As San Francisco -- and its elected leaders -- discovered, it will require more than the legislative branch of government to vanquish the specter of the McDonald's Happy Meal. It turns out it'll take more than the judicial branch, too. A San Francisco judge has shot down a lawsuit filed by a frustra ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
You've been servedA Sacramento mother yesterday filed a class-action suit against McDonald's in San Francisco Superior Court, claiming the fast-food chain engages "in the unfair, unlawful, deceptive and fraudulent practice of promoting and advertising McDonald's Happy Meal products to very young ... More >>
Congrats, Dakari! That toy won't poison you! When 4-year-old Dakari Vieyra was made to hand over his prized Iron Man toy, he wept bitterly. When Caroline Cox of the Center for Environmental Health determined that Iron Man was lead-free, Vieyra was all smiles. He probably doesn't know the differen ... More >>
Momma's boys and Peter Pan complexes collide
Perhaps this is what it means to behave like a 'real ogre'? Unless you enjoy the taste of Cadmium with your McDonald's fare, take note. The fast-food giant recalled 12 million glasses tied in with the current film Shrek Ever After. Now, children being exposed to toxins is not funny -- but hear us ... More >>
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Rep theater's big 2-4
Louis Schwartzberg aims for America's Heart, but mostly sticks to the surface
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