| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
McDonald's has introduced a new durian crunch McFlurry flavor to its dessert kiosk menus in Singapore. But for anyone who's actually smelled the spiky fruit, you may be scratching your head and asking why?
Some people love the stuff. Some people...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Salads get a bad rap. Often the obligatory first course at a dinner, a plate of greens drenched in dressing is easy to overlook. But sometimes, if you get creative, a salad can be the real star of a meal or even a meal in itself.
| Feb 2, 2013
If the cult of ramen still mystifies you, you could do worse than to grab a counter seat at the new Little Tokyo branch of Shin-Sen-Gumi, a small restaurant chain that introduced high-quality ramen from Japan's Hakata region to Los Angeles. Most ramen...
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...
| Apr 22, 2013
Peter McGuinness, an East Coast advertising wunderkind who took the helm at DDB Chicago less than two years ago, is competitive, passionate and driven to succeed. He also likes to stir things up.
Those qualities got him into and out of hot water growing...
| 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,...
| Mar 17, 2013
Perched on the Pacific Ocean roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cambria is charming — full of local boutiques, not chain stores; fresh, inventive restaurants, no McDonald's in sight; art galleries, studios and a series of small-...
| Mar 19, 2013
Can women really have it all? We posed the age-old question to three female business leaders; here is an edited transcript of those conversations.
Nicole Loftus, founder and CEO of Zorch International:
"Not only can we do it all, but it's our duty...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Wrote my Sunday print column about whether New York City's looming ban on supersized sodas in certain eateries would spark a similar movement in South Florida. Fortunately, it seems there's no appetite for any such thing among the South Florida......
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Police believe two suspects accused of stealing cooking grease from a Hemet McDonald's this week planned to resell it. The theft of cooking grease has become a growing problem. The grease is sold to recyclers and can be refined into......
| Dec 28, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Two men were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing from a Hemet McDonald’s, but unlike the Hamburglar they weren’t after a meal, they wanted grease....