| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Reports: May consumer credit, May JOLTS job openings, Redbook and ICSC-Goldman Sachs retail sales for period ending July 5
Local earnings: None
Other earnings: Alcoa Inc., Bob Evans Farms Inc., Container Store Group, GenCorp Inc., General Mills Inc.,...
| Jun 14, 2014
I don't think there is any question that jeans are the most complicated member of the pants world.
Jeans come in so many different sizes, shapes, fits, styles and degrees of wear and tear — including pre-torn — that they actually require a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
The commercials are a staple of Southern California culture: Sit 'n Sleep co-owner and co-founder Larry Miller promises to beat his competitors’ prices “or your mattress is freeeeeeee!”
He goes on camera to squeal the slogan only...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Levi Strauss & Co., the San Francisco apparel company best known for its denim clothing, said it will remove 800 jobs as part of an effort to cut $175 million to $200 million in costs.
The so-called global productivity initiative will roll out over...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year.
Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A large envelope addressed to me in cursive handwriting was delivered to our home mailbox last week. A quick glance at the return address suggested I was in for a special treat. La Caņada Elementary School teacher Sue Fuelling had earlier alerted me via...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ever since I was a teenager, the occasional clothing purchase has prompted my mom to say, "I used to have that when I was your age!"
If I recall, it started with colorful Lacoste polo shirts and the pairing of baby pink with kelly green, both of which...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The gig: Carisa Bianchi is president of TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles' largest advertising agency, which has about 520 employees and creates ads for Pepsi, Gatorade, Southwest Airlines, Adidas, Nissan, Jimmy Dean and Crate & Barrel.
"Black sheep": Bianchi...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Deborah Aldrete Hoppe
Deborah (Debbie) Aldrete Hoppe of Piedmont, CA, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 8, 2013. Debbie’s motto was, “family and friends first.” She was a devoted and loyal wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt...
| Nov 2, 2013
Not so much a typical candidate for Botox, except that I have a face like a garden glove — sun-baked and ripped by boot and fist. If Levi Strauss made faces, I'd be a 42 regular. And stone-washed.
Don't mean to brag, that's just the face I have....
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. has hired Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts to run its retail division, hoping her background melding technology, fashion and commerce will be the right mix to navigate the future of the stores that have been a...