| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a tedious car trip along Interstate 5's fabled Grapevine stretching north through the Tehachapi Mountains, nothing seems more welcome at times than the oasis of ready food and hot coffee brewing. Soon, you can do some serious shopping too.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:08 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Former California Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez faces record fines for campaign violations that include using $26,541 in political funds for his personal benefit to buy furniture, concert tickets, fireworks, satellite radio, travel,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:54 AM
At least there's no toilet. Ikea this week is staging a bathroom-as-billboard outside a Paris train station with human actors doing their best to portray the good life and all its flat-packed design splendor.
The Telegraph reports that the actors put on...
| Oct 11, 2013
Living on a budget doesn't have to mean sacrificing style — especially in SoCal where the outfits you see in pages of a magazine may actually be sitting in a secondhand shop only a few months later. Whether you’re in the market for clothes,...
| May 25, 2013
"Grad" might be my favorite four-letter word, which is really saying something, for I traffic in four-letter words — eat them, spew them, chomp them like gum. "Grad" is followed by "oops," "bonk," "ball" and "fall" (the season, not the act of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Halfway through Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars” and we’ve got our first shocker.
After a feel-good night of dances commemorating the remaining couples’ most memorable Years, it seemed especially harsh to send a couple home....
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Jack Kirby’s “New Gods,” Jim Steranko’s “Nick Fury” works, Dave Gibbons’ “Watchmen” and Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” will all get deluxe […]...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise Interior Design has decorated and redecorated her tiny 500-square-foot bungalow in Venice in a variety of themes during the last 15 years.
When she was going through "a dark phase," she painted the walls steel gray and...
| May 16, 2013
We got another dog right away. That wasn't the plan. But back in March, less than two weeks after Rex died and when I still had faint bruises from digging my fingers into my forehead amid uncontrollable sobs, I signed us up to "foster" a Saint Bernard mix...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Every summer, I regret the loss of the Swedish restaurant Gustaf Anders in Costa Mesa and its annual crayfish festival. Not to mention the Princess cake draped in pale green marzipan.
It won’t be the same, but here’s the thing: It’s...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Architect Anthony Poon and developer Andrew Adler open a wire-bound inspiration notebook to a page with a series of images. The first shows an iPhone with the word “minimal” underneath. The second shows a streamlined sofa labeled “...