| Nov 4, 2012
| 11:13 AM
City Beat: Heritage Square's new, vintage Colonial Drug is a re-creation of the kind of corner drugstore that is all but extinct nowadays....
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Everlane, the Los Angeles-based, Web-only clothing and accessories company with a less-is-more philosophy, offers an "at-cost pop-up" deal: a belt for $15, which is exactly what it cost to produce, without any additional markup....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Murray Gershenz has spent nearly three quarters of a century collecting the albums that fill the dusty wooden shelves of his two-story West Adams record shop. From opera classics to big band, country western, jazz, R&B and rock, Gershenz has lived up to...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
WASHINGTON — Limiting the homeowner mortgage interest deduction came up in two of the presidential debates, but specifics about who would be affected and how much they might lose in tax benefits were minimal. To put some rough numbers on the issue,...
| 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...