| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:33 PM
--- More on the expected wave of technology IPOs in 2010: TechCrunch lists the Top 10 IPO candidates, with Facebook at No. 1. --- Warren Buffett is negotiating to buy Residential Capital, the major home lender and mortgage servicer owned......
| May 6, 2010
Blogging moms and nutritionists are criticizing a new formula for toddlers that comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors as an early start to obesity.
"Is it really a good idea to get our kids hooked on all things chocolate at the same time they're...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2008
When they respond to disasters, chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team usually encounter throngs of desperate victims.
So the evangelical Christians were surprised Monday as they searched deserted, mountainous neighborhoods of Anaheim...
| Jan 11, 2009
There's no sugarcoating what happened to stock mutual funds last year.
Wall Street's deepest losses since the 1930s ravaged the fund nest eggs of millions of Americans. There was almost no place to hide.
The average domestic stock fund lost 36% in 2008,...
| Nov 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
New York entrepreneur George Abou-Daoud has a spanking new place for Hollywood hipsters to hang. That would be the gourmet market and wine bar called the Mercantile just a few blocks west of his popular Bowery and Delancey venues. And......
| Dec 2, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Fixed-income investors, listen up: Morningstar Inc. is getting into the credit-rating game. The mutual-fund research firm began issuing credit ratings today on 100 large U.S. companies and will expand to 1,000 companies by next year. The ratings are...