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  • Words of Christmas past

    Words of Christmas past
    Christmas arrives this year at a joyless time for many Californians. The state's unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in 14 years. Families continue to lose their homes at an alarming rate, with defaults rising again despite government efforts...
  • PASSINGS

    Anna Manahan Irish actress won a Tony Anna Manahan, 84, a leading Irish actress who won a Tony Award in 1998 for her role as the nasty mother Mag in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" on Broadway, died Sunday in her hometown of Waterford, Ireland, after a...
  • The pleasure principle in wine giving

    The pleasure principle in wine giving
    As you look back on the year, you've probably had a glass of wine that's bonked you squarely in the pleasure center and made you say, "Sweet Lord, now I'm in trouble," or at the very least, "Whoa, there's more to this stuff than I thought." We've become a...
  • Gift wines: where to buy

    Gift wines: where to buy
    Whether you're shopping for that once-a-year splurge for someone special, or a case of affordable gifts for your office mates, here are some suggestions. 2008 Domaine de la Pepiere "Clos des Briords" (Muscadet) is available at Silverlake Wine in Los...
  • Get crafty this holiday season

    Get crafty this holiday season
    I'm a bit of a Grinch. When Halloween rolls around, I turn off the porch light and close the curtains. Each Thanksgiving, I give thanks that I have a friend who hosts the holiday dinner so I don't have to. And I own an artificial Christmas tree with...
  • Take us to easy street

    Take us to easy street
    Far from the madness of the malls and the mega-shopping districts, there are places where you can find great gifts and enough peace to actually think about the person you're buying for. Here's where to go and what to pick up. STUDIO CITY FROM the...
  • NEW! Culver City's the spot for funky gifts

    NEW! Culver City's the spot for funky gifts
    Art lovers, furniture hunters and foodies flock to the enclave of galleries, interior design showrooms and recently sprouted restaurants in downtown Culver City. The area has developed into a cultural epicenter for L.A.'s booming art scene, making it a...
  • Larchmont Boulevard blends old and new

    Larchmont Boulevard blends old and new
    Just south of Hollywood's soundstages and editing houses sits L.A.'s answer to Main Street, U.S.A: Larchmont Boulevard, which is peppered with stylish boutiques and inviting restaurants that cater to hip moms, foodies and families. The mix of new and...
  • In Pacific Palisades, think indie, think Swarthmore

    In Pacific Palisades, think indie, think Swarthmore
    This season, many Pacific Palisades merchants are displaying window signs with the acronym SHOPP and the words "Shop Pacific Palisades." We couldn't agree more. If Santa double-parked Donder and company here for even half an hour, he could make a...
  • Holiday shopping takes a French twist in South Pasadena

    Holiday shopping takes a French twist in South Pasadena
    "Merci beaucoup," said the waiter at Mike & Anne's, a pleasant restaurant on Mission Street in South Pasadena, as my friend Allie and I finished our lattes and paid the bill. Allie had mentioned that there was a distinctive French theme to the shops and...
  • Last-minute gifts that stand out

    Last-minute gifts that stand out
    It arrives most every year, that moment when you realize you need to find another holiday gift -- fast. The less-than-enviable fallback: a lackluster candle from the Hallmark store or a Starbucks gift card you either take out of your wallet or pick up...