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2010 Means No More Trans Fat in California Restaurants
New York City, Boston, Philadelphia have all done it, but California this week will become the first state to ban trans fat from restaurants. Assembly Bill 97, which worked its way through the state legislatures and signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008 finally becomes law New Year's Day, reports the Sacramento Bee.Some call this a "nanny state" move, others say it's an important step. "This was an ingredient that was already being phased out, for the most part. I think most restaurants have had adequate time to comply," said Daniel Conway, spokesman for the California Restaurant Association, which opposed the law, in regards to the one year grace period given for restaurants to adjust. Bakeries still have until 2011 to comply with the law.
Republican Irvine Assemblyman Chuck DeVore is not thrilled. "Not every human problem deserves a political solution," he said. "That's the fallacy my colleagues engage in."
Perhaps the best idea is one that's somewhat already in play. Judith S. Stern, professor of nutrition at the University of California, Davis, suggests that all restaurants label calories so diners make the final decision.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.