| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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.,...
| Apr 5, 2013
President Barack Obama, who won re-election with majority support from women, singled out one of his female supporters for her brilliance and dedication.
"She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country," the president said...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Levi Strauss & Co. staged a full-on flashback to 1972 on Saturday, staging a music festival on a 40-acre estate in Topanga Canyon that included throwback bands, retro booze, tie-dye and flower-crown stations and lots and lots of slinky, hip-hugging,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
While some denim brands are pushing the trends this fall — giving blue jeans motocross details, quilting finishes or leather-like coatings — two of the biggest players are looking back instead of forward. Levi's and Gap are both mining their...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...