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Pop-Tarts turn 50; Violence at Star Grocery; Sonoma Gaydar parties at Ravenswood; Saul Gropman on set of ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’

The Kellogg Company has announced that, to celebrate Pop-Tarts’ 50th anniversary, it will stage several concerts as part of their “Crazy Good Summer.”

The company contends that, “For 50 years, teens have been toasting to ‘Crazy Good’ mornings with Pop-Tarts toaster pastries.”

Actually, “crazy good” is a new phrase in American jargon, certainly unheard of 50 years ago. Teenagers are not the only people who eat Pop-Tarts, but maybe they will dominate Kellogg’s “Crazy Good Summer” concerts, featuring Demi Lovato, Jasmine V, Emblem3 and Austin Mahone.

According to Kellogg’s and other websites, the “nutrition” labels on Pop-Tarts usually list 30 to 35 ingredients (I counted them), with high fructose corn syrup, other corn syrup and dextrose high on the list.


Early Sunday morning, animal rights activists began a spate of violence against Berkeley’s Star Grocery on Claremont Avenue by throwing a rock through a window. According to ABC News, the attack, allegedly by a group called “Bite Back,” was to protest the fact that, while the grocery store’s butchers say they carry humanely raised and organic meat, the animals have still been killed and butchered to sell to carnivores. The FBI even showed up because they had been tracking “Bite Back.”

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