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CNN Discusses S.F.’s Happy Meal Toy Ban; Scientists Spot New Species of Lizard on Vietnamese Menus

• Gavin will make a show of vetoing the ban Happy Meal toy ban today, but the Board of Supervisors will override the veto, and McDonald’s has until December 2011 to make the meals healthier if they want to keep the toys. [CNN]

• A “psychotic” patron at Java Beach Café hurled a chair at a barista who is eight months pregnant and then pulled out an Indiana Jones whip and cracked another on her arm. [SF Weekly]

• Dungeness crab season starts Monday, and according to sport fishermen whose season started this week it’s looking like a good one. [Chron]

• Also, it’s persimmon season. [SFoodie]

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

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

• 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]

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

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

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