| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
NEW YORK — Steven Cintron kicks back on a small sofa a mere couple feet from his kitchen table. The breather from his construction job is welcome, even if cramped like everything else in New York City.
The couch doubles as a bed for his pit bull,...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:10 PM
DETROIT — Sheilah Johnson was a building inspector for the city for 28 years, a college graduate who passed up jobs that paid more because a city job offered stability and the promise of a good pension.
But the city's recent plunge into bankruptcy...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Jared Leto is getting kudos for playing a transgender person in “Dallas Buyer’s Club,” out Friday. But wouldn’t it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person?
Trans people are portrayed in movies and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SEATTLE — A year after Proposition 37 narrowly failed in California, the labeling of genetically engineered foods is back on the ballot in Washington state, complete with a lawsuit by the state attorney general, a barrage of ads and a stark...
| Oct 26, 2013
Developed as a "brewer's beer" that would be appealing to drink all day, Solidarity Black Mild Ale was the first commercial beer produced by Eagle Rock Brewery. The "black mild" is a creative take on a classic British style that defies convention and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July, people wondered whether the once-great city could make a comeback. Looking at the blight, the shrunken population and the diminished public services, the picture looked grim. Detroit was an ailing, dying city....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Highland Park Patient Collective has been praised by Yelp reviewers for its sample room where patients can try their meds, its PlayStation 3 and stockpile of games and its cheap outdoor kush that's good for rolling blunts.
But don't expect the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Damien Newton, bicyclist, bicycle advocate, founder and editor of Streetsblog LA — and owner of three bikes and one car — listens as I tick off complaints from drivers about bicyclists on the roads of Los Angeles: They blow through stop signs;...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Most folks who buy a shiny new crossover do nothing with it except for commute to work or drive the kids to school.
But, we wonder, who needs back-seat Blu-ray and enough cargo space for four mountain bikes when the most you’re asking of your...
| Oct 9, 2013
In Southern California's outer orbit, a dusty highway drive away from the L.A.'s health-obsessed celebrities and hipsters, a massive $70-million factory is preparing to churn out 140,000 gallons of premium juice a week.
The 264,000-square-foot Rancho...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Starbucks Corp. is officially opening a massive $70-million factory in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday that will be able to churn out 140,000 gallons of Evolution Fresh juice each week.
The Seattle coffee giant is investing more in its Evolution Fresh...