| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Forget summer, forget fall. In L.A.’s home furnishings marketplace, the name of the season is change. As consumers fluff homes for the holidays, the rush of new stores and expansions is enough to daunt even the most devoted shopper. A sampling of...
| Jul 13, 2013
In the old days of running (that is, three years ago), figuring out what running shoe to buy was simply a matter of determining whether you were a pronator, supinator or neutral runner. Today, however, with the explosion of barefoot running and crazy...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Fitness experts have long advised clients choosing a running shoe to forget fashion and consider the roll or pronation - the way the foot leans inward upon impact.
Analyzing the roll of the foot remains standard practice among fitness and medical...
| Nov 15, 2012
When running becomes a persistent pain in the butt (literally) and all the usual strategies (stretching, physical therapy, massage) fail to ease the pain, it’s time for a gal to contemplate drastic measures. That’s right, it’s time to...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Kids eat free at IKEA through Wednesday, July 4th.
In the restaurant, kids under 12 can pick a combo meal valued at $2.49. No purchase necessary, except you know you can't resist those Swedish Meatballs!
Also, before 11 a.m. on Mondays get a free...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Name: Propet Packable Washable Travel Shoes
What it is: Lightweight (7 ounces) walking shoes that can be folded for packing. Unlike many athletic shoes, these can be washed. The nylon-mesh uppers allow air to circulate, keeping your feet cooler, and they...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:16 PM
Happy Hour Week in Orange County continues through Saturday. Restaurants, bars, pubs and breweries throughout Orange County are mixing and pouring their best drinks and offering tasty appetizers. Some restaurants are following themes, including a "haunted...
| Nov 1, 2010
As the minimalist tide sweeps across the running world, a battle rages for the soul of trail running shoes: Thin, low-profile padding versus regular cushioning. Do you want the superior ground "feel" and stability of a lower shoe, which can rattle your...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:56 PM
1st) Sound Runner
"How many sneaker salespeople have training from medical professionals to make sure your running shoes are ergonomically correct? All of them at Sound Runner’s three locations. Owner Julie Francis, who is a dedicated runner...
| May 9, 2011
If you live in Los Angeles or other fashion-forward places where people are eager to try new things, you have seen them: people running around in shoes that look like gorilla feet, modern ninja footwear or high-tech surf booties.
They are the newest...
| May 9, 2011
Barefoot running has become a hot fitness trend thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen feet. But ironically, many "barefooters" prefer to keep their feet covered. Fear of injuries from broken glass, rocks and other sharp objects...