...Fair Trading Minister Peter Lawlor says shoppers in Ipswich and Rockhampton, in central Queensland, have reported that some traders are charging $10 for bread or milk.
"The department discusses the issues with them, and if they want to lodge an official complaint - which six people have done - then they're fully investigated," he said.
"But I think traders who attempt to profit from the misery of others during the floods should keep in mind that people have long memories. - ABC News
Bravo put out a press release announcing many things today. First up, Top Chef Masters will return for a third season later this year with Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone as host. Whither host of season one and two Kelly Choi? Does that mean she is out? Apparently so, Choi tweeted, "Congrats to my awesome friend @curtis_stone for taking helm of Top Chef Masters, you're gonna have a blast!" - Eater
Fresh produce from the Santa Barbara Farmers' Market is skillfully prepared with sustainable seafood and naturally-raised meats by acclaimed Chef John Downey. We invite you to join us for dinner and taste why Downey's has been Zagat Survey's top-rated Santa Barbara restaurant for 26 consecutive years. The Downey family take great pride in their small, intimate restaurant. John heads the experienced kitchen staff aided by Liz who also handles the wine list and manages the dining room. You will be served by experienced and knowledgeable professionals who know when to be present and when to leave you to enjoy your dinner.
This is the quintessential late-night eatery, with a unique culinary spin on the traditional burger and fries. A private Montecito chef designed the menu, offering reasonable price points for the evening bar crowds, or for smarter customers simply minding their wallets. The seller has another local business that has been taking much of his time, and is open to all reasonable offers.- BizBen
Along with hairpin curves and heart-stopping views of the Pacific, motorists on Highway 1 near San Simeon may glimpse a most exotic sight: a herd of zebras grazing in pastures along the road.
They are what is left of what was once the world's largest private zoo — a menagerie of camels, kangaroos, emus and giraffes that roamed the estate of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst.
Last week three zebras — a buck, a mare and a yearling — escaped from Hearst Ranch and wandered over to nearby Cambria.
On Jan. 5, when two of the three turned up on David Fiscalini's cattle ranch, he raised his shotgun and killed them. A neighboring rancher shot the third zebra.
Fiscalini told the San Luis Obispo Tribune that the two zebras that got onto his property had spooked his horses. - LA Times....William Randolph Hearst’s great-grandson, Steve Hearst, said he was “a little shocked and disappointed that our neighbors wouldn’t have just called to say, ‘We have three of your zebras down here, and how do you want to get them back?’ Neighbors are usually there to help their neighbors, not shoot their zebras. … It’s a shame they took that action.” - SLO Tribune
This new evolution of the logo does two things that are very important: It embraces and respects our heritage, and at the same time evolves us to a point where we feel it's more suitable for the future... The new interpretation of the logo, at its core, is the exact same essence of the Starbucks experience. And that is the love we have for our coffee, the relationship we have with our partners, and the connection we build with our customers. What I think we've done is we've allowed her to come out of the circle in a way that I think gives us the freedom and flexibility to think beyond coffee. - via Eater and Starbucks.com