December 29, 2009 |
In Los Angeles, where medical marijuana dispensaries outnumber Starbucks and McDonald's restaurants combined, a mood-altering beverage with a cannabis-oriented marketing campaign is gaining traction. Southern California has become the bestselling market for Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda, a sugary drink laced with kava, a South Pacific root purported to have sedative properties. Matt Moody, a Denver nutritional supplement developer who created the beverage, said the name is an unabashed reference to weed, though the relaxant compounds in kava are chemically unrelated to those in marijuana.
June 12, 1998
Eleven finalists in the 1998 Loren L. Zachary Society National Vocal Competition shared prizes of $34,950 after auditions at the Luckman Complex at Cal State Los Angeles. Joohee Choi, a 29-year-old soprano from New Jersey, took the top prize of $10,000; second-place winner was basso Valerian Ruminski, 30, of Philadelphia, who won $7,500. Arizona tenor James Crowley, 28, was awarded a third prize of $5,450.
July 27, 1999 |
A group headed by billionaire Donald Sturm beat out John Elway and a Saudi Arabian princess Monday, winning the chance to bid for ownership of the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. The Sturm group offered $461 million for Ascent Entertainment Group's two teams and its new Pepsi Center arena. Wednesday, the Sturm group will compete with Bill Laurie and his wife, Nancy, heiress to the Wal-Mart retail fortune, in a live auction to determine the new owner.
February 29, 1988 |
Second Son by Robert Ferro (Crown: $17.95; 215 pages) Robert Ferro's earlier novel, "The Family of Max Desir," centered around a beloved son of a large family whose ties to each other were very strong.
September 19, 2004 |
When doctors suggest taking along a travel-medicine kit, the emphasis is often on prescription drugs such as antibiotics to quell diarrhea or sleeping pills to ease jet lag. Other remedies, however, are worth considering. Some of the following are herbal, and all are available without a prescription. Check with your primary doctor first, especially if you take medications for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure.
July 11, 2001 |
Some popular herbal medicines can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people undergoing surgery and should not be taken before an operation, according to a review of research released Tuesday. Echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St.
February 19, 1991 |
Soviet forces backed by tanks and armored vehicles shot their way into an unofficial Georgian militia base and captured it in the early hours Monday, local journalists and politicians said. It was the first known instance of Soviet military intervention against the Mkhedrioni (horsemen), a well-armed vigilante group formed two years ago on a growing wave of nationalist sentiment in the southern republic. "There was shooting and they captured the base.
December 7, 2012 |
Steven Wynbrandt sticks his hand deep beneath the layers of straw that blanket his enormous compost heap and pulls out a fistful of black gold, sweet and earthy. “Look at this soil,” Wynbrandt says with excitement as his fingers open, revealing his secret recipe for compost: decomposed dairy cow manure, alfalfa, yarrow, camomile, stinging nettle, oak bark, dandelion and valerian flowers. “I'm an alchemist.” PHOTOS: The Wynbrandt backyard As further proof that compost is to gardening these days what grass-fed beef and gluten-free gourmet foods are to the world of food, the Wynbrandt compost heap photographed by the Los Angeles Times would later sell through word of mouth for $1 a pound.