Car Smashes Into Restaurant at 7th and Flower; First Lady Shops at White House Farmer’s Market

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• A car slammed into a small restaurant at 7th and Flower, Downtown this morning. [N.B.C. L.A.]

• The CEO of CKE Restaurants blames California’s “socialist type” government when it comes to his brands, Carl’s Jr.’s and Hardee’s, having difficulty competing with McDonald’s. [Slate/Big Money]

• California’s 550 abandoned or non-working mercury mines endanger our fish supply and water cleanliness, but are very rarely cleaned up. [LAT]

• Michelle Obama picked up eggs, chocolate milk, cheese, and vegetables at the opening of the White House farmers’ market. [The Caucus/NYT]

• Kraft recently began charging consumers for its previously-free Food & Family magazine and readers are not happy. [WSJ]

• Weight Watchers is suing Dreyer’s for advertising the points values of its Skinny Cow products. [NYP]

• The world’s largest pie fight happened yesterday during a taping of Live with Regis and Kelly. [Gothamist]

• The world’s biggest burger can be found in Southgate, Michigan, and weighs 185 pounds. [Telegraph]

Car Smashes Into Restaurant at 7th and Flower; First Lady Shops at White House