Sardines may not be what's for regular seafood dinners in Los Angeles, unlike in Mumbai where there is plenty to be found at a local wholesale fish market. There is a more direct tie, however, between L.A. and Mumbai seafood supplies than a comparison of what goes onto one's dinner plate. As reporte ... More >>
By Andra Lim
Antonio Villaraigosa continues to get cozy with the Obama Administration.
Tomorrow, Villaraigosa and White House big shots -- including U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar -- will meet in Los Angeles with hundreds of local leaders to talk about issues significant to the Hisp ... More >>
Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced its 2012 nominations for book awards, journalism, design and graphics, broadcast and media, and restaurant and chefs. It is a very long list. There were also awards given for lifetime achievement (Wolfgang Puck!) and humanitarian of the year (Charlie Tr ... More >>
Taco BellTaco Bell gives thanks for being sued over the contents of its meatA look at this year through the lens of the food-related lawsuits is like watching the first season of The Killing: an exercise in frustration, bewilderment, and, occasionally, excitement. From the mother who sued N ... More >>
egotvonline.comSomebody's madThree shark sightings off the coast of San Diego in the last two weeks led to binocular-wielding tourists staking out areas like Mission Beach and La Jolla in hopes of catching a glimpse of a fishy dorsal fin.
The Los Angeles Times reported in their story coverin ... More >>
It's back to Tijuana for Flores-VillarBad news for immigrants hoping to inherit U.S. citizenship from their dads, even though their moms are foreigners: After five years in court, the Flores-Villar case is finally dead.
Its rejection was completed by a 4-4 deadlock in the Supreme Court toda ... More >>
Image de DenverDid I forget to tell them how much I hate Arizona?Not shockingly, the Republican candidates of California are in a state of confusion after the ransacking they received on Election Day 2010.
They can't understand why, when Latinos and Asian-Americans report being politically l ... More >>
-- Local food stylist Adam C. Pearson gets hauled off a plane for his tattoos. [Daily Dish]
-- A profile of The Spotted Pig's April Bloomfield. [The New Yorker]
-- A fat tax? No. Let's be free! [The Christian Science Monitor]
-- Lindsay Lohan kicks her dad out for showing up unannounced with Chin ... More >>
California loves its pot, so why didn't we legalize it?Last week we took a look at some of the factors behind the failure of California's pot legalization movement.
This week the Christian Science Monitor considers Prop. 19 and comes up with three reasons why it didn't pass:
The federal go ... More >>
Even Ah-nold chooses Twitter on Election DayOn California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's most important night of the year, her prehistoric website was handling the traffic like the 405 freeway at 5 p.m. The standard map and chart features were wiped inexplicably, then replaced by a ghetto P ... More >>
Flickr/ZanastardustConsumers have complained of a waxy, metallic or soapy odor and taste.
Do not open that box of Apple Jacks. According to a report Friday in the Christian Science Monitor, Kellogg Co. is recalling the apple-cinnamon-flavored cereal along with Fruit Loops, Corn Pops and Hone ... More >>
Flickr/Dana MoosA selection of deep-fried, salty snacks.
If you crave Planter's peanuts, hanker for bacon and relish potato chips, you may be a "supertaster." A Penn State study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior on June 16 found that some people experience the taste of salt mor ... More >>
Scott Foundas.Film writer Scott Foundas won the "print critic of the year" award at the Los Angeles Press Club's third annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards Thursday night for his body of work published in LA Weekly. He left the paper at the beginning of the year to take over associ ... More >>
Sen. Barbara Boxer.With Barbara Boxer suddenly against the ropes in the polls, is Democratic opponent and mega-blogger Mickey Kaus pulling a Ralph Nader in his recently launched campaign against her? In other words, will he spoil her parade and open the door for a Republican to take over her ... More >>
Here is a business idea for those casting about for things to do in the economic downturn: start a cat cafe. Japan has one. No, correction, they have seven. Seven places where visitors to the cafe pay $8-$12 an hour to sit with cats and drink tea with cats and read comics with cats and pet the cats. ... More >>