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FOOD
November 11, 2009 | Jessica Gelt; Mary MacVean
A raw, vegan and organic restaurant called Mooi is being built in the corner space of the Jensen Rec Center at Sunset Boulevard and Logan Street in Echo Park. Party promoter Stephen Hauptführ began a raw, vegan catering company after hosting dinner parties and realizing that his talents were in demand. It wasn't long before he began contemplating opening a restaurant. Mooi is set to open by the holidays. The ground floor and main dining room (there will be private dining on the mezzanine)
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OPINION
September 9, 2008
So it turns out that meatless Fridays, which for generations inflicted fish sticks and tuna casseroles on millions of school-age children, Catholic and otherwise, were actually saving the planet. The United Nations is now urging wealthy nations to make a dramatic shift in eating habits, saying the best way to curb climate change is for people to go at least one day a week without meat. And Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- which shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year -- isn't just asking diners to bypass a burger now and then.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Coming to Southern California next year: healthful food with McDonald's business sense and Bill Clinton's blessing. LYFE Kitchen, a year-old Palo Alto restaurant that hits all the organic, local, vegan and gluten-free buzz words beloved of health nuts and foodies, is arriving in Culver City in mid to late February. The brand will then set up shop in Tarzana and West Hollywood this summer, according to the company, whose name is short for Love Your Food Everyday. It was launched in October 2011 by Mike Roberts, the former president and chief operating officer of McDonald's.
FOOD
February 4, 2010
  SATURDAY Picture your food Love photographing your food, but feel self-conscious doing so? Check out the "photo-tasting" session at Checkers Downtown. Guests will enjoy chef Todd Allison's new winter menu while attending a workshop on how to best photograph at a restaurant. Checkers Downtown, 535 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 12:30 to 3 p.m. $45. (213) 624-0000. phototasting.eventbrite.com How edible is your garden? Silver Lake Farms is offering gardening workshops in a two-part series called "Creating an Edible Garden in Los Angeles."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1999
Motorola Inc. said it filed a countersuit against Qualcomm Inc., alleging that Qualcomm violated some provisions of licensing agreements between the companies. Qualcomm last month sued Motorola in federal court in San Diego, seeking to end Motorola's right to license Qualcomm's code division multiple access technology. In its counterclaim, Motorola contends that Qualcomm breached the royalty-sharing part of a 1990 license agreement involving CDMA, the world's second-most-popular cellular phone technology.
NEWS
February 4, 2011 | By Tony Pierce, Los Angeles Times
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period.  They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10 . Yes you can survive on six cookies, a chicken breast and a can of peas. Day 1 of the Cookie Diet, and I must say I was a little hungry through the day but the hardest parts were not fighting the pangs, but resisting the smells and opportunities all around me. The first came from the trendy hipster ice cream truck sitting outside my office when I got in to work.
FOOD
June 8, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
In the restaurant world, being called "a regular" is a badge of honor. Phil Gittelman has been eating at Hugo's in West Hollywood almost every day for 32 years. He is so fond of the restaurant, which opened in 1980, that he is more than a customer; he's become a living time capsule for the place, a faithful repository of its stories, characters and food. The 75-year-old L.A. native lives half a block away from the restaurant, which is at Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road. The staff has affectionately dubbed him "Mr. G," and the owners have given him an honorary key to the front door.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2010 | By Kevin Thomas
Kevin Kline's prissy, stentorian-voiced Henry Harrison, a playwright manqué who lives in a seedy apartment in a Manhattan brownstone, explains to his new roommate, Louis ( Paul Dano), that he is an "extra man" who has cultivated the city's richest widowed grande dames and won a place at their tables and sometimes their Palm Beach guest rooms. What lifts him above a mere "walker," he says, is his "wit, intelligence and uncommon joie de vivre ." An enigmatic eccentric, Henry does in fact possess these qualities, and the deft ways in which Kline mines the comic valor in the man anchors writers-directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman's wryly comic "The Extra Man."
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Ever feel the need to take off your top while forming a soyrizo loaf? Are you the kind of person who likes to take off their pants and get comfortable before baking a dairy-free cake? Do you prefer to eat your veggie lasagna without socks on? Then nude vegan cooking is for you. Three students named Greta, Jess and Luke from the United Kingdom  have started the blog NakedVeganCooking.com (warning: It's not safe for work). It's exactly what it sounds like. According to the blog, "We like to cook naked, for ourselves, our friends and lovers out of our huge, messy shared house in Manchester.
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