Santa Clara County

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Kiddie Meals Become Less Kid-Friendly at Jack in the Box

    You might be smiling, but the kids sure won't be.​Kids are out of luck at the mostly West Coast burger chain Jack in the Box -- they'll no longer be receiving a free toy along with their children's meal, following new laws in San Francisco and Santa Clara County that require such meals to meet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    McDonald's May Get Slapped With a Happy Meals Lawsuit

    ​Having taken on everything from nutrition labeling to restaurant calorie postings, the Center for Science in the Public Interest is now stepping into the ring to do battle with perhaps its most fearsome opponent to date: children who harass their parents to buy them Happy Meals.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    In California, the Happy Meal Goes the Way of the Dodo Bird; Donatella Arpaia Dons Chef's Whites

    ​Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco, has decided to ban Happy Meal and other promotional toys that often accompany kids' meals at fast-food chains. [NY Times] The recipe-testing battle between and Cook's Illustrated continues, and the results will be posted on Slate. [ABC N ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2004

    Disorganized Conspiracy

    When you've got money and power, who needs meetings in secret boardrooms?

  • News

    November 23, 1999

    Money Porn

    Welcome to the Sweepstakes Era. Wanna Play?