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It seems as though more and more states are becoming willing to demand labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. The most recent state to move in that direction is Connecticut: The state's State Senate this week voted 35-to-1 in favor of a GMO labeling bill. This doesn' ... More >>
USC announced this afternoon that basketball players James Blasczyk and Dewayne Dedmon have been "suspended indefinitely from all team activities" following allegations of brawling during the Trojans' road trip to Spokane, Washington over the weekend. Interim head coach Bob Cantu said the pair had ... More >>
[Editor's note: Soon-to-be-award-winning gonzo music journalist Danielle Bacher prowls the late late night scene for West Coast Sound. For this installment, she hit the town with Demrick, aka Young De, a rapper and songwriter who has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Kurupt and Xzibit. Als ... More >>
When it comes to making dishes -- like Hainan chicken rice -- in which flavor is key, the Trang family prefers buying Buddhist-style poultry. "It is pretty much the most organic, free-range chicken you can come by," Andy Trang, a UCLA senior said. Trang and his family, San Gabriel Valley residents ... More >>
In November, California had the chance to pass the country's first wide-sweeping law mandating the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. But after a long fight, with celebrities weighing in and big ag companies pouring millions into a campaign to defeat the law, Proposition 3 ... More >>
Pop quiz: If you bought rhubarb in any L.A. grocery store in the past six months, do you know where it came from? Choose from: A) Washington State B) Oregon C) Holland D) California Turn the page for the answer.
For garlic-lovers, there's a new reason to love those cloves even more, and it doesn't have much to do with flavoring your food. A study out of Washington State University found that garlic is 100 times stronger than antibiotics when it comes to killing bacteria that causes food poisoning. Garlic co ... More >>
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B. Hansenthe Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition What kind of a wine contest requires judges not to pay too much attention to what they are tasting? It was the 17th annual Pacific Coast Oyster Wine Competition, where wines were rated only for how they played up the briny, creamy, succule ... More >>
FoxHomer would be bummed.Updated after the jump: Radiation detected in Sacramento. Should you worry about the weekend's rain? Lot of build up. No payoff. (Sorry to disappoint). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency radiation monitoring system in L.A. has found nothing above daily "back ... More >>
Gustavo TurnerNumber 1 in our hearts: Beth Ditto's Gossip "This is how I know I'm too big for my britches," joked Gossip's Beth Ditto between songs. "I can't possibly wake up before 2 [pm] to see the man who made me what I am." She was talking about John Waters, who was watching her amazing ... More >>
ProvidenceChef Michael CimarustiProvidence chef-owner Michael Cimarusti has been even busier than usual lately, between trips to the Bocuse d'Or and to Japan. Read the first part of our interview for his take on those excursions. The chef also teaches the occasional cooking classes on, you gu ... More >>
We know you come to WCS for the best in Los Angeles music. Therefore anything pertaining to "Los Angeles" and "music" cannot be alien to us. But what if we wanted to bring attention to the underreported news that IMDB, a film website, has been streaming for FREE the entire run of Twin Peaks (minus t ... More >>
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