| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:32 PM
La Monarca Bakery just keeps growing. The local chain that started in 2006 with one store in Huntington Park, then brought pan dulce to Santa Monica in 2010, is opening its fifth store, this one in Hollywood with a projected opening date of mid-December....
| Jul 13, 2013
If you are looking for a spiritual experience at a spa, think about what spirituality means to you.
"Spirituality means different things to different people," says Susie Ellis, president of the marketing company SpaFinder Wellness. "Today a spa...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:21 PM
A long-delayed real estate development at the heart of Sunset Strip has finally emerged as builders step on the gas along West Hollywood's famous thoroughfare up and down the boulevard.
Demolition started this week on vacant structures at the busy...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Lisa Phillian has been a one-stop shop for hundreds of gay couples who wanted to tie the knot even before gay marriage was legal in California.
Want to say "I do" on the beach? No problem — she's a wedding planner. Need a marriage license? She's...
| Jul 7, 2013
Oh, the joy of being a dog. Especially a dog with wealthy parents, um, I mean owners.
More than a decade has passed since luxury hotels began throwing welcome parties for platinum-card-carrying pet owners .
But with pets a $50-billion-a-year industry,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's almost like something out of a novel by Jack Kerouac: In 2008, Anna Stothard landed at what must have been the last scruffy hotel in Venice Beach, a dingy pink monolith at the end of the wild road trip she took after finishing college. Before she...
| Jun 29, 2013
Re "Creative destruction," Business, June 27
The demolition of the Wilshire Grand Hotel is certainly the end of an era for Los Angeles.
When the hotel opened in 1952 as the Statler, it signaled a change for downtown Los Angeles. The Statler became the...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The Lakers continued their courting of free-agent center Dwight Howard with a modification to the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel.
The face of the venue that inspired the Eagles' "Hotel California" is now adorned with Howard's No. 12 jersey.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:38 AM
California remains in the grip of a heat wave that threatens to bring record temperatures to the state this weekend.
On Friday, several records were set, both for high temperatures and for hottest low temperatures. And this weekend is supposed to be...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Navigating the J.W. Marriott hotel at any point during the second day of the inaugural BET Experience required quick wit – and a lot of patience.
As the three day festival got underway Saturday, an overwhelming number of festival-goers flocked...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:30 PM
At lunchtime, businessman Joe Wilson likes to check out the action just down the street on Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. It's not the traffic he's watching; it's the slow but methodical demolition of the old Wilshire Grand Hotel at the...