| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reality TV producers couldn't have scripted this any better.
Over the last 18 months, there has been a tremendous wave of consolidation among production companies that specialize in reality shows such as "Duck Dynasty," "Top Chef" and "Party Down South....
| May 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92.
Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ben Wu took a six-figure pay cut when he left a career in private equity for a shot at the marijuana boom.
Trained to spot small businesses with big potential, he started this year as chief executive of Kush Bottles, a Santa Ana company that sells...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
When the torpedoed World War II British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was found three miles deep in the North Atlantic in 2011, the big winners were the salvagers and — eventually — A-Mark Precious Metals Inc. of Santa Monica.
On board the steam...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:02 AM
In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else.
"I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
It's the end of an era: Harry Reid, the senator famously from the dusty, desert mining town of Searchlight, Nev., is relocating to Las Vegas.
The Democratic leader's office announced Monday that Reid and his wife, Landra, his high school sweetheart of...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Fourth-graders Sam West and Dani Thomas-Nathan sat behind a booth Friday morning selling copies of the Golden Gazette newspaper for $1 each.
It was 1849 at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, the peak of the California Gold Rush, and Gold Town was...
| Jul 18, 2013
The three crew leaders from Discovery Channel's Gold Rush series will be featured in a limited summer series called Gold Rush: South America, the network announced today. In Gold Rush: South America, premiering Aug. 2 at 9pm ET/PT, Gold Rush crew...
| Aug 25, 2013
After averaging 2.65 million viewers a week during its first season on Discovery Channel last fall, Jungle Gold is back, having started Season 2 on Aug. 11 (now airing on Sundays). The series chronicles the continuing efforts of former real-estate dealers...
| Oct 3, 2013
Discovery Channel announced that its highest-rated series, Gold Rush, will be back for Season 4 with a two-hour premiere Oct. 25 at 9pm ET/PT. The Gold Rush pre-show, The Dirt, will also be back, again hosted by series executive producer Christo Doyle,...
| Dec 4, 2013
The road to the abandoned gold mining town of Seneca, Calif. is six miles long, mostly dirt and gravel, snaking along a ridge hundreds of feet above the north fork of the Feather River. The road ends in a clearing, where a plaque declares that “gold...