| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Most of us, when we get touched by something we’ve read, reflect on it briefly and then move on, swept along by the tidal pull of our daily lives. Not Luisa Weiss; not this time.
Weiss, proprietor of the popular Wednesday Chef blog and author of...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Internet auctioneer WineBid.com is offering a rare collection of older vintages of Sine Qua Non wines on auction this week in several lots. The wines are highly allocated and highly sought after. Every release has a different name and a different label...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Nostalgic for Chasen's? Maybe a memento would help. Like maybe the ladies' room door? Or a wall sconce? You can buy them, and many more salvaged items, when Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills runs its "Hollywood Legends" event April 11-12.
For those too...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A rescheduled auction Monday of Michael Jordan’s 56,000-square-foot mansion in Highland Park failed to draw a bid that met the reserve price, prompting officials to shelve the undertaking until next year.
“We are disappointed that the high...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:57 AM
I can remember when $100 for a California Cabernet seemed excessive. This year, though, if you’re on the list for Screaming Eagle, the poster child for cult Cabernet, you'll pay $850 a bottle, including tax and shipping. And Harlan Estate is now...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court less than a month after being promised to Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle.
The grocery chain, in the process of trading hands from British supermarket...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:23 PM
Have you ever wanted to own the coveted sandwich.com domain? How about crackers.com or raging.com? Then Yahoo is starting up the perfect auction for you.
Twenty-nine domains are being auctioned off by Yahoo in a so-called Domainapalooza, because at...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 PM
Three-month-old Sumatran tiger siblings' swimming skills were tested by staff Wednesday at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The cubs, a male named Bandar and a female named Sukacita, both passed what the zoo termed a "swim reliability test" that is...
| Mar 27, 2014
Re “Going once ...” March 26
Regarding the upcoming auction at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant and your line about the “the auction is generating interest”:
That is the first thing being generated there since January of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Elton John and David Furnish may have been the hosts, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation may have been the cause, but the talent that drew attention like moths to a flame was Lady Gaga, sweeping into Sunday's Elton John Oscars Viewing Party a few hours in...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Funky Monkey Wine Co. chef Ashley Nickell is appearing on Food Network’s "Cutthroat Kitchen" 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. The cooking competition show combines culinary skills and the ability to cleverly sabotage other contestants.
In each episode,...