Meatless burgers: El Segundo’s Beyond Meat, whose initial public offering rocked Wall Street last year, revved up an astounding cultural shift that has put bean-based burgers on the menu at fast-food outlets. Its 48-year-old founder, Ethan Brown, says he just wanted to give meat eaters a better choice. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Trouble sleeping? Maybe it’s time for a new pillow
INFO'S TREASURE settled a bit off the rail then inside, came out leaving the second turn and three wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up in the final stride. GOTTA BE LUCKY between horses early, stalked just off the rail then inside, came out three deep on the second turn, bid alongside a rival to gain the lead a quarter mile out, fought back outside that one in the sfortretch, inched away in deep stretch and was edged on the line. MANRESA prompted the pace three deep between horses then outside a rival leaving the backstretch, took a short lead on the second turn, fought back inside leaving that turn and in the stretch until deep stretch and bested the others. LILY'S STORM sent inside, set a pressured pace along the rail, dropped back leaving the second turn, gave way in the stretch and was eased late. PROBABLE broke out a bit, forced the pace four wide on the first turn then stalked outside a rival, fell back in the stretch, also gave way and was eased in the final … [Read more...] about Horse racing newsletter: An outside view of the Lecomte Stakes
She recalled a particular incident from a few years ago, when she was introducing someone whose work she admired at a local event. After the mayor walked off stage, the man grabbed the microphone. The first thing he said was, “Wow, how great it must be to live in a town with a kissable mayor,” Harmon recalled. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Facing harassment as a female mayor
My father was a proud Greek immigrant and, of course, a restaurant owner and operator. In the 1940s and 1950s, his place on Fletcher Drive and Glendale Avenue, Donnelly’s Drive-In, was an original Los Angeles diner, drive-in and local hot spot for families and date nights. I remember the round circular architecture, the cars parked three-deep, the ORIGINAL car hops, only imitated today ... dressed in their striped short shirts, white aprons and headpiece caps who could balance their overly-stacked Coke trays with the BEST burgers, fries, shakes with one finger. My mother told me on V-J Day he stayed open into the wee hours of the night until every last french fry, Coke and cup of coffee had been sold .... not a drop left. Old-timers will remember this place with a special place in their hearts as their mouths water for yesteryear. … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Essential California: What’s next for Duncan Hunter’s seat?
Citing the need to act quickly to get homeless Californians off the streets, Gov. Gavin Newsom will ask lawmakers this week to allocate more than $1.4 billion to a variety of local and state-run efforts, with much of the money earmarked as subsidies for immediate housing and community healthcare services. The proposal marks the second straight year of sending state taxpayer dollars to local communities struggling with a growing crisis that has drawn national attention. Los Angeles Times … [Read more...] about Newsletter: Could Meghan Markle and Prince Harry move to L.A.?