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

  • Buy a home now, move in after the seller dies

    Buy a home now, move in after the seller dies

    Hugh Hefner is living out his days in the Playboy Mansion, even though the legendary property no longer belongs to him. The 29-room Holmby Hills home went on the market with a unique  stipulation: that its 90-year-old resident be allowed to stay until he passes away. Last summer, investor Daren...

  • This is what supermodel Elle Macpherson does every single day

    This is what supermodel Elle Macpherson does every single day

    Elle Macpherson, at 52, has the kind of physique that teen girls covet. But the supermodel-turned-entrepreneur’s attitude toward her figure -- and her life -- has changed since she was regularly gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Her natural wellness company, WelleCo, has...

  • The trendiest venues for today's extreme parties: private homes

    The trendiest venues for today's extreme parties: private homes

    Luxury real estate agent Nathaniel Pitchon-Getzels has attended a few garden-variety house parties — as in, the garden had a giraffe wandering through it. These are the types of extravaganzas where the floaties in the pool are synchronized swimmers, sometimes dressed as mermaids, and Snoop Dogg...

  • My Favorite Room: Chef Nancy Silverton strives for good taste

    My Favorite Room: Chef Nancy Silverton strives for good taste

    Nancy Silverton knows how to throw a good party. Several times a year, the legendary L.A. chef throws open the doors to her Hancock Park home for rollicking backyard gatherings. There’s her July 4 bash, when she closes Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza and Chi Spacca so employees can come over. At...

  • My Favorite Room: Melanie Chandra keeps her past close at hand

    My Favorite Room: Melanie Chandra keeps her past close at hand

    Mementos of actress Melanie Chandra’s many lives are scattered around her Beverly Hills bedroom. There are photos from Stanford University, where she studied mechanical engineering and was student body president. From India — where her family is from and where she helped co-found a rural hospital...

  • Home builder sees a future with movable walls and garage-less houses

    Home builder sees a future with movable walls and garage-less houses

    In the future, most homes won’t have garages because their owners won’t own cars. Rooms can be reconfigured by pushing the walls. Postal service or bike couriers might not be necessary -- drones will handle many package and take-out deliveries. At least, that’s KB Home’s vision. As part of the...

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