| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Initial jobless claims plunged last week to their lowest level in nearly seven years, a sign that the labor market was picking up traction.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits dropped to 300,000 last week, a decrease of 32,000 from...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Several of Southern California's most prominent religious leaders gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Friday in a vigil for immigration reform, underscoring a growing interfaith effort to change the nation's immigration laws.
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Several of Southern California's most prominent religious leaders held a vigil for immigration reform in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, underscoring a growing interfaith effort to change the nation's laws.
Immigrants who are in the United States...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Q: I had the pleasure of attending a conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club and one of the side items on the lunch buffet was a roasted sweet potato, apple and almond salad. It was delicious and would make a great side dish for holidays. Any chance...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:21 AM
U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, a Broward-Palm Beach County Democrat, is headed to one of the world’s hot spots when Congress is off next week for its Easter-Passover recess.
Frankel, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will be part of a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In August we reported that the complimentary service of slicing holiday briskets by grocery stores and butchers would end in a number of suburbs as of Jan. 1.
But in time for Passover, some meat vendors who appealed to Northbrook's village sanitarian...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
When Amira Cohen entered the Central Florida food scene in the 1970s she was simply helping a friend cater social gatherings. The friend left town and Cohen kept catering.
Eventually Amira and her husband, Jerry, were managing a thriving three-pronged...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Lent, a religious season that is about so much more than avoiding chocolate, is drawing near.
For many in the Christian faith, Lent is a time to reflect on the awful journey toward death that led to Jesus' crucifixion. One question that arises often on...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Sophie Filippetti from Santa Rosa, Calif., was searching for a recipe for Italian king's cake. She said her mother-in-law used to make it often and even won first prize at their county fair some time ago. She has lost the recipe and wanted to be able to...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Passover's just a few weeks away. And Evan Kleiman, host of KCRW's "Good Food" and owner of the erstwhile trattoria Angeli Caffe on Melrose Avenue, is getting ready.
In preparation for Passover Seder, the feast that commemorates the Jewish holiday,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:02 PM
It looks like the folks who wrung their hands and said they should have done more shopping at The Crown Market will actually get the chance.
Last week the owners of the well-known West Hartford kosher food store, a focal point of the Greater Hartford...