Heinz and Starbucks Cutting Salt; Apollo Buys Out CKE for $693.9 Million

• Recently deceased president of The National Council of Negro Women, Dr. Dorothy Height, was also an advocate for archiving the history of Black-American recipes and chefs. [Black America Cooks]

• Apollo Management bought out Carl’s Jr.-parent company CKE for $693.9 million. [Daily Finance]

• A 26-year-old man was charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four people at North Hollywood’s Hot Spot Cafe. [CNN]

• Sixteen food companies, including Heinz, Starbucks, and Subway have voluntarily agreed to cut salt in their products nationwide as part of New York City mayor Bloomberg’s push to trim Americans’ salt consumption. [WSJ]

• In light of dwindling bee populations, proponents are urging Santa Monica to repeal a ban on beekeeping. [L.A. Times]

• Developer Charles T. Munger is upsetting residents of Brentwood’s Saltair Terrace over his plans to construct a “two-story version of Brentwood’s much loved” Country Mart. [L.A. Times]

• Early research findings suggest that the Double Down may be weakening KFC’s brand perception among consumers. [NRN]

• Canada will get its own version of Top Chef next spring. [Calgary Herald via Eater]

• French colleges may soon add wine education classes. [Time]

• Salt comes from surprising sources — three Oreos, for example, account for eleven percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance. [NYT]

• The creator of YouTube’s Annoying Orange is seeking a television deal. [WSJ]

Heinz and Starbucks Cutting Salt; Apollo Buys Out CKE for $693.9 Million