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4:59am

Tue February 11, 2014
National

Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 8:55 am

Shirley Temple when she was the nation's biggest movie star.
AP
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Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died.

She was 85.

The Associated Press writes that publicist Cheryl Kagan says the actress, known as Shirley Temple Black in her private life, died late Monday evening at her home near San Francisco. Kagan tells the AP that Temple's family and caregivers were with her.

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2:09pm

Wed February 5, 2014
The Salt

California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Originally published on Sun February 9, 2014 3:39 pm

In California, some restaurants are changing their policy to serve water to patrons only upon request.
iStockphoto

California's drought is getting very serious — so serious that even those water refills you didn't ask for at restaurants are now under scrutiny.

"We have not had this dry a time period in all of California's history since we've been keeping records — that's how bad it is," Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., who represents a district in the Central Valley, told reporters on Tuesday.

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11:49am

Tue January 28, 2014
The Salt

Sushi Chefs Aren't Feeling California's New Glove Law

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 4:12 pm

On Sunday, we told you about bartenders who are up in arms about a new California law that makes it illegal for culinary workers to touch uncooked food with their bare hands. Turns out, sushi chefs are ticked off, too.

For sushi chefs, crafting sashimi or a great roll is a lot like creating art. It requires skill and feel. Bare hands are essential.

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10:03am

Sun January 26, 2014
The Salt

New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders

Originally published on Sun January 26, 2014 11:01 am

Under California's new food safety law, bartenders can't do this without gloves.
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Bartender Cameron Hall hadn't heard of a new California law that bans culinary workers from touching uncooked food with their bare hands.

The rule applies to bartenders, who are now supposed to wear gloves to put limes in the mojitos and cherries in the Manhattans — even to scoop ice into a glass.

But when a reporter fills him in, Hall stops serving drinks at Rocco's Tavern, a little spot in downtown Culver City, just long enough to rant.

"It'd just be a pain," he says. "It'd be a nuisance. I'm gonna start making my customers wear gloves, in opposition!"

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5:00am

Fri January 24, 2014
Environment

What Happens In The Colorado Basin Affects The West

Latest drought monitor issued January 23, 2014. No changes for the West.
Credit National Weather Service on Twitter

2014 is shaping up to be an “average” year for the Colorado River watershed, which provides water to 7 western states. That’s not good news, however, for states like California and Nevada which are already experiencing drought conditions.

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