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  • El Pollo Loco stock sizzles to close at 60% above IPO price

    El Pollo Loco stock sizzles to close at 60% above IPO price
    El Pollo Loco, the fast-food chain known for Mexican-style grilled chicken, found a sizzling reception on Wall Street for its initial public offering. Shares of the Costa Mesa company closed up $9.03, or 60%, at $24.03, up from the IPO price of $15. The...
  • Sharp knives are a home cook's greatest tool

    Sharp knives are a home cook's greatest tool
    The metal-on-metal swoosh-swoosh sound of cooks honing their knife blades on steel rods keeps a near-constant rhythm in Tom Azar's kitchen at the Lauderdale Yacht Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Keeping knives sharp, straight and nick-free is a smarter way...
  • Mayor sets out to transform L.A. streets through 'urban acupuncture'

    Mayor sets out to transform L.A. streets through 'urban acupuncture'
    San Pedro's Gaffey Street is no one's idea of a quaint village. Cars pour off the 110 Freeway, frequently at high speeds. The street's palm trees provide little shade. The corridor is dominated by businesses catering to the automobile — KFC,...
  • Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing

    Five food facts your life will not be the better for knowing
    Who needs important facts about food when you can spend your time with the weird stuff? For example: BOY, OH BOY! Perhaps, like me, you believed that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was similar to Betty Crocker, a fictional figure created by an advertising firm....
  • Nordstrom fell to upscale and outlet competition, analysts say

    Nordstrom fell to upscale and outlet competition, analysts say
    Helen McCourt, a loyal Nordstrom shopper for years, likes the attentive staff, high-end merchandise and expert alterations. "It's a great store," said McCourt, 40, of Orlando as she left the Florida Mall store Tuesday. "They have the best customer...
  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

    Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push
    Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. In a blow to...
  • A gallery 130 feet under the sea

    A gallery 130 feet under the sea
    Dirt, dried seaweed and white, crusty blotches of coral growth stain the photographic prints of Andreas Franke, who attaches his artworks to old shipwrecks resting on the ocean floor. The subjects in Franke's photographs are dispatches from an...
  • Simsbury's Rosedale Farms Finds New Ways To Prosper

    Simsbury's Rosedale Farms Finds New Ways To Prosper
    SIMSBURY — For Marshall and Lynn Epstein, owners of the 110-acre Rosedale Farms and Vineyards, farming has grown beyond raising vegetables. "I think the key to farming today is evolving to meet people's needs," said Marshall Epstein, a third-...
  • Lotto trouble with this deal

    Lotto trouble with this deal
    In 2010, Illinois became the first state in the country to turn over the management of its lottery to a private company. Other states soon followed. The expectation was that a firm with broad expertise in lottery sales could attract new players and reap...
  • Former Morning Call reporter to appear on PBS' "Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?"

     
    A former Morning Call reporter who wrote a book about one of the prime suspects in the death of Teamsters boss killed Jimmy Hoffa, will be featured on tonight's episode of "History Detectives Special Investigation" at 9 p.m. on PBS.......
  • Panama's biggest tourist draw turns 100

    Panama's biggest tourist draw turns 100
    While Panama is emerging as a favored destination for vacationers looking for great beaches, tropical rain forest and rich biodiversity, its first claim to fame was the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer. At the center of...