| Dec 8, 2012
The Los Angeles Auto Show is nothing more than a gigantic jewelry store for men. We ogle the latest bangles from Germany, Japan and, increasingly, Ohio. Have you seen the Acura NSX, cut like an engagement ring? That's right, made in Ohio. It may be the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Diane Shattuck filled a prescription in December for a generic antibiotic called doxycycline. With insurance, she paid $4.30 for 60 pills at a CVS store in Orange.
She returned at the end of February to refill her prescription. This time, she was told...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Anthem Blue Cross is backing off a decision to require some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy — a requirement that the California attorney general's office said may be illegal.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Sue Grey had used the product before, so she knew what to expect when she purchased a bottle of Super Colon Cleanse at a Woodland Hills CVS drugstore. Inside should have been 240 little gray capsules.
But when Grey, 57, opened the sealed bottle at her...
| Nov 23, 2012
It's a day late, but I'll tell you what I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful that I'm no longer in the hospital.
Thankful that our healthcare system, which I've criticized pretty heavily, is a marvel of medical technology and expertise.
| Nov 27, 2012
State and federal authorities may have cracked down on unscrupulous mortgage lenders to avoid a repeat of the housing market meltdown, but there are still plenty of companies that are eager to dupe people into taking out bad loans.
| Nov 9, 2012
Time Warner Cable is seeing growth in its broadband Internet business but steady losses in TV viewers. So how is the company responding?
With a hefty new fee for Internet cable modems, of course.
The dominant cable provider in Southern California is...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:46 AM
When it comes to trendsetters, Thomas Hudnut will go down in history as the high school educator who proved students could excel in academics and athletics at the same time.
As the headmaster when Studio City Harvard High School merged with the Westlake...
| Apr 23, 2013
Barbara Butkus bought an airline ticket in November to fly from Palm Springs to Washington, D.C., a month later for a family reunion.
Just to be on the safe side, Butkus, 80, also bought travel insurance while booking her flight through Orbitz, the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — Obamacare is supplying fresh ammunition for one of the oldest turf wars in Sacramento.
It pits doctors — represented by the politically powerful California Medical Assn. — defending their turf against other medical...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Barbara De Maria received calls from her local CVS store in Glendale recently saying that her son's prescription had been automatically refilled, as per his instructions.
Problem was, De Maria's son had given no such instructions, and the prescription...