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  • Lottery sales drop for second straight year

    Lottery sales drop for second straight year
    Maryland Lottery sales dropped again for a second year in a row as they compete with the state's casinos for the gambler's dollar, the state agency reported Monday. The drop of 1.7 percent for the fiscal year ending on June 30 follows a drop of 2.2...
  • What's on the menu? Jam

    What's on the menu? Jam
    Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro & Noodle Bar at South Coast Plaza. The high-end restaurant An operates is known as a venue for fashion shows, charity...
  • Bartering adds new personal finance tool

    Kelly Athena, of Phoenix, has had her home remodeled, hair cut and car fixed, all without writing a check or swiping a credit card. Athena barters her services as a portrait photographer, then banks "barter bucks" with Value Card Alliance, a Phoenix-...
  • 'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - From the Galapagos Islands to Australia's Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary "Mission Blue" navigates the journey of renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels...
  • Beach City Brewery comes to Huntington Beach

    Beach City Brewery comes to Huntington Beach
    The wave of craft beer bars, restaurants and breweries continues to inundate Orange County with new places to grab a pint, and Beach City Brewery is building a following of locals in Huntington Beach. Tucked in an industrial park just west of Beach...
  • Panel wants L.A. to look at using prizes to boost voter turnout

    Panel wants L.A. to look at using prizes to boost voter turnout
    Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-...
  • Breathe Bookstore and Cafe closing in Hampden

    Breathe Bookstore and Cafe closing in Hampden
    Breathe Bookstore and Cafe in Hampden is closing. The cafe and bookstore will remain open until late September or early October, its owner says, until she can find someone to take over her lease.  Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen announced the closing in an...
  • Is Shake Shack coming to Chicago a big deal?

    Our relationship with new fast food chains borders on mania. When the Guatemalan fried chicken shop Pollo Campero opened on the Northwest Side in 2005, devotees began lining up at 6 a.m. for the noon opening. Same thing happened when Chick-fil-A opened...
  • Northbrook native opens restaurant downtown

    Northbrook native opens restaurant downtown
    A Northbrook native recently opened a new restaurant in the village's downtown area. House 406, an American-style steak house, opened in the Northbrook Shopping Plaza at the end of July in a vacant space formerly occupied by another dining spot called...
  • L.V. high school anglers make history

    John Hicks, Biago Luzzetti and Kole Pokrivsak from Nazareth and Tyler Bell from Easton made history last month. The foursome comprised the first-ever teams of Lehigh Valley high school anglers to compete in the SAF (Student Angler Federation) Quad-...
  • Pennsylvania early migratory bird seasons set

    Bird hunters will be happy to know that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has approved the dates for the state's early migratory bird seasons, including a specific change that will give Penn's Woods hunters three additional weeks of dove season thanks to...