| Mar 18, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Renee Coronado scanned the shelves aimlessly. She didn't need anything for that night's dinner — in fact, she rarely cooks — but she cradled a pineapple and some Indian spices intended for a midday snack. She kept her Ray-Bans on......
| Aug 25, 2012
| 10:22 AM
A report released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department's independent watchdog raised serious questions about the possible resale of handguns by officers. The allegations, if true, could be a violation of federal firearm laws and city ethics...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:23 PM
CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK The launch of Nintendo's newest console — the Wii U — is just about one month away. There ......
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:06 PM
When he died in 1974, George Abraham Simmons left a bulky legacy: boxes and boxes of drugstore pills, salves and potions — enough to fill multiple cargo containers.
What to do with it all? His family was stumped.
Pharmaceuticals and botanicals,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Sales of existing homes are strengthening and prices continue to rise, stoking confidence in the housing market’s recovery.
That’s to hear the National Assn. of Realtors tell it. According to the trade group, resales of single-family homes,...
| May 31, 2012
| 8:15 AM
The number of U.S. homes purchased via short sale hit a three year-high in the first quarter of 2012, up 25% from a year earlier, according to a report on foreclosure-related sales.
Owners unloaded 109,521 homes during the first three months of the...
| Jul 22, 2012
Images of hippie-era love beads and Native American-inspired headbands can condemn beading in jewelry and accessories to appearing quaint at best. But the artisan level of contemporary beaders crafting today's fashion jewelry and accessories puts that...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 9:02 AM
After hitting a two-year high, pending sales of previously occupied homes fell in August below the threshold considered healthy, according to a trade group.
An index of signed contracts had hit 101.9 in July, reaching its highest point since home...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Housing prices appear to have bottomed, posting their first year-over-year increase since 2007 and fueling more talk of a real estate recovery – at least according to real estate site Zillow.
The site’s second-quarter report shows...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Homebuilder sentiment climbed in October to its strongest level since June 2006 as more serious buyers expressed interest in buying new single-family homes.
The one-point gain in the National Assn. of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index doesn&...
| Oct 21, 2012
HONOLULU — That Hawaiian shirt you wore on Friday for casual day? You can thank Alfred Shaheen for that.
Clothes may make the man, but Shaheen was the man who made the clothes — the fashionable ones created in Honolulu that elevated aloha...