| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Los Angeles commercial property landlord Evoq Properties Inc. has agreed to be sold for $357.4 million to a group of investors led by Atlas Capital Group of New York.
Evoq owns several downtown Los Angeles properties including vacant land ripe for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:52 PM
American Apparel Inc., bedeviled by turmoil in the executive suite, reported a larger-than-expected loss in its second quarter as the retailer struggled with flat sales and worked to secure fresh credit from borrowers.
The Los Angeles retailer, which...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:45 PM
American Apparel Inc., the Los Angeles retailer that recently ousted its controversial chief executive, said it won't meet the deadline to file its second-quarter financial results.
The company said Tuesday that its new board of directors needs more...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Yesterday, it finally happened. When I least expected it, it was right there in front of my face. Just casually hanging out in my Instagram feed.
I haven’t heard that word since I was a preteen, talking with my mom about what we were...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Two seemingly unrelated stories about feminism, sexism and social media caught my eye this week.
The first is a kerfuffle over American Apparel’s back-to-school campaign, which featured -- at least briefly, on its Instagram account in the U.K . --...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A young woman named Mariona lounges on her knees and forearms. She wears a provocative expression and tight red American Apparel booty shorts.
The advertisement's headline: "Made in USA — Sweatshop Free."
The ads sell a racy image, but just as...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Behind the faded coral walls of American Apparel's downtown L.A. factory, a seventh-floor corner office sits locked with the shade pulled low.
That's where founder Dov Charney kept tabs on his often-troubled empire before the company's board of...
| Jul 8, 2014
About 4,500 employees work at its main factory in downtown Los Angeles, housed in a former Southern Pacific Railway freight depot. Many of the workers are involved in cutting, sewing and packaging the brightly colored garments that have a cult following...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Name of restaurant: HomeState
Concept: A Tex-Mex menu with specialties such as migas and brisket tacos. You'll get your brisket, but not in a saucy slab. It's in the former spot of the short-lived Storefront Deli.
What dish represents the restaurant,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:08 AM
The high-end clothing line The Row, which is designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (of Olsen twin TV fame) has caused a media stir with its pre-fall 2014 lookbook. Wearing the clothes are three models who, unlike most professional models these days,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Based on a sketch from The Second City e.t.c. revue, "A Clown Car Named Desire," cast members Brooke Breit, Mike Kosinski and Chris Witaske write and star in "Welcome To American Apparel," an online video series about some open-minded hipster employees of...