| May 15, 2012
| 4:34 PM
A foie gras festival at Wilshire restaurant...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Assets in 529 college-savings plans are soaring as American families search for ways to offset rising college costs and crushing student-loan debt.
As of year-end 2012, investors had more than $166 billion in the college savings accounts, up 25% in a...
| Jun 24, 2010
Four of us stare at our menus at the new District on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. "Duck fat Yorkshire pudding," one friend exclaims when she reads the first item. Let's save that for later, I tell her. Why don't we order some biscuits before we decide...
| Jun 9, 2011
Restaurants with a view usually come in two varieties: landscape or cityscape. The new Ray's and Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have a view. But it's not the ocean or the city lights spread on a starry carpet below. Instead, the new...
| Apr 15, 2012
Howard B. Schow
Manager of Vanguard mutual funds
Howard B. Schow, 84, a well-regarded manager of Vanguard mutual funds such as the $30.1-billion Vanguard Primecap, died of natural causes April 8 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, said Joel P. Fried,...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 10:14 PM
Wayne Grisham, a two-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from La Mirada who later served in the state Assembly, has died. He was 88.
Grisham died Wednesday at Dove House, a hospice in Whittier, of respiratory failure stemming from...
| Sep 27, 2010
Alvin Lawson, an English professor at Cal State Long Beach who spent decades studying unidentified flying objects and questioning the beliefs of people who said they had been abducted, has died. He was 80.
Lawson died Sept. 8 at Western Medical Center in...
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Author Herman Wouk, 96, will publish a new novel with Simon & Schuster this fall....
| Apr 9, 2012
| 4:33 PM
5 Questions for Josh Graves, pastry chef at Ray's & Stark Bar...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Halloween Restaurant Specials: Ray's and Stark Bar, Locanda del Lago, Farmshop...