| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:20 PM
SACRAMENTO — The pace of lawmaking is speeding up at the Capitol.
With legislators back from spring break, rallies are in full swing on the Capitol steps; lobbyists of all stripes are packing the ornate hearing rooms and overflow crowds are...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
What a way to start the day!
My daughter Reggie, a San Francisco teacher, and I are soaking in a piping hot mineral pool -- one of four at different temperatures -- at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Innâs expansive spa. The picturesque hotel, spread...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Regulations that tell consumers just what it means when a product is labeled "gluten free" take effect on Tuesday — a "major milestone," says one of the leading experts on gluten disorders.
"The gluten-free diet for someone with celiac disease...
| Aug 1, 2014
By Erinn Hutkin
For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Steven LaVoie had a vision for transforming freight traffic across the country and called it ArrowStream. Within months of forming the company, he hired technology expert Tony DeFrances to help him build his dream.
Fourteen years later, former...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory Inc. said on Tuesday that food industry executive Tim Hassett is set to become the president of its North America business at the end of the month.
Hassett, 50, spent the last decade at Campbell Soup Co., most recently as...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Angelo Pellegrini didn't need to read books or take a class to learn how to make wine or pasta or grow herbs. Without being aware of it, he'd absorbed all that from his family his whole life. Some of us, though, could use some instruction, whether from...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:34 AM
McDonald's and Yum! Brands, the company behind Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, apologized to customers Monday after footage from a Chinese TV station alleged workers at a Shanghai supplier for some of the two companies' Asian outlets used expired meat and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: After hearing about the big employee scholarship program Starbucks is offering to employees, I'm surprised to note critics of the program. Why is that? -- S.E.J.
The Starbucks effort is the splashiest bachelor's degree employer tuition...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:15 AM
This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2).
As a physician, I am very concerned about the...