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  • L.A. Now Live: El Monte in David vs. Goliath fight over soda tax

     
    El Monte Mayor Andrew Quintero though a tax on sugary drinks was a slam dunk -- an easy way for the financially-strapped city to raise cash and help combat childhood obesity. But then the beverage industry converged on El Monte, turning the race into...
  • Soda taxes rejected in two California cities

     
    Voters sharply rejected sugary-drinks tax measures in two California cities. In El Monte, 76.8% of voters rejected the tax. The measure would have charged a one-cent tax for every ounce of sugary drink sold within the San Gabriel Valley city.......
  • El Monte soda tax faces strong backlash [Google+ hangout]

     
    Times reporter Sam Allen will join city editor Shelby Grad at 4 p.m. in a Google+ hangout to discuss the El Monte soda tax measure on the November ballot. The measure calls for a one-cent tax on each ounce of......
  • Soda taxes lose big in California

     
    Beverage industry forces flexed their political muscle once again Tuesday, dealing crushing defeats to two different sugary drink tax measures in the Golden State. In the San Gabriel Valley city of El Monte, nearly 77% of voters rejected a proposal......
  • Water, wine — Arizona?

    Water, wine — Arizona?
    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — Wine, kayaking, Arizona. The initial concept seemed to be something of an oxymoron. The parched landscape surrounding the Phoenix airport added to the impression that this was far from the usual wine-growing area. And the...
  • Experts Monitoring California Radiation Levels in the Air, and Milk

    Experts Monitoring California Radiation Levels in the Air, and Milk
    As a plume of potentially radioactive air makes its way toward the West Coast from floundering nuclear reactors in Japan, California health officials repeat the message there is no public health concern.  They say they’ll be monitoring the air...
  • It's A Gray Area: Regulate marijuana like wine

    In my public discussions about our nation's failed and hopeless policy of marijuana prohibition, I often say that Proposition 19 actually won the election last November, but we will simply be delaying implementation for two years. I say that for two...
  • PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
  • Jess Jackson dies at 81; developer of Kendall-Jackson wine brand

    Jess Jackson dies at 81; developer of Kendall-Jackson wine brand
    Jess Jackson, a man who knew how to pick winners, whether they were thoroughbred racehorses or vineyards, died of cancer Thursday at his wine country estate in Geyserville, Calif. He was 81. Jackson was a wine industry visionary who developed the...
  • Jess Jackson led winery by example

    Jess Jackson led winery by example
    Jess Jackson, who founded Kendall-Jackson Winery in 1982, died last week at the age of 81, leaving an almost incalculable legacy on the California wine industry. He transformed it at least twice, first in establishing a style of wine that would come to be...
  • Regional investment bank aims for a reprise

    Regional investment bank aims for a reprise
    Jim Freedman and his partners have been here before. "We call this Act Three," he told me one day recently from the Westside high-rise office of Intrepid Investment Bankers, his new firm devoted to mergers and acquisitions in the regional middle market...