April 30, 2010 |
For a city that bills itself as the "media capital of the world," Burbank's neighborhood bars have been slow to catch up to increasingly discerning palates. Beloved yet dingy dives serving Bud Light for a few bucks, such as Rocky's III, still outnumber slightly more upscale neighborhood pubs such as the Snug, where the Chimay flows on tap. First-time bar owner Tony Yanow saw an opportunity to cater to new Burbank residents and nearby media industry workers, so the former CEO of music.
July 16, 2003 |
A judge refused to order a New York City jail to serve vegan meals to three Jewish inmates who claim the diet is part of their faith. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled that the Rikers Island jail had not caused the inmates the "irreparable harm" required to grant their request. Vegans avoid all animal-based foods. The inmates said non-vegan diets conflict with Jewish mandates to preserve the welfare of animals.
February 29, 1996
In response to the letters re "Meaty Dispute" (Feb. 22): As usual, the antagonists use the full extent of their half-brained deflection technique when defending their lifestyle choices by attacking the vegetarian issue. "Vegan," by definition, is someone whose lifestyle choice is based on ethical consideration. As such, vegans abstain from all animal-based consumption, food and clothing, and avoid household and personal care products either tested on or containing animals. On the other hand, a vegetarian is someone who bases a lifestyle choice on personal health considerations and as such justifies consumption of animal products.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2008 |
At Karen Dawn's Thanksgiving feast, there will be yams and stuffing with cranberries and a dessert of pumpkin-pecan pie, all set out on a table for eight. And there will be turkeys, two of them actually -- Emily and Bruce (or possibly Brucilla -- it's a little unclear). The two 20-pounders will have most of the privileges of Dawn's other sentient guests -- a Pacific Palisades patio, a view of the ocean and vegetarian nibbles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2004 |
Is your car vegan? Actor Michael Bell's is. The 66-year-old Encino resident doesn't eat or wear animal products, and his hybrid car doesn't have a stitch of leather in it. If it had, Bell said, he wouldn't have bought the car, a 2001 Toyota Prius, despite its impeccable green credentials. In raw numbers, vegans such as Bell are so few that they barely register on surveys of consumer habits.
April 14, 1997 |
Milk, they say disdainfully, is liquid meat. Honey means the exploitation and sometimes death of bees. Sugar is processed with charred cattle bones. Leather? Dried flesh of a cow corpse, they say. Wool, down and silk? Ignominious results of the abuse of living creatures. These are not vegetarians, who merely abstain from eating meat and poultry. These are vegans, whose numbers range anywhere from 50,000 to 800,000, depending on which poll you choose to believe.