| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:09 PM
More people are flocking to downtown Los Angeles -- and they have more money to spend, downtown advocates declared as they unveiled the results of a new study Thursday.
“We have more people. They’re making more money. They are more educated....
| 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....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Bill Gates has made it his mission to tackle malaria, sanitation in developing countries, better education programs, and now he's turned his attention to food. The Microsoft billionaire is tackling world hunger, and he's doing it with a faux egg powder --...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The gig: Alex Weiser, 49, of Weiser Family Farms grows some of the Southland's most sought-after fruits and vegetables on three farms in Kern and San Bernardino counties. Weiser potatoes can be found on the vaunted Providence restaurant menu in Hollywood....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:33 AM
So much for a boycott.
Sales doubled for Rolling Stone's controversial July issue featuring Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.
The issue sold 13,332 copies since July 19 at 1,420 retail stores -- nearly double the magazine's 52-week...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Forget the old-fashioned hamburger with a side of fries. This fall, Burger King is offering a burger with the fries built right in.
On Sept. 1, the fast-food chain will introduce the French Fry Burger, a standard hamburger with four French fries inserted...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Premium grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. will open its first downtown Los Angeles store in 2015, a major development in the neighborhood's gentrification efforts.
The new store, which had long been rumored, will occupy 42,000 square feet inside a...
| Jul 20, 2013
Of all the rare fruit at Southern California markets, none is more elusive or more obsessively hunted than the humble sour cherry. The fruit is readily available canned or frozen, but these days bakers, jam makers and home cooks really want fresh. And...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It was a last-minute trip on a budget too tight to accommodate holiday airfare.
A ticket on the MegaBus cost a fraction of what I'd have paid to fly. The bus is not the bullet train, not by a long shot. The overnight trip is seven hours, and that's on a...
| Jul 13, 2013
Critics of California kitchens, usually East Coast guys trained in the complexities of classic French cuisine, have been known to describe what local chefs do as more assemblage than cooking, as nothing more than arranging superb local produce in...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Good news for city dwellers. According to a study published this week, we are 20% less likely to die from serious injury than our counterparts in rural America. Sure, homicide rates are higher in cities. But in rural areas, access to trauma and...