| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Standard & Poor's Rating Services downgraded American Apparel Inc.'s credit rating amid concerns that the troubled retailer will be forced to restructure its debt.
The Wall Street rating agency said the Los Angeles company was roiled by uncertainty in...
| 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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:19 PM
If you've been downtown recently, you may have noticed the image of Psy, the Korean pop sensation, on the side of a bright green food truck. The white suit-donning star, who made a name for himself with the 2012 hit "Gagnam Style," has partnered with...
| 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,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Get a free pair of military cuff shorts valued at $10 with an online purchase from American Apparel.
Make a $25 purchase and use the promo code MLTCUFFSHRT at checkout to get the freebie. The shorts come in four colors.
Click here for the deal. The...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"I see people out front," observes the sad-eyed man at the Second City e.t.c., "just crying."
And the locale of this carefully observed locus of human misery? A closed Chicago school? A funeral home? City Hall?
Nope — Aldi.
Crying at what? The...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 6:10 PM
In a sunbaked parking lot near downtown Los Angeles, a young man in a red polo shirt hopped out of a Honda sedan and jogged to the nearby valet stand, eyeing a long line of customers.
"It can get pretty hectic here," valet Elmer Nolasco said, grabbing a...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Anne Arundel County Police are investigating the second assault to occur at a shopping mall in two days.
In the most recent case, police were called to the Westfield Annapolis Mall Monday night to investigate a possible stabbing that occurred inside one...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Fashions created from trash sets apart the designers in the Festival of Arts Runway Fashion Show from all other couturiers.
The show features designs by festival exhibitors made of recycled, reclaimed or re-used materials. Four cash prizes of $1,000 are...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Kendra Scott's jewelry empire began with wire-wrapped stones, a tea box and $500.
Oh, and her 3-month-old Baby Bjorn-clad son, Cade, for company.
In 2002, the Austin, Texas, resident dipped into her savings to convert her passion for fashion into a...