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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHIS weekend, MTV reality stars the Osbournes -- heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne, wife and manager Sharon, daughter Kelly and son Jack -- will engage in that most Southern Californian tradition: the estate sale. Of course, this family has approached the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT is a truth universally acknowledged that American people in possession of a good appetite must be in want of a cozy Italian restaurant in their neighborhood. Some areas have reached saturation level in this regard; others lack even a decent pizzeria....
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Special to The TimesFOR some, getting forty winks on a plane comes easily. For others, it can be a downright nightmare. And for long flights, or a red-eye, getting no sleep will give you a nonstop ticket to the funny farm. Just ask Rachel Johnson. "We landed at 5:15 in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs the writers strike continues, celebrities across the entertainment industry, most of whom can afford many months without a paycheck, are offering help, some secretly, to the others who live hand-to-mouth. Free food at picket lines is being...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersStarbucks got caught with its hand in the tip jar and was ordered Thursday to pay California baristas more than $100 million. In a San Diego County class-action lawsuit, a judge ordered the coffee giant to pay back tips, with interest, that the company...
Special to The TimesDora Jaramillo slides off the top of a wooden box to reveal 36 numbered vials of "perfume." Each number in the kit corresponds to a different aroma commonly found in coffee, some positive (lemon and butter) and some not so positive (medicinal and rubber)....
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Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing time Servings: 6 Note: An easy way to make chocolate shavings is simply to scrape the side of a chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler. 3/4 cup sugar 3 cups warm espresso, or strong brewed coffee with 1...
Times Staff WriterSeen on the beach here: Florida fighting conchs, sand dollars, tapering lightning whelks, calico scallops, spiky murexes, kitten's paws, all abundant and free for the taking, assuming the little critters these shells once housed have moved on. Shells may...
Special to The TimesThe Southern Alps are behind us now, along with the glaciers and waterfalls and dense rain forests that have been our companions for a week. The 14 of us are normal tourists again, moving about the city on two feet instead of two wheels. We've turned in...
Times Staff WriterOur rented motor home shimmied and shook as we began the long climb up the Cajon Pass to the high desert. Traffic hurtled by to our left. We hugged the slow lane, crossed our fingers and talked about other near-death experiences. "Going uphill is...
Times Staff WriterA sudden crash of winter rain has sweetened the air but left the Venice sky moody and one-dimensional. Yet, by the time the 96 colored and clear windows of architect Lorcan O'Herlihy's Vertical House have translated the flattened light, the atmosphere has...
Special to The TimesIn the annals of Greek civilization, the so-called frappé is something of an overnight sensation. The first one (that we know of anyway) was concocted from sugar, cold water and a spoonful of instant coffee granules at a trade show in Thessaloniki,...
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