Political Fast Food Fights Sweep California; Gordon Ramsay Sued By Father-In-Law

• Lobbyists are fighting the moratorium on fast-food restaurants in South L.A. [L.A. Times]

• San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom will veto the city’s move to ban most Happy Meals. [CNN]

• More family drama for Gordon Ramsay: his father-in-law is suing him for 2 million pounds after the famously hot-tempered chef fired him as CEO of Gordon Ramsay Holdings last month. [Daily Mail]

• How we wish we were here: Macy Gray covered Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up” at Bardot Sessions, a new celeb-filled night of singing at the Hollywood nightclub. [L.A. Times]

• If they could see you now: Carnival Cruises can’t seem to get the story straight on whether or not they served SPAM to guests stranded off of San Diego. [L.A. Times]

• A new species of lizard has been identified — after scientists saw it on restaurant menus in Vietnam. [Independent]

• On the plus side, Gordon Ramsay will be opening his first restaurant in Canada, and it will be in Montreal. [Toronto Star]

• A man tried to run over his girlfriend outside of Pico Rivera’s Burger Stop after she turned down his marriage proposal. [Wire Update]

• Paris Hilton’s boyfriend won’t be charged for running over a photographer’s foot when the couple sped away from a local restaurant. [SF Gate]

• LAPD is searching for suspects accused of robbing a Koreatown restaurant and dry cleaner earlier this month. [My Fox LA]

• At high-end restaurants in Asia, butter is the hot new condiment. [WSJ]

• The New England Confectionery Co., the 163-year-old company that makes NECCO wafers and those Valentine’s Day conversation hearts, is looking for a buyer. [USAT]

Political Fast Food Fights Sweep California; Gordon Ramsay Sued By Father-In-Law