| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
99 Cents Only Stores Inc. has laid off about 160 workers as the company sought to streamline costs and stay competitive.
No stores will be closed and no employers or managers at any of the chain's 332 stores were affected in Tuesday's move, according to...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:25 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pinterest has secured a $225-million round of funding that values the company at $3.8 billion.
With the funding led by Fidelity Investments, Pinterest becomes one of the most valuable privately held consumer Internet companies even...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
An Anaheim man pleaded guilty Thursday to producing and selling tens of thousands of fake Kohl's coupons in a months-long scheme that netted him about $93,000, federal officials said.
Boi Quoc Vo, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 10:54 PM
If readers of my Saturday column about Yelp were to write a review of the crowd-sourced website, it might read something like this:
Yelp is a complete and utter fraud. The reviews are too self-centered, not trustworthy and half the time really don't...
| May 14, 2013
| 11:06 AM
NEW YORK -- Univision intends to remain the king.
The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, Univision Communications, on Tuesday said it has made a financial investment in the planned El Rey cable channel owned by Hollywood director Robert...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:03 PM
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and his coffee-addled band of football coaches made their final whistle stop in Los Angeles on Friday after an exhaustive East Coast publicity tour that included everything but a round-table sit-down with Charlie Rose....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Has there ever been an international bestseller in more dire need of a good spanking? This fall, a hilarious parody at the Golden Nugget puts “Fifty Shades of Grey” in its place with “Spank! The Musical” — the sendup it was...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:45 PM
It’s an ongoing dilemma for carmakers: How long can a given model last before it needs refreshing? How long until you have to junk it altogether in favor of something completely new?
If you do decide to retire a familiar brand, you risk...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:17 AM
At many Southern California certified farmers markets, the vendors may comply with agricultural regulations but still offer only mediocre produce and may never have actually set foot on a farm. Paradoxically, the Antelope Valley Winery farmers market in...
| Jun 21, 2013
Funding for the state certified farmers market program will likely expire at the end of December as a result of legislative maneuvering in Sacramento. The interruption may be just a month or so, and farmers markets would continue to exist during that...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Ed Stoecker's brief, unintended and unhappy stint as a telemarketer occurred recently when he spent several days receiving angry calls from people who didn't appreciate his bothering them.
"They all saw my number on their caller ID screen," Stoecker,...