| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:05 AM
When a small company ducks responsibility for a bad customer experience, I usually figure the operators are inexperienced at this sort of thing or don't care what people think.
But when a big company especially a really big company can't behave in a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:20 AM
No one expects the federal government to be a model of efficiency. But with a projected deficit of nearly $600 billion this year, you'd think officials would do everything possible to help people pay their taxes.
Kathleen Klein thought so. All the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Shlomo Brooks might want to consider himself lucky that his biggest problem with a West Los Angeles hair-replacement clinic is that his hair isn't any thicker.
At least that's my feeling after looking into Brooks' dealings with a man who now faces...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready to fly back to D.C.
The Skinny: Traveling to D.C. on Saturday for Passover on Monday. Given the cost of flying and renting a car, this will be a very expensive Seder. Don't worry, eating matzo won't stop me from...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before getting into my March Madness zone.
The Skinny: I finished reading "Kitty Genovese" by Kevin Cook about the infamous 1964 murder. While Cook does a good job of shooting holes into the accepted story about the horrendous crime,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The Business section of the Los Angeles Times and several of its writers were honored Thursday by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
The daily section was named as a finalist for the general excellence award for daily newspapers...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos will be here next month. But it's OK to start salivating now.
Yes, the company that brought you a taco shell flavored with Doritos nacho cheese will soon roll out one crackling with zesty ranch flavor.
After selling more...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Today's front page of the L.A. Times brought sobering economic news:
- Boeing's shutting its Long Beach C-17 plant, and up to 3,000 people will lose their jobs.
- Unemployment in L.A. County still stands at 9.9%.
- The Federal Reserve says it is...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before getting John Mellencamp's new CD. (Yes, I still buy CDs.)
The Skinny: I was all set to watch some pilots last night when I finally got home around 9, but instead I got caught up in "American Reunion" on HBO. It wasn't that bad a...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Sherry Tedeschi is an avid moviegoer, typically hitting a film a week, sometimes two or three.
The Beverly Hills resident usually patronizes the AMC Century City 15 multiplex so she can poke around the Westfield mall after the show. She buys packets of...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit.
The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At...