| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:35 AM
One step at a time.
That handy cliche has become the mantra of the Paitsel household, as my husband and I put in extra hours at nights and on weekends to build a playroom and, in general, improve the flow of our home.
From selling furniture to...
| Jun 21, 2014
As president of Muji, the Japanese retailer that takes its name from a term that means "no-brand quality goods," Masaaki Kanai has worked with designers such as Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. But you...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:54 PM
W-2 cool: Ways & Means Oyster House, 513 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, will host an End of the Tax Season party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Those who sit at the oyster and cocktail bar will receive a complimentary cocktail and passed appetizers. Those who...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Our team is a contrast in size and temperament. I have a mountain-man first baseman next to a second baseman who appears to be made of leftover IKEA parts. Tough kid, though. A line drive could ca-conk him in the forehead and he would remain unfazed. In...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:07 AM
IKEA is sending a team of five home furnishing experts on the road to help homeowners tackle design challenges, with a stop in the Baltimore/Washington area planned for June.
But Baltimore-area homeowners only have until Friday to apply for a home...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:35 PM
San Gabriel’s popular Newport Seafood will be making the big leap to Beverly Hills.
Ranked last year by Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold as one of the 101 best restaurants in Southern California, Newport specializes in Southeast...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On a recent weekday afternoon, the South Coast Collection in Costa Mesa is inhabited by an eclectic crowd — young hipsters sipping lattes at Portola Coffee Lab, professionals in business suits nibbling on carnitas de pato at Taco Maria, moms pushing...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:17 PM
I want to thank the Citizens Advocating Rational Development and their president Nick Green for speaking out about the real ecological problems in the plan for the new IKEA store, which was steamrolled through the City Council meeting on March 11 and...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 10:15 AM
An elderly Burbank pedestrian remained hospitalized Friday after suffering severe head injuries Thursday morning when she was struck by an SUV, police said.
On Friday afternoon, the 87-year-old woman was in a coma after undergoing surgery, according to...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:44 AM
A little education can go a long way toward maintaining and preserving an existing lawn, or establishing a new one, while minimizing water use. Southern California turfgrass experts provide some advice for saving water on your lawn.
Choose the right...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:35 AM
A prolonged period of below-average rainfall has put the entire state of California under some level of drought, ranging in severity from moderate to exceptional, for the first time in 15 years.
The latest drought monitor released by the National...