| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
21st Century Fox's Peter Rice, director David O. Russell, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo and Los Angeles' film czar Ken Ziffren were among those who helped launch a West Coast version of New York's Ghetto Film School, which prepares high school-...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Few companies are potentially more vulnerable to climate change than the world's biggest food and beverage brands.
Droughts are diminishing agricultural yields, and severe cold snaps like the one that crippled parts of the U.S. this year resulted in...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:01 AM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: General Mills said it will begin selling Cheerios Protein, a high-protein version of its top-selling cereal. The company hopes to woo consumers who have dropped cereal for yogurt and other protein-rich breakfasts....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:44 AM
General Mills Inc., maker of Cheerios and other grocery staples, has reversed a recent change to its online legal policy after an outcry by consumers.
The policy had been quietly updated last week to include terms under which any dispute with the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Longtime La Cañadan Martha Burns, who in previous years has been honored locally for her deep involvement in community affairs, was recognized in March by Rep. Adam Schiff as one of the women of the year for California’s 28th Congressional District....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The deafening roar from a record crowd of more than 93,000 packed inside Pontiac, Mich.'s, Silverdome when Hulk Hogan scoop-slammed the 520-pound Andre the Giant there in 1987 is still music to Vince McMahon's ears.
Twenty-seven years after "WrestleMania...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:18 PM
General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Wheaties, thinks it deserves credit for reversing itself after quietly trying to strip customers of their constitutional right to a day in court.
But that's like a homeowner saying he deserves credit for putting...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, was trying to explain recently why her state has remained "internationalist" in its soul, even as it shares the national anger about Iraq and Afghanistan. In Minnesota, she says, "internationalism is not just...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:28 AM
General Mills Inc. said it will no longer use genetically modified organisms to make its signature breakfast cereal, Cheerios, because of consumer demands.
The company made the announcement in a blog post Thursday saying it would no longer source...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show.
The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
| Nov 3, 2013
"If each of all of the races which have subsisted in the vast Middle West could contribute one dish to one great Midwestern cauldron, it is certain that we'd have therein a most foreign and gigantic stew."
This piece first ran in...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
A new study found that 16 major food companies have removed 78 daily calories per person from their products following a 2010 pledge by the firms to slash calorie counts.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Princeton, N.J.-based health philanthropy...