| May 26, 2013
Wild and lonely, on the Central Coast about 45 minutes southwest of Lompoc, Jalama Beach County Park is one of those places that puts the golden in the Golden State. Getting here over mounded hills and through moss-bearded oak thickets is glorious enough,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:27 PM
For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense.
Now critics fear the public will get stuck with an even...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Stumbling around in the wee hours after an evening out on the town? If you’re hankering for some fast food between midnight and 4 a.m., McDonald’s wants your business.
The Golden Arches are making a grab for what may be the only...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Jennifer Aniston is a bit of a delicate flower, at least when it comes to chowing down on fast food.
In a New York magazine interview focusing on skin and beauty — categories the A-lister scores high in — she was asked if she'd ever...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:13 AM
After 16 years of serving food amid faux animals, greenery and falling water, the Rainforest Cafe at South Coast Plaza closed Sunday, a company executive confirmed.
"The mall decided not to renew our lease," Keith Beitler, Rainforest Cafe's chief...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Some brittle and warped, others as smooth and flat as the day they left the processing shop, the 35-millimeter negatives trickle in to Xiao Ma's dank recycling depot in north Beijing, collected by a network of trash pickers. Stuffed into old rice bags and...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Before a small crowd of flashing cameras, curious onlookers and hungry attendees, the men stuffed and artfully hand-folded the dumplings with tiny twists.
Soon after, out they came from bamboo steamers during a small gathering Monday afternoon at...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
You might think that customers buying their lunch at McDonald’s would order meals with fewer calories if someone handed them a slip of paper reminding them that women should eat no more than 650 calories at lunchtime and men should not exceed 800...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The rest of the year won’t be easy for McDonald’s Corp., according to the chief executive of the world’s largest burger chain.
Same-store sales at U.S. restaurants open more than a year were slightly negative in June, according to...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:59 PM
About 20 protesters calling for a higher minimum wage marched into McDonald's on East Baltimore Street during Wednesday's lunch rush, performed a parody skit with "Ronald McDonald," handed fliers to customers and chanted "raise the wage."
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Though fast-food restaurants tout that a large proportion of their managers started in entry-level positions, a report released Thursday by the National Employment Law Project finds that few fast-food workers join management ranks.
The group, which...