| Feb 12, 2008
Trader Joe's is taking some of its Chinese food off the menu.
The Monrovia-based grocery store chain, known for its selection of budget gourmet and ethnic offerings, said Monday that it would phase out the sale of single-ingredient items -- such as...
| Feb 27, 2008
The last few days much of the e-mail has been the same, but written the best in concise exasperation by Dustin Knackstedt: "The Lakers are No. 1 in the Western Conference and you are writing about NASCAR?"
My mistake, and I certainly won't do that again....
| Sep 7, 2008
The gig: President since 2001 of Playmates Toys Inc., whose 55 U.S. employees design and market toys manufactured by the Playmates Toys Ltd. branch in Hong Kong. The company went public in February after splitting from its 42-year-old parent, Playmates...
| Jul 17, 2008
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| Jul 27, 2008
THERE were blushing vodka martinis, pink crushed-velvet curtains and enough rhinestones to glitter a gaggle of showgirls. Guests teetered on sky-high heels and piled on chunky plastic jewelry -- their lips painted bright, berry red.
It was a real-life...
| Jan 17, 2008
Richard Knerr, co-founder of Wham-O Inc., which unleashed the granddaddy of American fads, the Hula Hoop, on the world half a century ago along with another enduring leisure icon, the Frisbee, has died. He was 82.
Knerr died Monday at Methodist...
| Aug 30, 2009
Last spring, in the writing class I teach at USC, my students and I discussed Turnitin.com -- a website at which many high school students and college undergraduates are now required to vet their work. In the digital age, copying others' research is as...
| Mar 9, 2009
What sets today apart from all other days, of course, is that it's Barbie's 50th birthday. And what a life she has lived.
She has held successful careers as a pilot, pediatrician, flight attendant, astronaut, veterinarian, lifeguard, firefighter,...