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  • Paucity of whitefish mars Passover meals

    Paucity of whitefish mars Passover meals
    In balmy Southern California this week, the polar vortex is putting a chill on Simon Baitler's Passover meals.
  • E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say

    E-cigarette firms targeting young people, lawmakers say
    WASHINGTON — E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released Monday by Democratic legislators. A survey of nine electronic-cigarette...

    31 recipes to celebrate Passover

    31 recipes to celebrate Passover
    From traditional brisket to pomegranate-glazed lamb, flourless chocolate cake to chocolate pecan brownie fudge cake, add new recipes and traditions to your Passover celebrations with these ideas from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen RECIPES: 31 great...

    For Passover, so many ways to kugel

    For Passover, so many ways to kugel
    What really makes the meals of Passover, which begins this year on Monday at sundown, different? It may not be what you think. The simple answer is found in Exodus 13:6-7: "For seven days you must eat matzos (unleavened bread).... No chametz or leaven...

    Art review: 'Floral Journey' at Autry shows beadwork with deep meaning

    Art review: 'Floral Journey' at Autry shows beadwork with deep meaning
    Unless one is Native American, getting a grasp of complex Native American spiritual cosmologies is not easy. And that distinction, which might be called a quality of profound otherness, is in essence what drives a fascinating show recently opened at the...