| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:01 PM
Los Angeles police officers and protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict were playing a cat-and-mouse game Monday night as chaos continued along Crenshaw Boulevard and police declared an unlawful assembly.
The unlawful assembly was declared...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Multiple protesters denouncing the George Zimmerman verdict were taken into custody Monday night after Los Angeles police declared an unlawful assembly in the Crenshaw district.
The police actions came after several hours of lawlessness along Crenshaw...
| Jul 23, 2013
Re "Malibu sea change," July 19
I have to commiserate with Dick Van Dyke, the actor and longtime Malibu resident who laments the loss of his city's small-town charm to the proliferation of high-end retail chains.
Pasadena's downtown once had a true...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:02 AM
"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara admits she has a fondness for Hermes Birkin bags. In August's Harper's Bazaar, she says she tells her agent: “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Twinkies, reintroduced with a longer shelf life, are hitting Walmart's shelves ahead of schedule. The Hostess snack cakes, which will be available widely Monday, were spotted at stores in Florida and elsewhere as early as today.
Calls to Southern...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:39 PM
Traditional Southern California supermarkets, already facing growing competition from leviathan discounters such as Wal-Mart and Target, are now catching blows on another flank as markets catering to environmentally conscious foodies proffer local fare in...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Several of the biggest names in country music took the stage in Norman, Okla., on Saturday to raise money for victims of a recent spate of tornadoes there.
Garth Brooks, Toby Keith (who organized the show and lives in Norman), Trisha Yearwood and Willie...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:03 AM
Corporate America may be running away from Paula Deen as fast as it can, but ordinary viewers are sticking with the deposed chef, a new poll says.
Seventy-one percent of respondents said they did not believe that Deen was a racist, according to the...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Kroger Co., the Cincinnati-based grocery giant that owns chains such as Ralphs and Food 4 Less, is heading for Wal-Mart territory with its $2.5-billion purchase of Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc.
Taking over the Matthews, N.C., company and its 212...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Attention Los Angeles shoppers: The plastic bag is disappearing from more than just the supermarket.
L.A. on Tuesday became the newest and by far the largest city to back a ban on plastic grocery bags, approving an ordinance that applies not just to...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:16 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Tired officials said Friday that they were working to hold their own in dealing with the Black Forest wildfire, which has destroyed 379 homes and killed two people.
The fire was estimated to have covered about 25 square...