| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:05 AM
A group of 17 American retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and Macy’s Inc., have signed on to a five-year agreement to help improve safety at garment factories in Bangladesh.
The accord is separate from a legally binding plan...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 12:59 PM
California employers added 30,200 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.5%, down from 8.6% in May, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday.
Hiring kept up its pace last month, with the trade, transportation and utilities...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
The California Coastal National Monument would be expanded in Mendocino County, making it the first onshore addition to the site, once a bill approved by the House this week clears Congress.
The expansion would add about 1,255 acres to the national...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Consider it Hollywood’s healthy alternative to the Happy Meal promotion.
To launch its “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” Sony Pictures Animation is joining forces with several fresh produce companies and plans to donate more...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:12 AM
It’s a “back to the future” concept that’s rocking the culinary world and changing the way we eat: farm-to-table dining. And if you want to experience firsthand what the fuss is all about, there may be no better place than the...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Freddy Smalls' Summertime Backyard BBQ takes place Aug. 18. in the West L.A. gastropub's back parking lot. It's $45 for an all-you-can-eat menu of beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, smoked Mary's chickens, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri,...
| Sep 1, 2013
In recent decades, the Central Coast of California has become one of the state's most important wine-producing regions. But at what cost?
Until recently, most ranchers and farmers in this part of California embraced dry farming practices, raising...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The massive Rim fire is on its way to becoming the state’s third largest in history as it burns into Yosemite National Park.
At 235,841 acres, or roughly 368 square miles, the Rim fire was 75% contained Tuesday and fewer than 4,400 acres from...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
People opposed to genetically modified organisms often insist that the plants are no good for anyone except the companies, like Monsanto Co., that sell GMO seeds. A new study may force them to come to terms with the idea that GM crops can benefit...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:00 PM
A state board voted Tuesday to approve a sharply debated deal that grants USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of the revenues from the taxpayer-owned stadium for the next century.
The governing board of the California Science...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The tricolored blackbird was once among the most common birds in California, with vast colonies of the colorful and highly gregarious species nesting and foraging year-round in marshes and rangelands.
Scientists have been worried about a decline in...