-testing being developed in Britain
An STD app in the works may be a discreet way to diagnose diseases via mobile devices and computers — and curb the spread of STDs, particularly in young people. But whether it can overcome the cringe factor that STD testing generally evokes remains to be seen. Check out college kids’ reactions to the app in this KIAH-TV report . OK, maybe DIY saliva and urine tests are a little off-putting, but STDs are on the rise in the U.S., with almost half of new cases among those 15 to 24 years old, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
September 10, 2013 | By Howard Blume
California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with Democrats overwhelmingly in support. AB 484 would end the paper-and-pencil testing system used since 1999. In its place would be computerized tests based on new Common Core learning goals approved by 45 states. With the new test entering a trial period, there would be no student or school scores released for 2014.
April 9, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
"America's Test Kitchen " has trained its persnickety palate on gluten-free food. “We were really surprised how hard this was,” says Jack Bishop, "America's Test Kitchen" editorial director. “We thought we would just figure out which flour to plug into existing recipes.” Not even close, as it turned out. Eight people spent almost a year in the kitchen working on “The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook.” Perfecting biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, muffins, sandwich bread and pizza “was an insane amount of work,” Bishop says.
April 8, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives, Garcetti has taken such a low-profile, behind-the-scenes approach that people wonder what he'll have to show for his first year in office. Though Garcetti hasn't avoided the limelight - he was on stage last week with former President Clinton, for instance - he often goes days without a public event, and he hasn't yet proposed a major program or policy change.
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