| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Josef Centeno is only a few inspections away from his return to fine dining with Orsa & Winston in downtown Los Angeles. The 33-seat restaurant is set to debut on Sept. 24 with an exclusive five-day run for a special MasterCard preview, and he plans to...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:58 AM
His talent on the track and antics off it were depicted in the film "Rush." Now deep-pocketed fans of the late James Hunt will be able to buy the last F1 race car he ever drove to victory.
RK Motors Collector Car Auctions has announced it will be...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:00 PM
To know where you are, it helps to know where you've been, right?
So early in his deeply reported, deeply frightening story of America's massive nuclear arsenal, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety,"...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Back in 1950, Eiji Toyoda visited a Ford plant to learn how Americans made cars. The visit by a member of Japan's foremost manufacturing family changed the way Toyota Motor Corp. produced cars, altering the global auto industry.
Toyoda, who is...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
The big surprise in the recent auction of Bob Hope's furniture and artwork: an antique Japanese cabinet that sold for a whopping $168,000. Citing a confidentiality agreement, Julien's Auctions would say only that a foreign buyer purchased the piece,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex Thursday and urged its owner to abandon hopes of restarting the only two intact reactors and concentrate instead on unfinished cleanup operations, Japanese...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Chin Peng, a tough former communist guerrilla who led a bloody but failed insurgency against British rule in Malaysia in the late 1940s and early 1950s, died Monday in Bangkok after decades in exile. He was 88.
Chin Peng, whose real name was Ong Boon...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It would be hard to miss the traffic-stopping yellow Kate Spade Saturday store with its graphic black-and-white walkway on 3rd Street. Last Saturday a flurry of vibrant yellow flags marked the opening of this second U.S. location for Kate Spade’s...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Name of restaurant: Wonderful Restaurant. The Chinese name is yi chi ban, or ichiban -- the Japanese word for No. 1.
Owner: Charlie Feng. Taiwanese immigrant Feng is a longtime restaurant owner with properties in Diamond Bar and Alhambra. His wife,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Over the last two decades, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has become known as one of popular culture’s great visionaries. He’s […]...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:05 PM
In "Bridging the Gap," director Curt Faudon lands all over the map — literally and figuratively — as he attempts to show how the angelic vocals of the venerable Vienna Boys' Choir can unite people of the most disparate countries, cultures...