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  • Travel letters: The many joys of Claremont

    The many joys of Claremont I have lived in Claremont for more than 30 years, and I really loved the article highlighting our town ["One Class Act," by Ryan Ritchie, March 30]. The best part about Claremont is that every time we venture to the Village...
  • Radiant orchid is the 'It' flower in beauty products

    Radiant orchid is the 'It' flower in beauty products
    Radiant Orchid, the trend color of 2014 as decreed by color specialist Pantone, has shown up all across the beauty spectrum. The flower is appearing literally — as the key ingredient in Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, for instance. Or it's...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin buy $14-million home, then 'uncouple'

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin buy $14-million home, then 'uncouple'
    Well, this is awkward. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband, Chris Martin of Coldplay, bought a house in Malibu for $14 million, then they turned around and announced their "conscious uncoupling." Uncoupling papers will no doubt eventually...
  • Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers

    Gluten-free beauty products in demand among some customers
    Amy Soergel's lip gloss was making her sick. The problem, she realized, was gluten — hydrologized wheat protein, to be exact. Then she went to the hairdresser who used a shampoo that made her neck burn. Again, it contained gluten. "There's...
  • Therapy ball exercise loosens IT band to help ease sore, clicking knees

    Therapy ball exercise loosens IT band to help ease sore, clicking knees
    If running or doing a marathon round of squats has left you with sore or clicking knees, that pesky ilotibial band is probably to blame. This broad swath of connective tissue that runs from the outside of the hip to the knee sees a lot of action, and a...
  • Jon Hamm, dating-show reject? See it to believe it

    Jon Hamm, dating-show reject? See it to believe it
    Jon Hamm, floppy-haired dating-show contestant. It's not an upcoming role but rather one the "Mad Men" star already played, back in 1996. And hoo-boy, the hair! Bradley Cooper in "American Hustle" has nothing on this guy, if you trade the '70s for the...
  • How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish

    How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish
    Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar. Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
  • Westside mansion sells for $102 million, highest Southland price

    Westside mansion sells for $102 million, highest Southland price
    After an international bidding war, a Westside mansion often described as a French palace has changed hands for $102 million, making it the most expensive residential sale ever recorded in Southern California. As is often the case with high-end...
  • Is Michael Milken the buyer of $102-million Westside estate?

    Is Michael Milken the buyer of $102-million Westside estate?
    Fleur de Lys on L.A.’s Westside has changed hands for $102 million, making it the highest-priced home sale ever recorded in L.A. County. Three billionaires engaged in a bidding war for the nearly five-acre trophy estate, the winner closing in 10...
  • Travel letters: A toast to San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore

    Thank you, Pico Iyer ["Still Shining," March 23]. Brilliant article about City Lights Bookstore. I have made many a pilgrimage there since college and made sure my kids visited it too. Isn't it encouraging that it is still going strong? Happy birthday,...
  • For $50 million, Bundchen and Brady will throw in the moat

    For $50 million, Bundchen and Brady will throw in the moat
    Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and actress, and her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, have put their mega-estate in Brentwood on the market at $50 million. The country French chateau is reached by a winding driveway that ends at a...