| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Los Angeles-based Wilcon has acquired fellow fiber-optic connection provider Freedom Dark Fiber Networks, giving many Southern California businesses a way to get high-capacity Internet service with high-speed links to Asia.
The deal – terms of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The front window has been replaced and business is once again brisk at the downtown Huntington Beach bike shop, but the assistance just keeps coming.
The Main Street bike shop was at the center of the riotous behavior following the conclusion of the U....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Has anyone started a pool on how long Proposition 13 will remain standing, the way it now stands?
The process that made Proposition 13 possible is 100 years old, but the revolutionary tax makeover is 35. And it could be argued that its effect on the...
| Aug 4, 2013
In his fresh effort to put the economy back at center stage in Washington, President Obama has issued a new challenge to congressional Republicans on the crucial issue of why the American middle class is hurting and which side can best lift average...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Ford Motor Co. plans to start selling its popular F-150 pickup truck with an option of running on natural gas or propane fuel.
While Ford already makes the option available in some of its commercial vehicles, this will be the first compressed natural...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Drew James guesses he went to a total of five Dodgers games in the last five years.
This season, the Hollywood resident has been to six games, bought two Dodgers jerseys and gathered with friends at bars to root for Los Angeles' red-hot baseball team....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Auto-information website Edmunds.com sued a company that allegedly posted more than 60 fake reviews of car dealers.
Santa Monica-based Edmunds screens every review consumers post on its website, and in early February, the moderators began noticing a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:29 PM
So much for the new, "tougher" Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
FERC, as the agency is known, is in the process of negotiating a settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co., the huge New York bank that has been accused of serial frauds against...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:20 AM
After my story on Yelp's heated town hall meeting with L.A. business owners, readers sent me a flurry of emails and tweets sharing their own unhappy experiences with the review website.
"We have had the same problems with @yelp over the years especially...
| Jul 23, 2013
Re "Malibu sea change," July 19
I have to commiserate with Dick Van Dyke, the actor and longtime Malibu resident who laments the loss of his city's small-town charm to the proliferation of high-end retail chains.
Pasadena's downtown once had a true...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Let's get this out of the way right up front: I feel like a guy who's continually making excuses for a friend who repeatedly messes up.
For supporters (such as myself) of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare,...