Angry Calls Flood Albert Pujols’ Restaurant; Santa Monica Woman Finds Rusty Staples in Her Taco Bell Taco

• The St. Louis restaurant of Major League Baseball pro Albert Pujols has been inundated with hate calls after news broke that he’s coming to L.A.[KSDK]

• The Sherrif’s department in Walnut, California held a barbecue to rally parolees for an inspiring lecture. Only two out of 125 showed up. [Diamond Bar Patch]

• Santa Monica-raised Sean Macpherson, owner of Il Covo and Roger Room, is also a smash success in New York who has played a character based on himself on Gossip Girl, dated Gina Gershon and Darryl Hannah, and was voted one of New York Magazine’s most beautiful New Yorkers. [LAT]

• And, a woman at a Santa Monica Taco Bell found four “rusty and blackened” staples in her Taco Supreme. Yikes. [NYDN]

• Robert Lawrence Balzer, an influential wine critic for The L.A. Times for three decades, passed away last week at age 99. [LAT]

• From affinage to viticulture, here’s the vocab list to study if you fancy yourself a foodie. [HuffPo]

• “Consumers go ga-ga” for brands’ secret formulas; Coke capitalized on this by announcing yesterday on Facebook that it was moving the physical copy of its formula. KFC’s Original Recipe is a big secret too, probably so we won’t find out how much MSG is in it. [USAT]

• The NYT points out what we feel every time we read our e-mail: There are a ton of food-tech apps and start-ups out there, and it’s hard to know which are good. [NYT]

• A Chinese dairy farmer who laced a rival’s product with industrial salt, killing three children, has been sentenced to death. [AP via HuffPo]

• Tebowing is so five minutes ago; now it’s time to embrace Teboozing. [NYDN]

Angry Calls Flood Albert Pujols’ Restaurant; Santa Monica Woman Finds Rusty