CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2013 |
Fatty corn dogs and sugary coffee cake may become extinct in thousands of school cafeterias nationwide under a landmark new alliance among Los Angeles Unified and five other major urban school districts to leverage their vast purchasing power for healthier fare and lower prices. School districts in L.A., New York, Chicago, Dallas, Miami and Orlando, Fla., plan to announce Thursday efforts to use their collective clout - 2.5 million daily meals served and $530 million annually spent - to make wholesome food a national standard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 2012 |
Lunch items in the Los Angeles Unified School District have been in flux in recent years - for example, swapping pizza for whole-grain spaghetti - but the sagging plastic foam tray that carried the food survived for decades. That changed too earlier this month, when the foam was switched out for recyclable paper trays at all district schools. District and city leaders made it official during a Thursday lunch-hour announcement at Thomas Starr King Middle School in Los Feliz, where two years ago the activism of some sixth-graders kicked off the effort to ban plastic foam trays.
April 7, 2012 |
Before games, Mission Hills Alemany Coach Tray Meeks would put on headphones, listen to music and do some dancing as if he were firing himself up for the basketball game like his players. And he was. Meeks, 35, in his seventh season as coach, helped deliver the first Southern Section and state championships since the school opened in 1956. Equally impressive was the Warriors (33-4) winning the Mission League and knocking off powers Los Angeles Loyola and Encino Crespi. For helping pull off the greatest basketball season in school history, Meeks has been named the boys' Coach of the Year by The Times.
December 9, 2011 |
For one glorious night, Harbor City Narbonne should change its school name to Boone High, as in Tray Boone. The senior running back contributed six touchdowns and 301 yards in 36 carries to help the Gauchos win the City Section Division I championship with a 48-32 victory over Marine League rival Carson at East Los Angeles College. When it comes to turning bad starts into championship finishes, Narbonne (11-3) pulled it off. Before any of its fans had gotten comfortable in their seats, Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams had been intercepted twice by Carson's Jerrod Moton, and the Gauchos gave up a 55-yard touchdown run to Carson's Roger Jones.
December 2, 2011 |
For Narbonne, Friday night was easy pickings, especially for "T-Boone. " That's the moniker of Gauchos running back Tray Boone, who had 163 total yards on 12 touches, including a 50-yard touchdown catch, in the first half against Dorsey in a City Section Division I semifinal. His night only lasted one half, which was a half longer than Dorsey (11-2), which was thoroughly beaten, 41-7. Narbonne (10-3) advanced to the Dec. 9 championship at East L.A. College and will face Carson, which defeated San Pedro, 24-19, in the other semifinal.
June 30, 2011
Cocktail cubes Total time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 20 skewers Note: Adapted from "On a Stick!" by Matt Armendariz. He recommends using cocktail picks for this dish. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish here. About 1/3 cup blackberries About 1/3 cup blueberries About 1/3 cup raspberries About 2 cups fruit juice, flavor of your choice 1. Into each section of an ice cube tray, place assorted berries, then fill with fruit juice.