| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Members of the Campus Hills community are taking advantage of the holiday season by revitalizing old traditions and introducing new neighborhood-building activities.
On Nov. 29, members of the Campus Hills Community Association held an official tree-...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
A day after Christmas, UPS and FedEx are still playing Santa and scrambling to deliver packages that missed their Dec. 24 delivery deadlines.
The shipping giants blamed their tardiness on heavy holiday shipping volume and bad weather in some parts of...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
One of the Christmas presents I've looked forward to every year since childhood doesn't come with wrapping paper or ribbon. It doesn't even arrive on Christmas Eve or morning. And you'll never find it under the tree or tucked into a stocking hung by the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Last-minute shoppers visited fewer stores and spent less money last week than they did the week before, putting a pinch on retailers who had hoped for strong sales during the final weekend before Christmas, according to ShopperTrak.
The data firm...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report.
But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:32 AM
When the 13th annual Sketch Comedy Festival kicks off at Stage 773 next week, it will mark the return of Danny Pudi, who performed in the first few installments of the fest before landing the role of Abed on NBC's "Community."
This is the first time...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Fewer than 10 days remain until Christmas, and retailers are trying to make the most of the holiday crunch time by luring online shoppers with free delivery offers.
Wednesday is Free Shipping Day, a last-minute consumption craze initiated in 2008 by...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Retailers pulled no punches in November, slashing prices, opening during the Thanksgiving holiday, blitzing online shoppers with deals well before Black Friday and offering perks such as price-matching and free shipping.
But all their efforts couldn&...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When is the traditional Christmas tree incorrectly called a “holiday tree”? The city of Glendale did it this Christmas at its annual tree-lighting event on Dec. 4. I would like to ask the city why it is afraid to acknowledge the word “...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers.
Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...