| Aug 24, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Whatever they're smoking at Facebook HQ, it's not marijuana. The social networking website reportedly told the Just Say Now campaign, a group getting out the vote for Prop. 19, the November ballot measure that could legalize non-medical pot use, sales and...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's your thick-as-thieves Thursday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --Let them eat Chevys: General Motors might be having troubles at home, but the carmaker is on a tear in China, where sales of GM vehicles rose nearly......
| Oct 7, 2010
Note: Times Test Kitchen Manager Noelle Carter uses this recipe to make a quick rillette. Here's how: "I'll take a stick of softened butter and mash it with a few tablespoons of drained capers. Stir in 1 or 2 flaked trout and taste. Season to taste...
| Oct 22, 2010
Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53.
Oropeza had been...
| Jan 3, 2011
What does it cost to stop smoking?
For just about anyone, less than it does to keep smoking. Many smokers burn through thousands of dollars each year buying cigarettes alone. Then there are peripheral costs like breath mints, extra trips to the dry...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 12:19 PM
The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it will act to ensure the government's right to impose marketing, manufacturing and safety restrictions on "electronic cigarettes," a nicotine delivery device widely billed as an alternative to...
| Jan 2, 2011
I creep through Los Angeles traffic on Interstate 10 toward my destination: an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting a couple hundred miles east on the Arizona border.
My goal for this trip in the winter of 2008 is to drive from California to a conference in...
| Dec 30, 2010
Think you can't get really smoky barbecue except from an outdoor pit? L.A. Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter explored the possibilities of indoor smoking this year and found that with a heavy-duty roasting pan, a rack and a lid, you can come...
| Aug 1, 2010
The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold.
They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Aug 11, 2010
Can you name a famous pair of fictional detectives? Sure you can.
Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
Frank and Joe Hardy.
Salander and Blomkvist.
Some storytellers give the chore of sleuthing to...