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Jamie Oliver and LAUSD seem to be playing nice ... or at least nicer

April 20, 2011 | 11:43 am

British chef Jamie Oliver and his crew are not declaring victory. Yet. But there's lots of talk about the final episodes of his "Food Revolution" reality TV show season in Los Angeles.

The new superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, who officially began the job  Friday, long after Oliver was told he could not step foot in LAUSD school cafeterias, has been friendlier than his predecessor. John Deasy issued this statement ahead of Oliver's return to L.A. next week to finish the season:

“I am looking forward to meeting with Jamie Oliver to find out how we could mutually work together to benefit the children of Los Angeles,” Deasy said.

Spokespeople for Oliver wouldn't comment this morning. They say things will get worked out when the chef comes to L.A. next week.

Stay tuned.

-- Mary MacVean

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