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  • Pancake versus prayer dropped

    Glendale-based International House of Pancakes has dropped its trademark infringement lawsuit against a church with a Pasadena ministry, agreeing to resolve its dispute with the International House of Prayer out of court. On Dec. 21, the restaurant chain...
  • Giving students a better school lunch

    Giving students a better school lunch
    The people making lunch in this big commercial kitchen are pros; some of them serve thousands of diners a day. But they're not all comfortable using a knife to peel a butternut squash or chop fresh parsley. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: School...
  • In-flight Wi-Fi fees: How to get discounts

    In-flight Wi-Fi fees: How to get discounts
    I had been reluctant to try in-flight Wi-Fi because of the cost, but when I found a discount that cut the fee to $7.46 on a recent American Airlines flight, I tried the service and liked it. And the connection seemed faster than my DSL at home. As it...
  • A budget -- now what?

    A budget -- now what?
    California's economic problems are deeper today than they would have been had a balanced budget been adopted last year. But perhaps today should be reserved for expressions of relief. Although California's Republican lawmakers appeared bent on self-...
  • Opposition to state budget deal mounts

    Opposition to state budget deal mounts
    Less than 24 hours after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders announced a plan to close California's massive budget deficit, Los Angeles County officials moved to sue the state, a union for government workers said it might strike, and...
  • Encino farmers market: grapes, plums, avocados, nopales, green beans and celery

    Encino farmers market: grapes, plums, avocados, nopales, green beans and celery
    The Encino farmers market remains the largest and best in the San Fernando Valley, with about 30 produce vendors. This count has held steady over the last decade, but the number of prepared foods and nonagricultural stands, selling everything from hot...
  • Abel Maldonado, GOP candidate for California lieutenant governor

    Abel Maldonado Political party: Republican Occupation: California lieutenant governor Age: 42; born in Santa Maria City of residence: Santa Maria Personal: wife, Laura Maldonado; four children Education: studied crop science at Cal Poly San Luis...
  • Letters: An incredible journey along California's coastline

    California, the incredible I just read Christopher Reynolds' article about traveling the California coast in 10 days ["1,136 Miles of Gold, Feb. 1] and absolutely loved it. I'm currently serving as a missionary in South Korea, and I do a bit of traveling...
  • MILITARY DEATHS

    Years of hunting wild turkeys in the backwoods outside Santa Maria, Calif., helped turn Army Sgt. Shawn E. Dressler into a good marksman. When he enlisted in 2002 and headed overseas for two tours in Iraq, Dressler sat in the gunner's seat every time his...
  • Warm weekend set some record high temperatures

     
    Southern California can expect another hot day Sunday after breaking some weather records Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Camarillo and Oxnard all set new record highs for the day (Camarillo hit 90 degrees)...
  • Packing them in with ribs and steaks

     
    Heading north anytime soon? Jocko's steakhouse in Nipomo, Calif., is an unpretentious restaurant that draws crowds for its value-priced Santa Maria-style grilled steaks and chicken. L.A Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila gives Jocko's 1 1/2 stars in...
  • Football: Week 3 schedule

     
    Thursday, September 23rd SOUTHERN SECTION NONLEAGUE Aliso Niguel at Huntington Beach, 7 p.m. Buena Park at Bolsa Grande, 7 p.m. California vs. Sonora at La Habra, 7 p.m. Cerritos vs. Rancho Alamitos at Garden Grove, 7 p.m. Diamond Ranch at......