| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close.
The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Tuna, a Chiweenie with an overbite and more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, was there. So were Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Beethoven, Marley, Toto and several other dogs of renown.
The canine A-list had gathered in Hollywood in February to celebrate one...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Smart Balance says it will change the ingredients in its butter-like spreads to make sure they include no genetically modified organisms.
“I’ve been in the food industry for 35 years. I have never seen a consumer issue come on this fast,&...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers said Friday it plans to buy outdoor retailer Eddie Bauer, a move the company said sets a path for long-term growth and analysts said increases Bank's options as it faces a hostile takeover bid by rival Men's Wearhouse.
| 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 26, 2014
Debates both silly and serious are raging over mascots. In the silly category is the uproar over Clark the Cub, recently invented to promote the ballclub at Clark and Addison. Critics have nitpicked various aspects of Clark, including a drawing in which...
| May 28, 2014
Margery Mayer Voutsas was a student at Senn High School in Chicago when she began her vocal studies under the tutelage of noted voice teacher and children's opera director Zerlina Muhlmann Metzger.
By 18, she had won a Chicago high school singing...