| Aug 29, 2013
I always say that when I was growing up I didn't play with enough blocks.
That is my usual excuse for not being able to assemble pretty much anything, including Legos.
But I am learning: from my son.
Part of being a good parent is playing with...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Cinemark Holdings Inc., the nation's third-largest theater chain, is bulking up in Los Angeles County with plans to open a multiplex at the SouthBay Pavilion shopping mall in Carson.
Vintage Real Estate, which owns and manages SouthBay Pavilion, said it...
| May 16, 2013
We got another dog right away. That wasn't the plan. But back in March, less than two weeks after Rex died and when I still had faint bruises from digging my fingers into my forehead amid uncontrollable sobs, I signed us up to "foster" a Saint Bernard mix...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Doesn't anyone in this country know the difference between communism and socialism? Russia had communism, or whatever it is called now, and Sweden has socialism. I have been to both places and they are not the same by any means.
Sweden has its share...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Kmart’s woes — sliding sales, worried investors — would make any retailer want to curse. But as it turns out, the discounter’s dirty mouth may prove to be a saving grace.
The chain, which has a bit of a fuddy-duddy reputation,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Looking for kitchen design ideas? Start here. L.A. at Home has been developing Home Inspiration galleries where you can see what Southern Californians have done in their new homes and in their remodeling -- from custom cabinetry to Ikea installations,...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:52 AM
Ikea’s 87-year-old founder is slowly letting go of the reins at his company as his youngest son steps into a major board position within the Swedish furniture giant.
Ingvar Kamprad, who launched the business 70 years ago in a small Swedish...
| Jun 5, 2013
Karma is a bitch -- the baddest bitch, I'd say.
We've all fantasized about a universal day of reckoning for the people of Chicago who insist on interrupting our daily goings-on with their "Are you kidding me?" behaviors. One South Side alderman...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:22 PM
IKEA has recalled about 11,000 LYDA jumbo coffee and tea cups sold in the United States. The recall totals 220,000 cups sold worldwide. The cups can break when hot liquid is poured into them, posing a burn hazard. The 20-ounce cups are four inches tall...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:50 AM
With condo buildings sprouting from vacant lots and talk of lifting height restrictions on its high-rises, Hollywood offers one of the best illustrations of Los Angeles' push toward population density. In the heart of this quickly changing neighborhood,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:28 AM
IKEA is inviting consumers to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Julbord buffet Friday, Dec. 13, from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. The all-you-can-eat holiday smorgasbord is a Swedish culinary tradition. Tickets are on sale in the IKEA Orlando restaurant...