| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:19 AM
I met Sam Smith about a quarter to midnight Wednesday in a dark-ish alley directly underneath the Red Line track. Smith performed at The Vic a half hour earlier as part of the Vevo Lift Live concert and had just taken part in a meet-and-greet backstage,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I'm sitting down while writing this column. That's a pretty daring move on my part.
You see, I recently spoke with James Levine, author of the new book, "Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It." He schooled me on the scary...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Think of him as China’s Stephen Colbert – only his patriotism shtick isn’t a put-on. For years, TV news anchor Rui Chenggang has been a China booster and an icon for China’s global “soft power” push. But in a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Scott Sternberg's Band of Outsiders brand announced today that when its New York City flagship store bows on Wooster Street this fall it will include an outpost of the Momofuku Milk Bar that will vend cookies and other edible treats from one of the store'...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
With questions over potential tenants answered, two of three members of Elmhurst's Finance Committee agreed Monday to recommend approval of up to $500,000 in tax increment financing funds for the developer of the former Waverton Hotel site.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Starbucks has purchased arabica beans from Colombian farmers for decades.
Now it wants to serve Colombians a venti Caramel Macchiato.
The Seattle coffee giant opened its first Colombian store Wednesday in an upscale neighborhood of Bogota. It’...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The closed Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. store on Larchmont Boulevard in Los Angeles, along with a handful of others across the country, soon will be back in business -- with a new line of desserts as part of a revamped game plan.
The new Crumbs will offer...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Charlie Macon sat outside the Central Farmer's Market in downtown Los Angeles when he heard the proposal: Split California into six states?
"Why would anyone want to do that?" the 82-year-old Torrance resident said. "And would I like it? I don't know .....
| Jul 20, 2014
A Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant is now open for business in Pembroke Pines.
The sports bar is at 1555 Pines Blvd. and brings along the chain's signature sauces, Buffalo, N.Y.-style chicken wings, tenders, burgers and other specialties.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Ex-Rosemead Mayor John Tran was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for witness tampering to resolve a bribery and extortion case involving a real estate developer.
Tran faced up to 25 years in prison for his alleged role in the bribery...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese...