California City May Oder Happy Meals To Go Permanently – After a vote by the city’s leaders Tuesday, Happy Meals could become a thing of the past in San Francisco. It’s board of supervisors is expected to formally approve a ban on most of McDonald’s Happy Meals in current form during a meeting on Tuesday.
In some areas in the northern California city, people felt that McDonald’s offers toys to entice kids to buy meals that don’t meet nutritional criteria. Because of this, a move was proposed to turn Happy Meals into healthy meals.
The proposed ordinance is part of a “food justice movement” and is designed to address how about 50 of the city’s restaurants use giveaway toys in order to sell fast food whose nutritional content is being challenged by the city.
Under the proposal, if the chains want to keep offering Captain America figurines or toys tied with latest films, McDonald’s and other restaurants would have until December 2011 to improve their meals’ nutrition with fruits and vegetables. Furthermore, the food and beverage would have to contain fewer than 600 calories, and less than 35 percent of total calories would come from fat.
In addition, the meal would also have to contain 0.5 cups of fruit and 0.75 cups of vegetables and offer less than 640 mg of sodium and less than 0.5 mg of trans fat. Breakfast, on the other hand, would have the option of offering 0.5 cups of fruit or vegetables.
Authorities hope their measure would encourage similar standards across the country. The San Francisco proposal was modeled after a similar law for unincorporated Santa Clara County, California. This ordinance would be a tremendous victory in fighting childhood obesity.
However, McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud said the company was extremely disappointed with the decision. They believe that it is the right and responsibility of the parents and not the governments.
A 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake hits Los Angeles, California Today. Yes, it’s true and the Bible code predictions are becoming true. Californians were disturbed from their sleep before dawn as a small but strongly felt earthquake struck beneath Los Angeles’ eastern suburbs.
Good thing there were no reported damages or injuries, however, this earthquake appeared to be the strongest this month with a magnitude-4.4 temblor, which struck at exactly 4:04 in the morning.
“It was really scary, I thought it was the end of the world,” said Tyrone Charles Solee, a 50-year-old resident of Los Angeles.
Our various sources said that the recent earthquake was centered 12 miles under the city of Pico Rivera and 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, The earthquake was felt south to San Diego County, east and north to the deserts and west along the coast through Malibu and into neighboring County of Ventura.
We’ll be posting more updates about the Los Angeles Earthquake Today. Stay tuned!
Breaking earthquake news of today is that there was a 6.9 earthquake April 4, 2010 today. Recent earthquakes in Southern California are in San Diego earthquake of 6.9, also Mexicali earthquake, Baja California, Arizona, Caltech, and other areas in Southern California.
It’s a pretty big on the earthquake scale according to US Geological Survey Earthquake but fortunately there were no casualties or damage so far.
People feared that there have been many earthquakes so far from Haiti, Chile, Turkey and other parts of the world.
California vs Arizona NCAA Football Scores and Live Coverage on ESPN – Number 14 Arizona avoided an upset this time and walks home the winner via a 10-9 victory over California.
Arizona walks into this match undefeated in their last three games while California is currently 2-1 on records. California got an early lead in the first half of the match 6-0 through two field goals from Giorgio Tavecchio.
We have seen two upsets so far in Week 4 of NCAA College Football 2010 through UCLA’s upset of Texas and Auburns victory over South Carolina. Will this be another upset for a higher ranked team? Let us get to the play by play results.
First Quarter: No scoring was made during the first quarter of play and the quarter ended 0-0.
Second Quarter: 13:18 – Giorgio Tavecchio 25 yard field goal GOOD California; 5:23 – Giorgio Tavecchio 40 yard field goal GOOD California.
Third Quarter: 11:02 – Giorgio Tavecchio 23 Yd FG for California; 1:11 – Juron Criner 3 Yd Pass From Nick Foles (Alex Zendejas Kick) for Arizona
The game was over when Nic Foles hit Juron Criner for the winning score with 1:11 to play. At the end of the match, Arizona was 4-0 for the first time since 1998.