During the last presidential election, traditional pollsters were challenged by a relatively new breed of election gurus who used mathematical models to predict the outcome. For the most part, these "modelers" did a better job of divining how people would cast their vote than did big name firms like Gallup.
Food waste is a huge problem in this country. On average, Americans waste about 40 percent of the food we produce, including the produce supermarkets throw out for cosmetic reasons. All this tossing is tonight's topic at the Crawford Family Forum, a discussion called "Getting Wasted: LA's Food Excess."
This week, patient care workers at five University of California medical centers, including UCLA and UC Irvine, plan to go on strike. But just how many depends on a decision which will be made today in Sacramento County Superior Court.
An event called the Greatest Barbecue took place downtown yesterday. It brought together some of Mexico's foremost chefs to grill up a whole lotta meat. The event was part of the Hola Mexico Film Festival, which has expanded this year to include a music and — thankfully — a food program