Los Angeles Times

Tiffany Hsu

Writer

Tiffany Hsu no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she wrote about the California economy, fast food, restaurants, retail and alternative energy for the Business section. A Bay Area native, UC Berkeley graduate and eternal Nor-Cal fan, she once worked for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She also did a stint at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where she developed a passion for sweet tea. She still has faith that someday she’ll find two economists who agree.

Recent Articles

  • My Favorite Room: Napoleon Perdis will miss lounging above L.A.

    My Favorite Room: Napoleon Perdis will miss lounging above L.A.

    Leaving Los Angeles has been hard for makeup mogul Napoleon Perdis. The entrepreneur, who was raised by Greek immigrants in Australia, spent more than a decade in California before deciding last year to move to Europe. He closed his flagship Beverly Hills cosmetics store, shut down his warehouse...

  • Malibu for less than $1 million

    Malibu for less than $1 million

    In Malibu, $1 million is usually chump change. But in a few months, that’ll be enough to buy a home in a district favored by tycoons and wealthy celebrities. Real estate manager Pacific Eagle Holdings is planning to offer luxury condo units starting at $975,000 this summer — a rare price point...

  • My Favorite Room: Maura Tierney finds a simple serenity in Venice

    My Favorite Room: Maura Tierney finds a simple serenity in Venice

    Actress Maura Tierney doesn’t spend as much time as she’d like to in Southern California now that she’s doing more theater work and filming television shows in New York. Tierney, who is known for her roles in “ER,” “NewsRadio” and “The Affair” (for which she won a Golden Globe Award this year),...

  • Before Lazy Dog, years of toil

    Before Lazy Dog, years of toil

    The gig: Chris Simms, 40, is chief executive and founder of the Huntington Beach-based Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar chain. The casual dining company, founded in 2003, has 16 locations, with plans to open three more by year's end. Simms employs 2,000 people and aims to increase profit and revenue about...

  • For novice restaurateurs, risk of failure is high

    For novice restaurateurs, risk of failure is high

    Ari Taymor's 3-year-old restaurant Alma basks in the kind of acclaim most young chefs can barely begin to fathom. Within a year of opening, when Taymor and business partner Ashleigh Parsons were just 26 years old, the downtown Los Angeles eatery was crowned the best in the country by Bon Appetit...

  • California adds 22,900 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.3%

    California adds 22,900 jobs in June; unemployment rate falls to 6.3%

    Job growth in California continued to hum along in June as employers added 22,900 nonfarm payroll positions from the previous month. Employment rose 3%, or 461,800 jobs, year over year, according to the California Employment Development Department. In May, payrolls swelled by 46,200 jobs, based...

  • New CEO to succeed Paul Marciano at Guess

    New CEO to succeed Paul Marciano at Guess

    Los Angeles fashion firm Guess Inc., known for its tight jeans and beach babe models, is replacing co-founder Paul Marciano with a new chief executive from outside the company. In August, Victor Herrero, 46, will step into Marciano's shoes after spending a dozen years building up operations in...

  • Marketing a luxury mansion through virtual reality

    Marketing a luxury mansion through virtual reality

    Real estate agents saddled with luxury homes often use creative strategies to sell them, hiring helicopters and throwing elaborate fetes, calling in favors from top chefs and wealthy friends and advertising in elite magazines. But now the pool of multi-millionaires and billionaires able to afford...

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