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  • The job hunt gets social

    The job hunt gets social
    Gary Bacon spotted a Web designer job posting online several months ago and shot an email to a recruiter at Medifast Inc. But that was just the beginning. Bacon connected with a recruiter, Caitlin Goldstein, and the conversation moved to Twitter. They...
  • Gold soars: Find a reputable gold-buying service

    Gold soars: Find a reputable gold-buying service
    Gold prices soared above $1,700 an ounce Monday, giving those "We Buy Gold" billboards a new sense of urgency. But local jewelers say you shouldn't expect to get the appraisal price or the market price for your scraps. Like buying a house or a car,...
  • A candidate stops by

    This afternoon we were visited by City Council candidate Emily Gabel-Luddy. I hadn't really decided who to vote for next month because both candidates offer positive ideas, but I was very impressed with Gabel-Luddy's grasp of the budget problems facing...
  • L.A.'s jewelry designers light up the scene

    L.A.'s jewelry designers light up the scene
    It seems as if almost every celebrity and Real Housewife is launching her own jewelry line as of late — and that means the pool for beautiful, well-crafted accessories has become a little murky. If you think it's difficult to see the shiny gems amid...
  • Shopping: Vivier and Bentley store opens in Silver Lake

    Shopping: Vivier and Bentley store opens in Silver Lake
    When jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley and handbag designer Clare Vivier — who share a pared-down luxury aesthetic — outgrew their respective home offices, they set out to find a shared design studio. The duo's ideal workspace turned out to be...
  • Before praising C-sections, consider the cost

    America's health care costs are skyrocketing while the availability of medical insurance continues to implode. How will the popularity of unneeded cesarean births affect this? Your report ("Planned C-sections satisfying to moms," May 8 ) failed to mention...
  • MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches

    MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches
    MAC Cosmetics is celebrating summer with a new collection inspired by quintessential California girls. Surf, Baby — the jauntily named capsule collection from the mega makeup brand — launches at MAC counters on Thursday. And, as expected, it...
  • Death Valley sizzle

    Death Valley sizzle
    Summertime in Death Valley. Breathing hurts a little. The wind blows heavy like a hair dryer, burning our nostrils. The asphalt sizzles through the soles of our shoes. It's 120 degrees outside, our rented PT Cruiser tells us when we slide back inside....
  • Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
  • 'Bering Sea Gold' seeks glacial treasure at bottom of Alaskan sea

    For several seasons on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," executive producer Thom Beers has followed fishermen as they pull living gold in the form of king and snow crab from the waters of Alaska's Bering Sea, braving the fierce storms and frigid...
  • Gold slumps $77.10 as Bernanke dashes stimulus hopes

    Gold slumps $77.10 as Bernanke dashes stimulus hopes
    Ben Bernanke’s words on Wednesday carried a great deal of weight in the commodity markets – so much so that they squashed the prices of gold and silver. The Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that the U.S. economy was likely headed for...