| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:26 AM
The Better Business Bureau chapter that predominantly served the Los Angeles area is no more.
The BBB of the Southland was expelled Tuesday from the national organization, losing the right to use the BBB name and logo.
The move comes after a 2010 ABC...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The just-expelled Better Business Bureau of the Southland has no plans to end its mission of fighting for southern California consumers.
The former Los Angeles affiliate of Council of Better Business Bureaus has renamed itself the Business Consumer...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Kelsey Grammer continues his whirlwind of real estate activity, popping properties on and off the market.
The latest to rejoin the swirl is an estate in Malibu’s gated Serra Retreat community, listed at $14.995 million.
Set on 4.75 acres in...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 5:22 PM
We're about 10 minutes from the start pf the 85th Academy Awards -- hope you've made the final adjustments on your Oscar betting pool.
Here are a few observations from Oscar's red carpet, surely one of Earth's most fascinating (not to mention...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Chris Tucker and Jon Voight are grooving side by side to Rick James' "Give It To Me, Baby," you know the surreal dream that is the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party is playing out again.
For many of the nominees and...
| Feb 13, 2013
Don't let candy-making terms or techniques deter you from trying your hand at making sweets. Here are some tips from a couple of pros.
Temper: "All you're really doing is heating (chocolate) and cooling it while stirring it and adding more chocolate. The...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Brooke, Josh, and Sheldon remain, splayed out on the sofas and clearly exhausted.
Brooke finds a note from Padma telling them to meet her at the Eagle Crest. Is that an Alaskan Leather Bar? I'm excited.
They drive up a long mountain and are stopped by...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:19 PM
There's no specific quality that makes one destination more romantic than others. While some travelers want access to luxuries and fine dining, others search for a beautiful sunset in a rustic environment. The important thing is being with the right...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:34 PM
My friend Laurie Winer has an interesting piece in LA Weekly complaining that New York publishers are prejudiced against Los Angeles chefs … or at least that they don’t pay them the same respect that they do New Yorkers. This......
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The upcoming Screen Gems movie “Think Like a Man” is a romantic comedy based on the best selling book by comedian Steve Harvey. It’s also a love letter of sorts to Culver City, which plays a starring role in the movie that opens next...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
21 chef-testants compete for the 'Top Chef' title, plus 'Last Chance Kitchen' will return...