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  • Jamie Oliver: Food fighter

    Jamie Oliver: Food fighter
    Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the kitchen at Patra's, a Glassell Park drive-through where his crew is taping footage for "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution," a TV show that's not just about healthy food but also about converting skeptics and unbelievers. The chef who's been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire has an empire of his own -- TV shows in several dozen countries, foundations and charities, restaurants and books. His crusade for quality food in schools and homes has changed British food-itudes and menus. He's brought himself, his cameras and his good-food ardor to L.A., with an emphasis on kids. But the LAUSD has closed its cafeteria doors to him, so far. Characteristically, he's found other projects and causes, like his offerings at Patra's; as the man from Essex asks anxiously, "How's that slaw salad with your burger, luv?"
  • Grocery tours teach Boyle Heights residents about nutrition

     
    Cedonia Castillo, 81, said she knows salt and sugar are bad for her health. But the Boyle Heights resident, who has diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, said she doesn't know what food to avoid. So when she heard that a dietician from White...

    Tobacco companies add $15 million to fight cigarette tax

     
    Tobacco companies are stepping up their efforts to defeat Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack. On Friday, the parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported giving...

    Big Tobacco adds nearly $9 million to fight against cigarette tax

     
    The parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported nearly $9 million in contributions to the campaign against Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack.

    CPR training offered throughout L. A. County on Thursday

     
    L.A.County residents can receive free, hands-only CPR training at 80 locations on Thursday.